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We have started to collect the most important news related to Iran in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Iran: news

'Clashes' at Iran cleric ceremony

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 21:48

Police and opposition supporters clash in Iran during a memorial for a leading dissident cleric, opposition websites say.
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Freed Iranian convicts are hanged

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 11:57

The execution in Iran of two convicts freed by relatives at the last minute has gone ahead, reports say.
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Iran's Mousavi loses public post

Tuesday, December 22nd 2009, 20:04

Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi is fired as head of Iran's Arts Institution, one of two public posts he holds.
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Iranian crowd frees condemned men

Tuesday, December 22nd 2009, 14:45

A crowd in Iran frees two men just before they are executed, officials say, though the convicts are later captured.
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What is your view on Iran's nuclear denial?

Tuesday, December 22nd 2009, 13:00
related countries: United States United States

President Ahmadinejad has said a document showing plans to test a trigger for a nuclear bomb is a US forgery. What impact will his comments have?
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Ahmadinejad denies trigger claim

Tuesday, December 22nd 2009, 9:19
related countries: United States United States

President Ahmadinejad rejects as US forgeries papers allegedly showing Iranian plans to test a trigger for a nuclear bomb.
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'Clashes' as Iran cleric buried

Monday, December 21st 2009, 19:08

Clashes are reported in the Iranian city of Qom after the funeral of an influential dissident cleric, Grand Ayatollah Montazeri.
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Cleric dilemma

Monday, December 21st 2009, 14:25
related places: Tehran

Reformist's death a major challenge for Tehran
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What now for Iranian politics?

Monday, December 21st 2009, 3:27

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said a document showing plans to test a trigger for a nuclear bomb is a US forgery. What impact will his comments have?
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Crowds mourn Iran reformist cleric

Sunday, December 20th 2009, 18:07

Crowds gather to mourn Iran's reformist cleric Grand Ayatollah Montazeri, raising tensions over fresh opposition protests.
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Top dissident Iranian cleric dies

Sunday, December 20th 2009, 13:00

A key reformist cleric in Iran, Grand Ayatollah Montazeri, dies aged 87, raising tensions over fresh opposition protests.
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US alarm at Iran's Iraq incursion

Sunday, December 20th 2009, 1:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: America

America's top military officer voices concern, after Iranian soldiers occupied an oil well in Iraq.
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Charges over Iran prison deaths

Saturday, December 19th 2009, 16:01

Iran's prosecutors charge three officials with killing three people at a detention centre after June's disputed elections.
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Iraq tells Iran to leave border

Saturday, December 19th 2009, 0:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq demands the withdrawal of Iranian troops it says have crossed into Iraqi territory and taken control of an oil well.
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Mother of US hiker makes appeal

Friday, December 18th 2009, 22:23
related countries: United States United States

The mother of one of three US hikers detained in Iran makes a fresh appeal for their release.
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Iran troops 'seize Iraq oil well'

Friday, December 18th 2009, 17:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A group of Iranian troops has crossed the border with Iraq and taken control of an Iraqi oil well, reports say.
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Iran government 'will not last'

Friday, December 18th 2009, 12:37

Iran's government is being kept in power by force and will not last its four-year term, one of the opposition candidates predicts.
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Pro-Iranian hackers hit Twitter

Friday, December 18th 2009, 11:31
related places: Tehran

Iranian hackers supporting the Tehran government briefly bring down Twitter and an Iranian opposition website.
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Credit Suisse to pay $536m fine

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 20:21
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United States United States

Swiss banking group Credit Suisse says it will pay $536m for violating US sanctions against Iran.
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Iran test-fires advanced missile

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 15:08

Iran says it has successfully test-fired an improved version of a medium-range missile, drawing Western protests.
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US House expands Iran sanctions

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 4:05
related countries: United States United States

The US House of Representatives approves new sanctions against foreign firms that help Iran import oil.
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Iran denies nuclear trigger claim

Tuesday, December 15th 2009, 15:46

Iran denies a report in the Times newspaper that it has been working on a key component of a nuclear bomb.
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Nuclear meeting on Iran cancelled

Monday, December 14th 2009, 22:08

A planned meeting of leading diplomats from world powers on curbing Iran's nuclear programme is cancelled.
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US jails Iranian over arms plot

Monday, December 14th 2009, 21:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Delaware

A court in the US state of Delaware jails an Iranian man for five years for plotting to procure and smuggle arms to Iran.
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Clinton urges Iran to free hikers

Monday, December 14th 2009, 16:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges Tehran to free three US hikers facing trial in Iran after crossing into the country.
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Khomeini 'insult' creates storm

Sunday, December 13th 2009, 17:35

Iran's Supreme Leader accuses the opposition of breaking the law by insulting the republic's founder, Ayatollah Khomeini.
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Iranian men don hijabs in protest at student's arrest

Saturday, December 12th 2009, 16:40

Iranian protesters launch an online campaign to free a student activist accused of dressing as a woman to avoid arrest.
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Iran defiant on sanctions threat

Saturday, December 12th 2009, 15:29

Iran's foreign minister dismisses the threat of new UN sanctions and says his country needs up to 15 nuclear power plants.
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Clinton warning for Latin America

Friday, December 11th 2009, 19:24
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges Latin American countries to "think twice" before getting too close to Iran.
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US threatens tough Iran sanctions

Friday, December 11th 2009, 9:47
related countries: United States United States

The US Defense Secretary says he expects "significant" new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme.
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'Time close' for Iran sanctions

Friday, December 11th 2009, 8:35
related countries: France France

The UN has no reason to delay new sanctions on Iran if it does not answer concerns over its nuclear programme, France says.
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Iran rebuked over Nobel laureate

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 16:53
related countries: Norway Norway, Sweden Sweden

Norway and Sweden rebuke Iran for its treatment of Shirin Ebadi, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and human rights lawyer.
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In pictures

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 8:56

Unseen images of protests after the Iran election
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Amnesty condemns Iranian 'abuses'

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 0:41
related places: Human

Human rights in Iran are as poor as at any time over the past 20 years, an Amnesty International report says.
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Saudis deny Iran abduction claim

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 10:09
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

Saudi Arabian government denies Iranian claims that the US abducted an Iranian nuclear scientist on its soil.
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Iranians 'release three Belgians'

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 7:23

Iran frees three Belgians held since October for entering a prohibited area, Iranian media say.
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Iranian scientist 'held by US'

Tuesday, December 8th 2009, 18:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: June

Tehran accuses the US of abducting a nuclear scientist who has been missing since June.
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Iran protesters clash with police

Monday, December 7th 2009, 21:59

Dozens of people are reportedly arrested across Iran after confrontations between security forces and demonstrators.
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Chanting back

Monday, December 7th 2009, 8:57

How protesters inverted Iran's political slogans
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Iran rally ban for foreign media

Sunday, December 6th 2009, 10:56

Iran bans foreign media from covering a rally that they fear opposition supporters could use to stage protests.
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Slain student's family blame Iran

Friday, December 4th 2009, 16:17

The family of Neda Agha Soltan voice their most strongly-worded accusation yet against the Iranian government.
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Freed yachtsmen arrive back in UK

Friday, December 4th 2009, 14:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Four members of a British yacht crew seized by Iran return to the UK as the boat's owner describes them as "embarrassed".
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'Half year notice' on Iran sites

Friday, December 4th 2009, 11:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

Iran says it will give just six months' notice before 10 planned nuclear sites begin operating.
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Kazemi death case heard in Canada

Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 11:47
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian sues Iran over the death in custody of his mother, photojournalist Zahra Kazemi.
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UK sailor speaks of Iran 'mistake'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 20:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of the five British yachtsmen held in Iranian for a week says sailing into Iran was "a mistake"
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US holds Iranian for arms dealing

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 20:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Federal

Federal prosecutors reveal the US secretly detained an Iranian man who pleaded guilty to plotting to procure and smuggle arms to Iran.
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British yachtsmen freed by Iran

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 16:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Families speak of their relief as five British yachtsmen held for a week by Iran's Revolutionary Guard are released.
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Iran to enrich uranium 'to 20%'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 16:08

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the country will enrich its uranium to higher levels, despite pressure to stop.
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British yachtsmen 'freed by Iran'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 6:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Foreign Office says it is "actively investigating" reports that five British yachtsmen held by Iran have been freed.
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Iran warns against UN sanctions

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 20:56

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says international sanctions over his country's nuclear programme will not work.
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Concern grows over UK yacht crew

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 19:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iran's failure to explain why a UK yacht crew were seized by its navy is of "increasing concern", the Foreign Office says.
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Iran issues warning over UK crew

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 16:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Iran official says "serious" measures could be taken against a detained British crew, as families express concern.
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Iranian doctor 'was poisoned'

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 14:15

The doctor who treated opposition supporters in custody at an Iranian jail was poisoned according to Iranian officials.
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UK yacht crew detained by Iran

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 7:04
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Five Britons have been detained by the Iranian navy while sailing a yacht from Bahrain to Dubai for a race, the Foreign Office (FCO) says.
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Iran warned on nuclear sites plan

Monday, November 30th 2009, 22:33
related places: Tehran

Western nations warn Iran that its plan to build 10 uranium enrichment sites will lead to more sanctions.
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