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US guilty plea over Iran exports

Friday, May 14th 2010, 0:56
related countries: United States United States

A Taiwanese businessman pleads guilty in a US court to trying to ship missile parts to Iran in violation of a US embargo.
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Anti-Iran protest in Afghanistan

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 15:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Jalalabad

Thousands of Afghans protest in the city of Jalalabad against the alleged executions of a number of Afghan refugees in Iran.
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Iran convicts critical reporter

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 12:10

A reporter for Newsweek says he has been sentenced in absentia to 13 years in jail in Iran, after covering opposition protests.
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Pakistan's Iran envoy 'attacked'

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 17:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Tehran

Pakistan's ambassador to Iran is in hospital after being attacked by an Afghan man in the capital Tehran, officials say.
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Families may see US trio in Iran

Monday, May 10th 2010, 20:53
related countries: United States United States

Iran says it will grant visas for family members to visit three US hikers detained for entering the country illegally.
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Iran hangs five 'Kurdish rebels'

Monday, May 10th 2010, 11:15

Iran has hanged five prisoners accused of being Kurdish rebels, their lawyer has condemned the execution.
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Iran minister hosts UNSC envoys

Friday, May 7th 2010, 6:16

Iran's foreign minister hosts a dinner for UN Security Council members amid talks on new sanctions against Tehran.
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Iran 'risks nuclear race' - Biden

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 12:27
related countries: United States United States

US Vice-President Joe Biden warns that Iran risks sparking a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, in a speech to Euro MPs.
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Afghans protest against Iran

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 9:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Hundreds of Afghans demonstrate against alleged ill-treatment and executions of Afghan refugees by the Iranian authorities.
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Iran 'backs Brazil nuclear role'

Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 14:23
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil

Iran's president has agreed in principle to a Brazilian offer to mediate on a deal for providing it with nuclear fuel.
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Unlikely activist

Tuesday, May 4th 2010, 6:34

Iran's leader decries 'disgusting' nuclear weapons
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Nuclear talks spark Iran-US clash

Tuesday, May 4th 2010, 1:18
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state and Iran's president trade accusations at a nuclear non-proliferation conference in New York.
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Ahmadinejad chides nuclear powers

Monday, May 3rd 2010, 18:56

Iran's president accuses nuclear weapons states of threatening those who want develop to peaceful nuclear technology.
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Iran ends football headscarf row

Monday, May 3rd 2010, 15:04

Iran's girls' football team is allowed to play in the Youth Olympics after a deal allows them to cover their hair.
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Spielberg urges Iran director release

Sunday, May 2nd 2010, 11:12

Hollywood film-makers including Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese call on Iran to release director Jafar Panahi.
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Iran president requests US visa

Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 17:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Non

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has applied for a visa to visit the United States ahead of next week's nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference, the US says.
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Mugabe backs Iran's nuclear power

Friday, April 23rd 2010, 13:48
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

President Robert Mugabe backs Iran's "just cause" on seeking nuclear power, as President Ahmadinejad visits Zimbabwe.
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Zimbabwe divided over Iran visit

Thursday, April 22nd 2010, 16:36
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrives in Zimbabwe, despite protests by the prime minister's party.
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Iran dilemma

Wednesday, April 21st 2010, 10:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

US examines options for nuclear-armed Tehran
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Turkey offers to mediate on Iran

Tuesday, April 20th 2010, 16:08

Turkey offers to mediate between Iran and the West in the dispute over Iran's nuclear programme as sanctions loom.
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Explosion in Iran city kills two

Tuesday, April 20th 2010, 12:29
related places: Ilam

Two people were killed and several wounded when a car blew up in the western city of Ilam, reports say.
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Quakes blamed on 'immodest women'

Tuesday, April 20th 2010, 11:06

A senior Iranian cleric has said women who wear revealing clothes are responsible for earthquakes.
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Iran brands US 'nuclear criminal'

Saturday, April 17th 2010, 14:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calls the US an "atomic criminal" at a nuclear summit in Tehran.
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Economic squeeze

Friday, April 16th 2010, 23:45
related countries: United States United States

US uses 'all levers' to lead moves to pressure Iran
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Iran ex-president 'in travel ban'

Friday, April 16th 2010, 11:30

Iran's former President Mohammad Khatami is banned from leaving the country, his aides say.
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Iran needs 'six years for bomb'

Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 23:18
related countries: United States United States

The United States military says Iran would need between four and six years to produce a usable atomic bomb.
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Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 11:26

Daimler is to divest its stake in an engine company in Iran as part of a review of links to the country because of the political situation.
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Iran urges UN inquiry into wars

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 0:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq

Iran asks the UN to investigate Western actions in Afghanistan and Iraq amid growing nuclear tensions.
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UAE jails two over slain Chechen

Monday, April 12th 2010, 9:45
related places: Tajik

An Iranian and a Tajik are jailed for 25 years in Dubai over the 2009 killing of a Chechen military commander.
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Iran unveils 'faster' centrifuges

Friday, April 9th 2010, 18:57

Iran's president unveils new centrifuges that officials say can enrich uranium six times faster than the first generation.
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Friday, April 9th 2010, 9:20
related countries: United States United States

An Iran minister says there is evidence that three US hikers who entered Iran had intelligence links, Iranian TV reports.
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World powers mull Iran sanctions

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 23:52

Envoys from six world powers have begun talks at the UN on possible new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Iran sanctions meeting under way

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 18:55

Six world powers start a meeting at the UN in New York to discuss sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Should the US and China co-operate?

Saturday, April 3rd 2010, 13:25
related countries: China China, United States United States

President Obama says the US and China should work together on the Iranian nuclear issue. Do you agree?
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Obama to step up pressure on Iran

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 13:33
related places: Tehran

Barack Obama says he aims to "ratchet up" pressure on Iran over its nuclear policy, as Tehran says sanctions are "ineffective".
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US presses China on nuclear Iran

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 10:52
related countries: China China, United States United States

President Obama calls China's leader to seek co-operation on Iran's nuclear issue, as Iran says sanctions are "ineffective".
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Iran takes nuclear case to China

Thursday, April 1st 2010, 11:33
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Western

Iran's top nuclear official visits China, amid signs Beijing may relax opposition to a new round of sanctions against Tehran.
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Iranian scientist 'defects to US'

Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 12:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: June

An Iranian nuclear scientist who has been missing since June has defected to the United States, a media report there says.
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US-French push for Iran sanctions

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 23:14
related countries: France France, United States United States

US President Barack Obama and France's Nicolas Sarkozy vow to push for new UN sanctions over Iran's nuclear programme.
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Allawi accuses Iran over election

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 14:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iyad Allawi, the man who won Iraq's parliamentary elections, accuses Iran of trying to prevent him from becoming prime minister.
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Iran diplomat 'freed in Pakistan'

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 9:18
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

An Iranian diplomat taken hostage in Pakistan in 2008 is freed and returned to Iran, Iranian diplomatic sources say.
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Beating the ban

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 8:04

Iran's rock bands fight against censorship
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Rafsanjani grandson held in Iran

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 13:59

The grandson of the former Iranian president, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, is arrested as he arrives in the country.
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EU pressures Iran to end jamming

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 12:12

The European Union says it is prepared to act to stop Iran jamming international TV news broadcasts.
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Iran leader rebukes US 'plotting'

Sunday, March 21st 2010, 16:45
related countries: United States United States

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei uses his new year message to accuse the US of plotting against his country.
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US renews offer of Iran dialogue

Saturday, March 20th 2010, 8:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: New Year

President Obama says the US offer of dialogue with Iran still stands, in a New Year message to the Iranian people.
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Leading Iranian reformist jailed

Friday, March 19th 2010, 15:45

Leading Iranian reformist and former Vice-President Hossein Marashi is jailed for spreading an anti-government propaganda.
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Iran and Pakistan sign gas deal

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 12:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan and Iran sign a $7.6bn deal to build a long-delayed pipeline to transport Iranian natural gas to Pakistan.
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Police hold 50 at Iran festival

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 9:16
related places: Tehran

About 50 young Iranians celebrating the beginning of the Persian new year are arrested in Tehran.
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Turkey 'trusts Iran nuclear aims'

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 16:51
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan tells the BBC he believes Iran has no intention of developing nuclear weapons.
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Iran issue 'unites' UK and China

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 10:42
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK foreign secretary says Britain and China have "a shared goal" in solving the issue of Iran's nuclear programme.
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Iran issue 'unites' UK and China

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 10:42
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK foreign secretary says Britain and China have "a shared goal" in solving the issue of Iran's nuclear programme.
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UK minister in China economy call

Monday, March 15th 2010, 10:59
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband calls on China to build an economy which is efficient, stable and just.
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Iran attacks US over Afghanistan

Wednesday, March 10th 2010, 13:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Iranian President says it is the US, not Tehran, that is playing a "double game" in Afghanistan.
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US eases sanctions for freer web

Monday, March 8th 2010, 18:25
related countries: Sudan Sudan, United States United States

The US eases sanctions on Iran, Cuba and Sudan to help further the use of internet services and support opposition groups.
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Iranian poet handed 'travel ban'

Monday, March 8th 2010, 14:52

Iran's most celebrated female poet is banned from travelling out of the country by the government.
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Ebadi warning on Iran sanctions

Thursday, March 4th 2010, 10:59

Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winning human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi warns against imposing sanctions on her country.
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Brazil rebuffs US Iran pressure

Wednesday, March 3rd 2010, 23:50
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States

Brazil will not bow to US pressure to support sanctions against Iran over its nuclear work, the country's foreign minister says.
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'Iran arms runners' held in Italy

Wednesday, March 3rd 2010, 14:26
related countries: Italy Italy

Two Iranians and five Italians have been arrested by Italian police on suspicion of trafficking arms to Iran, police say.
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