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Two US hikers 'become engaged' in Iranian jail

Monday, May 24th 2010, 23:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

Two of the three US hikers held in Iran on spying charges have become engaged in the Tehran prison where they are being held, their mothers say.
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Crowd heckles Iranian president

Monday, May 24th 2010, 16:41

A crowd in south-west Iran heckles president Ahmadinejad over his government's handling of the economy.
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Iran looks for swap for 'hikers'

Monday, May 24th 2010, 14:12
related countries: United States United States

An Iranian minister urges the US to propose a prisoner swap to secure the release of three US nationals arrested last year.
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Mothers meet US hikers in Tehran

Friday, May 21st 2010, 12:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

The mothers of three American hikers held in Tehran since July hold an emotional meeting with their children.
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Obama 'to pursue Iran sanctions'

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 9:27
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Turkey Turkey, United States United States
related places: Tehran

US President Barack Obama vows to pursue UN sanctions against Iran despite Tehran's nuclear deal with Brazil and Turkey.
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Delay urged for UN Iran sanctions

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 22:36

Brazil and Turkey urge fellow members of the UN Security Council to heed a nuclear deal they struck with Iran.
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Iran director 'on hunger strike'

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 14:02
related places: Evin, Tehran

Acclaimed Iranian film director Jafar Panahi announces he has gone on hunger strike in Tehran's Evin prison.
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Sanctions threat

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 7:59

Stand-off over Iran nuclear plans bursts back into life
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New Iran sanctions being tabled

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 23:48
related countries: United States United States

Hillary Clinton says a 'strong draft' has been agreed by the permanent members of the UN security council.
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French free Iran ex-PM's assassin

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 14:27
related countries: France France

An Iranian convicted of the 1991 murder of Iran's ex-Prime Minister Shapour Bakhtiar is released from prison in France.
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Cool world response to Iran deal

Monday, May 17th 2010, 20:42

There is a cautious international response to Iran's announcement it will send uranium to Turkey for enrichment.
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Iran agrees Turkey nuclear deal

Monday, May 17th 2010, 16:58
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Tehran

Iran agrees to send uranium abroad for enrichment after mediation talks in Tehran, but the West remains sceptical.
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How should West react to Iran-Turkey deal?

Monday, May 17th 2010, 10:27

Iran has agreed to send its low-enriched uranium abroad in exchange for nuclear fuel. What is your reaction?
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Brazil's Lula in key Iran talks

Sunday, May 16th 2010, 19:38
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Tehran

Brazil's president is meeting Iranian leaders in Tehran in an effort to find a solution to the nuclear dispute.
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French FM denies Iran 'spy' deal

Sunday, May 16th 2010, 9:39
related countries: France France

France denies it made a secret deal with Iran to secure the release of a French lecturer charged with spying.
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Iran 'to release' French lecturer

Saturday, May 15th 2010, 15:59
related countries: France France

A French academic accused of spying in Iran after its 2009 election, will be allowed to leave the country, her lawyer says.
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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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