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News: Iran

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 nuclear expansion 'stalled'

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 16:21

Iran has not expanded the number of centrifuges enriching uranium at its nuclear facilities since May, diplomats tell the BBC.
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Top Iran reform figures on trial

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 14:11

The trial begins in Iran of a number of senior opposition figures following June's disputed presidential election.
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Terror suspect 'to get' Iran job

Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 21:57

A man linked to an Argentinian terrorist attack is likely to be approved as Iran's next defence minister, an influential politician says.
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Rafsanjani in 'conciliatory' move

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 21:52

Former Iranian President Rafsanjani urges political factions to follow the supreme leader, in an apparent conciliatory move.
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Row over Iran's women ministers

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 13:50

Conservative clerics in Iran criticise President Ahmadinejad's decision to include women in his proposed cabinet.
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Iran 'minister' on Interpol list

Friday, August 21st 2009, 21:51
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Iran's defence minister-designate is on Interpol's "wanted" list over a 1994 bombing in Argentina, the agency confirms.
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Campaign for US trio held in Iran

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 23:48
related countries: United States United States

The families of three US hikers arrested in Iran after crossing the border launch a website to campaign for their release.
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Nuclear experts visit Iran site

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 19:59

Nuclear inspectors are given access to an Iranian site for the first time in over a year, diplomats say.
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Cabinet choices

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 17:16

Iran's president goes for loyalty not experience
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Iran's president unveils cabinet

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 9:04

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unveils a new cabinet, with women for the first time since the 1979 revolution.
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Webb's America

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 8:57

With sadness, it is time to say goodbye to the US
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Iran welcomes open nuclear talks

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 11:24
related places: Tehran

A senior official in Tehran says Iran is ready for talks with the West on its nuclear programme without preconditions.
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Iran frees French teacher on bail

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 20:45
related countries: France France

Iran frees on bail a French teaching assistant who is charged with spying, President Sarkozy's office says.
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Women 'to join Iranian cabinet'

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 13:01

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he will appoint women to his cabinet - the first since the 1970s.
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Iran appoints new judiciary head

Saturday, August 15th 2009, 19:11

Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, appoints the cleric Sadeq Larijani to be the new head of the judiciary.
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Iran Bahais face espionage trial

Saturday, August 15th 2009, 10:28
related countries: Israel Israel

Seven members of the Bahai faith in Iran are to go on trial on Tuesday on charges of spying for Israel, prosecutors say.
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Iranian ex-MPs challenge Khamenei

Friday, August 14th 2009, 16:54

A group of former Iranian MPs appeals to a powerful clerical panel to investigate if the supreme leader is fit to rule.
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Iran inmates 'tortured to death'

Friday, August 14th 2009, 8:42

One of Iran's defeated opposition presidential candidates says some protesters held after June's poll were tortured to death in jail.
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Iran jail rape claims 'baseless'

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 17:13

The speaker of Iran's parliament dismisses claims that opposition protesters have been raped in detention.
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UK denies Iran revolution plans

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 18:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain does not intend to incite a revolution in Iran or undermine that country in any way, the Foreign Office says.
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Iran admits 4,000 June detentions

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 16:51

Iran admits 4,000 people were detained in protests after June's disputed presidential poll - many more than previously stated.
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Probe urged into Iran jail 'rape'

Monday, August 10th 2009, 6:28

A defeated election candidate in Iran calls for an investigation into allegations some poll protesters were raped in prison.
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Iran confirms US trio being held

Sunday, August 9th 2009, 14:25
related countries: United States United States

Iran has confirmed that it has detained three Americans thought to have strayed into its territory, a top US official says.
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EU hits out at Tehran over trial

Saturday, August 8th 2009, 21:51
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu, Tehran

The EU strongly criticises Iran, as it tries UK and French embassy staff and a French national over post-election unrest.
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Embassy workers on trial in Iran

Saturday, August 8th 2009, 18:42

Two Iranians employed by the UK and French embassies and a French teacher go on trial over poll protests in Iran.
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New opposition protest in Tehran

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 22:24
related places: Tehran

Hundreds of opposition supporters have taken to the streets of Tehran shouting "Death to the dictator", reports say.
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Iran bans Mecca visits over flu

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 10:36
related places: Ramadan

Iran imposes a ban on pilgrimages to Mecca during Ramadan, in an attempt to stem the spread of swine flu.
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Twitter Iran delay 'not forced'

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 0:13
related countries: United States United States

Twitter's delayed upgrade work after the Iranian election was not a response to a US government request, its co-founder says.
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Challenges ahead

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 19:02

Iran's president faces problems at home and abroad
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Defiant Iran president takes oath

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 16:55

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad takes a swipe at "disrespectful" foreign powers as he is sworn in for a second term as president of Iran.
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Iran 'cannot confirm' US arrests

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 11:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iran's Foreign Ministry says it can neither confirm or deny the arrest of three Americans after crossing from Iraq.
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Iran questions detained Americans

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 12:54
related countries: United States United States

Iranian police are questioning three Americans being held for illegally entering the country, state media report.
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Iran poll critics shun ceremony

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 18:46

Iran's supreme leader formally endorses Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as winner of the June presidential poll, but key figures stay away.
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Is the future of Iran unity or division?

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 8:06

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been sworn in for a second term. Can he form a credible government?
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Torture claim against Iran trial

Sunday, August 2nd 2009, 23:03

Iran's main opposition leader says the authorities used torture to get confessions from leading reformists put on trial.
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US concern as Iran holds tourists

Saturday, August 1st 2009, 22:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US says it is doing all it can to aid three Americans arrested inside Iran after apparently straying across the Iraqi border.
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Iran reformers slate trial 'sham'

Saturday, August 1st 2009, 17:48

Iran's biggest reformist party dismisses the court appearance of leading opposition figures as a "show trial".
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Iran puts 100 protesters on trial

Saturday, August 1st 2009, 16:44

About one hundred people arrested over Iran's disputed elections, including leading reformists, go on trial in Tehran.
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Three US nationals held in Iran

Saturday, August 1st 2009, 14:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Three missing US nationals have been detained by Iranian guards after they crossed into Iran from Iraq, Iranian media confirm.
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Eyewitness Iran

Friday, July 31st 2009, 19:44
related places: Tehran

Voices from Tehran as police suppress Neda memorial
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Iran police clash with mourners

Thursday, July 30th 2009, 17:27

Tehran police clash with mourners holding ceremonies for those killed in post-election violence, reports say.
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US urges Iran to free prisoners

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 21:28
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she deplores reports that Iranian authorities are abusing political prisoners.
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Iran protesters 'to face trial'

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 13:23

About 20 Iranians detained during protests over disputed elections will face trial next week, Iran's state news agency reports.
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Iran exiles 'killed in Iraq raid'

Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 10:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Seven Iranian dissidents have died in a raid by Iraqi security forces on their camp north of Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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Iraqi forces raid Iran exile camp

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 23:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi forces raid a camp of an exiled Iranian opposition group, the People's Mujahideen of Iran, with reports of casualties.
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Iran 'releases 140 demonstrators'

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 21:18

About 140 Iranian prisoners detained during protests against last month's disputed election have been released, officials say.
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Iran blocks opposition memorial

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 14:33

Iranian officials block two opposition leaders from holding a rally for people killed during post-election violence last month.
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Divided leaders

Monday, July 27th 2009, 17:13

Cabinet rows damage Iran's Ahmadinejad
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Iran judge urges arrests decision

Monday, July 27th 2009, 14:31

The head of Iran's judiciary orders a decision within a week on prisoners arrested after June's disputed elections, reports say.
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Iran intelligence minister sacked

Monday, July 27th 2009, 0:00

Iran's president dismisses one of his ministers, a day after he was forced to cancel the appointment of his vice-president.
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Iran accused of 'Zionist' tactics

Saturday, July 25th 2009, 21:25
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tehran

A top Iranian moderate says police are using worse methods than Israel, as global protests are held against Tehran's crackdown.
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Iranian vice-president 'sacked'

Saturday, July 25th 2009, 5:36

Iran's president dismisses his most senior deputy on the orders of the Supreme Leader, says state agency Irna.
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Iran plane fire kills at least 17

Friday, July 24th 2009, 17:45
related places: Mashhad

A plane catches fire as it lands in Mashhad, Iran, killing at least 17 people, the second airliner crash in the country this month.
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Iranian leader 'orders dismissal'

Friday, July 24th 2009, 17:25

Iran's supreme leader orders President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to dismiss his choice to serve as vice-president, state TV says.
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