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US warns on Iran 'dictatorship'

Monday, February 15th 2010, 16:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Iran is 'becoming a military dictatorship', during a tour of the Gulf.
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US warns Iran not to 'build bomb'

Sunday, February 14th 2010, 17:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: `Arab, Gulf

Hillary Clinton says the US would welcome peaceful engagement with Iran but not "while they are building their bomb".
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US-Iraqi raid on Iranian group

Friday, February 12th 2010, 15:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US and Iraqi military say its forces attacked suspected members of an Iranian-backed militant group in southern Maysan province.
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Broadcasters decry 'Iran jamming'

Friday, February 12th 2010, 5:26

Three leading international broadcasters condemn Iran for its "deliberate electronic interference" in their output.
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Iran 'is blocking communications'

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 22:29
related countries: United States United States

The US accuses Iran of seeking a "near-total information blockade" to silence anti-government protesters.
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Huge rallies mark Iran Revolution

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 18:48

Iran's president addresses thousands for the 1979 revolution anniversary, as the opposition tries to stage protests.
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MEPs condemn Iran 'surveillance'

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 16:18

MEPs "strongly" criticise telecoms firm Nokia Siemens for providing "surveillance technology" to the Iranian authorities.
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Talk, fight

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 0:15

From engagement to confrontation with Iran
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US expands Iran Guards sanctions

Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 22:28
related countries: United States United States

The US Treasury imposes sanctions against companies connected with the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards.
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Iran arrests reformist 'plotters'

Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 16:00

Iranian police have arrested people it says were plotting pro-opposition demonstrations during the anniversary of the revolution.
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Obama steps up pressure on Iran

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 20:00
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says the US and allies are developing "significant sanctions" against Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Iranian endgame

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 19:55

Lines drawn ahead of Islamic revolution anniversary
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Iran jails second protest leader

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 18:20

A second Iranian opposition leader is jailed in as many days over unrest following June's disputed presidential election.
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Iran confuses

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 15:44
related places: Tehran

What's behind Tehran's plans for further enrichment?
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Italy embassy in Iran 'targeted'

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 15:42
related countries: Italy Italy

Dozens of people including pro-government militia try to attack the Italian embassy in Iran, Italy's foreign minister says.
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Iran 'ups nuclear fuel enriching'

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 12:12
related places: Natanz

Iran has begun the process of enriching uranium to 20% at its plant at Natanz in defiance of the West, state media says.
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West eyes 'strong' Iran sanctions

Monday, February 8th 2010, 23:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

The US says new sanctions against Iran are the "only path" after Tehran announced it was stepping up uranium enrichment.
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Iran opposition leader 'jailed'

Monday, February 8th 2010, 17:00

An Iranian opposition leader is jailed for six years over unrest following June's disputed presidential election, reports say.
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Iran 'to ratchet up enrichment'

Monday, February 8th 2010, 14:46

Iran announces immediate plans to increase levels of uranium enrichment, further heightening tensions with the West.
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How should the world react to Iran?

Monday, February 8th 2010, 11:13

Iran has started the process of enriching uranium to 20% in defiance of the West. What is your reaction?
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Iran sets new nuclear challenge

Sunday, February 7th 2010, 12:49

Iran's president orders uranium enrichment to be stepped up, prompting the US to call for the world to "stand together".
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Sunday, February 7th 2010, 1:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iran's national museum is to cut ties with the British Museum amid a dispute over the loan of an ancient Persian treasure.
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West questions Iran nuclear claim

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 23:00

Western powers respond with scepticism to Iran's claim that a deal to swap enriched uranium for nuclear fuel could be close.
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Iran says nuclear deal is 'close'

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 10:03
related countries: China China, United States United States, Taiwan Taiwan

Iran's foreign minister says a deal to swap enriched uranium for nuclear fuel could be close, but the West reacts sceptically.
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Proxy voting

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 6:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iraq's election sees US and Iran vie for influence
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Iran and Iraq exchange war dead

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 15:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iran and Iraq exchange bodies of soldiers killed in the eight-year war they fought in the 1980s.
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China warning over Iran sanctions

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 13:39
related countries: China China

China says talks of fresh sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme could derail diplomatic efforts.
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Australia blocks Iran shipments

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 7:44
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Tehran

Australia blocks three shipments to Iran over fears they could have been for Tehran's nuclear programme, says PM Kevin Rudd.
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West 'seeking new Iran sanctions'

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 2:59

Western diplomats raise early proposals for a UN resolution on further sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Clinton vetoes Iran prisoner swap

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 23:35
related countries: United States United States

The US rejects Iran's suggestion of swapping Iranians jailed in the US for three American hikers currently held in Iran.
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West wary over Iran uranium offer

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 18:57
related countries: United States United States

Western powers react warily after Iran says it will accept a deal to swap its enriched uranium for processed nuclear fuel.
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Iran 'will accept uranium deal'

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 4:32

Iran's president says it is ready to send enriched uranium abroad for further enrichment under a deal agreed with the West.
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New Iran sanctions needed - Brown

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 16:54

Gordon Brown calls for further sanctions against Iran as a test of the international community's "strength".
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Iran's Mousavi vows to fight on

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 10:59

Mir Hossein Mousavi says Iran's opposition will continue its peaceful struggle against the government.
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US anti-missile test fails in Pacific

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 10:11
related countries: United States United States

A US missile defence test simulating an attack by Iran or North Korea has failed, the defence department says.
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Iran tries 16 for recent protests

Saturday, January 30th 2010, 12:59

Iran puts 16 people on trial over the Ashura Day opposition protests in December, when eight people were killed.
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US Senate approves Iran sanctions

Friday, January 29th 2010, 0:15
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate votes in favour of fresh sanctions against Iran over its defiance of UN demands on its nuclear programme.
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Two activists 'executed in Iran'

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 14:41

Iran executes two men held during the period of unrest that erupted after June's presidential poll, unconfirmed reports say.
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Iran clashes with Kurdish group

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 12:24

Iran's security forces have clashed with a Kurdish separatist group suspected in the murder of a state prosecutor.
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Iran jet catches fire on landing

Sunday, January 24th 2010, 11:10
related places: Mashhad

A plane carrying pilgrims in Iran catches fire and breaks up while landing at Mashhad, causing many injuries but no deaths.
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Iran nuclear plant 'open in 2010'

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 15:22
related countries: Russia Russia

Iran's first nuclear power plant will be operating by mid-2010, Iranian and Russian officials say.
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Israel meets Iran at tourist fair

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 17:27
related countries: Israel Israel

The Israeli tourism minister meets an Iranian official , discussing the possibility of Israelis one day visiting Iran.
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Iran 'rejects nuclear fuel deal'

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 1:22

Iran tells the IAEA it does not accept the terms of a deal to ease concerns about its nuclear programme, diplomats say.
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Iran state prosecutor shot dead

Tuesday, January 19th 2010, 10:11

Four suspects have been arrested in Iran after a leading prosecutor was killed outside his home.
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Dispute over Gulf's name halts Islamic Solidarity Games

Monday, January 18th 2010, 11:52
related places: `Arab

The Islamic Solidarity Games, due to be held in Iran in April, are called off because of a dispute with Arab countries over what to call the Gulf.
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Iran warns opposition on e-mails

Saturday, January 16th 2010, 0:42

Iran warns opposition supporters that they will be found and prosecuted if they use e-mail to organise rallies.
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Mysterious death

Wednesday, January 13th 2010, 9:37

Questions persist in wake of Iran scientist killing
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US denies killing Iran scientist

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 22:15
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Tehran

The US dismisses allegations by Iran that US and Israeli agents killed physicist Massoud Ali Mohammadi in Tehran.
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Bahais go on trial in Iran

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 17:16

The trial of seven members of the Bahai faith begins in Iran.
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Iran bomb blamed on US and Israel

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 14:39
related places: Tehran

Iran's state media accuse Israel and the US of being involved in a bomb attack which killed an Iranian physicist in Tehran.
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'Iran cyber army' hits China site

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 10:23
related countries: China China
related places: Baidu

The hackers who took Twitter offline last year have now targeted China's most popular search engine, Baidu.
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Iran's Karroubi defies 'threats'

Monday, January 11th 2010, 17:32

Iranian opposition figure Mehdi Karroubi says he is defiant in the face of threats, and he and his family are "prepared for disaster".
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Iran report criticises detentions

Sunday, January 10th 2010, 21:51

An Iranian parliamentary committee makes a rare official criticism of treatment of opposition detainees held after the disputed election.
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Iran reformist's car 'fired on'

Friday, January 8th 2010, 12:20
related places: Qazvin

Iran opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi's car is fired on in the northern city of Qazvin but he is not hurt, his website says.
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Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 12:46
related countries: Russia Russia, Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan has opened a second gas pipeline to Iran, further eroding Russia's historical domination of its energy sector.
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Iran diplomat in Norway 'resigns'

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 11:50
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Oslo

An Iranian diplomat in Oslo resigns in protest at his government's crackdown on opposition supporters, Norwegian TV says.
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China rejects Iran UN sanctions

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 7:24
related countries: China China

China says the time is not right for more UN sanctions against Iran over its refusal to stop enriching uranium.
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Iran 'curbs foreign co-operation'

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 13:20

Iran curbs co-operation with 60 foreign organisations saying they are trying to destabilise the government, state media reports.
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