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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 opposition unveils new group

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 15:03

The main Iranian opposition leader, Mir Hossein Mousavi, confirms plans to form a new broad-based political front.
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Israel sees Brazil help with Iran

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 10:32
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Israel Israel

Visiting Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says Brazil can play a key role in talks on Iran's nuclear programme.
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US 'will repel nuclear hopefuls'

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 15:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

The US is prepared to bolster the defence of Gulf allies if Iran develops nuclear arms, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says.
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Five Iran pilgrims killed in Iraq

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 9:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Five Iranian pilgrims are shot dead near Baquba in the troubled Iraqi border province of Diyala, police said.
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Arrests at new Iranian protests

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 17:31
related places: Tehran

Iranian riot police arrest a number of pro-reform protesters in Tehran after demonstrations turn violent, reports say.
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Khatami urges referendum on poll

Monday, July 20th 2009, 14:09

The former Iranian President, Mohammad Khatami, calls for a nationwide referendum on the legitimacy of the government.
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Israel condemns Iran-PA meeting

Monday, July 20th 2009, 12:03
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel accuses the a senior Palestinian official of meeting with "enemies of peace" after he holds talks with Iran's foreign minister.
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Iran bails UK embassy employee

Sunday, July 19th 2009, 20:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

Iran releases on bail the last of nine British embassy employees arrested in Tehran over election protests.
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Call for Iran protesters' release

Friday, July 17th 2009, 21:28

Iran's ex-President Rafsanjani challenges the country's leaders at Friday prayers, as police fire tear gas at protesters.
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Fan the flames

Friday, July 17th 2009, 18:15

Ex-Iranian leader's speech illuminates deep divisions
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Will sermon challenge Iran's leader?

Friday, July 17th 2009, 11:20

A top cleric in Iran has called for protesters to be released. How big a challenge is this to Iran's supreme leader?
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Plane fault 'caused Iran crash'

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 17:26

The crash of an Iranian plane that killed 168 was probably caused by technical problems, an official says.
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Iranian nuclear chief steps down

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 15:49

The head of Iran's nuclear organisation, Gholam Reza Aghazadeh, has resigned, Iranian media and officials say.
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Message to Iran

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 15:30
related countries: Israel Israel

The reasons behind Israel's latest naval manoeuvres
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'Key public show' for Iran poll contender

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 10:14

Iran's opposition candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi, says he will make his first public appearance in weeks at Friday prayers.
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Iran plane black boxes 'damaged'

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 22:19

Damaged black boxes are recovered from a plane that crashed in Iran with the loss of all 168 on board, say officials.
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Scores killed in Iran plane crash

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 18:29

An Iranian airliner en route to Armenia crashes in northern Iran, killing all 168 passengers and crew, state media says.
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US offer to Iran 'not indefinite'

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 18:28
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns Iran that the US will not extend its offer of engagement indefinitely.
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Israel warships pass through Suez

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 21:33

Israel says two of its warships have sailed through the Suez Canal, in what is being seen as a warning to Iran.
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Iranians 'execute Sunni rebels'

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 9:15

Iran executes 13 members of a Sunni rebel group blamed for attacks in the country's south-east, state media says.
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Iran to offer West 'new package'

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 9:50

Iran says it is preparing a new package of proposals for the West amid criticism over its election and nuclear plans.
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G8 warning on Iran crackdown

Friday, July 10th 2009, 15:17

G8 leaders are seriously concerned about Iran's "appalling" post-poll violence and its nuclear programme, Barack Obama says.
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US releases five Iranians in Iraq

Friday, July 10th 2009, 8:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Five Iranian officials held by the US military in Iraq since January 2007 are returned to Iran's embassy.
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Iron fist

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 23:13

Iran learns from its past to smother dissent
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Iran police tear gas protesters

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 17:03

Iranian police fire tear gas at several hundred demonstrators who defied warnings any new protests would be "smashed".
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French envoy visits spy suspect

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 14:14
related countries: France France

A French woman held by Iranian authorities on suspicion of spying is visited in prison by the French ambassador to Iran.
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Ahmadinejad hails 'free' election

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 7:17

Iran's president says his re-election in June was free and fair despite continuing opposition claims of fraud.
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'No green light' for Iran attack

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 0:45
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

President Barack Obama says the US has "absolutely not" given Israel the go-ahead to attack Iran's nuclear facilities.
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Iran hit by sandstorm pollution

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 15:17

Offices, businesses and education establishments close in Iran because of high pollution levels caused by desert storms.
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Mousavi blasts Iran 'security state'

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 9:39

Poll runner-up Mir Hossein Mousavi and other opposition leaders criticise the "security state" imposed by after Iran's election.
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Clerics divided

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 6:09

Iranian election dispute moves to the seminary
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French anger as Iran holds woman

Monday, July 6th 2009, 19:47
related countries: France France

France demands the release of a French academic who it says has been detained in Iran since 1 July, accused of spying.
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France demands Iran frees woman

Monday, July 6th 2009, 18:50
related countries: France France

France demands the release of a French academic it says has been detained in Iran since 1 July, accused of spying.
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Iran frees eighth embassy worker

Monday, July 6th 2009, 14:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iran releases the eighth of nine detained UK embassy staff, as its supreme leader tells the West not to meddle.
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Biden strikes tough note on Iran

Monday, July 6th 2009, 4:41
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

US Vice-President Joe Biden indicates the administration will not restrain Israel if it decides on military action against Iran.
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Iran clerics defy election ruling

Sunday, July 5th 2009, 13:02

A group of Iranian clerics calls the presidential vote's result invalid, underlining the splits in the ruling elite.
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Battle for Tehran

Saturday, July 4th 2009, 23:27
related places: Tehran

Mass protests end in Iran, but the crisis simmers on
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Iran executes 20 on drug charges

Saturday, July 4th 2009, 17:52
related places: Tehran

Iran has executed 20 people for drug trafficking at a prison west of the capital Tehran, official media reports.
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UK investigates Iran charge claim

Saturday, July 4th 2009, 15:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

A staff member at the British Embassy in Iran is to face trial on security charges, reports suggest.
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Mousavi 'must face treason trial'

Saturday, July 4th 2009, 10:10

A conservative Iranian daily says the main protest leader should be tried for treason for inciting unrest after June's elections.
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'Iran trial' for UK embassy staff

Friday, July 3rd 2009, 21:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Some of the British embassy staff arrested in Iran for "inciting protests" will be put on trial, a top cleric says.
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Mass arrests

Friday, July 3rd 2009, 17:04

Concern grows over fate of Iranian protesters
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Iran 'lifts block on SMS texting'

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 15:04

Reports from Iran say SMS text messaging services have been unblocked for the first time since disputed presidential elections.
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Iran 'disqualifies' EU from talks

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 17:45

The EU is no longer qualified to take part in talks on Iran's nuclear programme, says the country's military chief.
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Iran 'frees more British staff'

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 16:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three more British embassy staff are released by the Iranian authorities, state-run media reports.
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Iran 'disqualifies' EU from talks

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 16:36

The EU is no longer qualified to take part in talks on Iran's nuclear programme, a top Iranian official says.
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Iran leader cancels Africa visit

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 7:08
related countries: Libya Libya

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cancels his trip to an African Union summit in Libya, without giving any reason.
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US slaps sanctions on Iran firm

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 19:39
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US imposes sanctions on an Iranian firm accused of helping North Korea develop its nuclear weapons programme.
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Iran confirms election result

Monday, June 29th 2009, 23:05

Iran's top electoral body, the Guardian Council, confirms President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed re-election.
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Ahmadinejad calls for Neda probe

Monday, June 29th 2009, 16:37

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calls for a probe into the death of a woman who has become an icon of opposition protests.
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Iran frees five from UK embassy

Monday, June 29th 2009, 14:16

Iran releases five out of nine UK embassy's local staff detained over their alleged role in post-election protests.
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Iran 'must free UK embassy staff'

Sunday, June 28th 2009, 19:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

EU foreign ministers demand the release of local British embassy staff held in Tehran over post-election unrest.
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UK fury as staff arrested in Iran

Sunday, June 28th 2009, 12:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

The UK foreign secretary demands the release of local British embassy staff held in Tehran over post-election unrest.
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Calm on street belies Iran's turmoil

Sunday, June 28th 2009, 9:17
related places: Tehran

While the streets of Tehran may seem quieter, the crisis has created a fissure in Iran's leadership not seen since 1978, says the BBC's Jeremy Bowen.
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