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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 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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'On hold'

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 21:07

Clinton says Iran's turmoil has stymied diplomacy
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US pessimistic on Iran overtures

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 15:42
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state tells the BBC Washington still wants to engage with Iran but political turmoil makes a response unlikely.
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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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