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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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Iran blocks EU delegation visit

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 10:08

Euro MPs criticise Iran after they are barred from going to meet Iranian opposition activists and members of parliament.
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US 'debating next steps' on Iran

Monday, January 4th 2010, 19:23
related countries: United States United States

The US says it has begun talks with "like-minded nations" on what steps to take next against Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Foreigners in Iran protest seized

Monday, January 4th 2010, 15:23
related places: Tehran

Iran says it detained several foreign nationals during violent anti-government demonstrations in Tehran a week ago.
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Appeal over Bin Laden daughter

Saturday, January 2nd 2010, 22:51
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia urges Iran to allow a daughter of Osama Bin Laden to leave after she seeks refuge in its embassy.
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Iranian police die in drugs clash

Saturday, January 2nd 2010, 22:11

At least seven Iranian police officers have died in a clash with drugs smugglers in the east of the country, officials say.
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Mousavi 'ready to die' for reform

Friday, January 1st 2010, 18:45

Opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi says he is ready to die for Iranian reform, days after his nephew was killed in protests.
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Released hostage 'held in Iran'

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 12:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British hostage Peter Moore was held in Iran, a newspaper claims, but an Iraqi negotiator denies Iran was involved in the kidnap.
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Britain sought to discourage Shah

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 9:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain was keen to discourage the deposed Shah of Iran from trying to settle in England in 1979, archives reveal.
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Shot Iran reformer 'got threats'

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 17:57

The nephew of Iran's opposition leader was threatened days before being killed in street protests, supporters say.
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Iran Nobel winner's sister 'held'

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 12:08

Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi says her sister has been arrested, hours after opposition figures were detained.
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Obama condemns Iran's 'iron fist'

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 4:53
related countries: United States United States

US President Obama condemns Iran's attempts to quell recent protests, in which eight people have been killed.
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Iran arrests opposition figures

Monday, December 28th 2009, 21:56

A number of opposition figures are arrested in Iran, a day after at least eight people were killed in violent protests.
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What will calm the unrest in Iran?

Monday, December 28th 2009, 11:02
related places: Tehran

Opposition leader Mr Mousavi says he is not afraid to die for the cause of reform. What's your reaction?
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Iran protesters in fresh clashes

Monday, December 28th 2009, 9:17
related places: Tehran

New clashes take place in Tehran overnight after at least eight opposition protesters die in the worst violence for months in Iran.
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Iranian protesters die in clashes

Sunday, December 27th 2009, 23:10
related places: Tehran

At least four protesters are killed and 300 arrested amid violence between anti-government crowds and police in Iran's capital.
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Renewed clashes reported in Iran

Saturday, December 26th 2009, 18:18
related places: Tehran

Iranian security forces and opposition activists clash in the capital Tehran, reformist websites and witnesses say.
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Bin Laden's daughter 'is in Iran'

Friday, December 25th 2009, 17:47
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Iman, Tehran

Iran's foreign minister says he has been told that Osama Bin Laden's daughter Iman is staying at the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran.
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Iran 'to ban' defaced banknotes

Thursday, December 24th 2009, 16:04

Iran says defaced banknotes are to be made invalid, after the appearance of opposition slogans on money, local media report.
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Iran jails ex-government figure

Thursday, December 24th 2009, 15:46

An Iranian court jails a former government spokesman who crossed over to the opposition.
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'Clashes' at Iran cleric ceremony

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 21:48

Police and opposition supporters clash in Iran during a memorial for a leading dissident cleric, opposition websites say.
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Freed Iranian convicts are hanged

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 11:57

The execution in Iran of two convicts freed by relatives at the last minute has gone ahead, reports say.
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Iran's Mousavi loses public post

Tuesday, December 22nd 2009, 20:04

Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi is fired as head of Iran's Arts Institution, one of two public posts he holds.
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Iranian crowd frees condemned men

Tuesday, December 22nd 2009, 14:45

A crowd in Iran frees two men just before they are executed, officials say, though the convicts are later captured.
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What is your view on Iran's nuclear denial?

Tuesday, December 22nd 2009, 13:00
related countries: United States United States

President Ahmadinejad has said a document showing plans to test a trigger for a nuclear bomb is a US forgery. What impact will his comments have?
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Ahmadinejad denies trigger claim

Tuesday, December 22nd 2009, 9:19
related countries: United States United States

President Ahmadinejad rejects as US forgeries papers allegedly showing Iranian plans to test a trigger for a nuclear bomb.
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'Clashes' as Iran cleric buried

Monday, December 21st 2009, 19:08

Clashes are reported in the Iranian city of Qom after the funeral of an influential dissident cleric, Grand Ayatollah Montazeri.
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Cleric dilemma

Monday, December 21st 2009, 14:25
related places: Tehran

Reformist's death a major challenge for Tehran
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What now for Iranian politics?

Monday, December 21st 2009, 3:27

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said a document showing plans to test a trigger for a nuclear bomb is a US forgery. What impact will his comments have?
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Crowds mourn Iran reformist cleric

Sunday, December 20th 2009, 18:07

Crowds gather to mourn Iran's reformist cleric Grand Ayatollah Montazeri, raising tensions over fresh opposition protests.
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Top dissident Iranian cleric dies

Sunday, December 20th 2009, 13:00

A key reformist cleric in Iran, Grand Ayatollah Montazeri, dies aged 87, raising tensions over fresh opposition protests.
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US alarm at Iran's Iraq incursion

Sunday, December 20th 2009, 1:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: America

America's top military officer voices concern, after Iranian soldiers occupied an oil well in Iraq.
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Charges over Iran prison deaths

Saturday, December 19th 2009, 16:01

Iran's prosecutors charge three officials with killing three people at a detention centre after June's disputed elections.
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Iraq tells Iran to leave border

Saturday, December 19th 2009, 0:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq demands the withdrawal of Iranian troops it says have crossed into Iraqi territory and taken control of an oil well.
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Mother of US hiker makes appeal

Friday, December 18th 2009, 22:23
related countries: United States United States

The mother of one of three US hikers detained in Iran makes a fresh appeal for their release.
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Iran troops 'seize Iraq oil well'

Friday, December 18th 2009, 17:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A group of Iranian troops has crossed the border with Iraq and taken control of an Iraqi oil well, reports say.
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Iran government 'will not last'

Friday, December 18th 2009, 12:37

Iran's government is being kept in power by force and will not last its four-year term, one of the opposition candidates predicts.
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