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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: news

South Iran mosque blast 'kills 19'

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 21:17

A bomb in a mosque in the south-east Iranian city of Zahedan kills at least 19 people and injures 60, officials say.
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Iran leader reaches out to Obama

Monday, May 25th 2009, 17:41

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says if he wins Iran's presidential election he wants to have a face-to-face meeting with Barack Obama
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Tehran blocks access to Facebook

Sunday, May 24th 2009, 14:39

Iran blocks access to the social networking website Facebook, ahead of June's presidential election.
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Iran leader hosts regional summit

Sunday, May 24th 2009, 11:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The leaders of Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan meet for a rare summit to discuss security, drug trafficking and other issues.
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Sunday, May 24th 2009, 8:44

Iranian authorities say a woman accused of being a serial killer took her ideas from the novels of crime writer Agatha Christie.
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Iran's Ahmadinejad rallies supporters

Saturday, May 23rd 2009, 6:26

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad begins the campaign for June's presidential election with a defiant speech against Iran's enemies.
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Reporter Saberi returns to the US

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 22:17
related countries: United States United States

Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi lands in the US more than a week after her release from jail in Iran.
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Iran releases TV debate dates

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 17:24

Iran announces details of a series of debates between presidential candidates in the run up to the election on 12 June.
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Iran 'test launches' mid-range missile

Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 21:06

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces the successful launch of a surface-to-surface missile.
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Iran approves presidency hopefuls

Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 8:52

Iran's electoral council clears the four main candidates, including President Ahmadinejad, to run in the 12 June presidential election.
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Political pawn?

Friday, May 15th 2009, 14:32

What the Saberi case might say about Iran
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Freed reporter Saberi leaves Iran

Friday, May 15th 2009, 6:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

US-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi flies out of Iran, following her release from jail.
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Freed Saberi thanks supporters

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 15:33
related countries: United States United States

US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi thanks those who helped win her freedom, a day after she is released from jail.
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Freed Saberi thanks supporters

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 12:11
related countries: United States United States

US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi, released from jail in Iran, thanks those who helped win her freedom.
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Free, but no thaw

Monday, May 11th 2009, 19:52

Iran's release of reporter heralds no shift in politics
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Reporter Saberi leaves Iran jail

Monday, May 11th 2009, 19:35
related countries: United States United States

The US-Iranian journalist jailed in Iran, Roxana Saberi, is released from prison after having her sentence for spying cut.
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Iran 'to release' reporter Saberi

Monday, May 11th 2009, 12:51
related countries: United States United States

US-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi is to be freed after her sentence for spying for the US is cut on appeal, her lawyer says.
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Iran court hears reporter appeal

Sunday, May 10th 2009, 17:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sunday

A court in Iran has heard an appeal from jailed US-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi, two days earlier than expected.
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Iran reformers face Ahmadinejad

Saturday, May 9th 2009, 14:25

Two leading reformist challengers register to run against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the June election.
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Iran president seeks second term

Friday, May 8th 2009, 15:41

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad registers his intention to fight for a second term as president of Iran in June polls.
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Iran hangs nine convicts in jail

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 11:24
related places: Kerman, Tehran

Iran executes nine people in jail in Tehran and Kerman, including four convicted murders and five drug traffickers.
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Saberi ends hunger strike in Iran

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 8:11
related countries: United States United States

The jailed US-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi has ended a two-week hunger strike, her father says.
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Iran to hear US reporter appeal

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 8:08
related countries: United States United States

An Iranian court is to hold an appeal hearing next week for a US-Iranian journalist serving an eight-year sentence for spying.
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Iran bus crash kills 28 pilgrims

Monday, May 4th 2009, 9:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq

At least 28 Iranian pilgrims are killed in a bus crash near the border with Iraq, state media say.
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Iran execution provokes outrage

Saturday, May 2nd 2009, 10:47

A young Iranian woman is hanged for a murder committed when she was 17, despite a stay of execution from the judiciary.
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Iran 'leading terrorism sponsor'

Friday, May 1st 2009, 5:32
related countries: United States United States

Iran rejects a US state department report saying it remains the "most active state sponsor of terrorism" in the world.
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US Gulf envoy makes first visit

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 9:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

The US envoy to the Gulf states, Dennis Ross, begins his first visit to the region, with Iran likely to top the agenda.
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New twist in story of 'Israeli' oranges found in Iran

Sunday, April 26th 2009, 15:05
related countries: China China, Israel Israel

"Jaffa" oranges which caused outrage when they appeared on sale in Iran were not Israeli but Chinese counterfeit fruit, it emerges.
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Saberi 'on hunger strike' in Iran

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 11:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

A US-Iranian reporter jailed a week ago by Tehran on charges of spying is in the fifth day of a hunger strike, her father says.
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Scare reported in Iran as forbidden fruit surfaces at markets

Friday, April 24th 2009, 21:34
related countries: China China, Israel Israel

A ban on Israeli imports to Iran was flouted by the sale of Jaffa oranges marked as Chinese, local reports say.
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Israel 'risking support on Iran'

Friday, April 24th 2009, 10:06
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: `Arab

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns Israel it risks losing Arab support on Iran over its stance on the Palestinian issue.
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Racism conference groups expelled

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 16:01

The UN expels three groups from an anti-racism conference in connection with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech.
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Saberi's fate 'in judges' hands'

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 17:28
related countries: United States United States

Iran's President Ahmadinejad says he will not intervene in the case of jailed US-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi.
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Clinton warns of Iran sanctions

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 16:33
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns Iran of "tough sanctions" if it rejects dialogue over its nuclear programme.
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Iran: Love letter plea for Saberi

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 10:58
related countries: United States United States

The partner of jailed US-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi writes an open love letter begging for her release.
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UN 'regrets' Iran leader's speech

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 21:38
related countries: Israel Israel

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "misused" an anti-racism meeting at which he denounced Israel.
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Saberi parents welcome Iran signs

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 10:26
related countries: United States United States

The parents of jailed US-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi welcome Iranian judiciary chief's call for a swift and fair appeal.
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Iran: Ahmadinejad welcomed home

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 8:07

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran returns home to what has officially been described as a sensational welcome.
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Iran: Ahmadinejad welcomed home

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 8:07

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran returns home to what has officially been described as a sensational welcome.
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Walkout at Iran leader's speech

Monday, April 20th 2009, 21:58
related countries: Israel Israel

French and British diplomats walk out as Iran's president tells a UN conference on racism that Israel is a "racist government".
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Iran orders 'fair' US spy appeal

Monday, April 20th 2009, 17:25
related countries: United States United States

Iran's judiciary chief orders a "quick and fair" appeal for US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi, jailed last week for spying.
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Is the conference boycott justified?

Monday, April 20th 2009, 10:40

Delegates walk out of a UN conference on racism during the Iranian president's speech. What's your view?
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Iran leader urges reporter rights

Sunday, April 19th 2009, 18:17
related countries: United States United States

Iran's president says journalist Roxana Saberi must be able to defend herself in an appeal against her spying conviction.
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Obama dismayed by Iran sentence

Saturday, April 18th 2009, 22:20
related countries: United States United States

President Obama is "deeply disappointed" by an eight-year sentence given to an Iranian-American journalist for spying.
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Pressure on

Saturday, April 18th 2009, 19:09
related countries: United States United States

Saberi case tests US president's new Iran agenda
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Iran jails journalist as US spy

Saturday, April 18th 2009, 18:38
related countries: United States United States

An Iranian-American journalist who denies spying for the US in Iran is jailed for eight years on the charge of espionage.
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Porn crackdown

Thursday, April 16th 2009, 10:25

Iran's Revolutionary Guards lead fight on sex web sites
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Iran 'to propose nuclear package'

Wednesday, April 15th 2009, 11:24

Iran's president says he will soon announce a package of proposals aimed at resolving the nuclear row with the West.
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Journalist goes on trial in Iran

Tuesday, April 14th 2009, 11:46
related countries: United States United States

An Iranian-American journalist accused of spying for the US has gone on trial and a verdict is expected soon, Iran says.
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Iran welcomes nuclear talks plan

Monday, April 13th 2009, 12:58

A top Iranian official welcomes an offer of talks with a group of six world powers over Iran's nuclear programme.
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Iran opens nuclear fuel facility

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 21:16

Iran's president opens the country's first nuclear fuel production plant, in defiant mood despite fresh moves on talks.
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Father appeals for Iran reporter

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 13:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

The father of an Iranian-American journalist accused of spying vows to stay in Tehran until her release from prison.
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Clinton concern for Iran reporter

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 22:09
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expresses her deep concern about the detention of an Iranian-American journalist in Iran.
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New nuclear talks offer for Iran

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 21:41

The six powers co-ordinating policy with Iran over its nuclear ambitions move to invite the Iranians for fresh talks.
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Iran accuses journalist of spying

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 16:31
related countries: United States United States

Iranian prosecutors accuse an Iranian-American journalist who has been held in Iran since January of spying.
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