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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

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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Iranian dream

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 23:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan migrants yearn for better life over border
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Parents to visit Saberi in Iran

Sunday, April 5th 2009, 21:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

The parents of Iranian-US journalist Roxana Saberi are in Tehran to visit their daughter, in jail since late January.
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Iran denies US claims of meeting

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 14:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Tehran

Tehran denies a US statement that an Iranian representative held talks with a senior US official at an Afghanistan conference.
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Iran and US hold 'cordial' talks

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 17:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US envoy to Afghanistan had "a cordial exchange" with a senior Iranian official, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says.
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Iran and Nato end 30-year impasse

Friday, March 27th 2009, 22:45
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

An Iranian diplomat meets a Nato official for "informal talks" in Brussels for the first time in 30 years, Nato officials say.
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Steaming hot tea linked to cancer

Friday, March 27th 2009, 0:02

Drinking steaming hot tea has been linked with an increased risk of oesophageal (gullet) cancer, Iranian scientists say.
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Iran accepts US Afghan invitation

Thursday, March 26th 2009, 16:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Iran agrees to attend a US-backed conference on Afghanistan but Washington plays down the prospect of a high-profile meeting.
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Nuclear ambition

Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 6:43

Bridget Kendall: West should set an example to Iran
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Iran demands change in US policy

Saturday, March 21st 2009, 10:59
related countries: United States United States

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei responds to President Obama's overture by demanding US policy changes.
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Iran seeking change in US policy

Friday, March 20th 2009, 23:27
related countries: United States United States

Iran welcomes an offer of "a new beginning" in relations from Barack Obama, but says the US must change its behaviour.
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Between the lines

Friday, March 20th 2009, 15:36

How to read Obama's message to Iran
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Obama offers Iran 'new beginning'

Friday, March 20th 2009, 13:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

US President Barack Obama offers "a new beginning" in ties with Iran in an unprecedented video message to the Iranian people.
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Does Iran require a "new beginning"?

Friday, March 20th 2009, 9:45
related countries: United States United States

Iran's Supreme Leader says he sees 'no change' in US policy. Can US/Iran relations improve?
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Iran shift

Tuesday, March 17th 2009, 20:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

Is the US changing its policy towards Tehran?
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Brown issues Iran nuclear warning

Tuesday, March 17th 2009, 14:29

Gordon Brown tells Iran it faces a "clear choice" over its nuclear plans, with the possibility of tougher sanctions.
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Khatami pulls out of Iranian race

Monday, March 16th 2009, 22:28

Mohammad Khatami quits the June presidential election in Iran, saying he does not want to split the reformist vote.
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Iranian drone 'shot down in Iraq'

Monday, March 16th 2009, 18:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US forces shot down an Iranian drone aircraft 60 miles (100km) north of Baghdad last month, the US military says.
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Obama renews US sanctions on Iran

Friday, March 13th 2009, 7:37
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama extends sanctions against Iran for one year, saying it continues to pose a threat to US security.
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Broadcasters urge Saberi access

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 10:38

International media outlets, including the BBC, call on Iran to allow access to detained journalist Roxana Saberi.
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Iran 'has no bomb-grade uranium'

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 23:09
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

Iran has no weapons-grade uranium, US officials tell senators after being asked to clarify recent statements.
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Iran to mull US Afghan invitation

Saturday, March 7th 2009, 10:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Iran would consider a US invitation to a conference on Afghanistan later this month, a government spokesman says.
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Morocco cuts relations with Iran

Friday, March 6th 2009, 19:11

Morocco severs diplomatic ties with Iran, amid a row over comments made by an Iranian politician last week.
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Clinton pushes for Afghan meeting

Friday, March 6th 2009, 4:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US Secretary of State calls for a conference on Afghanistan to get all countries involved, including Iran, to work together.
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Iran sees Obama 'on wrong path'

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 12:16

Iran's supreme leader says Barack Obama is still on the wrong track in Middle East policy, despite pledging change.
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Iran confirms reporter detention

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 17:14
related countries: United States United States

An Iranian judiciary official confirms US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi is being held in prison, but gives no reason.
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US 'offers Russia deal over Iran'

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 15:58
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

US President Barack Obama has written to his Russian counterpart suggesting co-operation over Iran's plans, officials say.
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Data on Obama helicopter leaked

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 10:53
related countries: United States United States

The US military investigates how data about a presidential helicopter is found on an Iranian computer.
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Iran's uranium 'enough for bomb'

Sunday, March 1st 2009, 17:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Staff

Iran possesses enough nuclear material to build a bomb, the United States' most senior military commander says.
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Exile blues

Friday, February 27th 2009, 10:49
related countries: United States United States

Iranian band Kiosk find success in the United States
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Iranians start reactor test run

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 16:02
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Bushehr

Iranian and Russian nuclear officials inaugurate a test run at Iran's first nuclear power plant at Bushehr.
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Arrests after protest in Tehran

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 14:08
related places: Tehran

The Iranian authorities are reported to have arrested as many as 70 students in Tehran for staging a rare show of opposition to the government.
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Anniversary of Iran's Rushdie fatwa

Saturday, February 14th 2009, 11:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Opinions remain divided over book which earned UK author Salman Rushdie a fatwa from Iran's supreme leader, 20 years on.
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No Gaza arms on ship, says Iran

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 11:50
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Iran denies reports that a ship detained off Cyprus is carrying Iranian weapons destined for Hamas in Gaza.
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Marking history

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 16:21

John Simpson sees the Iranian revolution turn 30
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Marking history

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 16:21

John Simpson sees the Iranian revolution turn 30
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Islamic Iran celebrates 30 years

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 4:54
related places: Tehran

Celebrations of the 30th anniversary of Iran's revolution are set to culminate with a rally in central Tehran.
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Iran's Khatami to run for office

Sunday, February 8th 2009, 17:32

Moderate Iranian ex-President Mohammad Khatami is to run against incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in June's election.
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Germany warns Iran over sanctions

Saturday, February 7th 2009, 15:39
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany warns Iran it would back tougher sanctions if efforts to stop Tehran acquiring nuclear weapons break down.
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Clinton seeks better Russia ties

Friday, February 6th 2009, 6:29
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Hillary Clinton says the US wants a better partnership with Russia on issues including Iran's nuclear ambitions.
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British Council in Iran 'illegal'

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 19:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iran's government says the British Council, which has suspended its activities in the country, was operating illegally there.
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UK culture body halts Iran work

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 9:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British Council says it has suspended all operations in Iran after staff were intimidated by the authorities.
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Visa wrangle blocks US-Iran trip

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 12:27
related countries: United States United States

Members of the US women's badminton team planning to compete in Iran have not been granted visas in time for their competition.
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Six-nation talks to discuss Iran

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 4:12
related countries: France France, Germany Germany, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Representatives of Britain, the US, Germany, France, China and Russia are to hold talks on Iran's nuclear programme.
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Iran satellite move sparks fears

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 21:01

Western powers voice concerns over Iran's intentions after it launches its first domestically made satellite into orbit.
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Iran launches homegrown satellite

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 16:35

Iran launches its first domestically made satellite, prompting concern by Western powers over its intentions.
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