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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

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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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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