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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 'will not yield' over poll

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 16:43

Iran's supreme leader says the nation "will not yield to pressure", but there are reports protesters are trying to gather.
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Iran protest map

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 15:55
related places: Tehran

Watch protest footage filmed by people of Tehran
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Protests in Iran capital 'halted'

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 9:42
related places: Tehran

Protests in Tehran appear to have been halted by riot police, as diplomatic tensions between the US, UK and Iran increase.
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UK expels two Iranian diplomats

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 21:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

The UK is to expel two Iranian diplomats, following the expulsion of two British envoys from Tehran, Gordon Brown says.
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Obama condemns 'unjust' violence

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 21:40

US President Barack Obama has strongly condemned the "unjust actions" of Iran in clamping down on election protests.
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Iran election annulment ruled out

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 13:44

Iran's legislative body, the Guardian Council, says there were no major polling irregularities in the election and rejects calls for an annulment.
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End Iran violence, UN chief urges

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 6:09

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon expresses his "dismay" at the use of force against civilians in the wake of Iran's disputed election.
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Police break up new Tehran rally

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 21:38
related places: Tehran

Iranian riot police fire tear gas to break up an opposition rally in Tehran, hours after a warning to protesters, witnesses say.
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Death video woman 'targeted by militia'

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 18:08
related places: Tehran

A man tells the BBC about the death of his fiancee, allegedly shot by pro-government militia during protests in Tehran.
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Bahrain closes paper in Iran row

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 13:12
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Bahrain has ordered the closure of a prominent newspaper which printed an article critical of Iran's political leaders and system.
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West 'seeks Iran disintegration'

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 7:00

Western powers are using media to spread "anarchy and vandalism" within Iran, the country's foreign ministry says.
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Iran silences street protesters

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 4:15
related places: Tehran

Iran deploys thousands of security officers in Tehran and protesters stay silent for the first time since a disputed election.
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Iran TV says 10 died in protests

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 19:46

At least 10 people were killed in protests on Saturday and family members of a key politician arrested, Iran's state media say.
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US urges Iran to end 'violence'

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 3:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

Barack Obama warns Iran to stop all "unjust action against its own people", after clashes between protesters and police in Tehran.
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Iran police clash with protesters

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 19:29

Police use batons and live rounds against thousands of protesters as the protest leader says disputed elections were rigged.
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Iranian protest parallels with 1979

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 10:25

After a week of mass protests in Iran over the election results, John Simpson reflects on the parallels between the 1979 revolution and current events.
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Ahmadinejad 'wins Iran presidency'

Saturday, June 13th 2009, 11:08

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is re-elected president of Iran, official figures show, as his main rival brands the result "a charade".
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What can Iran protests achieve?

Saturday, June 13th 2009, 9:33

Iran's supreme leader has said the nation "will not yield to pressure" over the election results. What next for Iran?
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Huge turnout in Iran presidential poll

Friday, June 12th 2009, 19:41

A huge turnout is reported in Iran's presidential poll, as both incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his reformist challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi claim victory.
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Iran's president attacks election rivals

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 20:36

Iran's President Ahmadinejad ends his re-election campaign with a TV appearance accusing his rivals of trading in lies and insults.
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Uranium 'found' at Syrian reactor

Friday, June 5th 2009, 23:21

Traces of undeclared man-made uranium have been found at a second site in Syria, the UN's nuclear watchdog says.
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Election test

Friday, June 5th 2009, 8:44

How democratic is Iran's political system?
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Iran marks Khomeini anniversary

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 10:25

Iran hold events marking 20 years since the death of Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic.
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Iranian TV debates pit candidates

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 21:22

Iran's leader is accused of undermining the country's dignity in a live TV debate with his main rival days before elections.
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'No Israeli plan' to bomb Iran

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 15:35
related countries: Israel Israel

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says Israel is not planning unilateral military action against Iranian nuclear sites.
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US invites Iran to 4 July events

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 20:53
related countries: United States United States

The US is to invite Iranian diplomats to Independence Day events at embassies worldwide for the first time since 1980.
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Bomb found in toilet on Iran plane

Sunday, May 31st 2009, 7:23

A homemade bomb found on board an Iranian plane is defused, semi-official news agencies report.
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Reporter Saberi returns to Fargo

Sunday, May 31st 2009, 5:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Fargo

Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi finally makes it home to Fargo a fortnight after her release from jail in Iran.
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Iran reformist backs women's rights

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 23:05
related places: Mir

A leading reformist candidate in Iran's presidential election, Mir-Hossein Mousavi, vows to back women's rights if elected.
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Iran executes three men for mosque bombing

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 21:06

Three men convicted of bombing a mosque two days ago are publicly executed by Iran, state media reports.
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'Gunmen attack' south Iran election office

Friday, May 29th 2009, 18:16
related places: Zahedan

Gunmen attack Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's election office in Zahedan after a bomb attack in the south Iran city, reports say.
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Iran blames US over mosque bomb

Friday, May 29th 2009, 9:27
related countries: United States United States

A provincial official in Iran says the US was behind the bombing of a mosque that killed at least 19 people.
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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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