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News: Iran

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

Tehran 'can co-operate with US'

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 17:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Real change in US policy in the Middle East will enable Iran to co-operate with Washington, Iran's foreign minister has said.
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Iran head demands US apology

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 16:52
related countries: United States United States

Iran's president welcomes the possibility of a change in US policy but demands an apology for past US "crimes".
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On the attack

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 16:42

Iran head's vitriol gives bad start to Obama relations
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US to have 'vigorous' Iran talks

Monday, January 26th 2009, 18:58
related countries: United States United States

The new US envoy to the UN says Barack Obama's administration would make Iran's nuclear programme a diplomatic priority and pursue "vigorous diplomacy".
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Mixed football causes scandal for Iran's leading club

Monday, January 26th 2009, 11:28

A leading Iranian football club apologises for allowing a male versus female game, contrary to Islamic law.
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Mass execution for Iran murderers

Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 9:51

Ten convicted murderers are put to death in a single day in Iran, state-owned media reports.
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Iran doctors jailed over 'plot'

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 19:23

Two pioneering Iranian HIV doctors are jailed for their part in an alleged CIA-backed coup plot.
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Nuclear intent

Thursday, January 15th 2009, 2:19

Stakes high for Obama in dealings with Iran
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Persian vision

Wednesday, January 14th 2009, 2:00

BBC - and Iran - await reaction to new TV channel
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Obama promises new tack on Iran

Sunday, January 11th 2009, 15:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: President

President-elect Obama says the US will take a different approach to Iran under his leadership, in a wide-ranging US TV interview.
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Tehran offers to 'protect' Ebadi

Monday, January 5th 2009, 14:59

Iran says it will provide security for Nobel Peace Prize-winning lawyer Shirin Ebadi, amid global concern for her safety.
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Iranian raid on Ebadi condemned

Wednesday, December 31st 2008, 13:42

A new raid by the Iranian authorities on an office of Nobel Peace Prize winner and lawyer Shirin Ebadi is widely condemned.
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Iranians join Bush shoe protest

Friday, December 26th 2008, 16:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Bush

Protesters in Iran's capital throw footwear at pictures of the US leader in support of the Iraqi shoe-attack journalist.
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Ahmadinejad UK TV speech condemned

Thursday, December 25th 2008, 21:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The decision by UK TV's Channel 4 to broadcast an alternative Christmas speech by Iran's president is criticised.
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Iran's President Ahmadinejad to give alternative Queen's speech

Wednesday, December 24th 2008, 14:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will deliver Channel 4's alternative to the Queen's Christmas Day speech this year.
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Iraq says Iran exiles must leave

Sunday, December 21st 2008, 23:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq says that several thousand opposition Iranians must leave the country, after two decades living in exile.
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Iran closes human rights centre

Sunday, December 21st 2008, 20:41

Iranian police raid and close the office of a human rights group led by the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Shirin Ebadi.
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Iran sends ship against pirates

Saturday, December 20th 2008, 15:16

An Iranian warship has entered the Gulf of Aden to protect merchant shipping against pirate attacks, says state media.
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Cyber wars

Monday, December 15th 2008, 4:45

Iran's bloggers fight for internet free speech
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Iran cuts support for Iraq groups

Friday, December 12th 2008, 11:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US and Iraqi officials say there are signs that Iran has reduced its support for militant Shia groups in Iraq.
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Sarkozy comments spark Iran row

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 11:52
related countries: France France

Iran summons the French ambassador over comments made by Nicolas Sarkozy about the Iranian president.
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Iran shuns US 'carrot-and-stick'

Monday, December 8th 2008, 17:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

Iran tells Barack Obama to abandon the "failed" US carrot-and-stick approach to solving the atomic row with Tehran.
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Iranian police killed by rebels

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 22:13

Sunni militants killed 16 police officers captured in south-eastern Iran in June, the authorities confirm.
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US kills 'pro-Iranian militant'

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 14:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US forces kill a suspected member of an Iranian-backed militant group and arrest two others in Baghdad.
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Iran to set up marriage bureaux to help young find suitable spouses

Monday, December 1st 2008, 15:23

The Iranian government is to set up a network of marriage bureaux to help young Iranians find a husband or wife.
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Iraq-Iran war dead are exchanged

Monday, December 1st 2008, 2:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Dead Iraqi and Iranian soldiers from the 1980-88 war are exchanged, in the first such move since the fall of Saddam Hussein.
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Court orders Iranian man blinded

Friday, November 28th 2008, 14:17

An Iranian court rules that a man who blinded a woman with acid after she spurned his marriage proposals will also be blinded.
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Iran 'fires second space rocket'

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 15:50

Iran says it has launched its second space rocket this year, part of plans to put an Iranian-made satellite in orbit.
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Green revolution?

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 10:31
related places: Tehran

Tehran taxi service puts women in the driver's seat
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Iran 'unhurt' by oil price fall

Monday, November 24th 2008, 12:48

Iran's President Ahmadinejad says his country will not be damaged by sharply falling oil prices.
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Lebanon president visits Tehran

Monday, November 24th 2008, 11:24
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Tehran

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman is in Tehran for talks with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
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'Israel spy' put to death in Iran

Saturday, November 22nd 2008, 13:05
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tehran

A 45-year-old Iranian man convicted of spying for Iran's arch foe Israel is hanged, reports from Tehran say.
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Iran pushes for further oil cut

Saturday, November 15th 2008, 16:08

Iran is to urge Opec to agree another cut in production to boost the price of oil, a top Iranian oil official says.
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Iran envoy in Pakistan abduction

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 13:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

Gunmen kidnap a diplomat from Iran and kill his guard in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say.
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Iran tests new long-range missile

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 2:38

Iran says it has successfully tested a new surface-to-surface missile capable of reaching targets in Europe.
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Hoping for change

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 22:25

Obama's victory offers intriguing possibilities to Iran
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Iranian leader welcomes Obama win

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 18:04
related countries: United States United States

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad offers his congratulations to Barack Obama on his US presidential win.
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Khamenei enters fake degree row

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 12:40

Iran's supreme leader warns against undermining the government after a minister is sacked for faking a degree.
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Iran warns about US air incursion

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 16:12
related countries: United States United States

Iran has accused US helicopters of flying close to its airspace and warned it would "take down" overflying aircraft.
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Forgery or farce

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 14:23

Minister's fake degree is trouble for Iranian leader
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Iran minister sacked over forgery

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 12:01

Iran's parliament votes to sack Interior Minister Ali Kordan after he admits his degree from Oxford was in fact a forgery.
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Iran minister faces impeachment

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 9:35

The Iranian parliament debates the impeachment of the interior minister over a faked degree he said he received from Oxford.
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Iran marks US embassy takeover

Monday, November 3rd 2008, 16:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

Young Iranians rally outside the former US embassy in Tehran to mark the 29th anniversary of the seizure by Islamic revolutionaries.
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Death row youths

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 12:22

Fight to save Iranian teenagers sentenced to hang
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Iranian president is 'exhausted'

Sunday, October 26th 2008, 20:08

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is suffering from exhaustion, his allies say, after he cancelled several appointments recently.
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Concern for US woman held in Iran

Sunday, October 26th 2008, 9:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

Concerns are raised over the fate of an Iranian-American student detained in Tehran while researching the status of women.
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Malaysia U-turn on Ebadi speech

Friday, October 24th 2008, 11:20
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysia's foreign minister denies ordering a university to withdraw an invitation to outspoken Iranian activist Shirin Ebadi.
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'Perfect storm'

Friday, October 24th 2008, 0:40

Iran's economy hit by financial crisis and low oil prices
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Iranian group wins EU court case

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 9:32

The EU's second-highest court annuls the bloc's decision to freeze the funds of a prominent Iranian opposition group.
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Malaysia blocks Iran Nobel winner

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 16:32
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A Malaysian university cancels a speech by Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi after pressure from diplomats.
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Japan wins Security Council seat

Friday, October 17th 2008, 16:20
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Japan is elected as a temporary member of the UN Security Council, defeating Iran for the Asian seat.
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For the record - Iranians make huge ostrich sandwich

Friday, October 17th 2008, 13:31
related places: Tehran

Hundreds of Iranians try to assemble the world's largest ostrich sandwich in Tehran.
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Iran 'to stop executing youths'

Friday, October 17th 2008, 13:24
related places: Human

Human rights campaigners welcome an announcement by Iran that appears to end the execution of juvenile offenders.
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Iran and Iraq in war missing deal

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 17:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iran and Iraq agree to share information on thousands of missing persons from their brutal war in the 1980s.
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Australia drops Ahmadinejad case

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 13:34
related countries: Israel Israel

The government has dropped plans to take international legal action against the Iranian president on a charge of inciting genocide against Israel.
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