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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

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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Time of revolution

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 9:33

The 1979 Iranian revolution in sound and images
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Iranians mark Islamic revolution

Saturday, January 31st 2009, 14:30
related countries: United States United States

Iran marks the 30th anniversary of the Islamic revolution that overthrew the US-backed former ruler, the Shah.
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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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