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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

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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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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