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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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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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Iran 'bribing Iraqi politicians'

Monday, October 13th 2008, 16:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iran is trying to bribe Iraqi legislators into rejecting a security deal with the US, says the American commander in Iraq.
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Iran leader faces poll challenge

Sunday, October 12th 2008, 13:27

A senior Iranian opposition figure announces he will challenge Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in next summer's presidential election.
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Credit crunch glee

Friday, October 10th 2008, 13:55

Iran celebrates the global meltdown, but for how long?
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H-bombshell - French FM says Israel might "eat" Iran

Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 13:50
related countries: France France, Israel Israel

H-bombshell - French FM says Israel might "eat" Iran
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Iran announces plans for a car designed specially for women

Tuesday, October 7th 2008, 18:33

Iran announces plans for a car designed specially for women, with features aimed at appealing to females.
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Iran 'forces down foreign plane'

Tuesday, October 7th 2008, 15:05
related countries: United States United States

Iran says a foreign plane was forced to land there after straying into its airspace before being released.
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US think tank 'to open in Tehran'

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 9:38
related countries: United States United States

The US gives rare approval for a research body to open an office in Iran, stressing policy had not changed.
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Iran backs Syria at nuclear body

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 14:54
related countries: Syria Syria

Iran says it has dropped its bid for a seat on the board of the UN nuclear watchdog in favour of its regional ally Syria.
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Bahrain moots reconciliation body

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 12:54
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, Israel Israel
related places: `Arab

Bahrain's foreign minister proposes forming a Mid-East forum including Arab states, Iran and Israel to resolve conflicts.
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US bases powerful radar in Israel

Monday, September 29th 2008, 10:01
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The US military deploys long-range radar in Israel to give early warning of any missile strike by Iran, officials say.
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UN approves new Iran resolution

Sunday, September 28th 2008, 4:14

The UN Security Council passes a new resolution demanding Iran stop enriching uranium, but imposing no new sanctions.
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UN set to reaffirm Iran sanctions

Friday, September 26th 2008, 18:00
related countries: Germany Germany

The UN Security Council is poised to vote on a draft resolution on Iran which reaffirms existing sanctions over its nuclear work.
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US 'rejected' Israeli Iran strike

Friday, September 26th 2008, 11:00
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: June

George Bush told Israel's prime minister in June the US would not back an attack on Iran, a newspaper reports.
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Peres blasts Iran in UN address

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 19:45
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli President Shimon Peres tells the UN General Assembly that Iran is "at the centre of violence and fanaticism".
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Iran defends nuclear plans at UN

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 6:46

Iran will resist "bullying powers" trying to stop its peaceful nuclear ambitions, its president tells the UN General Assembly.
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Iran pushed for nuclear answers

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 15:31

The United Nation's nuclear agency calls on Iran to clear up allegations over its nuclear programme.
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UN nuclear agency criticises Iran

Monday, September 15th 2008, 14:24

The IAEA says it cannot resolve questions about a military link to Iran's nuclear programme as Iran is not co-operating.
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Iran 'sending weapons to Taleban'

Monday, September 15th 2008, 10:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Elements in the Iranian state are sending weapons across the border to the Taleban in Afghanistan, the BBC learns.
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Tehran - A tale of two cities?

Saturday, September 13th 2008, 8:34

In this audio slideshow Hugh Sykes experiences the culture and political mood in the streets of the Iranian capital.
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US sanctions target Iran carrier

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 19:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

The US imposes sanctions on Iran's national shipping company over its alleged support for Tehran's nuclear programme.
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Earthquake strikes southern Iran

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 14:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bandar `Abbas

An earthquake measuring 6.1 strikes near the south Iranian city of Bandar Abbas, killing four people and injuring 26.
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