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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.

World news related to Iran – overview

Iran: news

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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Iran raps Israel 'kidnap threat'

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 9:31
related countries: Israel Israel

Iran protests to the UN after an Israeli minister suggests the Iranian president could be kidnapped and put on trial.
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Israel 'could kidnap Ahmadinejad'

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 10:17
related countries: Israel Israel

An Israeli minister says Israel could kidnap Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad because of his threats to the state.
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Output issues loom as Opec meets

Monday, September 8th 2008, 20:17
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

The UAE and Kuwait find themselves in opposition to Iran on oil production levels, as Opec ministers gather.
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Fight for rights

Friday, September 5th 2008, 15:08

Iranian women struggle against restrictions
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Opec invites Brazil to join group

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 11:12
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Iran invites Brazil, which recently announced major untapped oil sources offshore, to join oil producers' cartel Opec.
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Bolivia's president lands in Iran

Monday, September 1st 2008, 10:41
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Libya Libya

Bolivian President Evo Morales arrives in Tehran for trade talks with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
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Iran agrees Nigeria nuclear deal

Friday, August 29th 2008, 8:46
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Iran agrees to share nuclear technology with Nigeria to help it increase its power generation.
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Iran hangs second teenage killer

Wednesday, August 27th 2008, 11:23
related places: Human

Human rights organisations condemn the execution of a second juvenile offender in Iran within a week.
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Iranian leader backs Ahmadinejad

Sunday, August 24th 2008, 21:36

Iran's supreme leader wishes Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a second term as president amid criticism of his economic record.
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Iran's Saei takes taekwondo gold

Friday, August 22nd 2008, 12:54

Hadi Saei of Iran takes gold in the men's 80kg taekwondo, his second gold medal in consecutive Olympic games.
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Iran condemned for youth hanging

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 13:37

Amnesty International condemns the hanging in Iran of a youth for a crime committed when he was under 18 years old.
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Black gold

Monday, August 18th 2008, 21:35

The impact of a century of oil production on Iran
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Iran denies De Burgh live concert

Monday, August 18th 2008, 12:14
related places: Tehran

Authorities in Iran deny that singer Chris de Burgh is to play a live concert in Tehran, an Iranian news agency says.
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Nuclear envoy begins Iran talks

Monday, August 18th 2008, 10:39

A senior nuclear official arrives in Iran, one day after the country launched a satellite-carrying rocket into space.
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Iran rocket launch 'troubles' US

Sunday, August 17th 2008, 20:49

The US expresses concern after Iran says it has successfully launched a rocket capable of carrying a domestic satellite.
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Iran launches satellite carrier

Sunday, August 17th 2008, 17:14

Iran has launched its first domestically-produced satellite into space, the country's media says.
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Iran president hails Turkish ties

Thursday, August 14th 2008, 12:33
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad highlights strong links between Iran and Turkey ahead of a two-day visit.
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EU expands Iran nuclear sanctions

Friday, August 8th 2008, 15:58

The European Union approves strengthened sanctions against Iran over its controversial nuclear programme.
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UN nuclear agency back in Iran

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 8:57
related places: Tehran

The deputy head of the UN nuclear agency arrives in Tehran for talks on Iran's disputed nuclear programme.
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World powers mull Iran sanctions

Wednesday, August 6th 2008, 21:08

The US calls for 'punitive' measures over Iran's nuclear programme, after Tehran's response to an incentives offer.
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Iran ambiguous on nuclear offer

Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 16:48

Iran says it has sent a message to the EU, but not a response to the latest proposals on its nuclear programme.
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Iranians suspend death by stoning

Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 16:26

Iran suspends the punishment of death by stoning, handed down for adultery in the Islamic republic, but rarely carried out.
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Iran faces new sanctions warning

Monday, August 4th 2008, 17:47

Iran faces new sanctions if it does not respond positively to incentives to rein in its nuclear activities, the US and UK say.
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Iran tests 'new anti-ship weapon'

Monday, August 4th 2008, 13:08

Iran says it has tested a new advanced weapon for use against enemy ships with a range of more than 300km (180 miles).
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Iran 'is open to nuclear talks'

Sunday, August 3rd 2008, 13:30

Iran's president says he is open to nuclear talks - one day after he said he would not retreat "one iota" on the issue.
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Iran defiant on nuclear deadline

Saturday, August 2nd 2008, 19:14
related countries: Germany Germany

Iran's president says it will not retreat "one iota" on its nuclear programme, on the day of an international deadline.
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Israel warns on Iran nuclear aims

Saturday, August 2nd 2008, 7:20
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tehran

Israel says Iran is near to a nuclear breakthrough, as a deadline for Tehran to respond to a Western offer is set to expire.
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Paddle power

Friday, August 1st 2008, 14:39

Iran's women rowers hoping for Olympic success
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Iran executes 29 in jail hangings

Sunday, July 27th 2008, 6:10
related places: Tehran

Reports from Iran say 29 people guilty of murder and other crimes have been executed by hanging in Tehran.
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Iran announces nuclear expansion

Saturday, July 26th 2008, 12:25

President Ahmadinejad says Iran now has 6,000 centrifuges for enriching uranium, nearly twice as much as a few months ago.
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Friends with Iran

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 23:56

Armenians and Iranians find common comfort
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Iran vows no nuclear concessions

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008, 10:35

Iran will not "retreat one iota" in its nuclear activities, its president says, defying fresh international pressure.
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Iran urged to free HIV pioneers

Tuesday, July 22nd 2008, 12:10
related places: Hiv

A human rights group calls on Iran to release or charge two renowned HIV/Aids doctors arrested last month.
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Brown issues Iran nuclear warning

Monday, July 21st 2008, 10:45
related countries: Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown warns Iran over its nuclear programme as he addresses Israel's parliament.
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UK PM to warn Iran in Israel speech

Monday, July 21st 2008, 8:39
related countries: Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain is determined to prevent Iran developing a nuclear weapon, Gordon Brown will tell the Israeli parliament.
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Nine face stoning death in Iran

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 14:20

At least eight women and one man are sentenced to death by stoning in Iran for adultery and sex crimes, reports say.
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US sets nuclear deadline for Iran

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 22:58

Iran must decide within two weeks between co-operation or confrontation over its nuclear plans, the US warns after talks.
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Iran 'silent' over nuclear deal

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 16:18

Iran fails to give an answer on a proposed deal for it to freeze its nuclear programme, the EU envoy says after talks in Geneva.
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US attends historic Iran meeting

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 10:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran, Geneva

The US joins a meeting of major powers and Iran for the first time, to discuss Tehran's controversial nuclear programme.
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Iran hopeful about US 'approach'

Friday, July 18th 2008, 11:43
related countries: United States United States

Iran's top nuclear negotiator voices guarded optimism about talks attended by the US this weekend.
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Iran satisfied at US involvement

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 17:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

Iran welcomes as positive America's decision to take part in international talks on its nuclear programme.
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US 'to open Iran base in weeks'

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 6:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

The US refuses to deny a newspaper report that it plans to establish a US diplomatic presence in Iran shortly.
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Critical moment

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 11:51
related countries: United States United States

Signs of diplomatic opening between Iran and the US
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US official to attend Iran talks

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 8:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

A top Washington official will attend talks with Iran's nuclear negotiator, in a significant shift in US policy.
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Iran: Talks with US possible soon

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 11:10
related countries: United States United States

Iran's president says talks with the US are possible soon, the country's official news agency reports.
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Iranians 'execute six in public'

Monday, July 14th 2008, 14:14

Iran is said to have executed six people in public, the second report of a public execution in a week.
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World 'would rue' attack on Iran

Monday, July 14th 2008, 12:47
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says the any military attack on Iran over its nuclear programme would cost the world dearly.
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Iran 'to target Israel, US bases'

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 13:38
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Gulf

Iran will target Israel and 32 US bases in the Gulf if the country is attacked, says an aide to Iran's supreme leader.
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Iran and Israel's war of words

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 11:06
related countries: Israel Israel

Jonathan Marcus talks to ordinary Israelis about Iran and discovers that, historically, the two countries were actually allies.
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Tests show US shield 'not needed'

Friday, July 11th 2008, 16:43
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia's foreign minister says Iran's missile tests show the planned US defence shield in Europe is not necessary.
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Washington diary

Friday, July 11th 2008, 11:48
related countries: United States United States

How will the US react to Iran's missile test?
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Israel 'ready to act' over Iran

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 19:31

Israel's defence minister hints at his country's readiness to strike Iran, amid rising tensions over Iran's missile tests.
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US warns Iran on missile threat

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 15:12
related countries: United States United States

The US warns Iran it will not hesitate to defend its allies' interests, as Iran launches a fresh array of missile tests.
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