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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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Panahi's Taxi wins top Berlin prize

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 14:30
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Taxi, by dissident Iranian director Jafar Panahi, wins top prize at the Berlin Film Festival, while British stars Charlotte Rampling and Sir Tom Courtenay win acting honours.
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Boost for Iranian cinema at film festivals

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 8:30

Iranian cinema feels its way back after crackdown
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Argentina leader may face bomb probe

Friday, February 13th 2015, 20:18
related countries: Argentina Argentina

An Argentine prosecutor asks a judge to investigate the country's president over allegations she helped cover up Iran's links to a 1994 bombing.
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The satirist who mocks Iran's ayatollahs

Monday, February 9th 2015, 1:32

The Iranian who dares mock his country's religious leaders online
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Mixed signals on Iran nuclear deal

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 14:54

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei says "no deal is better than a bad deal" when it comes to Iran's disputed nuclear programme.
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Iran picks new United Nations envoy

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 20:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Iran has selected Gholamali Khoshru as its ambassador to the United Nations in New York, less than one year after the US rejected its first choice.
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Fixing Yemen 'will take decades'

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 16:38
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

US strategy in Yemen depends on Iran
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Ex-CIA officer guilty over Iran leak

Monday, January 26th 2015, 22:48
related countries: United States United States

A former CIA officer has been convicted of leaking classified details of a US operation against Iran to a New York Times reporter.
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Ayatollah appeals to Western youth

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 13:42

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, writes a letter to young people in the West urging them to examine Islam for themselves.
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Congress in Netanyahu snub to Obama

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 17:51
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: Congress

US House Speaker John Boehner has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress, in a rebuke to President Barack Obama.
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'Israeli strike' killed Iran general

Monday, January 19th 2015, 13:08
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards confirm that a general was killed in a suspected Israeli air strike in the Syrian Golan Heights.
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Clooney Charlie tribute paper shut

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 18:41
related countries: France France

An Iranian court has ordered the closure of a newspaper that published a picture of George Clooney wearing a badge backing French magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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Iran to try Washington Post reporter

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 10:30

Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, detained for almost six months in Iran, is to stand trial on unspecified charges, state media report.
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US makes bid to rekindle Iran talks

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 12:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Geneva

The US secretary of state meets his Iranian counterpart in Geneva in a bid to revive stalled talks over Iran's disputed nuclear programme.
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Iran president's referendum warning to hardliners

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 13:07

Iran’s Rouhani warns hardliners with talk of referendum
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Sydney gunman was 'wanted in Iran'

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 19:08
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

Iran says it requested 14 years ago the extradition of Haron Monis, the gunman behind the Sydney siege, but Australia refused to hand him over.
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Rouhani warns against corruption

Monday, December 8th 2014, 12:59

President Hassan Rouhani speaks out against corruption in Iran and warns that it is "endangering" the country's Islamic Revolution.
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US reporter charged by Iran court

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 5:08
related countries: United States United States

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, detained in Iran for more than four months, is formally charged with unspecified crimes.
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Yemen bombing targets Iran envoy

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 18:18
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

At least two people have been killed in a car bomb attack on the Iranian ambassador's residence in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, officials say.
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VIDEO: Dancing woman flouts Iranian rules

Friday, November 28th 2014, 12:43
related places: Tehran

An online video which appears to show an Iranian woman defying Iran's strict laws by dancing publicly on the Tehran metro has gone viral.
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Drama in Vienna as Iran nuclear talks go down to the wire

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 0:21
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

How drama unfolded behind the scenes at Iran nuclear talks
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Optimism as Iran nuclear deal slips

Monday, November 24th 2014, 23:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

Both the US and Iran say they are confident of reaching a deal over Tehran's nuclear programme despite the failure of the latest round of talks.
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Iran nuclear talks thrown lifeline, but time running short

Monday, November 24th 2014, 22:04

Facing a last-gasp chance for Iran nuclear deal, says Jeremy Bowen
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Iran nuclear talks deadline extended

Monday, November 24th 2014, 18:58
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

The deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran is extended to the end of June after talks in Vienna failed to reach a comprehensive agreement.
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VIDEO: Israel: 'Don't give Iran atomic bombs'

Monday, November 24th 2014, 14:30
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells the BBC's Kevin Connolly that the only acceptable deal for Israel would be the dismantling of Iran's nuclear capabilities.
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Clock ticks on Iranian nuclear talks

Monday, November 24th 2014, 13:19

Time is running out for a deal with Iran to cut UN sanctions in return for action to scale back its ambitious nuclear programme.
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Volleyball woman out of Iran prison

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 23:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British-Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavami, who was detained after attempting to watch a men's volleyball match in Iran, is freed on bail, her family says.
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Powers ponder Iran talks extension

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 22:19
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

World powers trying to reach a deal on Iran's nuclear programme consider extending the talks, as Monday's deadline for an agreement looms.
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Doubts on Iran deal as deadline looms

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 10:41
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

Doubts grow that Monday's deadline for a deal on Iran's nuclear programme will be met at talks in Vienna, as negotiators admit "big gaps" remain.
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'Big gaps' hamper Iran nuclear talks

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 19:10

Important sticking points remain in talks with Iran, Western powers warn, as negotiations on Tehran's nuclear programme enter their final stages.
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'No new ideas at talks' - Iran

Friday, November 21st 2014, 21:25
related countries: Austria Austria, France France
related places: Vienna

Iran's foreign minister says he has heard "no new ideas" as talks with world powers on Tehran's nuclear programme stretch into the evening.
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'No extension' on Iran nuclear deal

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 22:12
related countries: Austria Austria, United States United States
related places: Vienna

The US secretary of state says talks in Vienna will focus on "driving towards" a nuclear deal with Iran as diplomats brace for tough negotiation.
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Iran frees 'Blogfather' Derakhshan

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 18:10
related countries: Canada Canada

Iran's Supreme Leader has pardoned the pioneering Iranian-Canadian blogger Hossein Derakhshan after six years in prison, Iranian media report.
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VIDEO: Final push for Iran nuclear deal

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 9:12
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Tehran, Vienna

Diplomats from Iran and six world powers are in Vienna in a final push to reach a deal over Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
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Iran nuclear stakes high as 'end' talks begin

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 0:34

Will 'final round' of Iran talks yield elusive nuclear deal?
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China to double Iranian investment

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 19:04
related countries: China China
related places: Mehr

China will double investment in Iranian infrastructure projects to more than $52bn according to Iran's Mehr news agency.
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Iran disbars hard-line ex-prosecutor

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 13:16
related places: Tehran

Iran's Supreme Court disbars hard-line former Tehran prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi and bans him from all government positions for five year.
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Russia to build Iran atomic reactors

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 11:02
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia agrees to build up to eight nuclear reactors in Iran, as a deadline approaches for agreement in talks on curbing Iran's nuclear programme.
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Iran nuclear talks as deadline nears

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 17:46
related countries: Oman Oman

High-level talks are taking place in Oman ahead of a deadline for a comprehensive deal on Iran's nuclear programme.
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Iran 'avoiding nuclear questions'

Friday, November 7th 2014, 18:47

The global nuclear watchdog says Iran is still failing to answer questions about its nuclear programme just weeks before talks are due to end.
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Obama sent 'secret letter' to Iran

Friday, November 7th 2014, 9:59
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama is said to have written a secret letter to Iran's Supreme Leader describing a shared interest in fighting Islamic State.
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VIDEO: Gay Iranians facing sex change call

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 6:38

Ali Hamedani reports on the gay people from Iran faced with a choice of gender reassignment surgery or death.
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UK-Iranian woman 'on hunger strike'

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 20:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British-Iranian woman held in Iran after trying to watch a men's volleyball match is on hunger strike for the second time, her family says.
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Jail term for Iran volleyball woman

Sunday, November 2nd 2014, 12:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British-Iranian woman arrested after trying to watch a men's volleyball match in Iran has been sentenced to a year in prison, her lawyer says.
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The book in every Iranian home

Sunday, November 2nd 2014, 0:03

The book you'll find in every Iranian home
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VIDEO: Fighting as a woman in the Peshmerga

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 18:08

Diane Nammi, founder of Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organization, told BBC World News about her days fighting as a commander in the Kurdish Peshmerga armed forces.
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Iran MPs reject Rouhani nominee

Wednesday, October 29th 2014, 13:29

The Iranian parliament rejects the government's nominee for science minister, in a new setback for reformist President Hassan Rouhani.
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Iran woman's hanging draws protests

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 16:19

Iran hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her, drawing protests from human rights groups and western countries.
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Iran-Pakistan: Will border tensions boil over?

Friday, October 24th 2014, 16:48

Iran-Pakistan border skirmishes risk spinning out of control
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Mortar fire on Pakistan-Iran border

Friday, October 24th 2014, 8:58
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani and Iranian forces have exchanged mortar fire, in the latest incident between the two countries along their porous border.
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Four held 'over Iran acid attacks'

Monday, October 20th 2014, 16:41

Iranian police arrest four men following a string of acid attacks against women allegedly for not following the country's strict dress code.
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Iranian investment scene 'improving'

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 16:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

As hundreds of investors and business people meet at The 1st Europe-Iran Forum in London there is a mood of cautious optimism.
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Iran talks resume as deadline looms

Monday, October 13th 2014, 23:33
related countries: Austria Austria, United States United States
related places: Vienna

Iranian, US and EU negotiators are to hold talks in Vienna as the November deadline approaches for a final deal on Iran's nuclear programme.
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How IS conflict has changed Iran nuclear talks

Monday, October 13th 2014, 21:41

How the rise of IS has affected Iran's nuclear talks
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Rich kids v poor kids in Tehran

Friday, October 10th 2014, 16:45
related places: Tehran

The satirical Instagram accounts highlighting inequality in Iran
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'Blast' deepens mystery of Iran's Parchin military complex

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 16:54
related places: Parchin

'Blast' deepens mystery of Iran's secret military complex
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Iran leader urges university freedom

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 17:18

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani calls for more academic freedom in his country's universities and a lifting of unnecessary restrictions.
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