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IS advances on Syria's second city

Friday, October 9th 2015, 17:29
related countries: Syria Syria

Islamic State militants seize control of several villages north of Aleppo, despite both Russian and US air strikes in Syria.
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Russian missiles 'fell in Iran'

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 21:28
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria, United States United States

Four Russian cruise missiles fired at Syria from the Caspian Sea on Wednesday landed in Iran, unnamed US officials say, but Russia insists they all hit their targets.
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Hajj dead arrive back in Iran

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 7:40

The first bodies of Iranian pilgrims killed in a stampede during the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca arrive back in Iran, but scores are still missing.
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VIDEO: Netanyahu's 'deafening' 44-second UN silence

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 11:39
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu pauses for 44 seconds during his speech to the UN General Assembly to highlight what he called an absence of criticism about Iran's threats against Israel.
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Why are Iranian husbands standing up for their wives?

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 23:22

Why are Iranian husbands sticking up for their wives?
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Iran boat 'smuggling Yemen arms' seized

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 11:26
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi rebels in Yemen says it has seized an Iranian fishing boat loaded with weapons for them in the Arabian Sea.
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PM to meet Iran's president over Syria

Monday, September 28th 2015, 1:10
related countries: Syria Syria

Prime Minister David Cameron will hold face-to-face talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as he seeks to revive the Syrian peace process.
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Iran ups pressure on Saudis over Hajj

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 12:41
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Tehran

Iran's supreme leader calls for Saudi Arabia to apologise for Thursday's Hajj stampede which killed 769 people, adding to a raft of criticism by Tehran.
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The 'beauty' and the horror of the Iran-Iraq war

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 1:13

An Iranian remembers the 'beauty' of the Iran-Iraq war
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Criticism grows over Hajj deaths

Friday, September 25th 2015, 14:51
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Iran leads growing criticism of Saudi Arabia after the deaths of at least 717 people in a stampede during the Hajj pilgrimage.
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AUDIO: Girl migrant 'travelled alone for two weeks'

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 15:10
related countries: Greece Greece

A girl migrant tells the BBC how she travelled alone from Iran to Greece for two weeks, despite being just 12 years old.
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IAEA gets Iran military site samples

Monday, September 21st 2015, 12:49

Environmental samples gathered at a sensitive Iranian military site have been handed over for inspection to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
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Manus Island murder trial to begin

Monday, September 21st 2015, 1:53
related countries: Australia Australia

Two men are standing trial over the killing of an Iranian asylum seeker at Australia's Manus Island detention centre.
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Nuclear watchdog head visits Iran site

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 23:27
related places: Parchin

Yukiya Amano, the head of the IAEA, visits Iran's Parchin military site as he starts a visit considered key to the recent deal agreed with world powers.
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Flash flooding kills 10 in Iran

Saturday, September 19th 2015, 15:58
related places: Tehran

Flash floods kill at least 10 people near the capital Tehran and in southern Hormozgan province, state TV says.
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Assad vows not to 'quit under pressure'

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 18:32
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad tells Russian TV that he will not leave under foreign pressure and says Iran is "at Syria's side".
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US Democrats clear path for Iran deal

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 21:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

A Republican-backed measure to derail the Iran nuclear deal has been blocked in the US Senate, protecting President Obama's landmark deal.
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VIDEO: Iran nuclear deal: US campaign mash-up

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 2:54
related countries: United States United States

US presidential candidates take opposing sides over the nuclear deal with Iran, which allows it to restart enriched uranium production.
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VIDEO: Division in US over Iran nuclear deal

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 22:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

The talk of the town Washington on Wednesday was the deal over Iran's nuclear programme.
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US backing for Iran nuclear deal grows

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 18:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

Democrats in the US Senate gain enough support to block a Republican resolution against the Iran nuclear deal.
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Obama reassures Saudis on Iran deal

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 3:45
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States
related places: Washington

Saudi Arabia says it is happy with President Obama's assurances that the recent nuclear deal with Iran will not imperil the Gulf states.
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Obama has enough support for Iran deal

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 17:42
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama secures enough support in the US Senate to ensure that the Iran nuclear deal will go into effect.
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Syria 'confident' of allies' support

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 23:00
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he is confident of continuing support from Iran and Russia amid a fresh push to resolve the country's war.
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IAEA seeks money to police Iran deal

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 15:27

The International Atomic Energy Agency asks for more money to supervise last month's nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers.
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Tread carefully with Iran - Hammond

Monday, August 24th 2015, 12:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain is right to work towards good relations with Iran but should "tread carefully", the foreign secretary says.
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British embassy reopens in Tehran

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 14:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

The British embassy in Iran reopens nearly four years after it was closed, as Iran reopens its embassy in London.
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VIDEO: Iran ceremony as UK embassy reopens

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 10:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond attends a ceremony in Tehran to mark the reopening of the UK embassy in Iran nearly four years after it was closed.
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VIDEO: British embassy to reopen in Tehran

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 2:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

The British embassy in Tehran is to reopen later, four years after it closed.
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VIDEO: The many faces of Iran

Friday, August 21st 2015, 14:19

Our correspondent in Tehran Kim Ghattas considers the gap between conservative Iran and the urban, modern classes of Iranian society.
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VIDEO: British embassy to re-open in Iran

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 21:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

Britain's embassy in Tehran is to re-open after it was closed four years ago.
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British embassy in Iran to reopen

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 16:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

Britain is to reopen its embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran for the first time since it was attacked by protesters in 2011.
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VIDEO: Spotlight on Iran's film industry

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 11:08

Western films are rarely shown in Iranian cinemas and the movie industry struggles with budgets and outdated equipment, but this could change if sanctions are lifted.
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VIDEO: The Iranian woman seeking motocross glory

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 11:08

The BBC meets Behnaz Shafiei, an Iranian motocross racer who dreams of one day becoming world champion, in a sport dominated by men.
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VIDEO: What does the nuclear deal mean for Iran?

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 10:17

What does Iran's nuclear deal mean for Iranians?
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Iran 'to work with rivals for peace'

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 2:19

Iran wants to work with regional powers to promote peace and security after last month's nuclear deal, Vice-President Masumeh Ebtekar tells the BBC.
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The big business of trophy hunting in Iran

Monday, August 10th 2015, 23:03

The Americans who pay big bucks to hunt rare sheep in Iran
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End of Iran trial for US reporter

Monday, August 10th 2015, 15:20
related countries: United States United States

A US reporter detained in Iran for more than a year and charged with espionage awaits a verdict after having his final hearing.
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Will nuclear deal really change Iran?

Monday, August 10th 2015, 0:30

How the nuclear deal could transform Iran
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Top US Democrat is against Iran deal

Friday, August 7th 2015, 18:16
related countries: United States United States

Leading US Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer announces that he is breaking ranks with President Barack Obama by opposing the Iran nuclear deal.
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The women who made the Iran deal happen

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 23:53

The women who made the Iran deal happen
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No Iran deal is vote for war - Obama

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 17:50

President Barack Obama continues his push to seal the Iran nuclear deal, framing a congressional vote on lifting sanctions as either a vote for war or for peace.
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VIDEO: US President Obama on Iran

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 15:11
related countries: United States United States

US President Obama is giving a speech on the deal reached with Iran last month over its nuclear activities.
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Gulf allies 'back US over Iran deal'

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 15:59
related countries: Qatar Qatar, United States United States
related places: Gulf

US allies in the Gulf back the nuclear deal with Iran, as the US promises them better intelligence-sharing and faster arms transfers.
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Sanctions lifted on two Iran oil firms

Friday, July 31st 2015, 18:17

The European Union has removed two Iranian oil companies from its sanctions list in the first such action since Iran's nuclear deal.
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VIDEO: Iran's quest to engage with the world

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 18:17
related places: Tehran

Iran has announced plans for wide-ranging talks with the European Union following the international agreement on Tehran's nuclear programme.
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Nuclear deal 'not to reform Iran'

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 17:06
related countries: United States United States

The nuclear deal with Iran is not meant to "reform Iran's regime, or end its support for terrorism", US Secretary of State John Kerry tells US Congress.
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How will Iran's nuclear deal be policed?

Monday, July 27th 2015, 23:39

How will Iran's nuclear deal be monitored?
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Huckabee Israel comments spark row

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 23:43
related countries: United States United States

US Republican Mike Huckabee triggers a row by accusing President Obama of marching Israelis "to the door of the oven" over the Iran nuclear deal.
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Iran looks for investment opportunities

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 23:04

Iran looks for investment opportunities
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Iranian press 'ordered to praise nuclear deal'

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 11:47

Iranian media ordered to praise recent nuclear deal
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Foreign Office relaxes Iran advice

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 15:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Foreign Office relaxes its travel advice for British nationals visiting Iran, saying the risk in much of the country has changed.
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VIDEO: Iran plans to become tourist hotspot

Friday, July 24th 2015, 9:25

Iran is hoping the nuclear deal it struck with six world powers will help turn the country into a global tourism hotspot.
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Better Iran deal 'a fantasy' - Kerry

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 19:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senate

US Secretary of State John Kerry tells senators it is "fantasy" to think he could have achieved a better deal on Iran's nuclear programme.
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Iran execution toll 'staggering'

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 14:54

An “unprecedented spike” in executions in Iran has seen nearly 700 people believed put to death there this year, Amnesty International says.
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UN endorses Iran nuclear deal

Monday, July 20th 2015, 16:54

The United Nations Security Council unanimously endorses the comprehensive nuclear accord between Iran and six world powers.
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Iran military option remains - US

Monday, July 20th 2015, 1:18
related countries: United States United States

Military action could still be used to prevent Iran developing a nuclear bomb, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter says as he begins a Middle East tour.
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US seeks to ease Iran doubts

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 3:39
related countries: United States United States

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter begins a tour of the Middle East in an attempt to allay fears over a recent deal on Iran's nuclear programme.
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Is this Iran’s time in the Middle East?

Friday, July 17th 2015, 23:41

Will nuclear deal lead to a new dominance of the Middle East?
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Iran deal 'has support of 99%'

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 21:32

Critics of the nuclear agreement with Iran are at odds with "99% of the world and the majority of nuclear experts", US President Barack Obama says.
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