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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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Iran: news

Key Iranian nuclear talks resume

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 21:07

Talks resume in Geneva to try to secure an agreement on Iran's nuclear programme, but its Supreme Leader warns it must not be "pressured".
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VIDEO: Iran nuclear talks resume in Geneva

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 18:38

World leaders have gathered in Geneva for fresh talks with Iran, to secure a deal on the country's nuclear programme.
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Iran warning ahead of nuclear talks

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 17:30

Iran's Supreme Leader has warned his country will not step back "one iota" from its nuclear rights, as it resumes talks with world powers in Geneva.
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Afghan refugees 'abused in Iran'

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 6:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US-based advocacy group Human Rights Watch accuses Iran of failing to protect Afghan refugees from abuse.
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VIDEO: Fresh push for Iran nuclear deal

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 6:07

As envoys from the P5+1 group of nations begin a new round of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear ambitions, the BBC's Kim Ghattas considers what might be achieved.
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Obama urges no new Iran sanctions

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 2:45
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama urges US senators to hold off from proposing more sanctions against Iran to allow time for world powers to complete a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme.
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Twin blasts hit Iran Beirut embassy

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 19:23
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

At least 22 people are killed in explosions that hit the Iranian embassy in Beirut, in a stronghold of the Hezbollah militant movement.
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Beirut braces for reaction to Iran embassy bombing

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 19:14
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

Beirut waits nervously for reaction to bombings
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Iran warns West over nuclear demands

Monday, November 18th 2013, 18:14

President Hassan Rouhani warns world powers trying to negotiate a deal over Iran's nuclear programme that they should not make "excessive demands".
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Iran unveils new 'biggest' drone

Monday, November 18th 2013, 17:47

Iran's defence minister says the country has developed a drone with a range of 2,000km (1,200 miles), capable of launching missile strikes.
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Iran's 1,000-day countdown

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 15:13

The Iranians getting round the ban on Twitter and Facebook
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Kerry downplays Iran assets 'deal'

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 16:42
related countries: United States United States

The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, says a "tiny portion" of Iranian assets may be freed under a proposed deal on Iran's nuclear programme.
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Kerry opposes new sanctions on Iran

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 1:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran, Senate

US Secretary of State John Kerry tells a Senate panel new sanctions against Iran would risk ruining talks over Tehran's nuclear programme.
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Iran develops sea rescue drone

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 19:17
related places: Tehran

Tehran-based engineers test a flying robot that can drop life rings next to people who at risk of drowning.
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Challenging the image of Ashura in Iran

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 2:34

How unofficial ceremonies give Ashura a different image in Iran
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VIDEO: Iranian musicians shot in New York

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 18:06

Police in New York say three Iranian musicians - including two members of a rock band called Yellow Dogs - have been shot by another musician who then turned the gun on himself.
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Iran blames West for talks failure

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 12:04

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif blames divisions between Western powers for the failure to agree a deal on its nuclear programme on Saturday.
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Iran: Rouhani's first 100 days

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 11:05

Assessing Iranian President Rouhani's first 100 days in power
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Deal with Iran was 'extremely close'

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 5:01
related countries: United States United States

The US Secretary of State says a nuclear deal between world powers and Iran is achievable, and they came "extremely close" to a breakthrough at the weekend.
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NYC gunman 'was dumped from band'

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 2:46

Police say a man who shot dead three fellow Iranian musicians in New York before taking his own life was upset about being kicked out of a band.
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Iranian band members shot dead in NY

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 2:12

Three Iranian-expatriate musicians living in Brooklyn, New York, are shot dead by another Iranian musician in what police called a murder-suicide.
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Iran differences narrow, says Hague

Monday, November 11th 2013, 16:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The differences preventing Western countries reaching a deal with Iran over its nuclear programme are now "narrow", UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Iran 'backed out of nuclear deal'

Monday, November 11th 2013, 13:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Geneva

The US says Iran backed out of a deal on its nuclear programme in Geneva, as Tehran and the UN atomic agency agree steps to resolve issues.
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Positive signs despite breakdown of Iran nuclear talks

Monday, November 11th 2013, 13:35

Iran talks move from success to failure, but hope remains
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VIDEO: Sectarian strife is 'worst threat'

Monday, November 11th 2013, 6:46

Sectarian tension between Shia and Sunni Muslims is probably the most serious threat to the world security, according Iran's foreign minister, Mohamed Javad Zarif.
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Sectarian strife is 'worst threat'

Monday, November 11th 2013, 3:21

Tensions between Shia and Sunnis Muslims are probably the most serious threat to world security, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohamed Zarif tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Preserving the old sounds of Iran

Monday, November 11th 2013, 0:08
related countries: Germany Germany

A Germany university and the Music Museum of Iran join forces to digitise 4000 old gramophone records of Iranian songs.
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Iran's deputy industry minister shot

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 22:24
related places: Tehran

Iran's Deputy Industry Minister Safdar Rahmatabadi has been shot dead while driving in his car in the capital, Tehran, state media report.
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US 'not stupid' about Iran - Kerry

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 15:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington, Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington is "neither blind nor stupid" about Iran's willingness to roll back its nuclear programme.
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Hague: Iran nuclear deal can be done

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 13:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A deal can be reached with Iran on its nuclear programme despite the failure to reach agreement in Geneva, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague tells the BBC.
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'No deal' at Iran nuclear talks

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 8:10
related countries: France France
related places: Tehran

Talks in Geneva on Iran's nuclear programme end without a deal, but participants sound an optimistic note and set new talks for 20 November.
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Iran talks 'may need new round'

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 18:45

Talks in Geneva on Iran's nuclear programme may need a new round, diplomats say, as tough negotiations continue for a third day.
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Powers must 'seize moment' on Iran

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 17:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Geneva

The UK urges delegates at talks in Geneva on Iran's nuclear programme to "seize the moment", but there are concerns a new round may be needed.
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Iran talks to continue for third day

Friday, November 8th 2013, 23:05
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Geneva

Talks in Geneva on Iran's nuclear programme are to resume on Saturday, as President Obama telephones the Israeli PM to allay fears over any deal.
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Iran's women football fans score small victory

Friday, November 8th 2013, 19:43

Will Iranian women be allowed to go to football matches?
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Parties 'close to Iran nuclear deal'

Friday, November 8th 2013, 11:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Geneva

World powers and Iran are expected to reach a deal to try to resolve the nuclear crisis, as foreign ministers join talks in Geneva.
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VIDEO: Iran 'got everything, paid nothing'

Friday, November 8th 2013, 10:19
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed his anger as negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme expect to reach a breakthrough.
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Iran sees nuclear deal on Friday

Friday, November 8th 2013, 0:51
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tehran

Iran says a nuclear deal with world powers is possible during Geneva talks on Friday, as the US secretary of state changes his travel plans to attend.
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Cautious optimism at Iran talks

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 16:32
related places: Tehran

International talks on Iran's disputed nuclear programme begin in Geneva, with both sides making conciliatory statements.
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Prosecutor killed in south-east Iran

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 10:23

A public prosecutor and his driver have been killed in the restive south-eastern Iranian province of Sistan Baluchistan, state media say.
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Iran minister urges Facebook access

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 16:35

Iran's Culture Minister, Ali Jannati, says social networks should be made accessible to ordinary Iranians, singling out Facebook for special mention.
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Iranian commander 'killed in Syria'

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 11:46
related countries: Syria Syria

A funeral is held in south-eastern Iran for a Revolutionary Guards commander who was reportedly killed by rebel forces in Syria.
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Why 'Death to America' remains Iran hardliners' slogan of choice

Monday, November 4th 2013, 16:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

Why Iran has not dropped anti-US slogan despite signs of detente
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Iran Sunni group claims border raid

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 8:34

A little-known Iranian Sunni group says it carried out Friday's deadly border post attack, and vows to avenge the hangings of prisoners in response.
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Iran 'hangs 16 rebels' in reprisal

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 16:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Sixteen imprisoned rebels have been hanged in south-eastern Iran in retaliation for a deadly ambush on border guards, Iranian officials say.
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Iran: 'No need' for repeat hanging

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 22:48

Iran's justice minister says there is "no need" for a man who survived being hanged for drug smuggling to be put through a second execution.
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Jubilation and suspicion in Iran's press over nuclear talks

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 11:20

Iran's newspapers react to nuclear talks
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Iran urged to spare hanging survivor

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 10:41

Campaign group Amnesty International urges Iran not to go ahead with a repeat execution for a drug smuggler who survived a botched hanging.
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Iran talks 'most detailed ever'

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 22:15

World powers and Iran have had "their most detailed talks ever" on Iran's nuclear programme, the EU's top foreign policy official says.
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Candid words at Iran nuclear talks

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 22:05

How the Iranian foreign minister's backache broke the ice
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Upbeat mood at Iran nuclear talks

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 18:59

Iran says its proposal to international nuclear talks being held in Geneva has the "capacity to make a breakthrough".
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Could Iran's phased plan defuse nuclear standoff?

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 17:17

Mark Urban on what we know about Iran's phased nuclear plan
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VIDEO: Key Iran nuclear talks in Geneva

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 6:07

World powers are meeting in Geneva to hold their first formal negotiations with Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Israel warns over Iran before talks

Monday, October 14th 2013, 16:49
related countries: Israel Israel

It would be a "historic mistake" to ease pressure on Iran right now, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu tells parliament ahead of key nuclear talks.
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Iran rejects shipping out uranium

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 21:29

Iran will not allow any of its enriched uranium to be shipped abroad, the deputy foreign minister says, rejecting a key demand of Western powers.
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