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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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Beirut 'suicide attack' kills four

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 12:34
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

At least four people have been killed in a twin bomb attack near an Iranian cultural centre in the south of the Lebanese capital Beirut, officials say.
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VIDEO: Beirut 'suicide attack' kills three

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 11:03
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

A twin bomb attack near an Iranian cultural centre in Beirut has left at least two people dead, officials say.
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Iran nuclear talks open in Vienna

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 14:47
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Tehran, Vienna

Iran and six world powers open the first round of talks in Vienna to seek a long-term agreement on Tehran's controversial nuclear programme.
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Iranian private bank sues government

Monday, February 17th 2014, 22:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bank Mellat, Iran's largest private bank, is suing the UK government for $4bn (£2.4bn) in damages after the Supreme Court quashed sanctions against it.
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Iran to reveal detonator information

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 15:52

The Iranian government promises to provide information on detonators as one of seven steps aimed at allaying fears over its nuclear programme.
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Iran warships to sail 'close to US'

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 1:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Atlantic

Iranian warships are to sail close to US maritime borders in the Atlantic for the first time, an Iranian naval commander tells state media.
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VIDEO: Iran handout backfires in 'shame'

Friday, February 7th 2014, 11:20

Free-food scheme backfires on Iran's president
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VIDEO: Rare snow blankets Iran's capital

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 23:54

The heaviest snowstorm in five decades has blanketed provinces in northern Iran, cutting power supplies and trapping villagers.
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Heavy snow cuts power to Iran homes

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 17:49

Heavy snow in northern Iran leaves nearly 500,000 homes without power and some towns and villages cut off.
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Acting ban for Ahmadinejad 'lookalike'

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 18:31

A well-known Iranian actor reveals he was banned from acting for eight years because of his resemblance to former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
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Israeli jailed for Iran spying offer

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 17:01
related countries: Israel Israel

A court in Israel sentences a member of the anti-Zionist Jewish sect Neturei Karta to four-and-a-half years in prison for offering to spy for Iran.
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Davos 2014: What we learned

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 3:32

Iran, the economy and a "touchy-feely" Davos
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IAEA: Long way to go on Iran accord

Friday, January 24th 2014, 12:34

The head of the UN's nuclear watchdog says the interim deal with Iran is an important step forward, but that there is still "a long way to go".
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VIDEO: Is global economic recovery a reality?

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 23:13
related countries: China China, United States United States

Davos 2014: The BBC's Robert Peston talks to US Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, about China, Iran, and whether the global economic recovery is real or a false dawn.
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US 'cautions' businesses over Iran

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 22:33
related countries: United States United States

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew tells the BBC to act "cautiously" with Iran and it is "not softening" its position on sanctions,
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VIDEO: Iran 'ready to engage with neighbours'

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 10:32

Speaking at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his government is full prepared ''to engage with all neighbouring countries to achieve shared practical solutions on a range of issues''.
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Nuclear deal keeps Iran's floundering economy afloat

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 20:06

Nuclear deal keeps Iran's drowning economy afloat
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US-Iranian accused of jet data theft

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 1:59
related countries: United States United States

An Iranian-American engineer is indicted for attempting to ship stolen documentation on a high-tech military plane to Iran, authorities say.
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Pakistan bomb kills Shia pilgrims

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 16:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A bomb strikes a bus in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, killing at least 22 Shia pilgrims returning from a trip to Iran, officials say.
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Iran invite to Syria talks withdrawn

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 0:23
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Tehran

The UN withdraws its invitation to Iran to join Syria peace talks, after Tehran refuses to back the process to form a Syrian transitional government.
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VIDEO: UN pulls Iran invite to Syria talks

Monday, January 20th 2014, 23:45
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Tehran

The UN withdraws its invitation to Iran to join Syria's peace talks after criticising Tehran for failing to back the plan to form a Syrian transitional government.
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Iran cannot go to Syria talks - US

Monday, January 20th 2014, 20:45
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Syria Syria

The US urges the UN to drop its invitation to Iran to join peace talks on Syria, in a row that threatens to wreck the meeting.
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Iran curbs uranium enrichment

Monday, January 20th 2014, 17:30

Iran begins restricting uranium enrichment under a nuclear deal with world powers which respond by suspending some economic sanctions.
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VIDEO: UN invites Iran to Syria talks

Monday, January 20th 2014, 13:32
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Syria Syria

Iran has accepted an invitation to take part in preliminary Syrian peace talks this week in Switzerland, the UN Secretary-General has confirmed.
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UN invites Iran to Syria peace talks

Monday, January 20th 2014, 10:52
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Syria Syria

UN chief Ban Ki-moon invites Iran to attend preliminary Syrian peace talks in Switzerland, prompting warnings from Syria's opposition and the US.
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Iran diplomat dies in Yemen attack

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 14:50
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

An Iranian diplomat has been killed in a gun attack outside the ambassador's residence in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, local officials say.
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Why are congressional Democrats considering new Iran sanctions?

Friday, January 17th 2014, 13:18

Is Congress wrong to want more pressure on Iran?
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Iranian 'stole US jet blueprints'

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 16:04
related countries: United States United States

US authorities arrest an Iranian-American engineer accused of attempting to ship stolen documentation on the US Joint Strike Fighter plane to Iran.
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Dubai ruler backs Iran sanction move

Monday, January 13th 2014, 20:45

The ruler of Dubai tells the BBC he supports the idea of lifting sanctions against Iran, saying it will benefit all in the region.
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VIDEO: End Iran sanctions, says Dubai's ruler

Monday, January 13th 2014, 5:02

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum speaks exclusively to the BBC's Jon Sopel in Dubai, where he says the time is ripe for sanctions against Iran to be lifted.
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Iran nuclear deal date announced

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 20:40

An interim deal to curb Iran's nuclear programme in return for easing international sanctions will enter into force on 20 January.
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'Very good progress' at Iran talks

Friday, January 10th 2014, 18:42

The EU reports "very good progress" at talks with Iran on the implementation of a nuclear deal, while Tehran says all issues have been resolved.
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Iranian MP gets spoof MI6 ID card

Friday, January 10th 2014, 16:03

Iranian MP issued with spoof James Bond ID card
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Arrests in Dubai over missing Briton

Friday, January 10th 2014, 10:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three men are arrested in Dubai over the disappearance of a British businessman of Iranian origin feared to have been abducted and murdered.
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Deadly blast at Iran war film shoot

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 14:02
related places: Tehran

At least five people are killed and several seriously hurt in Iran after live explosives detonate at a film set outside the capital, Tehran.
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Dozens hurt in Saudi jet landing

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 15:13
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Medina

A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 767 flying from Iran makes an emergency landing in Medina, injuring 29 people, three seriously, officials say.
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Iran embassy bombing suspect 'held'

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 17:27
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The head of a jihadist group behind the suicide bomb attack on the Iranian embassy in Lebanon in November is arrested, reports say.
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Iran billionaire Zanjani 'arrested'

Monday, December 30th 2013, 20:32

The billionaire Iranian businessman Babak Zanjani is arrested after being accused of withholding state oil revenue, state media say.
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Iran dissidents 'killed in Iraq'

Friday, December 27th 2013, 1:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A rocket attack kills three members of an Iranian opposition group in Iraq, the group and its parent organisation say.
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Iran talks make 'slow progress'

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 0:30

Iran says talks with world powers on the implementation of an accord on the country's nuclear programme are making "slow progress".
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US blocks Iran presence at Geneva II

Friday, December 20th 2013, 18:56
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Diplomats preparing for Syrian peace talks next month have failed to agree on whether Iran should attend, the UN-Arab League envoy on Syria says.
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Iran roadside bombing 'kills Guards'

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 12:33

Three members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards have been killed by a bomb blast in the south-eastern province of Sistan Baluchistan, local media report.
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Iran 'sends second monkey to space'

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 16:10

Iran says it has successfully sent a monkey into space for the second time this year as part of a programme aimed at manned space flight.
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Iran claims it has captured MI6 spy

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 13:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kerman

Iran says it has captured a spy working for the British intelligence agency MI6 in the south-eastern city of Kerman.
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VIDEO: Missing American 'not CIA employee'

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 1:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House has denied reports by the Associated Press news agency that an American ex-FBI agent, believed to have been held in Iran for seven years, was working for the CIA on an unapproved mission.
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Levinson 'not US government worker'

Friday, December 13th 2013, 20:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House says the ex-FBI agent believed to have been held in Iran for the last seven years was not working for the US government at the time of his disappearance.
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Iran talks halted amid sanctions row

Friday, December 13th 2013, 19:56
related countries: United States United States

Iran's delegation leaves talks on the implementation of a deal over its nuclear programme after the expansion of a US sanctions blacklist.
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US captive in Iran said to be CIA

Friday, December 13th 2013, 14:49
related countries: United States United States

An ex-FBI agent believed held in Iran for the last seven years was working for the CIA on an unapproved mission, the Associated Press reports.
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RBS fined $100m by US regulators

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 22:10
related countries: Burma Burma, Cuba Cuba, Sudan Sudan, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Royal Bank of Scotland is fined $100m by US regulators for violating US sanctions against Iran, Sudan, Burma, and Cuba.
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Iranian envoy to make first UK visit

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 12:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Iran's envoy to the UK is to make his first visit to London this week, Home Secretary William Hague announces.
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Kerry defends Iran nuclear deal

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 21:56
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry defends the six-month nuclear deal with Iran before a sceptical panel of congressmen.
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UN inspectors visit Iran plant

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 18:41
related places: Arak

Inspectors from the UN's nuclear agency visit the Arak heavy water production plant for the first time in more than two years.
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US power 'underpins Iran diplomacy'

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 7:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

Diplomacy with Iran over its nuclear programme must be backed by military power, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel tells Gulf leaders.
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VIDEO: Disabled Iranian woman on life in UK

Friday, December 6th 2013, 16:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fatemah Hosseinpoor speaks to the BBC about how cultural attitudes towards disability in her home country of Iran convinced her to move to the UK to study.
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Altered Images: The blurred baroness

Friday, December 6th 2013, 15:09

Why photos of women are doctored by some Iranian media
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