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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 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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Iran's president in storm over #PersianGulf tweet

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 14:20

Iran's president in a storm over 'Persian Gulf' tweet
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Hezbollah: Saudis behind Iran blasts

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 1:25
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Beirut

The head of the Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah says Saudi Arabia was behind last month's blasts near Iran's embassy in Beirut.
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UK envoy to make first Iran visit

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 23:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tehran

The UK's new envoy to Tehran is to visit Iran for the first time on Tuesday.
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VIDEO: Optimism over easing of Iran sanctions

Friday, November 29th 2013, 13:25

The easing of sanctions against Iran have brought optimism to the UAE, as Jonathan Frewin reports from Dubai.
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UN 'needs time' for Iran deal

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 18:02
related places: Arak

The head of the UN's nuclear agency warns it will "take some time" before work can begin on verifying Iran's fulfilment of its nuclear deal.
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Iran's Hassan Rouhani in music video

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 12:48

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is featured in an online music video, entitled Nowsafar (Newly on the Road), marking 100 days of his government.
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US asks Iran to release ex-FBI man

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 20:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House asks Iran to help locate and free ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson, who US officials believe is being held captive in the country.
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VIDEO: Is Iran deal a turning point ?

Monday, November 25th 2013, 23:24

Iran has agreed to curb some of its nuclear activities for six months, as part of a landmark nuclear deal reached on Sunday, but is this a turning point for Iran's relationship with the international community?
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Obama defends Iran nuclear deal

Monday, November 25th 2013, 21:49
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama defends an interim deal on Iran's nuclear programme, saying "bluster" will not guarantee US security.
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Oil prices fall on Iran nuclear deal

Monday, November 25th 2013, 19:02

Oil prices fall after Iran agrees a deal to curb some of its nuclear activities in return for easing of international sanctions against it.
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Hague: Iran nuclear move 'essential'

Monday, November 25th 2013, 17:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

William Hague says the UK and its allies will leave "no stone unturned" to reach a lasting deal on curbing Iran's nuclear programme..
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Iran curbs 'may be eased next month'

Monday, November 25th 2013, 16:48
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says some EU sanctions on Iran could be lifted next month, as part of a nuclear deal with world powers.
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VIDEO: Do ordinary Iranians welcome deal?

Monday, November 25th 2013, 16:26

Iran has agreed to curb some of its nuclear activities for six months, as part of a landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers on Sunday.
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Iran cheers deal as Israel warns

Monday, November 25th 2013, 9:34
related countries: Israel Israel

Cheering crowds in Iran welcome home negotiators who secured a deal on its nuclear programme with world powers, which Israel calls a mistake.
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US: Iran deal makes Mid-East safer

Monday, November 25th 2013, 1:20
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The US secretary of state says the deal reached over Iran's nuclear programme will make the Middle East safer, but Israel fiercely disagrees.
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PM hails Iran deal as 'first step'

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 19:13

Prime Minister David Cameron welcomes the temporary deal on Iran's nuclear programme as an "important first step".
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Iran agrees to curb nuclear activity

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 16:26
related places: Tehran

Iran agrees to halt some of its work on uranium enrichment for six months, as part of a landmark nuclear deal reached with six world powers in Geneva.
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VIDEO: Obama: 'Provide Iran with modest relief'

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 4:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran, Geneva

A deal on Iran's nuclear programme agreed in Geneva will give Tehran some sanctions relief but most sanctions will stay, says US President Obama.
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VIDEO: Zarif welcomes Iran nuclear deal

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 3:58

After Iran reaches a deal with six world powers on its nuclear programme, Iran's foreign minister says he is "confident" about future progress.
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'Narrow gaps' at Iran nuclear talks

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 23:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Geneva, Friday

The UK's foreign secretary says "narrow gaps" remain between Iran and the six world powers meeting in Geneva for nuclear talks.
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VIDEO: John Kerry arrives for Iran talks

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 9:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Geneva

The US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Geneva amid hopes that a deal can finally be reached on Iran's nuclear programme.
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Powers struggle on Iran nuclear deal

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 17:30
related places: Tehran

World powers and Iran are locked in difficult talks in Geneva as they struggle to secure an interim deal on Tehran's nuclear programme.
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Key Iran nuclear talks resume

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 9:43
related places: Tehran

Negotiations between world powers and Iran on the future of Tehran's nuclear programme resume, as an Iranian negotiator warns of a "lack of trust" between the two sides.
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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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