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News: Iran

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

Iran probes detained US scholar

Tuesday, May 15th 2007, 14:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

A US-Iranian academic detained last week is being investigated for alleged "security" crime, Tehran says.
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Iran 'steps up nuclear work'

Tuesday, May 15th 2007, 14:14

Efforts to halt Iran's nuclear programme have been overtaken by events, the head of the IAEA says.
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Iran admits holding US academic

Monday, May 14th 2007, 0:40
related countries: United States United States

Iran confirms that it is holding in jail an Iranian-American academic who was visiting her mother.
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Iran's Ahmadinejad in UAE talks

Sunday, May 13th 2007, 13:49
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits the UAE, the first such visit since Iran's 1979 revolution.
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Iran condemns Johnston's kidnap

Sunday, May 13th 2007, 10:26

Iran condemns the kidnapping of the BBC's Gaza correspondent Alan Johnston.
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Afghan FM sacked over refugees

Saturday, May 12th 2007, 15:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan MPs sack the country's foreign minister for failing to stop the deportation of refugees from Iran.
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Cheney warns Iran on Gulf visit

Saturday, May 12th 2007, 4:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

US Vice-President Dick Cheney issues a warning to Iran from an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf.
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Tehran re-elects moderate mayor

Wednesday, May 9th 2007, 17:14
related places: Tehran

Tehran's mayor is re-elected in a move seen as a victory for pragmatic conservatives within Iran.
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US-Iran academic detained in Iran

Wednesday, May 9th 2007, 12:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

A prominent US think-tank says one of its researchers has been detained in the Iranian capital Tehran.
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Student editor detained in Tehran

Monday, May 7th 2007, 10:01
related places: Tehran

A second editor of a student publication in Iran is detained over works that right-wing students say insult Islam.
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Iran's nuclear negotiator 'spied'

Saturday, May 5th 2007, 13:46
related places: Fars

Former top Iranian nuclear negotiator Hossein Mousavian is to be charged with spying, Iran's Fars news agency says.
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Iranian ex-leader to visit Vatican

Friday, May 4th 2007, 12:42

Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami meets the Pope amid moves to improve Catholic-Muslim ties.
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Iran leader accused of indecency

Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 10:52

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad comes under fire for kissing the hand of his former teacher in public.
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Iran sends Afghans home

Wednesday, May 2nd 2007, 13:13

The UN refugee agency says more than 36,000 Afghans have been deported from Iran in the past 10 days.
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Iran nuclear official 'detained'

Wednesday, May 2nd 2007, 9:46
related places: Tehran

A top Iranian former nuclear negotiator Hossein Mousavian is detained, according to reports from Tehran.
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Iran workers seek labour reform

Tuesday, May 1st 2007, 17:05
related places: Tehran

Thousands of Iranian workers gather at a Labour Day rally in Tehran, demanding the resignation of the labour minister.
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Iranian envoy holds talks in Iraq

Tuesday, May 1st 2007, 13:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A top Iranian becomes the most senior official to visit Iraq since the 2003 war, ahead of an Iraq security conference.
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Rice 'not ruling out Iran talks'

Monday, April 30th 2007, 1:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US secretary of state says she does not rule out meeting Iran's foreign minister at a conference on Iraq.
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Iran to attend key Iraq meeting

Sunday, April 29th 2007, 15:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad, Tehran

Iran will attend a key summit on Iraq's security situation, prompting speculation of high-level US-Iran talks.
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Iran bans 'Western' hairstyles

Sunday, April 29th 2007, 13:07

Iranian police warn barbers not to give male customers Western hairstyles or use make up on them.
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Solana urges US to talk to Iran

Saturday, April 28th 2007, 0:27
related countries: United States United States

The EU's foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, calls on the US to hold direct talks with Iran on a range of issues.
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Iran-EU talks near 'united' view

Thursday, April 26th 2007, 10:23
related places: Tehran

Iran's chief negotiator says Iran and the EU are close to "a united view" in talks on the Iran nuclear crisis.
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Iranian athletes invited to USA

Wednesday, April 25th 2007, 12:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

US Olympic officials hope to build bridges with the Mid-East by inviting Iranian athletes to train in America.
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Anger at Iran dress restrictions

Monday, April 23rd 2007, 18:29

A crackdown on un-Islamic dress in Iran is reportedly sparking protest in some areas.
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EU agrees Iran nuclear sanctions

Monday, April 23rd 2007, 12:44
related countries: Luxembourg Luxembourg, Russia Russia

EU foreign ministers impose sanctions on Iran that go beyond those agreed by the UN.
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EU and Iran to hold talks

Friday, April 20th 2007, 14:18
related places: Tehran

Iran's top negotiator will meet the EU's foreign policy chief next week to discuss Tehran's nuclear programme.
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Conservationist fear Iran damn

Thursday, April 19th 2007, 14:16

Iran inaugurates a dam which conservationists say will cause huge losses to its archaeological heritage.
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Iran nuclear work confirmed

Thursday, April 19th 2007, 7:30
related places: Natanz

The UN's nuclear agency confirms that Iran has begun enriching uranium after a visit to the Natanz plant.
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US concern over Iran Afghan role

Wednesday, April 18th 2007, 12:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A senior US official expresses growing concern over Iran's involvement with its neighbour Afghanistan.
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Iran pardons jailed Swedish pair

Monday, April 16th 2007, 14:35
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Iran pardons two Swedish men jailed for photographing military installations and says it will set them free.
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Group cleared over Iran murders

Sunday, April 15th 2007, 16:16

A group of men charged with gruesome killings in Iran are acquitted by the Supreme Court, reports say.
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US 'will keep Iranian detainees'

Saturday, April 14th 2007, 22:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Tehran

The US will continue holding five Iranians captured in Iraq despite protests from Tehran, US media report.
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Iran enrichment 'in early stages'

Thursday, April 12th 2007, 14:37

The head of the UN's nuclear agency, Mohamed ElBaradei, says Iran is only at the early stages of enriching uranium.
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Iran envoy repeats abuse claim

Thursday, April 12th 2007, 0:44

An Iranian diplomat kidnapped in Iraq tells reporters in Tehran a US official was present while he was tortured.
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US says Iran arming Iraq Sunnis

Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 18:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US military for the first time accuses Iran of supplying some Sunni Iraqi militant groups with munitions.
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Iran wargame 'confuses' Russia

Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 14:04
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Bushehr

Moscow expresses confusion at military exercises near Iran's Bushehr nuclear facility, which Russia is building.
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Iran film 'to tell sailors' tale'

Tuesday, April 10th 2007, 16:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Iranian military says it will release a film documenting the saga of the UK sailors held in Iran.
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Russian doubts over Iran claims

Tuesday, April 10th 2007, 13:00

Russia says it has no proof Iran has made the advances needed to produce nuclear fuel on an industrial scale.
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Iran nuclear claims anger US

Tuesday, April 10th 2007, 0:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

The US says Iran is further isolating itself after Tehran says it can produce nuclear fuel on an industrial scale.
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UK reviews sale of Iran stories

Monday, April 9th 2007, 21:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Ministry of Defence bans personnel from selling their stories following a row over the navy crew held by Iran.
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Iran 'enters new nuclear phase'

Monday, April 9th 2007, 19:01

Iran says it can produce nuclear fuel on an industrial level - a move that further strains tension with the West.
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UK captive 'felt like a traitor'

Monday, April 9th 2007, 18:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Leading Seaman Faye Turney says she "felt like a traitor" for being forced to write letters shown on Iranian TV.
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Iran captive tells of murder fear

Monday, April 9th 2007, 0:49

Leading Seaman Faye Turney tells a newspaper she feared her Iranian captors were going to kill her.
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US denies Iranian torture claim

Saturday, April 7th 2007, 23:37
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US denies claims by an Iranian diplomat abducted in Iraq that he was tortured by CIA agents.
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CIA tortured me, says Iran envoy

Saturday, April 7th 2007, 19:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

An Iranian diplomat freed from abduction in Iraq says CIA agents tortured him, but the US denies involvement.
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Iran seeks goodwill over captives

Saturday, April 7th 2007, 11:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iran hopes for a "positive" response from the UK after the release of the Royal Navy crew it held for 13 days.
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Mystery shrouds UK sailors' saga

Saturday, April 7th 2007, 10:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The saga of the UK sailors' captivity in Iran leaves many questions unanswered, the BBC's Bridget Kendall writes.
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Released sailors tell of ordeal

Friday, April 6th 2007, 16:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Navy personnel seized by Iran were blindfolded, bound and held in isolation during their captivity.
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Friday, April 6th 2007, 12:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The head of the Royal Navy defends the actions of 15 UK personnel seized by Iran and operations in the Gulf.
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'No deal done with Iran' - Blair

Thursday, April 5th 2007, 18:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Prime Minister Tony Blair insists no deal was done to free 15 Royal Navy crew members.
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Thursday, April 5th 2007, 15:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The 15 sailors and marines held by Iran for almost two weeks are being reunited with their families.
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British sailors on their way home

Thursday, April 5th 2007, 10:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The 15 UK navy personnel held captive in the Gulf are flying home after being freed by Iran.
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Iranians release British sailors

Wednesday, April 4th 2007, 20:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says 15 British naval personnel captured in the Gulf are being freed.
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UK sees promise in Iran contacts

Wednesday, April 4th 2007, 11:57

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair believes Iran wants direct talks to end the navy crew crisis, UK officials say.
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Iran 'access' to Iraq detainees

Wednesday, April 4th 2007, 11:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iran is being allowed access to five Iranians held in Iraq since January, the country's state media reports.
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Iran talks critical, says Blair

Tuesday, April 3rd 2007, 16:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The next 48 hours will be "fairly critical" in resolving the crisis of UK sailors held in Iran, Tony Blair says.
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