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UN approves new sanctions on Iran

Tuesday, March 4th 2008, 0:46

The UN Security Council votes to impose a third round of sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme.
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US Iraq troops 'insult to region'

Monday, March 3rd 2008, 14:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says foreign forces in Iraq are a humiliation for the region.
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Iran leader in landmark Iraq trip

Sunday, March 2nd 2008, 17:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The first ever visit to Iraq by an Iranian president marks a high point since the two sides' bitter war in the 1980s.
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UK MPs urge direct US-Iran talks

Sunday, March 2nd 2008, 1:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

British lawmakers urge the government to persuade the US to hold direct nuclear talks with Iran.
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Iran 'targeting' women activists

Thursday, February 28th 2008, 11:22

Amnesty International criticised what it calls a backlash against women's rights campaigners in Iran.
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Russia may back Iran sanctions

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 17:41
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia says it may support more UN sanctions against Iran if it does not stop some nuclear activity.
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EU attacks Iran's new penal code

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 13:09

The EU criticises Iran's draft penal code that would impose the death penalty for giving up Islam.
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Khamenei hails Iran 'nuclear win'

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 11:51

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hails the "great victory" achieved by Iran on the nuclear issue.
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Iran weapons project 'continued'

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 1:19
related countries: United States United States

The IAEA is told Iran's nuclear weapons work may have gone on after 2003, when a US report suggested it ceased.
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Iran defiant over sanction threat

Saturday, February 23rd 2008, 19:59
related places: Tehran

Iran's President Ahmadinejad says no amount of UN sanctions will deter Tehran from its nuclear programme.
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US will back new Iran sanctions

Saturday, February 23rd 2008, 0:49
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state says there is a "very strong case" for more sanctions on Iran over its nuclear plans.
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Iran 'nuclear questions remain'

Friday, February 22nd 2008, 21:30

New data on Iran's nuclear programme does not prove the country is not making a bomb, UN inspectors say.
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Iranians spar with Israel at UN

Thursday, February 21st 2008, 13:47
related countries: Israel Israel

Iran urges the UN to stop Israel threatening military action against its nuclear programme.
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Ahmadinejad Imam row grows

Wednesday, February 20th 2008, 19:18

An Iranian cleric criticises President Ahmadinejad for promoting belief in the imminent return of a 9th Century Shia cleric.
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Iran allows reform candidates

Tuesday, February 19th 2008, 13:07
related places: March

The Iranian body that vets election candidates reinstates another 251 who had been banned from March's vote.
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Iran guards predict Israel demise

Monday, February 18th 2008, 13:59
related countries: Israel Israel

Iran's Revolutionary Guards leader says Hezbollah will soon destroy Israel, in a letter to Hassan Nasrallah.
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Danish MPs refuse to apologise

Saturday, February 16th 2008, 20:26
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Tehran

Danish MPs cancel a trip to Iran after Tehran demands they apologise for the Muhammad cartoon row.
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Iranians urge Dutch to ban film

Saturday, February 16th 2008, 15:48
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Koran

The Iranian government calls on the Dutch to stop the screening of a film about the Koran.
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Rare US-Iran meeting is disclosed

Saturday, February 16th 2008, 2:20
related countries: United States United States

The US treasury department reveals that one of its officials took part in rare talks with Iranian officials last month.
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Ahmadinejad plans visit to Iraq

Thursday, February 14th 2008, 14:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is due in Baghdad next month for the first visit by an Iranian president to its neighbour.
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Russia criticises Iran's defiance

Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 23:12
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attacks Iran for its stance on its nuclear and rocket ambitions.
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Iran halts mistress death verdict

Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 16:44

An Iranian judge quashes the death sentence given to a woman who killed the wife of a former football star.
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Khomeini grandson returns to poll

Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 16:25

Ayatollah Khomeini's grandson is one of hundreds of candidates reinstated in Iran's parliamentary election.
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Iran stands firm on nuclear row

Monday, February 11th 2008, 13:35

Iran's president warns his government will not back down one iota in its nuclear dispute with the West.
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Iraq 'Shia militia leader' held

Friday, February 8th 2008, 10:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US troops in Iraq say they have arrested a suspected leader of a Shia militia group allegedly backed by Iran.
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Russia suspicious over Iran test

Wednesday, February 6th 2008, 12:29
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia says an Iranian missile test this week raised suspicions over its true nuclear ambitions.
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Iranians inaugurate space project

Monday, February 4th 2008, 15:18

Iran launches a research rocket to inaugurate its first home-built space centre, state TV reports.
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Iran to limit execution in public

Wednesday, January 30th 2008, 13:17

The head of Iran's judiciary issues a order that no executions be carried out in public without his permission.
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Iran claims nuclear triumph

Wednesday, January 30th 2008, 11:26

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that Iran is approaching the "summit" of nuclear development.
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Iran jails Bahai 'propagandists'

Tuesday, January 29th 2008, 11:38

Iran jails three Bahai followers for engaging in propaganda against the Islamic revolutionary system.
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Iran and Egypt 'to restore ties'

Monday, January 28th 2008, 13:40
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Iran says it is close to restoring diplomatic ties with Egypt, ending a 30-year freeze in relations.
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Iran's FM questions UN resolution

Saturday, January 26th 2008, 21:14

Iran's foreign minister urges restraint over a new draft UN sanctions resolution, in a BBC interview.
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Agreement on UN Iran sanctions

Friday, January 25th 2008, 0:52

A travel ban for nuclear scientists is among sanctions in a draft UN resolution on Iran, diplomats say
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Russia plays down Iran sanctions

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 15:32
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia plays down reports a draft UN resolution on Iran's nuclear programme calls for new sanctions.
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UN powers agree new Iran draft

Tuesday, January 22nd 2008, 18:53
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Leading UN powers agree on a draft resolution that would expand sanctions against Iran, Germany says.
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Khamenei snubs Iranian president

Monday, January 21st 2008, 18:43

Iran's supreme leader overrules President Ahmadinejad in a row over fuel for remote villages.
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Iran sanctions accord 'imminent'

Monday, January 21st 2008, 17:25
related countries: France France

World powers are "very close" to a deal on a draft UN sanctions resolution against Iran, a French diplomat says.
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Faulty heaters kill many in Iran

Wednesday, January 16th 2008, 18:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Faulty heaters are blamed for 89 deaths in Iran, while neighbouring Afghanistan also struggles with a cold spell.
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UN 'to mull new Iran sanctions'

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 17:58
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Foreign ministers from the UN Security Council will meet in Berlin next week to discuss Iran, say diplomats.
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End death by stoning, Iran urged

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 0:27

Amnesty International urges Iran to drop death by stoning, a fate the rights group says awaits 11 people.
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Turkmenistan warns Iran on gas

Sunday, January 13th 2008, 23:09
related countries: Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan insists it cut gas to Iran 12 days ago because of a technical fault with the export pipeline and late payments.
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Iran nuclear answers 'in a month'

Sunday, January 13th 2008, 21:47

Iran agrees to clarify questions over its nuclear work within a month, the UN nuclear watchdog says.
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Tehran warns US over nuclear row

Saturday, January 12th 2008, 19:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

Iran's supreme leader says the US should not use the nuclear stand-off to bring Iran to its knees.
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US-Iranian naval dispute deepens

Saturday, January 12th 2008, 9:45
related countries: United States United States

Iranian boats were involved in two previously undisclosed incidents in the Strait of Hormuz, a US official says.
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UN asks Iran for swifter answers

Friday, January 11th 2008, 20:37
related places: Tehran

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog calls for swifter co-operation from Tehran over its nuclear programme.
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US doubts over Iran boat 'threat'

Thursday, January 10th 2008, 20:49
related countries: United States United States

An alleged threat to blow up US ships may not have come from Iranian speedboats, US navy sources say.
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Iran airs video of navy stand-off

Thursday, January 10th 2008, 9:38
related countries: United States United States

Iran state TV shows video of what it says is a controversial stand-off between Iranian and US naval forces.
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Deadly blizzards bring Asia chaos

Wednesday, January 9th 2008, 17:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Heavy snow causes scores of deaths and disruption in parts of Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia and Pakistan.
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Iran says US video was fabricated

Wednesday, January 9th 2008, 11:55
related countries: United States United States

Iran's Revolutionary Guards say the US faked evidence that its ships were harassed by Iranian speedboats.
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Dozens killed in Iran blizzards

Wednesday, January 9th 2008, 5:29

At least 28 people die in Iran's heaviest snowfall in recent years, as the authorities call a two-day national holiday.
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US releases Iran stand-off video

Tuesday, January 8th 2008, 22:49
related countries: United States United States

The US releases video of a US-Iranian stand-off in the Gulf, condemned by President Bush as "provocative".
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US says Iran incident 'dangerous'

Tuesday, January 8th 2008, 7:53
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state denounces alleged threats by Iranian boats against the US navy in the Strait of Hormuz.
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Iranians 'made threat' to US ships

Monday, January 7th 2008, 23:34
related countries: United States United States

The US accuses Iran of "provocative actions", saying Iranian boats threatened to blow up US ships.
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Iran expels German diplomat

Sunday, January 6th 2008, 12:15
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Tehran

A German diplomat is told to leave Iran over what Tehran describes as "non-diplomatic activities".
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Iranian arrest over Putin 'plot'

Wednesday, January 2nd 2008, 9:41

Reports from Iran say a person has been arrested over rumours that there was a plot to kill Vladimir Putin.
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Iran gives early date for reactor

Monday, December 31st 2007, 0:09
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Bushehr

Iran says its Bushehr nuclear plant will start work in the summer - earlier than its Russian builders had said.
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US warns Iran after fuel shipment

Monday, December 17th 2007, 20:53
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The US says Iran has no need to enrich its own uranium now that Russia has begun delivering nuclear fuel.
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Russia ships nuclear fuel to Iran

Monday, December 17th 2007, 18:31
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Bushehr

Russia delivers its first shipment of nuclear fuel to Iran's Bushehr plant, officials from both countries say.
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De Burgh 'will play gig in Iran'

Saturday, December 15th 2007, 19:46

Chris De Burgh will be the first Western artist to play a concert in Iran since 1979, reports suggest.
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