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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 censorship 'getting worse'

Thursday, June 14th 2007, 11:21

Iran's Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi says that censorship by the authorities in her country is getting stricter.
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US concern at Iran 'Afghan arms'

Wednesday, June 13th 2007, 20:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates says "substantial" quantities of Iranian arms are flowing into Afghanistan.
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US warns firms trading with Iran

Wednesday, June 13th 2007, 1:58
related countries: United States United States

The US threatens tough penalties against international energy companies that do business with Iran.
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Economists attack Iran policies

Tuesday, June 12th 2007, 12:43

A group of economists say mismanagement is inflicting a huge cost on the country's economy.
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Iranians confirm fourth US arrest

Sunday, June 10th 2007, 10:23
related countries: United States United States

Iran confirms it is holding a fourth Iranian American, academic Ali Shakeri, on suspicion of spying.
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Ahmadinejad remarks 'shocking'

Friday, June 8th 2007, 9:57
related countries: Israel Israel

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says he was "shocked" at comments by the Iranian president about Israel.
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Oman pummelled as cyclone passes

Wednesday, June 6th 2007, 17:14
related countries: Oman Oman

The strongest tropical storm to hit the Gulf for decades lashes Oman and heads towards southern Iran.
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Iran frees three Finnish anglers

Wednesday, June 6th 2007, 16:18
related countries: Finland Finland

Three Finns detained by Iran while fishing in the Gulf last week have been released, officials say.
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Iran holds three Finnish anglers

Wednesday, June 6th 2007, 7:07
related countries: Finland Finland

Three Finns have been detained by the Iranian authorities while fishing in the Gulf, Finnish diplomats say.
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Iran talks up short-term unions

Saturday, June 2nd 2007, 11:39

An Iranian minister says the Islamic practice of temporary marriage can help solve the country's social problems.
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Bush urges Iran to free US four

Friday, June 1st 2007, 18:30
related countries: United States United States

President Bush condemns the detention of four US citizens in Iran and calls for their immediate release.
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US 'disturbed' by Iran detentions

Thursday, May 31st 2007, 22:45
related countries: United States United States

The US has strongly criticised Iran over the detention of three US citizens and the suspected arrest of a fourth.
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Iran continues nuclear defiance

Thursday, May 31st 2007, 22:16

Iran's nuclear envoy reiterates his country's refusal to stop its nuclear programme after talks with EU officials.
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ElBaradei urges no Iran attack

Thursday, May 31st 2007, 14:01

The UN's nuclear watchdog warns "new crazies" against bombing Iran to stop its nuclear programme.
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Iran spy chief warns academics

Wednesday, May 30th 2007, 14:17

An Iranian intelligence official warns Iranian academics to be careful what they say when at conferences abroad.
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Wednesday, May 30th 2007, 14:02

An Iranian official says that Iran-US talks on Iraq cannot be separated from the dispute over Iran's nuclear program.
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US-Iranians on spying charge

Tuesday, May 29th 2007, 11:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

Iran formally charges two Iranian-American academics currently in jail in Tehran with espionage.
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US warns Iran over arming Iraqis

Monday, May 28th 2007, 16:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US calls on Iran to stop arming militants in Iraq following their first direct talks for almost 30 years.
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Iran lodges US 'spying' protest

Sunday, May 27th 2007, 20:56
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United States United States

Iran protests to a Swiss intermediary over what it says is a US spy network operating within its borders.
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Iran 'uncovers US spy networks'

Saturday, May 26th 2007, 21:48
related countries: United States United States

Iran says it has uncovered spy networks run by the US and its allies in various parts of the country.
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Powers make IAEA Iran complaint

Friday, May 25th 2007, 21:34

Four major power protest to UN nuclear chief Mohammed ElBaradei over remarks about Iran's nuclear programme.
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UN warns on Iran nuclear aims

Thursday, May 24th 2007, 12:01

The head of the UN's atomic agency says Iran could develop a nuclear weapon in three to eight years.
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US to push for new Iran sanctions

Thursday, May 24th 2007, 4:08
related countries: United States United States

The US says it will press for a new set of sanctions on Iran for defying UN demands to stop enriching uranium.
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Global worries push oil above $70

Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 21:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

Oil prices push above $70 a barrel amid fears over US-Iran tensions and low US fuel stockpiles.
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Another US scholar 'held in Iran'

Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 20:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran, May

The Soros Foundation says one of its staff is detained in Iran - the second US national to be held by Tehran in May.
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UN reports ongoing Iran defiance

Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 20:20

Iran is still defying United Nations' demands to stop enriching uranium, the UN nuclear watchdog says.
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Iran nuclear plan report awaited

Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 4:17
related countries: United States United States

The UN nuclear watchdog is to issue a report on whether Iran has suspended uranium enrichment.
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Iran crackdown on Afghan migrants

Tuesday, May 22nd 2007, 14:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Afghans and other foreigners must leave Iranian cities on the border with Afghanistan and Pakistan, officials say.
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Iran accuses US-Iranian scholar

Tuesday, May 22nd 2007, 11:19
related countries: United States United States

Iran has accused a US-Iranian academic with trying to overthrow its Islamic system of government.
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Inside view of the Gulf

Saturday, May 19th 2007, 10:52
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, Iraq Iraq

Security correspondent Frank Gardner is in Bahrain to test opinions about events in Iraq and, across the Gulf, in Iran.
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Iran denies access to US scholar

Friday, May 18th 2007, 19:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

Iranian Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi says Iran's judiciary is preventing her from representing a US-Iranian academic detained in Tehran.
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US and Iran to hold talks on Iraq

Thursday, May 17th 2007, 9:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US and Iranian diplomats will hold talks later this month on the security situation in Iraq, Iran's foreign minister says.
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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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