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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: news

Deadly clashes at Iran exile camp

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 23:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Violence erupts at an Iraqi camp for dissident Iranians, who blame Iraqi forces for the reported deaths of dozens of residents.
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Iran: Conservatives in ruckus over women's rugby

Friday, August 30th 2013, 11:00

Iranian women's league sparks debate about appropriate dress
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Kerry asks Iran to free US men

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 1:36
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry calls on Iran to release two jailed US citizens and help locate a third missing there since 2007.
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Iran 'boosts nuclear capabilities'

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 16:00

A report from the UN's nuclear agency says Iran has further boosted its capacity for uranium enrichment, including installing more centrifuges.
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'Uranium shoe' man arrested in US

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 14:33
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone, United States United States
related places: New York

A man from Sierra Leone is arrested at a New York airport on suspicion of seeking to sell uranium to Iran, with samples hidden in his shoes.
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Thailand jails Iranians on bomb plot

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 6:26
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

A court in Thailand jails two Iranian men for their roles in an attempted bomb plot in the capital, Bangkok, in 2012.
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CIA admits role in Iran's 1953 coup

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 6:58

The CIA releases documents which for the first time acknowledge its key role in the 1953 coup which ousted Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadeq.
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Iran's Rouhani 'will drop slogans'

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 23:05

Iran's new President Hassan Rouhani pledges to bring a change to the country's foreign policy, without abandoning its principles.
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Iran MPs snub three cabinet nominees

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 20:04

Iran's parliament - dominated by Islamic hardliners - rejects three of new President Hassan Rouhani's 18 nominees for his cabinet.
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Iran's nuclear opportunity

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 1:10

Iran's new president sparks hopes of progress in stand-off
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Iran prisoners urge end to sanctions

Friday, August 9th 2013, 11:41
related countries: United States United States

More than 50 political prisoners in Iran urge US President Barack Obama to end sanctions and start dialogue with President Rouhani.
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Iran urges 'serious' nuclear talks

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 15:34

Iran's new president calls for "serious and substantive" talks with the international community about Tehran's nuclear programme.
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VIDEO: A 'revolution' with serious games

Monday, August 5th 2013, 8:05

Marc Cieslak looks at the game 1979 and its depiction of the 1979 Iranian Revolution
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US can be Iran's 'willing partner'

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 21:19
related countries: United States United States

The US says it can be a "willing partner" of Iran if newly inaugurated President Hassan Rouhani seeks to resolve nuclear disagreements.
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Rouhani urges end to Iran sanctions

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 14:47

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urges an end to international sanctions in a speech to parliament after being inaugurated.
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VIDEO: US Iranians urge Rouhani reforms

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 22:54
related countries: United States United States

The new Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, has been urged to reform the country by Iranians living in the US.
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Iran installs Rouhani as president

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 14:52

Hassan Rouhani takes over as Iran's president, as his election is formally endorsed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at a Tehran ceremony.
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: In his own words

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 0:06

Defiance and denial - eight years of Iran's President Ahmadinejad
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Rouhani laments Jerusalem 'wound'

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 12:00
related countries: Israel Israel

Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani says Israeli occupation is an "old wound on the body of the Islamic world", as Iran marks its annual Jerusalem Day.
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VIDEO: Can Rouhani bring reform to Iran?

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 5:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government has declined an invitation to Iranian President Rouhani's inauguration, despite indications he wants to reach out to the West.
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Iran's 'Jerusalem Day': Behind the rallies and rhetoric

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 23:03

What 'Jerusalem Day' reveals about Iran
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US House passes tough Iran bill

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 13:47
related countries: United States United States

The US House of Representatives approves new measures against Iran over its disputed nuclear programme, penalising countries that buy Iranian oil.
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Iran's Hassan Rouhani: Key challenges

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 12:37

What are the main issues facing the new Iranian president?
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Health fears for Iran's Karroubi

Friday, July 26th 2013, 13:42

Fresh concerns are raised about the health of Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest since 2010.
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Iran write-off hits Renault profits

Friday, July 26th 2013, 10:44
related countries: France France
related places: Renault

French carmaker Renault reports a huge fall in profits for the first half of 2013 after writing off the entire value of its business in Iran.
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US eases Iran medicine sanctions

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 16:26
related countries: United States United States

The US eases sanctions on exports of medical equipment to Iran in order to enable "legitimate humanitarian trade".
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Iranian firm charged over 'insult'

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 11:05

Authorities in Iran indict the main mobile network operator, Irancell, for 'insulting' Sunni Muslims in an SMS competition.
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Can Hassan Rouhani break Iran nuclear impasse?

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 0:57

Can Iran's president-elect break nuclear impasse?
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Rouhani urges more Iran freedom

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 11:30

Iran's President-elect, Hassan Rouhani, calls on the government to stop interfering in people's private lives and for internet access to be freed up.
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US general 'target' in leak probe

Friday, June 28th 2013, 8:15
related countries: United States United States

A retired high-ranking US general, James Cartwright, is the target of an investigation into classified Iran leaks, US media report.
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Rouhani vows nuclear transparency

Monday, June 17th 2013, 22:19

Iran is ready to show more transparency on its nuclear programme, but will not halt its uranium enrichment, says President-elect Rouhani.
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VIDEO: Rouhani urges nuclear recognition

Monday, June 17th 2013, 19:28
related countries: United States United States

Iran's president-elect has said the US must recognise his country's nuclear rights if there are to be direct talks between the two.
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VIDEO: Israel's warning after Iran election

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 21:43
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel has warned there should be no let-up in pressure on Iran to stop its nuclear programme following the election of reformist-backed Hassan Rouhani as president.
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Iran poll prompts Israeli warning

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 19:39
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu warns against "wishful thinking" after reformist-backed Hassan Rouhani is elected Iran's president.
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VIDEO: Iranians hail new president Rouhani

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 8:38
related places: Tehran

Thousands of Iranians take to the streets of Tehran to celebrate the election of Hassan Rouhani as their new president.
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Rouhani hails 'win over extremism'

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 8:38

Hassan Rouhani calls his election as Iran's president a "victory of moderation over extremism" as Western nations vow to work with him.
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Iranians hail new president Rouhani

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 23:08
related places: Tehran

Thousands of Iranians take to the streets of the capital, Tehran, to celebrate the election of Hassan Rouhani as their new president.
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VIDEO: Hassan Rouhani wins Iran election

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 21:35

Reformist-backed cleric Hassan Rouhani has won Iran's presidential election, securing just over 50% of the vote and so avoiding the need for a run-off.
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Hassan Rouhani wins Iran presidency

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 19:50

Reformist-backed cleric Hassan Rouhani wins Iran's presidential election, securing just over 50% of the vote and so avoiding a run-off.
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VIDEO: Iran election: Who wields real power?

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 16:07

Reformist-backed cleric Hassan Rouhani has won Iran's presidential election - the BBC's John Simpson says he faces the country's religious establishment but "could shift Iran a little bit".
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VIDEO: Game change? Powers at play in Syria

Friday, June 14th 2013, 22:37
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Powers

A decision by the United States to offer "direct military aid" to certain Syrian opposition fighters comes amid Syrian leader is receiving backing from parts of the wider region, including Iran, Russia and Hezbollah,
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VIDEO: Long queues mark Iranian election

Friday, June 14th 2013, 21:52

Millions of voters across Iran have cast their ballots in the country's presidential elections.
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Iranians vote for new president

Friday, June 14th 2013, 21:07

Polls have closed in Iran's presidential election as voters decided who should replace incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
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VIDEO: Iran elections: Voting under way

Friday, June 14th 2013, 6:03

Millions of voters across Iran have begun casting their ballots in the country's presidential elections.
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BBC condemns Iran over 'harassment'

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 17:59

The BBC condemns "unprecedented levels of intimidation" of BBC employees' families by Iran ahead of its Friday's presidential elections.
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Tehran's political festival

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 15:28

Supporters of candidates celebrate ahead of Iran election
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Google detects Iran phishing attacks

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 10:11

Google says it has discovered thousands of "politically motivated" phishing attacks on Iranian email accounts ahead of Friday's presidential election.
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VIDEO: Iran elections - in 90 seconds

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 23:26

What next for Iran as election ushers in post-Ahmadinejad era?
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Election hope for Iran's reformists?

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 14:49

Moderate gains momentum ahead of Iran's presidential election
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Iran candidates in final election push

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 13:18

Iran's six presidential hopefuls are wrapping up their final day of campaigning ahead of Friday's elections.
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Economic troubles loom over Iran presidential election

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 0:32

Economic troubles loom over Iran presidential election
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Quiz: Could you be president of Iran?

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 7:23

Do you have what it takes to become president of Iran?
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Reformist Aref quits Iran race

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 6:29

The sole reformist candidate in Iran's presidential election, Mohammad Reza Aref, has dropped out of the race, his website says.
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VIDEO: Iran pursuing 'national internet'

Monday, June 10th 2013, 6:15

Iranian internet-users could have access to international websites such as Google and YouTube blocked, under little-known government plans to manage the internet.
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Syria protester 'killed in Beirut'

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 14:12
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Beirut

A Lebanese man apparently protesting against Hezbollah's role in the Syria conflict is shot dead outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut, reports say.
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