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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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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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Iraq bomber kills Iranian pilgrims

Friday, June 7th 2013, 20:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A suicide bomber rams a car packed with explosives into a bus in north-eastern Iraq., killing at least 10 Iranian Shia pilgrims.
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Small-town Iran: Voters' worries

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 23:01

Voters disillusioned as they struggle to make ends meet
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VIDEO: On the hunt for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 22:58
related countries: Ghana Ghana

The BBC's James Reynolds travelled to Ghana in an attempt to track down the President of Iran.
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Protest at Iran dissident's funeral

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 19:29

Tens of thousands of people attend the funeral of a senior dissident cleric in the city of Isfahan, chanting anti-government protests.
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US sanctions target Iranian currency

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 1:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

The US unveils fresh sanctions against Iran, targeting the country's currency, as it increases pressure on Tehran to abandon its nuclear programme.
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Ahmadinejad: Iran's populist and pariah leaves the stage

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 0:14

Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad set to leave the stage
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Iran talks 'going round in circles'

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 14:15

Talks with Iran on its nuclear programme have been "going around in circles", says the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
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Helicopter scare for Iran president

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 8:26

A helicopter carrying Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad makes an emergency landing in a mountainous region in northern Iran, media say.
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US lifts Iran 'iPhone' sanctions

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 20:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Apple

The US eases restrictions on the sale of mobile phones and other communications devices and software - including popular Apple products - to Iranians.
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Saudi envoy death plotter sentenced

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 17:19
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

An Iranian-American man who admitted to plotting the assassination of the Saudi ambassador to the US is sentenced to 25 years in prison.
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Iran in 'Latin America terror plot'

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 22:31
related countries: Argentina Argentina

An Argentine prosecutor accuses Iran of trying to infiltrate countries in Latin America to sponsor and carry out "terrorist activities".
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'Open race' for top Cannes prize

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 13:51
related countries: France France
related places: Cannes

Films about New York folk singers, young lesbian lovers and a tangled French-Iranian family are among the top contenders for the Palme d'Or at Cannes.
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Iran election: Conservatives dominate narrow field

Friday, May 24th 2013, 23:27

Iran's voters have little choice as conservatives dominate
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Rafsanjani criticises Iran's leaders

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 11:19

Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani accuses the country's leadership of ignorance after he is barred from running for office, say reports.
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Kerry condemns Hezbollah over Syria

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 22:55
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Lebanon's Hezbollah and Iran are perpetuating President Bashar al-Assad's "campaign of terror" in Syria.
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More centrifuges at Iran plant - UN

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 17:01
related places: Natanz

The UN's nuclear watchdog says hundreds of advanced centrifuges have been fitted at Iran's Natanz nuclear plant.
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Profiles: Iran election candidates

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 13:52

Profiles of the eight candidates set to contest Iran's presidential poll
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Ahmadinejad to contest bar on ally

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 11:38

Iran's President Ahmadinejad says he will contest the disqualification of his ally Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei from next month's presidential poll.
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Rafsanjani exclusion shows Iran establishment's weakness

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 20:58

Rafsanjani exclusion shows Iran establishment's weakness
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Key pair barred from Iran election

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 19:55

Two prominent figures in Iran, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, are barred from standing in next month's presidential election.
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Saudi Arabia arrests 10 spy suspects

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 14:54
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has arrested 10 more suspects in what it says is a spy ring linked to Iran, state media report.
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VIDEO: Will Israel bomb Iran?

Monday, May 20th 2013, 23:28

Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen explores what might happen if Iran continues with its nuclear programme.
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Iran executes two men for spying

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 10:06
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

Iranian officials say two men have been executed after they were convicted of spying for Israel and the US.
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VIDEO: Need to Know: Iran's leadership

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 0:28

BBC Persian's Rana Rahimpour explains how Iran's leadership structure works and what could happen in the upcoming presidential elections.
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Iran women barred from presidency

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 21:23

A constitutional body in Iran rules that women cannot run in presidential polls scheduled for 14 June, despite 30 women registering as candidates.
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VIDEO: US and Iranian wrestlers rumble in NYC

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 10:13
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: New York

The United Nations have played host to a different group of power players when champion wrestlers from the US, Russian and Iran visited its headquarters in New York.
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Iran elections: Candidates and rivalries in the frame

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 11:41
related places: Key

Key players enter the race to become Iran's next president
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Pledge to bolster Syrian opposition

Monday, May 13th 2013, 18:41
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Washington

The US and the UK say they will work to strengthen Syria's moderate opposition and create a transitional body to replace President Bashar al-Assad.
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Iranian convicted over Nigeria arms

Monday, May 13th 2013, 15:38
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Lagos

An Iranian man and his Nigerian accomplice are found guilty of smuggling weapons into Lagos and sentenced to five years in prison by a Nigerian court.
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Afghan protest at Iran 'shooting'

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 18:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan summons the Iranian ambassador in protest at an alleged fatal shooting of illegal migrants by Iranian border guards.
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VIDEO: Rafsanjani to stand in Iran election

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 10:23

Iranian ex-President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has registered for June's presidential election, a few minutes before an official deadline.
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Rafsanjani to stand in Iran election

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 15:10

Iran ex-President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani registers for the June elections, in what could be a challenge to the country's conservative leadership.
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Iran candidates start registering

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 10:46

Iran begins registering candidates to replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in its forthcoming presidential election.
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Iranians guilty of Kenya terror plot

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 15:54
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A Kenyan court finds two Iranian nationals guilty of obtaining explosives with the aim to attack Western targets in the East African nation.
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Canada train plot: Iran's al-Qaeda problem

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 19:10
related places: Tehran

Osama Bin Laden legacy a liability for Tehran
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Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 11:14
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Tehran

Tehran denies any links to al-Qaeda after Canada arrests two men it says were planning to derail a train with support from militant elements in Iran.
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VIDEO: 'Quake completely destroyed our home'

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 20:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Many families are homeless in Pakistan's Baluchistan province, after a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit neighbouring Iran.
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Pakistan troops help quake rescue

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 12:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan sends troops to help its citizens affected by a deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck just over the border in Iran.
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Iran struck by major earthquake

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 3:08
related countries: United States United States

Iran is hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake, the most powerful for more than 50 years, with tremors felt across Pakistan, India and the Middle East.
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Iran rocked by quake aftershocks

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 6:59

More than 80 aftershocks hit south-west Iran following Tuesday's earthquake, which killed at least 37 people and injured 850.
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Deadly quake hits south-west Iran

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 6:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bushehr

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hits Iran's Bushehr province, killing at least 37 people but leaving a nearby nuclear power plant unaffected, officials say.
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Iran unveils new uranium activities

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 10:47

Iran says it has begun operations at two uranium mines and a uranium ore processing plant, furthering its capacity to produce nuclear material.
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Iran travel ban on Saudi diplomat

Monday, April 8th 2013, 16:27
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A Saudi diplomat allegedly involved in a deadly drink-driving car accident is banned from leaving Iran, says a senior Iranian MP.
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The clock is ticking on Iran

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 16:41

Lyse Doucet on how the clock is ticking on Iran negotiations
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No agreement at Iran nuclear talks

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 20:59

Talks between world powers and Iran on its nuclear programme end without agreement, with the EU saying their positions "remain far apart".
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'Deadlock' at Iran nuclear talks

Friday, April 5th 2013, 16:30
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

Iran has failed to give "a concrete response" to proposals aimed at ending deadlock over its nuclear programme, a Western diplomat at talks in Almaty says.
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UK must keep Trident - Cameron

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 16:06
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron says the UK would be "foolish" to abandon Trident in the face of the potential threat of nuclear attack from North Korea and Iran.
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Treaty on global arms trade blocked

Friday, March 29th 2013, 1:38
related countries: Syria Syria

Iran, North Korea and Syria block what would have been the first treaty to regulate the $70bn (£46bn) global trade in conventional arms.
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Obama: US proud to be Israel ally

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 17:04
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria

Barack Obama says Israel has "no greater friend" than the US, as he makes his first visit to the country as president.
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Iran crisis: Would Israel launch an attack?

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 1:16

Would Israel launch an attack on Iran's nuclear sites?
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Saudi Arabia arrests 18 for spying

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 20:03
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia arrests an Iranian, a Lebanese and 16 Saudis accused of being part of a "spying cell for a state", officials say.
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Obama: Iran must 'reduce tensions'

Monday, March 18th 2013, 21:17

President Obama offers Iran a "practical solution" if it seeks peaceful nuclear capabilities rather than weapons, in a video marking Persian new year.
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