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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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VIDEO: Iranian musicians shot in New York

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 18:06

Police in New York say three Iranian musicians - including two members of a rock band called Yellow Dogs - have been shot by another musician who then turned the gun on himself.
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Iran blames West for talks failure

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 12:04

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif blames divisions between Western powers for the failure to agree a deal on its nuclear programme on Saturday.
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Iran: Rouhani's first 100 days

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 11:05

Assessing Iranian President Rouhani's first 100 days in power
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Deal with Iran was 'extremely close'

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 5:01
related countries: United States United States

The US Secretary of State says a nuclear deal between world powers and Iran is achievable, and they came "extremely close" to a breakthrough at the weekend.
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NYC gunman 'was dumped from band'

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 2:46

Police say a man who shot dead three fellow Iranian musicians in New York before taking his own life was upset about being kicked out of a band.
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Iranian band members shot dead in NY

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 2:12

Three Iranian-expatriate musicians living in Brooklyn, New York, are shot dead by another Iranian musician in what police called a murder-suicide.
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Iran differences narrow, says Hague

Monday, November 11th 2013, 16:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The differences preventing Western countries reaching a deal with Iran over its nuclear programme are now "narrow", UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Iran 'backed out of nuclear deal'

Monday, November 11th 2013, 13:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Geneva

The US says Iran backed out of a deal on its nuclear programme in Geneva, as Tehran and the UN atomic agency agree steps to resolve issues.
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Positive signs despite breakdown of Iran nuclear talks

Monday, November 11th 2013, 13:35

Iran talks move from success to failure, but hope remains
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VIDEO: Sectarian strife is 'worst threat'

Monday, November 11th 2013, 6:46

Sectarian tension between Shia and Sunni Muslims is probably the most serious threat to the world security, according Iran's foreign minister, Mohamed Javad Zarif.
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Sectarian strife is 'worst threat'

Monday, November 11th 2013, 3:21

Tensions between Shia and Sunnis Muslims are probably the most serious threat to world security, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohamed Zarif tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Preserving the old sounds of Iran

Monday, November 11th 2013, 0:08
related countries: Germany Germany

A Germany university and the Music Museum of Iran join forces to digitise 4000 old gramophone records of Iranian songs.
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Iran's deputy industry minister shot

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 22:24
related places: Tehran

Iran's Deputy Industry Minister Safdar Rahmatabadi has been shot dead while driving in his car in the capital, Tehran, state media report.
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US 'not stupid' about Iran - Kerry

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 15:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington, Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington is "neither blind nor stupid" about Iran's willingness to roll back its nuclear programme.
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Hague: Iran nuclear deal can be done

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 13:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A deal can be reached with Iran on its nuclear programme despite the failure to reach agreement in Geneva, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague tells the BBC.
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'No deal' at Iran nuclear talks

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 8:10
related countries: France France
related places: Tehran

Talks in Geneva on Iran's nuclear programme end without a deal, but participants sound an optimistic note and set new talks for 20 November.
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Iran talks 'may need new round'

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 18:45

Talks in Geneva on Iran's nuclear programme may need a new round, diplomats say, as tough negotiations continue for a third day.
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Powers must 'seize moment' on Iran

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 17:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Geneva

The UK urges delegates at talks in Geneva on Iran's nuclear programme to "seize the moment", but there are concerns a new round may be needed.
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Iran talks to continue for third day

Friday, November 8th 2013, 23:05
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Geneva

Talks in Geneva on Iran's nuclear programme are to resume on Saturday, as President Obama telephones the Israeli PM to allay fears over any deal.
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Iran's women football fans score small victory

Friday, November 8th 2013, 19:43

Will Iranian women be allowed to go to football matches?
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Parties 'close to Iran nuclear deal'

Friday, November 8th 2013, 11:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Geneva

World powers and Iran are expected to reach a deal to try to resolve the nuclear crisis, as foreign ministers join talks in Geneva.
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VIDEO: Iran 'got everything, paid nothing'

Friday, November 8th 2013, 10:19
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed his anger as negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme expect to reach a breakthrough.
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Iran sees nuclear deal on Friday

Friday, November 8th 2013, 0:51
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tehran

Iran says a nuclear deal with world powers is possible during Geneva talks on Friday, as the US secretary of state changes his travel plans to attend.
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Cautious optimism at Iran talks

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 16:32
related places: Tehran

International talks on Iran's disputed nuclear programme begin in Geneva, with both sides making conciliatory statements.
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Prosecutor killed in south-east Iran

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 10:23

A public prosecutor and his driver have been killed in the restive south-eastern Iranian province of Sistan Baluchistan, state media say.
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Iran minister urges Facebook access

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 16:35

Iran's Culture Minister, Ali Jannati, says social networks should be made accessible to ordinary Iranians, singling out Facebook for special mention.
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Iranian commander 'killed in Syria'

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 11:46
related countries: Syria Syria

A funeral is held in south-eastern Iran for a Revolutionary Guards commander who was reportedly killed by rebel forces in Syria.
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Why 'Death to America' remains Iran hardliners' slogan of choice

Monday, November 4th 2013, 16:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

Why Iran has not dropped anti-US slogan despite signs of detente
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Iran Sunni group claims border raid

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 8:34

A little-known Iranian Sunni group says it carried out Friday's deadly border post attack, and vows to avenge the hangings of prisoners in response.
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Iran 'hangs 16 rebels' in reprisal

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 16:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Sixteen imprisoned rebels have been hanged in south-eastern Iran in retaliation for a deadly ambush on border guards, Iranian officials say.
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Iran: 'No need' for repeat hanging

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 22:48

Iran's justice minister says there is "no need" for a man who survived being hanged for drug smuggling to be put through a second execution.
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Jubilation and suspicion in Iran's press over nuclear talks

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 11:20

Iran's newspapers react to nuclear talks
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Iran urged to spare hanging survivor

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 10:41

Campaign group Amnesty International urges Iran not to go ahead with a repeat execution for a drug smuggler who survived a botched hanging.
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Iran talks 'most detailed ever'

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 22:15

World powers and Iran have had "their most detailed talks ever" on Iran's nuclear programme, the EU's top foreign policy official says.
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Candid words at Iran nuclear talks

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 22:05

How the Iranian foreign minister's backache broke the ice
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Upbeat mood at Iran nuclear talks

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 18:59

Iran says its proposal to international nuclear talks being held in Geneva has the "capacity to make a breakthrough".
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Could Iran's phased plan defuse nuclear standoff?

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 17:17

Mark Urban on what we know about Iran's phased nuclear plan
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VIDEO: Key Iran nuclear talks in Geneva

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 6:07

World powers are meeting in Geneva to hold their first formal negotiations with Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Israel warns over Iran before talks

Monday, October 14th 2013, 16:49
related countries: Israel Israel

It would be a "historic mistake" to ease pressure on Iran right now, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu tells parliament ahead of key nuclear talks.
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Iran rejects shipping out uranium

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 21:29

Iran will not allow any of its enriched uranium to be shipped abroad, the deputy foreign minister says, rejecting a key demand of Western powers.
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Iran denies 'uranium surplus' report

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 19:42
related places: Tehran

Iran denies a report quoting the parliament speaker as saying Tehran has a surplus of enriched uranium and plans to use it as a bargaining tool.
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Has Rouhani wrong-footed the West?

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 16:26

Mark Urban asks if Iran's leader has wrong-footed the West
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UK reopens Iran diplomatic channels

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 15:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK will restore some diplomatic relations with Iran by appointing a charge d'affaires to work with the country, Foreign Secretary William Hague announces.
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Iran seeks new tack in nuclear talks

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 14:46

Iran's foreign minister urges world powers to come up with new proposals for talks on its nuclear programme, which are set to resume next week.
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Iran holds four over sabotage plot

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 11:05

Four people have been arrested in Iran for trying to sabotage a nuclear site, says senior nuclear official Ali Akbar Salehi.
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Iran's Khamenei backs president

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 15:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

The supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, endorses overtures to the US made by President Rouhani in New York, but with reservations.
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Netanyahu warns of 'immortal Iran'

Friday, October 4th 2013, 9:22
related countries: Israel Israel, North Korea North Korea

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu warns Iranians if their "brutal" government is allowed to get nuclear weapons, it would "be immortal, like North Korea".
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VIDEO: Netanyahu warns of 'immortal Iran'

Friday, October 4th 2013, 8:52

Israel's prime minister says Iranians "deserve better" than their current government and that their lives could get worse if the country gains nuclear weapons.
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'Iran president' tweets Twitter head

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 13:57

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey and an account used by Iran's President Hassan Rouhani discuss Iran's social media ban by tweet.
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Israel issues warning against Iran

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 6:30
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu warns the UN against working with Iran, describing its new president as a 'wolf in sheep's clothing'.
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VIDEO: Israel's tough stance on Iran

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 22:34
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told the UN General Assembly that his country will never allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons, even if it has to act alone.
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Can Israel convince West to stay sceptical over Iran?

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 9:13
related countries: Israel Israel

How can Israel convince West to stay sceptical over Iran?
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VIDEO: American who did meet Iran's president

Monday, September 30th 2013, 0:12
related countries: United States United States

The American who did meet Iran's new president
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Israel PM counters Iran 'sweet talk'

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 12:09
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu heads to the US for talks with President Barack Obama to warn against Iran's diplomatic charm offensive.
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Rivals rally as Rouhani returns

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 14:30
related places: Tehran

Supporters and opponents descend on Tehran airport as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani returns from the UN, with protesters hurling shoes.
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Obama and Rouhani speak by phone

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 9:27

Amid intense diplomacy over Iran's nuclear programme, the US and Iranian presidents speak by phone - the first such exchange since 1979.
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