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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

Iran 'frees 11 political prisoners'

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 20:43

Iran is reported to have freed at least 11 political prisoners including human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and reformist politician Mohsen Aminzadeh.
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Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 14:59

An office tower in Manhattan to be seized over claims it is secretly owned by the government of Iran.
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Iran briefly opens up social media

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 15:46

A technical hitch briefly restored direct access to Facebook and Twitter in Iran on Monday evening.
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Letter diplomacy keep US and Iran 'talking'

Monday, September 16th 2013, 12:57
related countries: United States United States

How US and Iranian leaders keep 'talking' through exchanging letters
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Syria 'lesson' for Iran - Obama

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 17:35
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US President Obama says Iran should take heed from the deal on Syria's chemical weapons, calling the Iranian nuclear dispute a "larger issue".
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VIDEO: Obama 'reaches out' to Iranian leader

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 16:11
related countries: Syria Syria

President Obama has given an exclusive interview to ABC News about the Syria chemical weapons agreement and the implications this has with Iran.
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VIDEO: New Iran president on first foreign trip

Friday, September 13th 2013, 21:11

Iran's new President, Hassan Rouhani, has made his first foreign trip since taking office.
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Iran reopens film industry guild

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 16:37

Iran reopens its main film industry guild more than 20 months after it was closed in what many see as a hint of a moderate shift under the new president.
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VIDEO: 'Iranians fighting in Syria'

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 13:17
related countries: Syria Syria

Video footage has emerged that appears to show Iranian nationals dressed in military clothing operating inside Syria and apparently working with government forces.
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Iran bus collision kills at least 44

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 11:35
related places: Qom

At least 44 people die when two buses collide near the Iranian city of Qom, in an accident blamed on a tyre blowout.
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EU court annuls block on Iran firms

Friday, September 6th 2013, 15:22

The EU's top court rules that the EU should unfreeze the assets of seven Iranian banks and other businesses hit by sanctions.
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Rouhani makes nuclear talks change

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 15:34

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says the foreign ministry will head nuclear talks with the West, in what could herald a less hardline approach.
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Confusion over 'Rouhani tweets'

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 12:24

A row over tweets claiming to be from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has highlighted confusion over the Twitter accounts used.
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VIDEO: Asylum seekers living in limbo

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 4:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Australia Australia, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Every year, thousands of asylum seekers leave Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Iraq and Iran to make the dangerous and illegal journey across the sea to Australia.
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Why Iran's watchdogs hold no fear for Supreme Leader

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 1:34

Who are the only men powerful enough to dismiss Iran's leader?
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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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