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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 will 'retaliate' if attacked

Friday, September 28th 2012, 4:38
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: In

In response to the Israeli prime minister's calls for a "clear red line" to be drawn to stop Iran's nuclear programme, Iran says it will defend itself if attacked.
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Israel urges 'red line' for Iran

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 20:40
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu calls for a "clear red line" to be drawn over Iran's nuclear programme, in a speech at the UN General Assembly.
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Iran leader's press man jailed

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 9:16

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's top press adviser is jailed for publishing "offensive" material, while the president is away in New York.
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Iran decries 'nuclear threats'

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 21:48
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

Iran's president accuses the West of nuclear "intimidation" in a UN General Assembly address boycotted by the US and Israel.
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Iran unveils 'indigenous' drone

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 8:14

Iran has unveiled what it says is a new "indigenous" long-range unmanned drone capable of flying over most of the Middle East, state media report.
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Obama condemns global extremism

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 1:01
related countries: Syria Syria

US President Barack Obama condemns violence and extremism as he addresses the UN General Assembly in New York.
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Rafsanjani role in spotlight as children jailed

Monday, September 24th 2012, 18:13

Politics at play in the arrest of the children of top Iran cleric?
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Google and Gmail censored in Iran

Monday, September 24th 2012, 14:41

Iran restricts access to Google's email service, Gmail, and search engine.
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Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 14:57
related countries: Germany Germany

German engineering firm Siemens rejects Iranian allegations that it planted explosive devices inside nuclear equipment destined for the country.
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Iran group 'to lose terror tag'

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 7:54
related countries: United States United States

The US is set to remove Iranian dissident group Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK) from its terror blacklist, officials say.
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Iran limits female education

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 0:57

Iranian female students banned from university courses
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EU and Iran hold nuclear talks

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 11:59

EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton meets Iran's nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili in a bid to end the stand-off over its nuclear programme.
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IAEA 'infiltrated by terrorists'

Monday, September 17th 2012, 15:23

Iran's nuclear chief warns that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) may have been infiltrated by "terrorists and saboteurs".
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UN nuclear agency rebukes Iran

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 17:29

The UN nuclear agency rebukes Iran for failing to stop atomic activity, saying it has "serious concerns" about its failure to stop enriching uranium.
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Rhino film 'rebirth for exiled Iran director'

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 15:24

The movie which spelt freedom for 'exiled' Iranian filmmaker
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Obama 'unable to meet' Israeli PM

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 1:51
related countries: Israel Israel

The White House denies President Barack Obama refused to meet Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in New York this month, amid tensions over Iran.
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UN 'frustrated' over Iran delays

Monday, September 10th 2012, 13:38
related places: Parchin

The UN's nuclear watchdog urges Iran to grant inspectors access to the Parchin site, suspected of being used for tests related to nuclear weapons.
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EU powers call for Iran sanctions

Friday, September 7th 2012, 23:08
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain, Germany and France urge fellow European Union countries to impose more sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Canada shuts down embassy in Iran

Friday, September 7th 2012, 21:19
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada is closing its embassy in Iran and expelling the remaining Iranian diplomats in Canada, accusing Tehran of "racist anti-Semitic rhetoric".
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Man admits asylum tragedy role

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 7:34
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Christmas Island Christmas Island

An Iranian-Australian man accused of organising an asylum boat that broke up off Christmas Island in 2010, killing 50 people, admits people-smuggling charges.
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VIDEO: Netanyahu: Iran 'threat to world peace'

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 22:42
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tehran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has described Iran as "the greatest threat to world peace" following a UN report which says Tehran has doubled its capacity to enrich uranium.
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VIDEO: Egypt criticism prompts Syria walk-out

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 21:29
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Israel Israel, Syria Syria
related places: Tehran

Ban Ki-moon has criticised Iran's position on Israel and the Egyptian president, Mohammed Mursi, has attacked the Syrian government on the first day of the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran.
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Iran 'doubles capacity at plant'

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 20:39

The UN's nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, says Iran has doubled production capacity at the Fordo nuclear site, in its latest quarterly report.
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Syria walkout after Egypt attack

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 17:16
related countries: Syria Syria

Egypt's president Mohammed Mursi hits out at the "oppressive" Syrian regime at a summit in Iran, sparking a walkout by the Syrian delegation.
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S Asia rival leaders due to meet

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 5:10
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Tehran

Indian PM Manmohan Singh is due to meet Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement (Nam) meeting in Tehran.
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War talk fails to dampen Israeli mood

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 23:55
related countries: Israel Israel

Talk about war with Iran fails to dampen Israeli spirits
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Iran seeks to reap summit rewards

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 0:12
related places: Tehran

Iran seeks to reap rewards of global meeting in Tehran
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World of Warcraft cut off in Iran

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 15:16
related countries: United States United States

US trade regulations have forced Blizzard to stop people in Iran playing its popular World of Warcraft video game.
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Unicredit 'in Iran investigation'

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 13:43
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

Italian bank Unicredit is co-operating with the US over a possible breach by a subsidiary of US sanctions reportedly against Iran.
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Egypt and Iran: Old enemies become new friends?

Friday, August 24th 2012, 7:52
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Egyptian leader's visit to Iran raises questions about Cairo's aim
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VIDEO: Iran dispute over Eid festival

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 11:32
related places: Ramadan

Several Iranian Shia scholars disagree with the edict issued by Iran's Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei over which day celebrations marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan were to fall on this year.
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RBS may face sanctions inquiry

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 16:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Royal Bank of Scotland is understood to be facing investigations into whether it has broken economic sanctions against Iran.
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US lifts Iran sanctions for NGOs

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 22:43
related countries: United States United States

The US Treasury says it will temporarily lift sanctions for US-based NGOs that want to send money for earthquake relief in Iran.
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Iran announces upgraded missile

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 17:28

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unveils an upgraded version of the country's Fateh-110, a short-range ballistic missile.
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An American's quest to learn Farsi

Monday, August 20th 2012, 0:45
related countries: United States United States

Iranian politics snarls a man's bid to learn his partner's native tongue
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Egypt president 'to visit Iran'

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 19:37
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi is to visit Iran to attend meetings of the Non-Aligned Movement at the end of August, state media report.
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AUDIO: Will Israel launch an attack on Iran?

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 10:02
related countries: Israel Israel

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called Israel "an insult to humankind". It follows a week in which Israel has been carrying out an increasingly public debate about whether to attack Iran's nuclear facilities. It has been suggested that an at
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VIDEO: Iranian books published in Israel

Friday, August 17th 2012, 14:30
related countries: Israel Israel

Two popular works of modern Iranian fiction have been translated into Hebrew and published in Israel for the first time.
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Israel 'ready' for short Iran war

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 15:42
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's outgoing home front defence minister says an attack on Iran would likely trigger a month-long conflict that would leave 500 Israelis dead.
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German arrests over Iran exports

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 14:21
related countries: Germany Germany

Four men are arrested in Germany on suspicion of illegally supplying Iran with parts needed to build a nuclear reactor.
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Bank's shares up on US settlement

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 8:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Standard Chartered shares rise after it agrees to pay $340m to New York regulators to settle claims that it hid transactions with Iran.
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Iran trains Syrian militia - US

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 6:13
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Damascus, Tehran

The US accuses Iran of training a pro-regime militia in Syria, as a summit of Muslim countries is poised to suspend Damascus despite protests from Tehran.
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US says Israel undecided on Iran

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 22:29
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta plays down reports that Israel is moving closer to taking military action over Iran's nuclear programme.
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VIDEO: Bank to pay $340m for Iran deals

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 21:59

Standard Chartered has agreed a $340m (£217m) settlement with New York regulators after accusations that it hid $250bn worth of transactions with Iran.
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Iran 'to take foreign quake aid'

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 21:24

The Iranian government reverses its initial decision on aid after Saturday's quakes, saying it will now accept some foreign offers of help, reports say.
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Sanctions plea for Iran quake aid

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 21:09
related countries: United States United States

American-Iranian aid organisations ask the US Treasury to temporarily lift sanctions to allow money to be sent money to earthquake victims in Iran.
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Bank to pay $340m for Iran deals

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 21:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Standard Chartered agrees a $340m settlement with New York regulators that accused it of hiding $250bn of transactions with Iran.
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VIDEO: Authorities focus on Iran quake survivors

Monday, August 13th 2012, 12:08

Authorities in north-western Iran are now focussing on providing food and shelter to survivors after Saturday's earthquake.
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Iran steps up quake relief effort

Monday, August 13th 2012, 7:14

Iran ends search operations and steps up relief efforts after Saturday's twin quakes in the north-west, which it now says killed at least 306.
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Iran begins quake relief efforts

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 15:23

Iran begins a relief operation after twin earthquakes in the north-west of the country leave at least 250 people dead and more than 2,000 injured.
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VIDEO: Iran earthquake relief efforts begin

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 11:50

Relief operations are under way in Iran after two strong earthquakes in the north-west left at least 250 people dead and more than 2,000 injured.
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VIDEO: Iran quake search as death toll rises

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 7:23

Rescuers in Iran are searching through the rubble of collapsed buildings for survivors from two strong earthquakes which left at least 250 people dead.
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Scores die in Iranian earthquakes

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 2:06

Two strong earthquakes leave at least 180 people dead in north-western Iran, as thousands spend the night in emergency shelters or in the open.
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Why Azerbaijan is closer to Israel than Iran

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 0:30
related countries: Israel Israel

Why Muslim Azerbaijan is closer to Israel than Iran
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