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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 upgrades uranium enrichment

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 13:15
related countries: United States United States

The Iranian atomic energy chief announces an upgrade to uranium enrichment machines in a move the US has called an "escalation".
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VIDEO: Iran 'running short of medicines'

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 9:37

Iranian companies importing medicines are having major problems finding banks to process payments. That is forcing many people to go to unusual lengths to get the most basic drugs.
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Iran opposition leader's family held

Monday, February 11th 2013, 12:22
related places: Tehran

Two daughters of Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi have been arrested after security forces raided their homes in the capital, Tehran.
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Attack on Iranian exile camp in Iraq

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 9:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Five people are killed in an attack on a camp in central Iraq housing members of the People's Mujahideen Organisation of Iran, officials say.
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Yemen blames Iran after weapons haul

Friday, February 8th 2013, 5:03
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Yemen's president calls on Iran to stop backing armed groups in his country after coastguards seized a ship carrying missiles and rockets.
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Iran shows 'captured drone footage'

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 18:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Iran broadcasts video footage purportedly taken from a US spy drone captured in 2011, which it says shows a US airbase in Afghanistan.
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Iran rebuffs US nuclear talks offer

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 13:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tehran

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dismisses a US offer of one-to-one talks on Tehran's nuclear programme.
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US expands sanctions against Iran

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 22:49
related countries: United States United States

The US tightens existing sanctions on Iran - targeting oil revenue and media - over its alleged nuclear weapons programme.
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VIDEO: Shoe thrown at Iran's Ahmadinejad

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 13:29
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Security guards have seized a man who tried to hit Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with a shoe as he visited a mosque in the Egyptian capital Cairo.
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Iran ex-prosecutor Mortazavi freed

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 12:18
related places: Tehran

Saeed Mortazavi, the former prosecutor general of Tehran, is released after two days in prison.
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Iranian leader targeted with shoe

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 7:53
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Security guards seize a man who tries to hit Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with a shoe as he visits a mosque in the Egyptian capital Cairo.
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Ahmadinejad begins Egypt visit

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 17:04
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad becomes the first Iranian president to visit Egypt since the Islamic revolution in 1979, as he arrives in Cairo for a summit.
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Iran arrests key ex-prosecutor

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 2:31
related places: Tehran

Saeed Mortazavi, the former prosecutor general of Tehran, is arrested on unspecified charges, Iranian news agencies say.
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Ahmadinejad offers to go to space

Monday, February 4th 2013, 18:01

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad volunteers to become the first person sent into space by his country's fledgling space programme.
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Iran seeks 'authentic' US talks

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 12:51
related countries: United States United States

Iran welcomes the US vice-president's offer of bilateral nuclear talks, but wants the US to show "a fair and real intention to resolve the issue".
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Affleck wins Directors Guild award

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 11:53

Ben Affleck has won the top film honour from the Directors Guild of America for his Iran hostage drama Argo.
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VIDEO: Iran unveils 'stealth fighter' plane

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 2:46

Iran has unveiled a new home-made combat aircraft, which officials say can evade radar.
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Iran unveils 'stealth' fighter

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 17:22

Iran unveils a new home-made combat jet - the single-seat Qaher-313 (Dominant-313) - which officials say can evade radar.
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Iran 'steps up' Syria aid - Clinton

Friday, February 1st 2013, 5:32
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia, Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Clinton

Departing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns that Iran and Russia are fuelling the conflict in Syria, as tensions rise over an alleged Israeli strike.
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US warns Iran on nuclear upgrade

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 20:16
related countries: United States United States

Iran's reported plans to upgrade its uranium enrichment centrifuges would be a "further escalation" in the nuclear stand-off, the US warns.
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Iran 'plans enrichment upgrade'

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 10:14
related places: Natanz

Iran tells the UN that it plans to use more modern uranium enrichment centrifuges at its Natanz plant, reports citing diplomats suggest.
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Israel condemns Argentina inquiry

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 20:27
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Israel Israel
related places: Buenos Aires

Israel strongly criticises Argentina for its decision to work with Iran to investigate a 1994 bombing of a Jewish cultural centre in Buenos Aires.
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Argentina and Iran agree on probe

Monday, January 28th 2013, 15:42
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina says it has reached a "historic deal" with Iran to establish a "truth commission" into the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish centre.
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Iran 'sends monkey into space'

Monday, January 28th 2013, 15:33

Iran's defence ministry announces that it has successfully launched a monkey into space.
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Eleven journalists 'held in Iran'

Monday, January 28th 2013, 12:51

The Iranian authorities have arrested 11 journalists accused of co-operating with foreign Persian-language media organisations, local media report.
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Iran denies blast at nuclear site

Monday, January 28th 2013, 11:32

Iran denies foreign media reports of a major explosion at its Fordo underground uranium enrichment site.
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Argo wins top Screen Actors award

Monday, January 28th 2013, 9:38

Ben Affleck's Iran hostage drama Argo wins the top honour for overall cast performance at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
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Nuclear issue stalks Iran's presidential election

Monday, January 28th 2013, 0:33

The faces who might next steer Iran through its nuclear crisis
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Success for Argo at Golden Globes

Monday, January 14th 2013, 8:56

Ben Affleck's film Argo, about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, wins best drama at the Golden Globe awards, with Affleck winning best director.
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US Iranians send drugs to avert crisis

Friday, January 11th 2013, 1:02
related countries: United States United States

US Iranians send medicine to Iran to stave off growing shortage
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Iranians held in Syria released

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 16:04
related countries: Syria Syria

Forty-eight Iranians held hostage by Syrian rebels since August are freed, reportedly in exchange for 2,130 prisoners held by the Syrian authorities.
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Iranian oil revenues 'plunge 45%'

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 0:58

A leading Iranian MP says oil revenues have dropped 45% because of sanctions, amid reports of airlines cancelling flights over unpaid fuel bills.
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Rafsanjani daughter in solitary

Monday, December 31st 2012, 17:36
related places: Tehran

The jailed daughter of the former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has been moved to solitary confinement in Tehran, a spokesman has confirmed.
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Sole Iran woman minister sacked

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 15:59

Marziyeh Vahid Dastjerdi, the only female minister in 30 years of Iran's Islamic republic, is sacked after a dispute with President Ahmadinejad.
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Iran 'fends off new cyber attack'

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 15:19

A power plant in southern Iran is targeted by the Stuxnet computer worm but the cyber attack is rebuffed, an Iranian official says.
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Kabul police killer 'is Iranian'

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 14:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Kabul

A female officer who killed a US civilian aide at the police headquarters in Kabul is an Iranian national, Afghan authorities say.
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Iran once again at centre of US divide

Friday, December 21st 2012, 22:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Iran at centre of Washington divide over next defence secretary
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Iran's supreme leader 'likes' Facebook despite ban

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 19:15

Iran's supreme leader 'likes' Facebook despite ban
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Iran hails nuclear talks progress

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 22:05
related places: Tehran

Iran hails progress at talks with the UN nuclear watchdog in Tehran, but the IAEA has made no comment yet on the first meeting since August.
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Pressure mounts on Iran's lawyers

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 15:53

Iran's lawyers struggle to maintain independence
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Bank hit by $300m in Iran fines

Monday, December 10th 2012, 17:01
related countries: Burma Burma, Sudan Sudan, United States United States

Standard Chartered will pay more than $300m (£187m) to settle charges it violated US sanctions on Iran, Burma, Libya and Sudan.
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Iran launches web video channel

Monday, December 10th 2012, 12:41

Iran, which has blocked access to YouTube for several years, has now set up an official video-sharing platform
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Bank sees $330m Iran settlement

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 6:25
related countries: United States United States

Standard Chartered expects to pay $330m (£205m) to US regulators to settle claims that it did not comply with US sanctions against Iran.
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Deadly earthquake in eastern Iran

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 22:07

At least five people have been killed and several injured by a 5.5 magnitude earthquake in eastern Iran, say officials.
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Iran lawyer 'ends hunger strike'

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 8:21

The imprisoned Iranian lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, is reported to have ended her hunger strike after the authorities lifted a travel ban on her daughter.
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Iran TV shows 'captured US drone'

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 16:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

Iranian state television shows images of what it says is an unmanned US drone captured in its airspace, but the US Navy denies losing one.
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UN fears for Iran hunger striker

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 12:18

The UN human rights commissioner says she is very worried about the health of Iranian activist Nasrin Sotoudeh, on a hunger strike for seven weeks.
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Iran's HIV/Aids sufferers struggle for survival

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 11:45

Iran's HIV/Aids sufferers struggle for survival
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VIDEO: Treasure 'may help Iran-US relations'

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 22:58
related countries: United States United States

The Cyrus Cylinder, which is more than 2,500 years old, is regarded by historians as the world's first declaration of human rights.
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Iran sanctions disrupt medicine supplies

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 0:31

Patients left untreated in sanctions-hit Iran
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Iranian blogger died 'of shock'

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 15:44

Iranian prosecutors say the death of blogger Sattar Beheshti in police custody may have been due to "excessive psychological stress".
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VIDEO: Riad Hijab: Iran is running Syria

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 11:26
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The former Syrian Prime Minister Riad Hijab who defected from the regime of President Bashar al-Assad earlier this year says Russia - and particularly Iran - are now deciding policy in Syria.
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Iran 'ready to double enrichment'

Friday, November 16th 2012, 18:14

Iran is ready to double the output at its underground uranium enrichment facility, the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency says.
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Iran rescue helicopter crashes

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 10:54

An Iranian rescue helicopter carrying victims of a car accident crashes, killing 10 people, after reportedly hitting power lines in dense fog.
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'Arrests' after Iran blogger dies

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 18:24

Three people are reported to have been arrested after Iranian blogger Sattar Beheshti died in police custody, state media report.
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