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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 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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VIDEO: Iran sanctions hit Sri Lanka tea

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 2:11
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka tea producers say the international sanctions against Iran are causing lower sales to the country that is their second biggest customer.
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Iran MPs to probe blogger's death

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 11:18

Iran's parliament says it will investigate the case of blogger Sattar Beheshti, whose death in custody sparked an international outcry.
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Iranian jets 'fired on US drone'

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 22:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gulf

The Pentagon accuses Iran of firing on a US drone carrying out a routine mission in international air space over the Gulf.
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Iranian blogger dies after arrest

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 17:38

An Iranian blogger dies days after being detained by police for "actions against national security on social networks", his family says.
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Netanyahu 'ready' for Iran strike

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 12:12
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, says he is 'ready' to order a strike on Iran's nuclear facilities if sanctions do not work.
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VIDEO: Tappin changes plea to guilty

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 3:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A British businessman accused of plotting to sell anti-aircraft missile parts to Iran has pleaded guilty in a US court.
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Tappin pleads guilty over weapons

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 20:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: London

A retired London businessman extradited to the United States pleads guilty to selling weapons parts to Iran.
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Iran navy vessels 'dock in Sudan'

Monday, October 29th 2012, 16:52
related countries: Sudan Sudan

An Iranian naval task force has docked in Sudan, carrying with it a "message of peace and security to neighbouring countries", Iranian media report.
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Europe MPs call off Iran visit

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 17:36

European Parliament MPs cancel a visit to Iran after they are refused contacts with two jailed activists awarded the Sakharov human rights prize.
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Briton 'to admit' weapons charges

Friday, October 26th 2012, 12:54
related countries: United States United States

Retired UK businessman Christopher Tappin, extradited to the US on charges of selling weapons parts to Iran, is to change his plea to guilty.
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Iranian dissidents win Sakharov

Friday, October 26th 2012, 11:30
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Sakharov

Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi and jailed opposition lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh win this year's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, beating Russian and Belarussian finalists.
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Ahmadinejad prison visit blocked

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 21:23

Iranian judicial officials block President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from visiting a prison where one of his close aides is being held.
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Iran dismisses US talks report

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 12:52
related countries: United States United States

Iran dismisses a report in the New York Times saying that it agreed to one-on-one talks over its controversial nuclear programme with the US.
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US rejects Iranian talks report

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 1:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House denies a New York Times report saying Iran has agreed to one-on-one negotiations with the US over its nuclear programme.
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Students die in Iranian bus crash

Saturday, October 20th 2012, 8:26

At least 26 students are killed when their bus overturns in south-west Iran, while reportedly travelling at high speed in wet weather.
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Rebels blow up pipeline in Turkey

Friday, October 19th 2012, 9:49
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Kurdish rebels have blown up a gas pipeline in Turkey, disrupting the flow of gas from Iran
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Saudi envoy plotter pleads guilty

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 21:43
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

An Iranian-American man unexpectedly pleads guilty of plotting to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the US, and says Iranian agents were involved.
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Iran sanctions need time, PM says

Monday, October 15th 2012, 21:50

David Cameron says the international community must show the "courage" to give sanctions against Iran the time to work.
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Envoy appeals to Iran over Syria

Monday, October 15th 2012, 17:29
related countries: Syria Syria

UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi appeals for Iranian help to implement a ceasefire in Syria over the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
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EU imposes new sanctions on Iran

Monday, October 15th 2012, 15:49

EU member states agree a tough new package of sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme, focusing on banks, trade and gas imports.
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Maersk ceases Iranian operations

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 17:51

Maersk Line, the world's biggest shipping company, stops calling at Iranian ports as a result of sanctions against the country.
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Oscars: Foreign hopefuls unveiled

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 10:16

A record 71 countries are in contention for next year's foreign language film Oscar - but Iran, recipient of this year's prize, is not among them.
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Iran in subsidy reform rethink

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 13:27

Iranian MPs vote to consider suspending further reform of food and fuel subsidies, after protests over the sharp drop of Iran's currency, the rial.
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Iran traders open shutters again

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 17:17
related places: Tehran

Tehran's Grand Bazaar bustles again under heavy security
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Iran clashes over currency crisis

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 18:48
related countries: United States United States

Riot police in Iran break up protests in the capital, after sharp falls in its currency, the rial, which has plummeted against the US dollar.
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VIDEO: Iran's currency crisis halts trade

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 14:47
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Tehran

As riot police clash with protesteres in Tehran, the collapse in the value of the currency has had a dramtic impact on cross border trade between Iran and Turkey.
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'Enemies caused Iran rial's fall'

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 15:30
related countries: United States United States

President Ahmadinejad blames Iran's "enemies" for the sharp falls in its currency, the rial, which has hit fresh record lows against the US dollar.
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Iran rial hits record dollar low

Monday, October 1st 2012, 19:20

Iran's currency, the rial, falls as much as 18% on Monday to a record low against the US dollar, a decline caused in part by tightening sanctions.
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VIDEO: Iranian currency hits record low

Monday, October 1st 2012, 18:09

Iran's currency, the rial, has fallen as much as 18% on Monday, bringing it to a record low against the dollar.
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Gmail access restored inside Iran

Monday, October 1st 2012, 10:55

Iran lifts restrictions imposed a week ago on the secure version of the Google email service and search engine.
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Iran agency sorry for spoof story

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 16:08
related countries: United States United States

An Iranian news agency apologises after carrying a spoof story from a US satirical website claiming that President Ahmadinejad was popular among rural Americans.
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Iran's MEK loses US terror tag

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 3:57
related countries: United States United States

The US has removed the dissident Iranian group Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK) from its terror blacklist, after years of intense lobbying.
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How part of LA became 'Tehrangeles'

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 0:23

How Iranians made part of LA their own
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Iran news agency falls for spoof

Friday, September 28th 2012, 16:06
related countries: United States United States

An Iranian news agency reproduces a report from a US satirical website which says rural Americans would rather vote for Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than Barack Obama.
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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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