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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

Deadly quake hits south-west Iran

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 6:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bushehr

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hits Iran's Bushehr province, killing at least 37 people but leaving a nearby nuclear power plant unaffected, officials say.
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Iran unveils new uranium activities

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 10:47

Iran says it has begun operations at two uranium mines and a uranium ore processing plant, furthering its capacity to produce nuclear material.
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Iran travel ban on Saudi diplomat

Monday, April 8th 2013, 16:27
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A Saudi diplomat allegedly involved in a deadly drink-driving car accident is banned from leaving Iran, says a senior Iranian MP.
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The clock is ticking on Iran

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 16:41

Lyse Doucet on how the clock is ticking on Iran negotiations
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No agreement at Iran nuclear talks

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 20:59

Talks between world powers and Iran on its nuclear programme end without agreement, with the EU saying their positions "remain far apart".
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'Deadlock' at Iran nuclear talks

Friday, April 5th 2013, 16:30
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

Iran has failed to give "a concrete response" to proposals aimed at ending deadlock over its nuclear programme, a Western diplomat at talks in Almaty says.
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UK must keep Trident - Cameron

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 16:06
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron says the UK would be "foolish" to abandon Trident in the face of the potential threat of nuclear attack from North Korea and Iran.
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Treaty on global arms trade blocked

Friday, March 29th 2013, 1:38
related countries: Syria Syria

Iran, North Korea and Syria block what would have been the first treaty to regulate the $70bn (£46bn) global trade in conventional arms.
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Obama: US proud to be Israel ally

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 17:04
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria

Barack Obama says Israel has "no greater friend" than the US, as he makes his first visit to the country as president.
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Iran crisis: Would Israel launch an attack?

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 1:16

Would Israel launch an attack on Iran's nuclear sites?
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Saudi Arabia arrests 18 for spying

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 20:03
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia arrests an Iranian, a Lebanese and 16 Saudis accused of being part of a "spying cell for a state", officials say.
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Obama: Iran must 'reduce tensions'

Monday, March 18th 2013, 21:17

President Obama offers Iran a "practical solution" if it seeks peaceful nuclear capabilities rather than weapons, in a video marking Persian new year.
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VIDEO: Iran TV shows home-made destroyer

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 17:12

Iran has launched a domestically built destroyer in the Caspian Sea, according to state TV.
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VIDEO: Iran planning to sue over Argo

Friday, March 15th 2013, 15:20

Best Picture winner Argo has been criticised by the Iranian authorities over its portrayal of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.
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Iran nuclear weapon 'over year away'

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 19:41
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

US President Barack Obama tells an Israeli TV channel that it would take Iran "over a year or so" to develop a nuclear weapon.
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Monday, March 11th 2013, 17:19
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The presidents of Pakistan and Iran are inaugurating the Pakistani phase of a gas pipeline linking the neighbours, despite US warnings of sanctions.
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VIDEO: Iran and Pakistan inaugurate pipeline

Monday, March 11th 2013, 16:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan and Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have inaugurated a controversial gas pipeline linking the two neighbours.
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Ahmadinejad under fire for consoling Chavez's mother

Monday, March 11th 2013, 11:17
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Chavez

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is mired in a fresh controversy over both real and fake photos showing him consoling relations of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.
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Bank sees profits rise despite fine

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 8:57
related countries: United States United States

Standard Chartered bank increases profits despite being hit by a $667m (£440m) fine in the US for breaking sanctions on Iran.
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Nuclear watchdog demands Iran access

Monday, March 4th 2013, 11:32
related places: Parchin

The chief of the United Nations nuclear watchdog calls for access to Iran's Parchin military site "without further delay".
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Pakistan-Iran pipeline 'to start'

Friday, March 1st 2013, 15:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Work on a gas pipeline between Iran and Pakistan is to begin on 11 March, Pakistani officials say, despite US warnings of possible sanctions.
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Argentina passes Iran Amia deal

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 10:18
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Buenos Aires

Argentine legislators approve an agreement with Iran to set up an international truth commission into the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires.
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'Murder charge' for Iran ex-official

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 12:17

Iranian prosecutors accuse an ally of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of being an accessory to the murder of anti-government protesters, a lawyer in the case says.
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Iran: Nuclear talks 'positive step'

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 11:26

Iran says talks with world powers in Kazakhstan to try to resolve its nuclear crisis were a "positive step".
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Iran in 'useful' nuclear meeting

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 16:23

World powers and Iran hold what a Western official describes as "useful" talks in the Kazakh city of Almaty over Tehran's nuclear programme.
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VIDEO: Iran nuclear talks 'long and difficult'

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 10:09
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

A fresh round of talks about Iran's nuclear ambitions have started in Kazakhstan where Iranian officials have said they have a right to enrich uranium.
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Iran announces nuclear expansion

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 15:47

Iran has found new uranium deposits and is planning more nuclear power plants, it says, just days before more talks on its nuclear programme.
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Iran 'installs advanced centrifuges'

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 19:40

The UN's nuclear watchdog says Iran has begun installing advanced centrifuges at one of its nuclear plants, drawing an angry US reaction.
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VIDEO: Cartoons on frontline of human rights

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 0:59

Iranian political cartoons talk about abuses
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Funeral for Iran Revolutionary Guard

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 22:53
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tehran

A funeral is held in Tehran for Gen Hassan Shateri, a commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard recently killed while travelling from Syria to Lebanon.
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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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