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  1. February 4, 2012

    Iran to cut oil exports to ‘hostile’ European states

    Iran is planning to cut oil exports to hostile European states, to pre-empt an EU embargo due to come into force on July 1,...

  2. July 22, 2011

    Polo in Iran: Long history, bright future

    It is the final match of what has been a hot and bruising day’s play at Tehran’s Norouz Abad stadium, but the seats reserved...

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    A look at polo around the world: the state of the game in various countries, its stars...
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  1. June 21, 2010

    Iranian rebel leader hanged

    The leader of Iran's largest separatist rebel group was hanged yesterday after being convicted of killing civilians and...

  2. May 21, 2010

    Tehran allows hikers family visit

    Three American hikers held in Iran for 10 months on espionage charges have met visiting family members for the first time...

  3. May 17, 2010

    Iran releases French researcher

    Iran allowed Clotilde Reiss, a French researcher charged with espionage against the Islamic regime, to fly home on Sunday,...

  4. February 4, 2010

    Iran defies west with rocket test

    Iran said yesterday it had successfully test-fired a new satellite-carrying rocket in defiance of western concerns that the...

  5. February 4, 2010

    Iran defies west with rocket test

    Iran has test-fired a new satellite-carrying rocket in defiance of concerns in the west that the technology could help the...

  6. February 3, 2010

    Moussavi courts workers' support

    Iran 's top opposition leader yesterday urged his supporters to swap their radical political slogans for economic demands in...

  7. January 28, 2010

    Mehdi Karroubi's political credentials

    In the two decades before the Islamic revolution of 1979, Mehdi Karroubi endured nine arrests, six years in jail, one year...

  8. January 27, 2010

    Interview transcript: Mehdi Karroubi

    Mehdi Karroubi, a reform-minded cleric,has a long background of fighting against Iran’s last dynasty and has held senior...

  9. January 4, 2010

    Regime issues ultimatum over uranium enrichment offer

    Iran has threatened to enrich uranium at a higher grade next month if leading powers fail to agree on a counter-offer...

  10. December 22, 2009

    Dissident cleric's funeral draws anti-regime protests

    The funeral of Grand Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri, Iran's most senior dissident cleric, turned into an anti-regime rally...

  11. December 22, 2009

    Qom seeks to protect Islamic rulings

    The Qom seminary is the largest home to the clergy in the Shia world, and backed the Islamic revolution in 1979, writes...

  12. December 16, 2009

    Hamas support for Iran

    Khaled Meshaal, the Syria-based leader of Hamas, said the Islamist group that controls Gaza would support Iran if Israel...

  13. December 16, 2009

    Hamas vow to aid Iran if attacked

    Khaled Meshaal, the Syriabased leader of Hamas, said the Islamist group that controls Gaza would support Iran if Israel...

  14. December 9, 2009

    Vigilantes threaten Moussavi

    Iran's Islamic vigilantes surrounded the office of the opposition leader, Mir-Hossein Moussavi, yesterday after fresh...

  15. December 2, 2009

    Tehran warns of 'firm' action on Britons

    Iran yesterday warned that it could take "serious and firm" action against five British sailors who were detained in the...

  16. December 2, 2009

    Tehran warns of 'serious and firm' action on Britons

    Iran yesterday warned it could take "serious and firm" action against five British sailors who were detained in the Gulf...

  17. November 25, 2009

    Iran attacks west over nuclear rift

    Iran's top nuclear official accused western countries of trying to disturb the country's relations with Russia, in an...

  18. November 19, 2009

    Iran rejects key part of atom deal

    Iran has rejected the central tenet of a compromise deal over its nuclear programme. Unless reversed, the statement by...

  19. October 28, 2009

    Ankara's tough stance on Israel draws praise from Ahmadi-Nejad

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan won praise from Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad yesterday for his public criticism of Israel as the Turkish and...

  20. September 28, 2009

    Iran group buys telecoms stake

    A semi-private Iranian consortium, believed to be affiliated to the Revolutionary Guards, yesterday bought $7.8bn worth of...

  21. September 4, 2009

    Iran minister is Interpol suspect

    Iran's parliament yesterday confirmed most of Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad's cabinet, including a man wanted by Interpol on...

  22. July 27, 2009

    Two ministers dismissed in Iran

    Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, Iran's president, fired his culture and intelligence ministers yesterday as friction among...

  23. July 17, 2009

    Iran's nuclear chief resigns

    The head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, Gholam-Reza Aghazadeh, has "resigned" in a sign of changes to come under...

  24. July 16, 2009

    Iran air crash leaves 168 dead

    An Iranian passenger aircraft flying from Tehran to Yerevan in Armenia crashed yesterday with the loss of all 168...

  25. July 14, 2009

    Tehran to execute 14 Sunni rebels

    Iran announced yesterday that it would execute 14 members of a Sunni Muslim rebel group in a move that risks raising ethnic...

  26. July 7, 2009

    Ayatollah appeals for unity in Iran

    Iran's supreme leader has appealed for political unity following what he called the "family competition" over last month's...

  27. July 2, 2009

    Iran opposition unites in protest

    Iran's reformist opposition delivered a co--ordinated message declaring the government of Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad illegitimate...

  28. June 18, 2009

    Footballers in wristband protest

    Iran's elections stand-off spilled over on to the football field yesterday as several players in the Iran team wore green...

  29. June 12, 2009

    Moussavi rides a green wave

    If the last days of this presidential campaign are remembered for anything it will be the colour green - adopted by...

  30. June 12, 2009

    Moussavi rides a green wave

    If the last days of this presidential campaign are remembered for anything it will be the colour green - adopted by...

  31. June 10, 2009

    Poll rekindles Iran’s revolutionary spirit

    Many Iranians who witnessed the Islamic revolution back in 1979 are feeling a sense of déjà vu. The atmosphere of excitement...

  32. June 3, 2009

    Sarkozy in Iran nuclear talks

    President Nicolas Sarkozy will today meet Iran's foreign minister in Paris in a step aimed at paving the way for the...

  33. June 1, 2009

    Bomb found on Iranian flight

    Iran's civil aviation authorities yesterday said a bomb planted on a domestic flight had been defused as tensions rise in...

  34. May 1, 2009

    Second hardliner to enter Iran poll

    Mohsen Rezaei, former commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards, has announced that he will run for president,...

  35. April 27, 2009

    Journalist refuses food in Iran jail

    Roxana Saberi, the Iranian- US journalist jailed for eight years in Iran on charges of spying for the US, has gone on...

  36. April 22, 2009

    Iran offers hope for journalist

    Iran hinted that Roxana Saberi, an Iranian-American journalist charged with spying for the US and sentenced to eight years...

  37. April 17, 2009

    Iran is biggest wheat importer

    Iran has become the world's largest importer of wheat, the country's staple, in a blow to Tehran's goal of achieving...

  38. April 17, 2009

    Iran is biggest wheat importer

    Iran has become the world's largest importer of wheat, the country's staple, in a blow to Tehran's goal of achieving...

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