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Report: Iran 'successfully' fires missile capable of hitting targets 185 miles awayupdated: Sat Aug 04 2012 22:44:00

Iran has "successfully" test fired its newest version of the Fateh-110 missile, state media reported Saturday, touting the accomplishment despite international concerns about Tehran's growing military capabilities.

Iran improves its ballistic missilesupdated: Sat Aug 04 2012 22:44:00

Pentagon says Iran is improving the killing power of its ballistic missiles. Retired Gen. James "Spider" Marks OutFront.

Romney: 'I'm here to collect'updated: Tue Jan 03 2012 07:05:00

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney vows to repeal any Obama-era legislation if elected president.

Obama returns to Washingtonupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 07:05:00

President Barack Obama returned to Washington on Tuesday from a family holiday in Hawaii.

Report: Iran arrests 12 CIA agentsupdated: Thu Nov 24 2011 20:52:00

An official Iranian news agency quoted an Iranian legislator Thursday as saying that Iran's intelligence ministry had arrested 12 CIA "spies."

17 killed in Iran base blastupdated: Sat Nov 12 2011 14:21:00

At least 17 people, including a general, died as a result of an explosion on a military base near Tehran, Iranian state media reported Saturday.

Iran planning to send ships near U.S. watersupdated: Wed Sep 28 2011 12:20:00

Iran plans to send ships near the Atlantic coast of the United States, state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported Tuesday, quoting a commander.

Iran sending ships near U.S. borders?updated: Wed Sep 28 2011 12:20:00

Is Iran really sending ships toward U.S. borders or is a ploy to get attention? CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Report: Iranian forces kill, injure 30 Kurdish rebelsupdated: Sun Sep 04 2011 08:06:00

Iranian forces have launched a fresh offensive against Kurdish rebels, with a senior military commander telling a state-run news agency Saturday that 30 rebels were killed or injured in the operation.

Iran unveils missile silos as military exercises openupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 19:31:00

Iran announced Monday that it has built its first ballistic missile silos, airing video of one of the facilities as it began a new round of military exercises.

July 31 trial date set for American hikers detained in Iranupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 12:52:00

A July 31 trial date has been set for two American hikers who have been held in Iran since 2009, according to their attorney.

Iran says hikers will have court appearance by late Augustupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 17:59:00

Two American hikers who have been detained in Iran since 2009 will have their next court appearance as early as June 22, Iranian state media reported Tuesday.

Iran's leader taking over Oil Ministry temporarily, news agency saysupdated: Mon May 16 2011 14:41:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that he will temporarily run the country's Oil Ministry, state-run media reported Monday.

Trial of U.S. hikers in Iran to resumeupdated: Mon Mar 14 2011 09:32:00

The trial of American hikers charged with espionage in Iran will resume May 11, the state run Islamic Republic News Agency reported Sunday, citing the head of the Justice Ministry.

Ahmadinejad: Mideast leaders should heed calls for changeupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 14:25:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Wednesday urged Middle East leaders to listen to the voices of citizens who have taken to the streets in masses to demand a change in government -- though such protests in his own country have been crushed with brute force.

Report: Iran hangs 2 men who made videos of post-election turmoilupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 07:30:00

Iran hanged two men Monday for their actions during post-election unrest in 2009, state media reported, months after the United States' secretary of state called for Iran to drop the "imminent" executions.

State media: Iran hangs man in rare public executionupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 18:34:00

Iran executed a man in a rare public hanging in Tehran on Wednesday morning, local media reported.

Ambassadors invited to Iranian nuclear facilities, Iran saysupdated: Tue Jan 04 2011 11:35:00

Iran has invited ambassadors from several countries to visit the country's nuclear facilities, state-run media reported.

Iran executes man as Israeli spy, hangs opposition group memberupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 17:38:00

Iran has hanged a man convicted of spying for Israel and also executed another man who was a member of a government opposition group, state-run media reported Tuesday.

In southeastern Iran, rescuers search for quake victimsupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 10:23:00

Rescuers in Iran worked furiously Tuesday to free people trapped under rubble, a day after a powerful earthquake rippled through a rural stretch of villages in the country's southeastern region, Iranian media reported.

Iran installs acting foreign minister after Mottaki ousterupdated: Sat Dec 18 2010 09:40:00

Iran's nuclear chief was installed as the country's acting foreign minister on Saturday after the country's longtime top diplomat was ousted in a power play.

In Iran, rescuers work to free 3 coal miners, IRNA reportsupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 12:28:00

Rescuers in southeastern Iran are working to free three coal miners trapped after a mine collapse earlier this week, state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported, citing a local government official.

Quake rattles northwestern Iranupdated: Sat Nov 06 2010 10:56:00

An earthquake in northwestern Iran on Saturday injured at least 80 people, Iranian news agencies reported.

Chavez concludes visit to Iranupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 06:16:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez ended a two-day visit to Iran on Thursday -- a trip highlighted by widening cooperation between the nations, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

Iran apparently arrests son of woman sentenced to stoning, group saysupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 22:27:00

The son and lawyer of an Iranian woman sentenced earlier this year to death by stoning appear to have been arrested in Tabriz, Iran, a spokeswoman for the International Committee Against Stoning said Monday.

Nine reported dead in Iran 'terror attack'updated: Wed Sep 22 2010 10:34:00

Nine people were killed and 20 were wounded in what Iranian authorities call a terrorist attack in the northwestern city of Mahabad, state-run Press TV said Wednesday.

9 dead in Iran attackupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 10:34:00

Nine people are dead and 20 are wounded in what Iranian authorities call a terrorist attack in the city of Mahabad.

Iranians protest U.S. pastor's Quran burning plansupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 09:02:00

As Muslims have done elsewhere around the world, Iranians protested Friday an American pastor's threat to burn a copy of the Quran.

Pipeline blast in northeast Iran kills 4 people, state media reportsupdated: Sat Sep 11 2010 12:01:00

Four people were killed Friday by a pipeline explosion in northeast Iran, state-run media reported Saturday.

Iran cancels planned release of American hikerupdated: Sat Sep 11 2010 09:51:00

The release of American hiker Sarah Shourd has been "canceled" because the judicial process has not been completed, a prosecutor said Friday, according to the semiofficial Iranian Labour News Agency.

Iran hit by second moderate quake in 2 daysupdated: Sat Jul 31 2010 10:40:00

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit southern Iran on Saturday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said, a day after another moderate quake in the country's northeast left 170 people injured.

Earthquake hits northeastern Iran, injuring dozensupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 17:54:00

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck northeastern Iran on Friday, injuring 110 people, according to state-run media.

Attorney in Iran stoning case remains missingupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 10:30:00

An attorney representing an imprisoned Iranian woman facing possible execution by stoning remained missing Tuesday, although his wife and brother-in-law were in custody, a human rights activist said.

Activist: Family of lawyer in Iran stoning case arrestedupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 05:04:00

Iranian authorities have arrested the wife and a brother-in-law of a lawyer who is defending a woman facing imprisonment and possible execution by stoning, a human rights activist said Monday.

Protests held worldwide against execution of Iranian womanupdated: Sun Jul 25 2010 10:01:00

Hundreds of protesters rallied worldwide Saturday against the imprisonment and possible execution of an Iranian woman convicted of adultery.

Ahmadinejad: U.S. behind Iran suicide bombingsupdated: Sun Jul 18 2010 20:09:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that only U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq could be behind such bombings as the ones that struck the southeastern Iranian city of Zahedan last week, state-run media reported.

Iran execution of woman temporarily halted, state media reportsupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 01:13:00

Iran's judiciary chief has temporarily halted the execution of a woman convicted of adultery, state media reported Sunday, citing a judicial official.

Iran pardons, commutes sentences for dozens of detaineesupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 21:44:00

Iran's supreme leader has pardoned or commuted sentences for 81 detainees jailed after protests broke out in disputed presidential election, according to Iranian media.

Moussavi: Shah's 'tyranny' continues in Iranupdated: Tue Feb 02 2010 20:23:00

Mir Hossein Moussavi, the Iranian opposition leader and symbol of anti-government fervor, lashed out against Iranian authorities on Tuesday, saying remnants of the "tyranny" and "dictatorship" that prevailed under the toppled Shah of Iran's regime persist today.

Iran puts 16 protesters on trialupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 06:28:00

Sixteen opposition protesters went on trial Saturday in Iran on charges that they tried to overthrow the government, state-run media said.

Iran hangs two men, but why?updated: Mon Feb 01 2010 06:28:00

CNN's Reza Sayah reports on the fallout over Iran's recent execution of two men for reasons that are not clear.

Iran opposition leader's nephew buried after riotsupdated: Wed Dec 30 2009 16:10:00

The nephew of Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi was buried Wednesday, three days after he was killed in anti-government demonstrations.

Iran: Blood in the streetsupdated: Wed Dec 30 2009 16:10:00

Deadly clashes between protesters and police rock the streets of Iran. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Video purportedly shows Iranian police running over person at protestupdated: Wed Dec 30 2009 12:46:00

An Internet video from what its posters said was one of the anti-government demonstrations last weekend in Iran shows police vehicles driving into crowds of protesters and running over at least one.

Iran opposition leader loses jobupdated: Tue Dec 22 2009 19:57:00

Iran's Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution on Tuesday evening booted former opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi from his post as head of the Academy of Arts, Iranian media reported.

Iran reformists warned on anniversaryupdated: Wed Nov 04 2009 02:18:00

Shouts of "Allahu Akbar," or "God is great," a sign of continuing protest in Iran, could be heard Tuesday night in north and west Tehran, along with shouts of "death to dictator."

Iran warns reformists as hostage anniversary nearsupdated: Mon Nov 02 2009 19:24:00

As Tehran approaches the 30th anniversary of the Iranian hostage crisis, in which dozens of Americans where held against their will for 444 days, the Islamic republic is firmly warning against reformists taking to the streets to protest the government.

Iran prisoner beaten to death, coroner saysupdated: Tue Sep 01 2009 22:04:00

A coroner's report says that a man arrested in the violent aftermath of Iran's presidential elections died from beatings, Iranian media reported Monday in what appeared to be the first official confirmation of a detainee's death from mistreatment.

Ayatollah: U.S., UK not meddling in Iranupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 08:55:00

Foreign influences are not to blame for Iran's post-election violence, the nation's supreme leader has said, according to state-run media.

Iran: Reformist paper shut downupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 23:02:00

A newspaper aligned with Iranian reformist Mehdi Karrubi, who recently made headlines for claims that post-election detainees in Iran were raped behind bars, was shut down for running "unlawful" material, state-run media reported Monday.

Top Iranian general: Let's prosecute opposition leadersupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 02:12:00

A senior official with Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard is calling for the prosecution of two key opposition leaders and a former president, accusing them of fanning the protests that have gripped the nation since its disputed presidential election two months ago.

Trials of Iran election protesters under wayupdated: Sat Aug 01 2009 04:54:00

Trials for nearly 100 Iranians arrested in the aftermath of the disputed June 12 presidential elections began Saturday, two Iranian news agencies reported.

Ahmadinejad: There's no rift with supreme leaderupdated: Fri Jul 31 2009 13:09:00

Iran's controversial president defended his government's relationship with the country's supreme leader on Friday, disputing charges of a political rift.

Reports: Ahmadinejad may face confidence vote in parliamentupdated: Mon Jul 27 2009 01:06:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fired two members of his cabinet, and may have to face a vote of confidence in parliament for the final few days of his current term, two semi-official Iranian news agencies reported Sunday.

17 die as plane skids, bursts into flames in Iranupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 18:12:00

A passenger plane skidded off an airport runway and burst into flames in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad on Friday, killing at least 17 people and injuring about 20, according to government-backed Press TV.

Iran plane accidentupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 18:12:00

An Iranian passenger plane skidded off the runway and burst into flames in Mashhad, Iran. (No audio)

Iran's supreme leader issues warning to oppositionupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 04:51:00

Iran's supreme leader warned the political opposition Monday not to "direct the society toward insecurity."

Report: Iran opposition candidate blasts 'clear lies'updated: Sun Jul 19 2009 21:55:00

An opposition candidate in Iran's disputed presidential election blasted what he called the "thoughtless and clear lies" of the country's security forces Sunday, while students mounted new demonstrations at a university in Shiraz.

Iran says Neda's death may be tied to 'terrorist' groupupdated: Wed Jun 24 2009 11:57:00

Iran said the gunman who killed Neda Agha-Soltan may have mistaken her for the sister of an Iranian "terrorist," the Islamic Republic News Agency reported Wednesday.

Tehran tense as Iran's supreme leader endorses vote outcomeupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 12:00:00

Iran's supreme leader gave his blessing to the outcome of the country's presidential election Sunday despite widespread allegations of fraud, calling the results "a divine miracle," the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

'People are hopeless'updated: Thu Jun 18 2009 12:00:00

A supporter of Mir Hossein Moussavi tells CNN many Iranians are planning to flee the country.

Iranians get word out despite official obstaclesupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 00:42:00

Iranians have had to tailor their usual ways of communicating in the post-election tumult that has swept through the country.

Iran: Foreign media supporting 'hooligans'updated: Wed Jun 17 2009 11:33:00

Iran on Wednesday accused international journalists in the country of being the "mouthpiece" of "hooligans" who have created unrest at post-election rallies in Tehran.

Religious leaders face spying charges in Iranupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 06:25:00

Seven imprisoned leaders of the Baha'i faith in Iran have been accused of espionage and will face court hearings within a week, a judicial spokesman said Wednesday.

Iranian media report Baha'i missionary arrestsupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 16:42:00

Iranian authorities have reportedly arrested several women for doing missionary work for the Baha'is, the religious group whose persecution by the Islamic republic has been condemned by human rights activists and governments around the globe.

Bush assailant kick-starts sales for shoemakerupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 14:47:00

The shoes thrown last week at U.S. President George W. Bush have provided an unexpected windfall for the shoemaker who made them.

Iraqi shoe thrower wins hearts in Iranupdated: Fri Dec 19 2008 21:50:00

The Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at President George W. Bush has won some hearts in neighboring Iran, where one cleric dubbed the act "the shoe intifada (rebellion)."

Iranian president suffering from exhaustionupdated: Sun Oct 26 2008 07:04:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has fallen sick from exhaustion but the illness is not as serious as political opponents suggest, an Ahmadinejad ally told Iran's Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

Iran test fires rocket, says state mediaupdated: Sun Aug 17 2008 19:26:00

Iran test-fired a rocket that it plans to launch later to carry a research satellite into space, state-run media reported Sunday.

Iranian swimmer quits Olympic race against Israeliupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 06:52:00

An Iranian swimmer at the Beijing Olympics who withdrew from a race that included an Israeli did so because he was ill, authorities said Monday.

Report: Iran protests threats from Israeli officialupdated: Sat Jun 07 2008 17:55:00

Iran's United Nations delegation accused the Security Council of "emboldening" an Israeli official into threatening to attack Iran over its nuclear weapons development program, according to Iran's state-run media.

Report: Tehran protests Clinton's Iran talkupdated: Thu May 01 2008 07:04:00

The Iranian government is protesting remarks from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton -- who said the United States could "totally obliterate" Iran if it made a nuclear attack on Israel, an Iranian news outlet reported on Thursday.

U.S. cargo ship fires warning shots in Persian Gulf, Navy saysupdated: Fri Apr 25 2008 17:22:00

A U.S.-contracted cargo ship fired warning shots in the Persian Gulf at two small patrol boats believed to be from Iran, U.S. Navy officials said Friday.

Iran fires rocket from space centerupdated: Mon Feb 04 2008 08:41:00

Iran fired a rocket from its newly inaugurated space center Monday, laying the groundwork for what it says will be the future launch of its first domestically produced satellite, the semi-official FARS news agency reported.

Bush brings arms deal with Saudi visitupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 21:05:00

The Bush administration said Monday it notified Congress of plans to sell $20 billion in sophisticated arms to Saudi Arabia. The deal includes the proposed sale of 900 "joint direct attack munitions" worth close to $120 million, said U.S. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack.

Iranian leader attends Hajj ritualupdated: Mon Dec 17 2007 07:07:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad landed in the Saudi Arabian city of Medina for the first stop in the Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

U.N. votes to expand Iraq roleupdated: Fri Aug 10 2007 00:29:00

The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously passed a resolution that expands the mandate of its mission in Iraq.

Iran heaps scorn on U.S. claim of Hezbollah in Iraqupdated: Wed Jul 04 2007 06:48:00

An Iranian official slammed what he called "ridiculous and false claims" from U.S. officials about the "arrest of a foreign citizen in Iraq and his relation with Iran."

Order restored after blast at girls school in Iranupdated: Sat Feb 17 2007 07:44:00

Militants detonated a percussion bomb at a girls school in southeastern Iran and opened fire on an electricity plant before fleeing and hiding in a nearby house in Zahedan, according to a Iranian news agency's report.

Iran tests short-range missileupdated: Sun Aug 20 2006 19:57:00

Days before a U.N. deadline to accept limits on its nuclear program or face possible sanctions, Iran's armed forces tested surface-to-surface missiles Sunday in the second stage of war games near its border with Iraq.

Iran defiant on nuclear deadlineupdated: Tue Jul 04 2006 11:53:00

Iran has reiterated that it will issue its reply in August to the Western plan for incentives and talks over the country's nuclear program, an Iranian news report said.

Quake aid offered to Iranupdated: Sat Apr 01 2006 02:49:00

Nations around the world are offering aid to Iran after an earthquake killed at least 66 people and injured more than 1,400 in the western part of the nation.

Death toll rising from 3 Iran earthquakesupdated: Fri Mar 31 2006 00:43:00

A series of earthquakes struck western Iran early Friday, killing dozens and flattening entire villages.

Iran, U.S. willing to talk about Iraqupdated: Thu Mar 16 2006 06:32:00

Iran is willing to hold talks with the United States on Iraq, the Islamic Republic News Agency said Thursday, citing a top Iranian official.

Iran accuses Britain over bombingupdated: Wed Jan 25 2006 05:25:00

Iran on Wednesday accused Britain of cooperating with bombers who killed eight people in the southern Iranian city of Ahvaz on Tuesday.

Iran leader was to visit bomb cityupdated: Tue Jan 24 2006 08:06:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had been due to visit the southern city where bombs at a bank and government building killed six people Tuesday, his officials have said.

Iran president arrives in Syriaupdated: Thu Jan 19 2006 06:22:00

The presidents of Iran and Syria were meeting for talks in Damascus on Thursday -- two regional allies facing prospects of showdowns with the U.N. Security Council.

Military plane crashes in Iranupdated: Mon Jan 09 2006 02:48:00

A military plane with 11 passengers on board has crashed in northwestern Iran, killing a number of high-ranking officials in Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran's state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.

Iran official: U.S. behind kidnappingsupdated: Sat Jan 07 2006 08:29:00

Iran's interior minister accused the United States on Saturday of orchestrating the kidnapping of nine Iranian border guards with the help of Sunni militant groups linked to the Taliban and al Qaeda, according to a report.

Iran plane crash toll rises to 116updated: Wed Dec 07 2005 06:51:00

The death toll from the crash of an Iranian military transport plane near Tehran has risen to at least 116, according to Iranian officials and state-run media.

110 killed in Iran plane crashupdated: Tue Dec 06 2005 06:13:00

An Iranian military transport plane has crashed near Tehran after hitting a 10-story apartment building, killing at least 110 people -- most of them aboard the plane -- Iranian officials and state-run media reported.

Strong earthquake kills 10 in Iranupdated: Sun Nov 27 2005 07:13:00

At least 10 people died, dozens were injured and five villages damaged when a magnitude 5.9 earthquake rattled the southern tip of Iran on Sunday afternoon, officials said.

Reports: Iran voices support for Syriaupdated: Sun Nov 06 2005 06:45:00

Iran is a friend and a staunch supporter of Syria, and believes international pressure on Syria stemming from a United Nations inquiry into the assassination earlier this year of a former Lebanese prime minister is unjust and unacceptable, an Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said Sunday as reported by Iranian media.

Iran 'may share nuclear know-how'updated: Thu Sep 15 2005 06:48:00

Iran's president has told Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that his country is ready and willing to give peaceful nuclear technology to Islamic states, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported Thursday.

Iran approves uranium enrichmentupdated: Sun Oct 31 2004 03:38:00

Iran's parliament Sunday unanimously passed a resolution allowing the government to continue its uranium enrichment activities, despite recent efforts by European negotiators to curb the program.

Iran 'boosts missile range'updated: Tue Oct 05 2004 07:20:00

Iran's missiles can now hit targets as far away as 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles), a senior figure has been quoted as saying.

Report: Iran invites Iraq's Allawiupdated: Tue Aug 10 2004 11:48:00

An official Iranian news agency Tuesday reported that Iraq's interim prime minister, Ayad Allawi, has been invited to make an official visit to Iran.

Early lead for Iran conservativesupdated: Fri Feb 20 2004 00:07:00

Initial results in controversial parliamentary elections in Iran show that Islamic conservatives are winning most of the seats.

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