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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.

Little headway in Iranian nuclear talksupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 01:41:00

Iran's senior nuclear negotiator and representatives of international powers emerged Tuesday from two days of talks on Tehran's nuclear program without having reached an agreement.

Inside the Russian-Chinese allianceupdated: Fri Jun 08 2012 07:21:00

Professor Behzad Yaghmaian discusses the alliance between China and Russia and what it means for the rest of the world.

China urges pragmatism in Iran-U.N. nuclear talksupdated: Fri Jun 08 2012 07:21:00

China's President Hu Jintao urged Iran to take a "flexible and pragmatic" approach as it enters talks on its nuclear program Friday with the U.N. nuclear watchdog in Vienna, China's foreign ministry said.

Report: Putin, Ahmadinejad to meet before nuclear talksupdated: Sun Jun 03 2012 10:38:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in China next week before international talks are held on Iran's nuclear program in Moscow, Russia's state-run RIA-Novosti news agency reported Sunday.

Iranian translator released from notorious Tehran prisonupdated: Thu May 24 2012 18:48:00

A prominent Iranian literary translator imprisoned since January on unknown charges has been released on bail, a source close to the family said Wednesday.

Surviving a pirate attackupdated: Thu May 24 2012 12:00:00

A third of all seafarers are from the Philippines. Kyung Lah meets hostage survivors who lead a perilous life at sea.

Iran woos oil buyers with easy creditupdated: Wed Apr 11 2012 22:27:00

Iran is trying to skirt US and European sanctions by luring nations to buy its oil on highly advantageous credit terms, say officials in the industry.

Iran boasts nuclear progressupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 16:22:00

Iran flaunted a new generation of centrifuges and mastery of the nuclear fuel cycle Wednesday as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, clad in a white lab coat, was on hand to load domestically made fuel rods into the core of a Tehran reactor.

Iran hails major step in nuclear programupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 16:22:00

CNN's Barbara Starr is reporting that Iran is claiming that they "have mastered the nuclear fuel cycle."

U.N. nuclear inspectors returning to Tehranupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 07:04:00

The United Nations nuclear monitors plan to return to Iran at the end of the month after a positive assessment from both sides of the latest visit.

Sanctions take toll on ordinary Iraniansupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 19:56:00

Many in the West would like to see Iran punished for its nuclear ambitions. Tehran's residents would like those people to take a glimpse into their lives.

Report: Iran nuclear scientist killed in car bomb blastupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 19:34:00

A nuclear scientist was killed in a blast in Tehran on Wednesday morning, an Iranian news agency reported, in the latest in a string of attacks that Iran has blamed on Israel.

France reducing embassy staff in Tehranupdated: Sat Dec 03 2011 08:21:00

The diplomatic fallout over this week's attack on Britain's Embassy in Iran deepened Saturday as France temporarily reduced its embassy staff and Italy's ambassador Iran was summoned home.

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.

Jailed Iranian actress is releasedupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 21:53:00

An Iranian actress who was sentenced to a year in jail and 90 lashes for appearing in a film critical of the country's government has been released, according to Amnesty International and the film's producers.

Lawmaker shocked by alleged terror plotupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 12:50:00

Rep. Peter King, who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, discusses an alleged plot to kill a Saudi envoy.

Terror plot aids Iran hardliners, fuels enmity with U.S.updated: Wed Oct 12 2011 12:50:00

Those fundamentalist members of the Iranian government who have long sought to blow up any possibility for the normalization of relations between Tehran and Washington may just have succeeded.

Report: Iranian man killed near his Tehran home was a studentupdated: Sun Jul 24 2011 06:22:00

An Iranian graduate student was killed in an attack this weekend in front of his Tehran house, Iranian media said Sunday.

Clashes between security forces and protesters reported in Iranupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 14:33:00

Tehran residents reported pockets of protests and clashes with security forces Tuesday on the streets of the Iranian capital.

Clinton outraged at Libya, Iranupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 14:33:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discusses her concerns with Libya and Iran at a U.N. meeting in Geneva.

Conflicting reports on fate of Iranian opposition leadersupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 16:27:00

Reports conflicted Monday over the fate of Iranian opposition leaders Mir Hossein Moussavi and Mehdi Karrubi, with an opposition website reporting that they were in custody of the government but a semi-official news agency denying it.

Security forces push back on Iranian protestersupdated: Sun Feb 20 2011 15:08:00

Thousands of security officers cracked down on landmark sites in Iran's capital and other major cities Sunday, at times striking at throngs of protesters with batons and rushing others on motorcycles, witnesses said.

Opposition protests in Iranupdated: Sun Feb 20 2011 15:08:00

Witnesses say security agents on motorcycles are riding onto sidewalks to disperse opposition protests in Tehran, Iran.

Report: Family of Iranian opposition leader worried for his well-beingupdated: Sat Feb 19 2011 17:47:00

The daughters of Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi and his wife, Zahra Rahnavard, say they haven't been able to see or contact their parents for days and they're concerned about their well-being, opposition websites Jaras and Kaleme reported.

Tehran streets mostly empty after protesters clash with policeupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 18:07:00

Tens of thousands of demonstrators who marched in Tehran in defiance of the Iranian government were largely cleared from the city's streets by nightfall.

Iran court to target 'media crimes,' spurring fears of fresh crackdownupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 12:45:00

Iranian officials said Sunday that the Middle Eastern nation will create a court focusing on "media crimes," according to state-run media reports, a move that has fueled fears Tehran is further intensifying its crackdown on journalists.

Iran touts tour of nuclear sites, despite absence of key criticsupdated: Sat Jan 15 2011 18:29:00

Iran's acting foreign minister touted a tour by international dignitaries of its nuclear facilities as a sign of Tehran's goodwill and transparency, state-run media reported, although none of those visitors came from the U.N. Security Council and other countries that have taken issue with its program.

Iran calls for public holiday as air pollution plagues capitalupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 03:13:00

Iran has declared a two-day public holiday in Tehran after air pollution hit dangerous levels.

Iranian professor killed in car bombingupdated: Mon Nov 29 2010 12:29:00

A university professor in Iran was killed in a car bombing in Tehran.

Blast reported at Iranian hospitalupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 08:05:00

A bomb exploded Tuesday at a hospital near Tehran, Iranian media reports said.

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.

State media: Iranian scientist arrives homeupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 10:30:00

An Iranian nuclear scientist, who Tehran claims was kidnapped by U.S. agents, arrived in his homeland early Thursday, state-run media reported.

Source: Iranian researcher headed back to Tehran from U.S.updated: Tue Jul 13 2010 21:40:00

Shahram Amiri -- an Iranian nuclear scientist Tehran claimed was kidnapped by U.S. agents -- is leaving Washington Tuesday night for Iran, a diplomatic source has told CNN.

Iran to close government offices amid heat waveupdated: Sat Jul 10 2010 04:00:00

Iran will close government offices in Tehran and other areas because of sweltering weather, the nation's semiofficial Fars New agency reported Saturday.

Hikers' mothers return to U.S. without childrenupdated: Sun May 23 2010 12:15:00

The mothers of three American hikers detained in Iran made an emotional return to the United States on Saturday after visiting their children in Tehran for the first time in 10 months.

Turkish prime minister heads to Iran for nuclear talksupdated: Sun May 16 2010 16:26:00

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Sunday he was heading to Iran to join nuclear talks in Tehran involving Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Iranian cleric: Loose women cause quakesupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 12:50:00

An Iranian cleric becomes a comedic target after saying women who dress provocatively are to blame for earthquakes.

Negotiations under way with Iran over Iranian-American's releaseupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 08:29:00

An American lawyer has been holding secret negotiations with Iran for the release of an Iranian-American being detained for two years.

Iranians celebrate holiday under police crackdownupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 08:24:00

Iranians marked a holiday that leads up to the Persian new year under the watchful eyes of police Tuesday night after the Islamic republic's supreme leader tried to discourage the celebrations.

Anniversary of Iran Revolution: News updatesupdated: Thu Feb 11 2010 19:50:00

3:05 a.m., Friday (6:35 p.m. ET, Thursday) CNN reporter Ivan Watson reports on "The Situation Room" that "ordinary activists" have described feeling "demoralized and disappointed" that there weren't as many protesters in the streets as they had hoped. Watson also reported that there was confusion among protesters about where to march and when to hold signs aloft.

Reports: Iranian panel denies Kerry visit to Tehranupdated: Tue Jan 05 2010 15:28:00

An Iranian parliamentary committee has denied a request by U.S. Sen. John Kerry to visit Tehran, according to reports from Iran.

Parliament calls for arrest of Moussavi, two other opposition leadersupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 16:25:00

Iran's parliament has asked authorities to arrest "the main instigators and directors" of Sunday's violent anti-government protests, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported Wednesday, the same day massive pro-government rallies were held in Tehran and other cities.

Rallying by the thousandsupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 16:25:00

Thousands of Iranians hold pro-government rallies in various cities across the country.

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.

Iranian official: Arrest anti-government demonstratorsupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 18:21:00

An Iranian national security official has called for demonstrators to be arrested following deadly weekend anti-government protests in Tehran. Soon afterward, an opposition Web site reported a wave of arrests.

Several killed, 300 arrested in Tehran protestsupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 03:20:00

Several people were killed and more than 300 were arrested in anti-government protests in Tehran Sunday, Iran's Deputy Police Chief Ahmad Reza Radan said on state television station IRINN.

Riot police clash with protesters in Tehranupdated: Sun Dec 27 2009 01:54:00

Political conflict and public piety converged on tension-filled streets in Tehran, Iran, on Saturday. Clashes erupted between riot police and opposition protesters as hundreds of people solemnly took part in an annual Shiite Muslim observance.

Iranian cleric's funeral draws protestersupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 06:37:00

Tens of thousands of people chanted anti-government slogans Monday before the funeral of a top Iranian cleric who turned into one of the regime's most vocal critics, a witness said.

Demonstrations turn hostileupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 15:35:00

Police and demonstrators clash as Iran marks the deadly 1953 student protests.

Iran police clash with protestersupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 15:35:00

Demonstrators shouting "Death to the dictator" clashed with police in Iran on Monday as students took to the streets to mark a key national anniversary, witnesses said.

1979 hostage crisis still casts pall on U.S.-Iran relationsupdated: Wed Nov 04 2009 13:50:00

Thirty years ago Wednesday, Iranian student revolutionaries climbed over the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and seized dozens of Americans, whom they ultimately held hostage for 444 days.

Protesters chant 'death to dictator' at annual Tehran rallyupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 13:05:00

Large crowds gathered in the Iranian capital Friday to march in an annual pro-Palestinian rally, among them thousands of green-clad supporters of the opposition movement, according to CNN sources in Tehran.

Iranian opposition leader's office raided, shut downupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 12:43:00

Iranian authorities raided and shut down the offices of opposition leader Mehdi Karrubi, an Iranian news agency reported Tuesday, one day after another prominent reformer's office was raided.

Iran media: Officials to probe secret burial claimupdated: Mon Aug 31 2009 11:51:00

City officials in Tehran have agreed to investigate claims that bodies of protesters killed in the unrest that followed Iran's disputed presidential election were secretly buried in the nation's largest cemetery, Iranian media reported Sunday.

Reporter held for 21 days in Iranian jailsupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 14:14:00

Iason Athanasiadis' ordeal began at the airport, shortly after he checked in for his flight to leave Tehran.

Iran's election authority: Partial recount shows election validupdated: Tue Jun 30 2009 10:41:00

Saying it had completed an investigation into alleged voter irregularities, Iran's election authority on Monday stood by its findings that gave hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad an overwhelming victory and sparked more than two weeks of chaos in the streets.

Memorial march turned rallyupdated: Mon Jun 29 2009 18:09:00

A memorial march in Tehran turns into an opposition rally. CNN's Reza Sayah reports

Thousands demonstrate silently in Tehranupdated: Sun Jun 28 2009 22:09:00

Watched closely by police, several thousand protesters moved slowly down a major Tehran thoroughfare Sunday in the first demonstration over the country's disputed presidential election that authorities have allowed in days.

Iranian minister blames Britain, U.S. for unrestupdated: Sun Jun 28 2009 21:05:00

Iran's intelligence minister Sunday blamed Western powers for stirring up protests over its disputed presidential election, singling out Britain and saying the British Embassy in Tehran "played a heavy role in the recent disturbances."

Violence flares again in Tehranupdated: Wed Jun 24 2009 23:29:00

Security forces wielding clubs and firing weapons beat back hundreds of would-be demonstrators who had flocked to a square in the capital on Wednesday to continue protests against an election they have denounced as fraudulent, witnesses told CNN.

American woman describes Tehran ordeal: 'I was terrified'updated: Wed Jun 24 2009 10:19:00

Inspired by images of Iranians taking to the streets to support the opposition presidential candidate, Michelle May decided to head to Tehran.

Analysis: Why is Iran so upset with Britain?updated: Tue Jun 23 2009 11:10:00

The contested election results in Iran have brought thousands onto the streets of Tehran in protest. So why have the voices of two of Iran's most prominent critics -- the United States and its leading ally the UK -- so far been comparatively muted in their support of the protesters and in their criticisms of the regime?

Riot police confront protesters in Tehran, witnesses sayupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 20:36:00

A defiant and chaotic protest sprouted in and around a public square Monday despite a warning by Iran's Revolutionary Guard against the kind of street demonstrations that have roiled Iran for more than a week, witnesses said.

Pahlavi calls vote 'fraud'updated: Mon Jun 22 2009 20:36:00

Iran's former crown prince and a leading advocate for civil disobedience, Reza Pahlavi, calls Iran's election a "fraud."

Images from Tehran clashesupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 01:27:00

CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva on Sunday talks with a young woman who was a witness to Saturday clashes on Tehran streets.

'How can vote rigging happen?'updated: Sun Jun 21 2009 21:01:00

Ayatollah Khamenei addresses the outrage over the results of the recent Iranian Presidential election.

Videos, pictures offer chilling glimpses of Iranupdated: Sun Jun 21 2009 21:01:00

A harrowing video surfaced late Saturday of an apparent home invasion by Iranian security forces that conveyed the fear and chaos in Tehran after a day of brutal crackdown on protesters.

90,000 protest in Franceupdated: Sat Jun 20 2009 22:33:00

Some 90,000 Iranians gathered north of Paris, in solidarity with their countrymen amid the uprising in Tehran.

Rallies in France, Germany, U.S. support Iranian demonstratorsupdated: Sat Jun 20 2009 22:33:00

Demonstrators gathered in major cities in France, the United States and Germany on Saturday to condemn Iran's crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tehran.

Street clash in Tehranupdated: Sat Jun 20 2009 19:30:00

On a Tehran street near Azadi Square in Tehran, protesters and police hurl objects at each other.

Opposition plans another rallyupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 18:25:00

After Iran's supreme leader sides with the president, CNN's Reza Sayah reports the ball is now in the opposition's court.

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.

Rival demonstrations fill Tehran streetsupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 21:45:00

Supporters of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his main political rival attended demonstrations at separate locations in Tehran on Tuesday in the wake of last week's disputed presidential election.

Return to Tehran a memorable journeyupdated: Thu Jan 01 2009 08:26:00

In summer, I flew from Istanbul's Ataturk Airport to Tehran's Khomeini Airport to film a public television show on Iran. For an American, it was eye-opening from the first moment. When the pilot said, "We're taking this plane to Tehran," nobody was alarmed.

U.S. student arrested in Tehran while working on thesis projectupdated: Wed Oct 22 2008 16:03:00

Officials in the United States are looking into the recent arrest of an Iranian-American student in Tehran who was working on a research project on women's rights in Iran. Iran: Not Giving Up Nuclear Rightsupdated: Sun Aug 03 2008 03:00:00

Iran will not give up "a single iota of its nuclear rights," the country's president said Saturday, rebuffing an informal deadline to stop expanding uranium enrichment or face more sanctions

Tehran building collapseupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 08:43:00

Dozens of laborers are killed in Tehran after a building they were living in collapses. What Iran's Poll Results Meanupdated: Sun Mar 16 2008 21:55:00

A big turnout and conservative win may be good news for Ahmadinejad, but all was not lost for moderates

McLaughlin: NIE is not as decisive as it may seemupdated: Mon Dec 10 2007 20:25:00

Now that the furor over the recent National Intelligence Estimate on Iran has died down a bit, it's worth reflecting on the significance of this episode -- what it tells us about the intelligence community, about the arcane world of "national estimates," and about their impact on national policy.

Ottawa: Iran expels Canadian ambassadorupdated: Mon Dec 03 2007 23:42:00

Iran has expelled Canada's ambassador, Canadian Foreign Minister Maxime Bernier said Monday in a statement. Jailed U.S. Academic in Iran Freedupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 12:00:00

A detained Iranian-American academic accused of conspiring against the government was freed on bail Tuesday from a Tehran prison

Iran to decide on detained Americansupdated: Tue Jun 12 2007 09:23:00

As Tehran presses for the release of five Iranians held by the U.S. military in Iraq, Iran's top judiciary spokesman announced Tuesday that three detained Iranian-Americans will be formally indicted or freed by the end of the week, according to Iranian media reports.

Iranian official: U.S. detainees sent to interfere in Tehranupdated: Sat Jun 02 2007 17:42:00

The United States was using some of the four Iranian-Americans detained by Tehran to meddle in Iranian affairs and is trying to cover it up, Tehran's security chief charged Saturday.

Sources: Iran imprisons 4th Iranian-Americanupdated: Wed May 23 2007 09:28:00

Iran recently imprisoned a fourth person of dual Iranian and American citizenship, the man's family and colleagues told CNN on Wednesday

Britons leave Tehran for homeupdated: Wed Apr 04 2007 04:22:00

The 15 British service members held in Iranian custody for nearly two weeks flew out of Tehran Thursday aboard a British Airways jet bound for London, according to Tehran's Mehrabad Airport flight information.

The insider's guide: Iran's nuclear tourismupdated: Mon Oct 09 2006 12:54:00

Iran has announced it will allow foreign tourists to visit its nuclear facilities -- a novel approach to calming the world's fears about its nuclear program. What could you expect from a visit, and should you take the kids or the Geiger counter?

Iran says it's willing to resume talksupdated: Tue Aug 22 2006 02:13:00

The Iranian government has provided a detailed written response to a package of incentives offered by the United States and other Western nations for Tehran to roll back its nuclear program.

Letter may signal change in debateupdated: Tue May 09 2006 14:45:00

You sometimes have to hear news about Iran from outside the country, and yesterday was no exception. Details of the historic letter from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to President George W. Bush trickled in from journalists outside Iran.

Iranians happy to be in the nuclear clubupdated: Tue Apr 25 2006 13:51:00

The streets of Tehran are packed with people and traffic.

Fortune: Playing the Oil Cardupdated: Mon Apr 17 2006 00:01:00

WASHINGTON AND TEHRAN don't agree on much these days. But in their conflict over Iran's nuclear program, both seem willing to use oil as a political weapon. The U.S. believes that sanctions on Ira...

Iranian leader: U.S. opposes Tehran's progress updated: Fri Apr 14 2006 03:07:00

Iran's president on Friday slammed the United States and other countries as "against the advancement of technology and science" in his country, defending the nuclear program that has caused a firestorm of international controversy.

Russia, Iran talks break upupdated: Tue Feb 21 2006 04:10:00

Russian and Iranian officials have ended two days of talks on a Russian offer to enrich uranium for Iran, and the delegation from Tehran left for the airport, the RIA-Novosti news agency reported, citing an Iranian official.

New bid to break Iran nuke impasseupdated: Tue May 17 2005 20:16:00

British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and his counterparts from France and Germany will meet an Iranian delegation next week to try to break the impasse over Tehran's nuclear program, Straw said Tuesday.

Iran and UK in row over airportupdated: Sun May 01 2005 05:42:00

Hardline Iranian politicians called on the government on Sunday to sever all diplomatic ties with Britain in a rapidly escalating row over the opening of a new airport serving Tehran.

Fortune: Iran Looks Eastupdated: Mon Feb 21 2005 00:01:00

It was 1978, and thousands of students were rampaging through the streets of Tehran, burning barricades and chanting their vision of a radical Islamic republic that would transform Iran forever. Ha...

Deadly earthquake rocks Iranupdated: Fri May 28 2004 09:59:00

A strong earthquake registering 6.3 magnitude has killed at least 23 people and injured dozens of others in northern Iran, officials said.

Aid eases Iran quake disease fearsupdated: Fri Jan 02 2004 07:23:00

Fears of an outbreak of disease following the devastating earthquake in the Iranian city of Bam are abating as international aid pours into the affected area.

Bush: Iran quake relief reflects no policy changeupdated: Fri Jan 02 2004 07:01:00

President Bush says U.S. humanitarian assistance to Iranian quake victims doesn't signify an easing of relations with Tehran, and he demanded the Islamic nation's leaders hand over captured al Qaeda operatives and "abandon their nuclear weapons program."

Bush: Quake relief not a sign of Iran policy changeupdated: Thu Jan 01 2004 18:11:00

President Bush said U.S. humanitarian assistance to Iranian quake victims doesn't signify an easing of relations with Tehran, and he demanded the Islamic nation's leaders hand over captured al Qaeda operatives and "abandon their nuclear weapons program."

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