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Scores of candidates register for Iran's presidential election

Discontent has risen over steep rises in consumer prices, coupled with stubbornly high unemployment. Many Iranians are struggling to make ends meet, despite the lifting of international sanctions that

Discontent has risen over steep rises in consumer prices, coupled with stubbornly high unemployment. Many Iranians are struggling to make ends meet, despite the lifting of international sanctions that

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Russia and Iran agree to reduce their oil output

The Russian and Iranian leaders have agreed to cooperate in a bid to stabilise the global energy market.

The Russian and Iranian leaders have agreed to cooperate in a bid to stabilise the global energy market.

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani arrives in Russia for Kremlin talks

As Syria's six year-long civil war has sucked in both regional and international players, Iran and Russia have found themselves forging a new strategic alliance in the Middle East.

As Syria's six year-long civil war has sucked in both regional and international players, Iran and Russia have found themselves forging a new strategic alliance in the Middle East.

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Iran looks to improve ties with Gulf neighbours

President Hassan Rouhani has called for greater unity between Shiite and Sunni Muslims during his first official visit to the Arab Gulf since being elected in…

President Hassan Rouhani has called for greater unity between Shiite and Sunni Muslims during his first official visit to the Arab Gulf since being elected in…

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Rafsanjani funeral draws huge crowds to Tehran

Tens of thousands of Iranians have turned out for the funeral of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in the Iranian capital. The 82-year-old died of a heart attack on Sunday.

Tens of thousands of Iranians have turned out for the funeral of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in the Iranian capital. The 82-year-old died of a heart attack on Sunday.

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Iran's supreme leader tells Ahmadinejad not to run again for president

Iran’s supreme leader has told former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not to stand again in next year’s elections, state media reported on

Iran’s supreme leader has told former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not to stand again in next year’s elections, state media reported on

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Why has Iran let Russia use its bases for bombing Syria?

Images of Russian jets bombing Syria have become commonplace since Russia decided to enter the war in support of the Assad regime last September.

Images of Russian jets bombing Syria have become commonplace since Russia decided to enter the war in support of the Assad regime last September.

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Iran swears in its tenth parliament

Independent counting suggests this will be the first parliament in more than 20 years with neither a conservative nor reformist majority.

Independent counting suggests this will be the first parliament in more than 20 years with neither a conservative nor reformist majority.

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Iran election: 'Victory' for allies of reformist Rouhani

Moderate and centrist allies of Iran’s reformist President Hassan Rouhani have won the second round of parliamentary elections, taking more than 30

Moderate and centrist allies of Iran’s reformist President Hassan Rouhani have won the second round of parliamentary elections, taking more than 30

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Iran votes in second round of parliamentary elections

Voters in Iran voted in a second round of parliamentary elections on Friday (April 29). There are 68 remaining seats to fill. The remaining seats

Voters in Iran voted in a second round of parliamentary elections on Friday (April 29). There are 68 remaining seats to fill. The remaining seats

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Italy's Renzi visits Iran in bid to renew trade ties

The Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has begun a two-day trip to Iran, the highest-ranking European leader to visit since world powers stuck a

The Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has begun a two-day trip to Iran, the highest-ranking European leader to visit since world powers stuck a

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Rights and reforms: Iran's post-election challenges

There is as sense of deja vu about our interview here in Geneva, with Dr. Mohammad Javad Larijani, head of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights and

There is as sense of deja vu about our interview here in Geneva, with Dr. Mohammad Javad Larijani, head of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights and

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Iranian election will shape its future for at least a decade

Voting is underway in Iran. The election will shape the future of Iran for at least a decade. Hardliners and moderate candidates are vying for seats

Voting is underway in Iran. The election will shape the future of Iran for at least a decade. Hardliners and moderate candidates are vying for seats

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Iran elections: reformists build momentum - view from Tehran

On Friday elections take place that will shape the future of Iran for at least a decade. Hardliners and moderate candidates will vie for seats in

On Friday elections take place that will shape the future of Iran for at least a decade. Hardliners and moderate candidates will vie for seats in

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Iranian FM visit to Brussels heralds better ties with EU

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is in Brussels on a mission to broaden ties with Europe. He’s set to meet EU Parliament President Martin Schulz

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is in Brussels on a mission to broaden ties with Europe. He’s set to meet EU Parliament President Martin Schulz

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Iran to ease visa access except for US and UK

Iran is to issue visas for all foreign nationals upon their arrival at Iranian airports, except for those from Britain, the US and seven other

Iran is to issue visas for all foreign nationals upon their arrival at Iranian airports, except for those from Britain, the US and seven other

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Europe rolls out the red carpet for Iran's Rouhani

In this week’s Perspectives we look at reports on the first visit to Europe by Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani after the lifting of international

In this week’s Perspectives we look at reports on the first visit to Europe by Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani after the lifting of international