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British Airways resumes flights from London to Tehran

British Airways is resuming direct flights from London to Tehran which were suspended four years ago because of western sanctions against Iran.

British Airways is resuming direct flights from London to Tehran which were suspended four years ago because of western sanctions against Iran.

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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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Tehran a bustling city of opportunity

Tehran, the capital of Iran, is the largest and most populated city in the country 12 million live there.

Tehran, the capital of Iran, is the largest and most populated city in the country 12 million live there.

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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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Anger in Tehran over executed Shia cleric shows no signs of abating

Hundreds of Iranians turned out for a third day in Imam Hussein square in central Tehran to vent their anger over Saudi Arabia's execution of a Shia cleric

Hundreds of Iranians turned out for a third day in Imam Hussein square in central Tehran to vent their anger over Saudi Arabia's execution of a Shia cleric

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World pays tribute to victims of Paris attacks

People around the world showed their sorrow and solidarity with France on Saturday in the wake of the Paris attacks. In Rio de Janeiro the iconic

People around the world showed their sorrow and solidarity with France on Saturday in the wake of the Paris attacks. In Rio de Janeiro the iconic

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Iran: British embassy reopens in Tehran

After a four-year closure, the British embassy has reopened in Tehran. Philip Hammond became just the second UK Foreign Secretary to visit Iran since

After a four-year closure, the British embassy has reopened in Tehran. Philip Hammond became just the second UK Foreign Secretary to visit Iran since

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UK to reopen embassy in Iran

The UK is set to this weekend reopen its embassy in Iran, which was closed nearly four years ago after it was stormed by protesters. British Foreign

The UK is set to this weekend reopen its embassy in Iran, which was closed nearly four years ago after it was stormed by protesters. British Foreign

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Zarif gets hero's welcome in Tehran after concluding nuclear deal

Iran’s foreign minister has been welcomed back to his country’s capital after concluding a landmark nuclear deal with six world powers in Vienna

Iran’s foreign minister has been welcomed back to his country’s capital after concluding a landmark nuclear deal with six world powers in Vienna

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Iran begins trial of US journalist held for ten months

The trial of Jason Rezaian has begun — the Washington Post correspondent who has been detained in Iran for almost 10 months. The accusation against

The trial of Jason Rezaian has begun — the Washington Post correspondent who has been detained in Iran for almost 10 months. The accusation against

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Spy trial of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian opens in Tehran

The trial of the Washington Post’s Tehran correspondent, Jason Rezaian, accused of espionage by the Iranian government opens today. The process will

The trial of the Washington Post’s Tehran correspondent, Jason Rezaian, accused of espionage by the Iranian government opens today. The process will

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Iran nuclear deal: the potential stumbling blocks

Politically sensitive talks aimed at ending a decades-old dispute over Iran’s nuclear programme are now in their final stages. The writing of a

Politically sensitive talks aimed at ending a decades-old dispute over Iran’s nuclear programme are now in their final stages. The writing of a

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Three reasons why Netanyahu is not welcome in the US

Benjamin Netanyahu’s US visit (address on March 3rd on Iran, in joint session of Congress) has stirred controversy in three main areas: Obama didn’t

Benjamin Netanyahu’s US visit (address on March 3rd on Iran, in joint session of Congress) has stirred controversy in three main areas: Obama didn’t

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Iran nuclear talks adjourn without reaching final deal

Talks on Iran’s nuclear programme have adjourned without Tehran clinching a final deal with the six world powers. Discussions are expected to

Talks on Iran’s nuclear programme have adjourned without Tehran clinching a final deal with the six world powers. Discussions are expected to

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Zarif, Kerry leave nuclear talks in Vienna ahead of deadline

Iran’s foreign minister is returning to Tehran for “consultations and exchange of views” on nuclear talks which are expected to continue throughout

Iran’s foreign minister is returning to Tehran for “consultations and exchange of views” on nuclear talks which are expected to continue throughout

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Hopes raised that US-Iranian reporter could be out soon

A senior adviser to Iran’s supreme leader has said he anticipates that jailed Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian could be freed “in less than a

A senior adviser to Iran’s supreme leader has said he anticipates that jailed Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian could be freed “in less than a

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Rouhani: Iran is not making weapons of mass destruction

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, addressing concerns about his country’s nuclear programme on Monday, said the country was not interested in making

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, addressing concerns about his country’s nuclear programme on Monday, said the country was not interested in making

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Several people survive Tehran plane crash - reports

At least 38 people were killed when an Iranian aircraft crashed in Tehran on Sunday (August 10) morning. Iranian state media has reported that 10

At least 38 people were killed when an Iranian aircraft crashed in Tehran on Sunday (August 10) morning. Iranian state media has reported that 10

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Iran nuclear deadline looms as talks continue

US Secretary of State John Kerry has met his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif for a second day in Vienna, as both sides complain that scant

US Secretary of State John Kerry has met his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif for a second day in Vienna, as both sides complain that scant

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Three killed in sand storm in Iranian capital

A huge sandstorm has hit downtown Tehran, leading to power cuts in the city, according to reports. At least three people were reportedly

A huge sandstorm has hit downtown Tehran, leading to power cuts in the city, according to reports. At least three people were reportedly

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Shoppers in Tehran wait to see effect of Geneva talks

At Friday prayers at Tehran University the words of the preachers often reflect the politics of the day. The deal hammered out at talks three weeks

At Friday prayers at Tehran University the words of the preachers often reflect the politics of the day. The deal hammered out at talks three weeks

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Iranian skaters welcome first ice rink in three decades

Iran’s first ice rink in more than three decades has opened. The Aramis ice-skating rink threw open its doors in the capital, Tehran, on Sunday. It

Iran’s first ice rink in more than three decades has opened. The Aramis ice-skating rink threw open its doors in the capital, Tehran, on Sunday. It

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Iran prepares for UN Geneva talks over nuclear programme

In Tehran there’s quiet hope that a fresh round of talks on Iran’s contested nuclear programme could prove fruitful. The talks begin in Geneva on

In Tehran there’s quiet hope that a fresh round of talks on Iran’s contested nuclear programme could prove fruitful. The talks begin in Geneva on

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Theatrical revival stirs in Iran with "Funny Nightmares"

A black, mordant, sarcastic sense of humour is part of the Iranian psyche, and as war once again stalks the length and breadth of the Muslim world

A black, mordant, sarcastic sense of humour is part of the Iranian psyche, and as war once again stalks the length and breadth of the Muslim world

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New president of Iran, Hassan Rohani, takes oath of office

The newly elected seventh president of Iran, Hassan Rohani, has taken his oath of office at a official ceremony at the Iranian parliament in Tehran

The newly elected seventh president of Iran, Hassan Rohani, has taken his oath of office at a official ceremony at the Iranian parliament in Tehran