Global News Journal

IAEA nations, but not Israel, fete El Baradei in sendoff

September 10, 2009

Some nations who once criticised Mohamed ElBaradei over his approach to Iran’s disputed nuclear programme joined a roomful of effusive tributes to the outgoing chief of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency on Thursday.

IAEA’s ElBaradei knocks heads together on Iran

September 10, 2009

At his penultimate meeting with governors of the U.N. nuclear watchdog before he steps down in November, Mohamed ElBaradei gave diplomats a reminder of the colourful prose and no-nonsense authority they may soon miss.

Iran stocks up on censorship tools

July 7, 2009

– Tom Abate covers the technology sector for GlobalPost, where this article first appeared. The views are his own. —

Will Germany tamper with election law before vote?

July 1, 2009

Should Germany change its election law just a few months before September’s parliamentary vote? That’s the question that has been weighing on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s right-left coalition.

from Tabassum Zakaria:

Obama calls Neda video ‘heartbreaking’

June 23, 2009

"Heartbreaking."

That was President Barack Obama's response to a video showing the death of Neda, a young woman who has come to symbolize the uprising against the Iranian government.

Legacy-building IAEA chief goes public with closed-door remarks

June 19, 2009

Insiders say Mohamed ElBaradei, chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency, was rather reticent and stiff in public when he took the job in 1997. He’d spent decades below the radar in Egypt’s foreign service, U.S. academia and the U.N. nuclear watchdog as head of the legal and external relations divisions.

from MediaFile:

“Twitter Revolution” in Iran aided by old media — TV, radio

June 18, 2009

Media outlets covering the street demonstrations in Iran have devoted plenty of coverage to the so-called "Twitter Revolution" and the role social networking Web sites like Facebook have played in circulating photos and video taken by protesters using cell phones.

Live headlines from Iran

June 16, 2009

In addition to our Iran full coverage page on Reuters.com, we’re posting links to our stories on the Twitter account Reuters_Iran and in the live headline box below. We’ll also selectively re-publish tweets from Iran and other sources that illuminate events in the country.

Are the Palestinians getting a hearing at the UN racism conference?

April 22, 2009

Although the U.N.’s racism conference in Geneva has been dominated by Middle East politics, Palestinian rights groups say Palestinians have effectively been silenced.On the one hand tough rules by the conference organisers prevented Palestinian NGOs from holding “side events”, they say. On the other hand Monday’s controversial speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, slamming Israel as a “totally racist government” founded “on the pretext of Jewish suffering”, has distracted attention from the issues that actually affect Palestinians.