Iran http://kunc.org en Iranian Women Make A Push For Greater Opportunities http://kunc.org/post/iranian-women-push-tighten-gender-gap Iran is starting to see a re-launch of activist groups following the election last year of President Hassan Rouhani. Social movements were scarce after the government crushed public protests known as the Green Movement following the 2009 elections. After the decisive vote for Rouhani, a surge of hope in Iran has attracted activists back to the political arena. Iranian women, in particular, are seizing the opportunity.<p>On a recent afternoon in north Tehran, two professional women huddle with an adviser to the Ministry of Mines and Trade. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:51:00 +0000 Deborah Amos 54441 at http://kunc.org Iranian Women Make A Push For Greater Opportunities Netanyahu's Push: Countering Iranian Leader's Charm Offensive http://kunc.org/post/netanyahus-push-countering-iranian-leaders-charm-offensive It must be draining to do eight interviews in a row, but Benjamin Netanyahu seemed energized by it. The Israeli prime minister <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/04/228895462/israels-netanyahu-says-hed-consider-a-meeting-with-new-iranian-leader">walked into our meeting</a> in a New York hotel room bantering and smiling. He commented on the shades (pulled down to avoid a backlit photo) and noticed a novel that our engineer had brought along. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 17:38:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 50404 at http://kunc.org Netanyahu's Push: Countering Iranian Leader's Charm Offensive Israel's Netanyahu Says He'd 'Consider' A Meeting With New Iranian Leader http://kunc.org/post/israels-netanyahu-says-hed-consider-meeting-new-iranian-leader Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered some rare, if fleeting, hope Thursday in regard to his country's relationship with Iran.<p>In an interview with<em> Morning Edition</em>'s Steve Inskeep, he said the election of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani "might" offer an opportunity for diplomacy and that he would "consider" meeting him.<p>"I don't care about the meeting. I don't have a problem with the diplomatic process," Netanyahu said.<p>"You're saying you would meet him?" Steve asked.<p>"I haven't been offered. If I'm offered, I'd consider it, but it's not an issue. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:19:00 +0000 50370 at http://kunc.org Israel's Netanyahu Says He'd 'Consider' A Meeting With New Iranian Leader Don't Buy Rouhani's Charm Offensive, Israel's Netanyahu Tells U.N. http://kunc.org/post/dont-buy-rouhanis-charm-offensive-israels-netanyahu-tells-un Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took aim at Iran and its new president, Hasan Rouhani, in a speech at the United Nations Tuesday, saying that Iran is trying to fool the international community into easing sanctions on it, even as the country expands its nuclear program.<p>"Rouhani thinks he can have his yellowcake and eat it too," Netanyahu told the U.N. General Assembly, referring to yellowcake uranium, a concentrated form of the radioactive element.<p>The Israeli leader spoke one week after Rouhani's U.S. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 17:36:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 50269 at http://kunc.org Don't Buy Rouhani's Charm Offensive, Israel's Netanyahu Tells U.N. Obama And Netanyahu Discuss Iran And Syria At White House http://kunc.org/post/obama-and-netanyahu-discuss-iran-and-syria-white-house Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is at the White House, meeting with President Obama to discuss security and intelligence matters, including Iran's nuclear program.<p>The White House says the two will discuss "final status negotiations with the Palestinians, as well as developments in Iran, Syria and elsewhere in the region."<p><strong>Update at 4:45 p.m. ET: Leaders Describe Their Meeting</strong><p>The White House has released a transcript of the two leaders discussing their meeting. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:59:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 50216 at http://kunc.org Obama And Netanyahu Discuss Iran And Syria At White House