Iran's conservative Fars News Agency initially denied that Rouhani has a Twitter account but journalist and Middle East scholar Robin Wright has confirmed that Rouhani has both an English and Farsi Twitter account.
A Saudi Arabian cleric is making waves in his effort to keep women off the roads — by arguing that they'll damage their ovaries if they do. Women in the rest of the world must surely be puzzled by that argument. All that and more in today's Global Scan.
While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is cautioning against believing anything that Iranians say, and Israeli-Iranian radio host wants Israel to hear more Iranian voices. He's hosted a radio show for 50 years that encouraged regular Iranians to call in.
Anti-American posters and signs lined Tehran's busiest thoroughfares during Iran's talks with officials from Washington last week. But the posters were quickly taken down. It's a sign of a heated battle between Iran's hard-liners and reformers — being waged in a very public way.
Iran reserves one seat in its parliament for a representative of its Jewish minority. And Iran's only Jewish lawmaker has travelled to New York this week with the country's president, Hassan Rouhani. Anchor Marco Werman talks with reporter Saeed Kamali Dehghan. He covers Iran for The Guardian.
You might think world leaders care a lot about the words they choose and how powerfully they deliver them. Guess again. Sometimes all that matters much less than deciding whether to speak English or not.
It'll be high states diplomacy when world leaders and dignitaries gather tomorrow at the UN General Assembly meeting. Host Marco Werman gets the behind-the-scenes look from Joel Rubin, a former state department official.