1. Rouhani's Return

    Iranian President Returns to Protests

    Opponents of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, chant slogans as they protest upon his arrival from the U.S. near the Mehrabad airport in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Iranians from across the political spectrum hailed Saturday the historic phone conversation between President Barack Obama and Rouhani, reflecting wide support for an initiative that has the backing of both reformists and the country's conservative clerical leadership. The poster, center, reads, "death to America." (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

    While many on the American side were excited about the possibilities opened by President Obama's historic phone call with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, many Iranians were decidedly less so. When Rouhani returned to Tehran after the diplomatic conversation after the U.N. General Assembly in New York, his car was beset by crowds—not all of them friendly. About 100 protestors met him at the airport, shouting, "Death to America." One protestor threw a shoe at the presidential car, which in Islamic countries is considered a much graver insult than you'd think. It's not the only complication Rouhani ran into after the phone call: several tweets were taken down on Friday after details of the conversation appeared to be divulged from an account in Rouhani's name.

    Read it at The Guardian