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ElBaradei ends Egyptian presidential runupdated: Sat Jan 14 2012 12:20:00

Egyptian reform leader Mohamed ElBaradei on Saturday ended his bid for president after criticizing the interim military government for its failure to bring about "a real democratic system."

Democracy leaves Egypt's protest squareupdated: Wed Sep 28 2011 13:20:00

The small, dusty Nile Delta village of Ibyar sits only 100 kilometers from the sprawling metropolis of Cairo, but is "part of a different world," kiosk owner Heba Fahmy explains, sorting through her stock of potato chips and chewing gum.

This week on Marketplace Middle Eastupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 06:57:00

Face Time -- Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian Presidential Candidate

ElBaradei attacked trying to vote in Egyptian referendumupdated: Sat Mar 19 2011 18:40:00

Mohamed ElBaradei, an Egyptian presidential candidate and Nobel laureate, was attacked by thugs at a polling station in Cairo on Saturday, his brother told CNN.

Netanyahu discusses Mubarak's fallupdated: Sat Mar 19 2011 18:40:00

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shares his thoughts on Egypt's Hosni Mubarak leaving power.

Muslim Brotherhood's key role in Egyptupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 09:21:00

One of the biggest questions hanging over the Egyptian revolution is the role of the Muslim Brotherhood. It's impossible to fully understand the importance of the Brotherhood's position today without referring to its violent past and its efforts since the 1970s to position itself as a mainstream religious and political movement in Egypt.

Muslim Brotherhood ready for democracyupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 09:21:00

A Muslim Brotherhood leader says Egypt is ready for democracy and they will not submit a candidate for president.

18 days of protest culminate in Mubarak's ousterupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 21:43:00

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down Friday and handed over power to the military, his nearly three decades of iron rule ended by a groundswell of popular protests that began January 25.

Mohamed ElBaradei: 'Egypt will explode'updated: Fri Feb 11 2011 10:16:00

Major Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei warned of potential violent unrest after President Hosni Mubarak announced late Thursday he would not step down before September elections.

Protesters: Mubarak's move not enoughupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 10:16:00

The crowd in Tahrir Square chants, "Get Out," in response to Mubarak's move to transfer some power. Edit Instructions:

Key members of Egypt's ruling party resignupdated: Sat Feb 05 2011 18:20:00

Apparent fissures in Egypt's regime surfaced Saturday as key members of the embattled ruling party, including President Hosni Mubarak's once heir-apparent son, resigned their party leadership posts and the vice president began talks with opposition leaders.

Egyptian voices reflect diverse crowd of protestersupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 09:10:00

A tapestry of people covered the streets of Egypt on Tuesday. They are young and old, rich and poor, Muslim and Christian. There were even people who, amid the sweeping calls for President Hosni Mubarak's resignation, made known their support for the embattled leader.

ElBaradei outraged by Mubarak's speechupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 05:53:00

Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei says President Mubarak's speech was deceptive and says he should have resigned.

'I've spent enough time serving Egypt'updated: Tue Feb 01 2011 22:09:00

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announces he will not seek re-election following widespread anti-government protests.

Muslim Brotherhood: Force to be feared?updated: Tue Feb 01 2011 15:26:00

With protests sweeping Egypt, there are fears the Muslim Brotherhood may take over. Richard Greene reports.

ElBaradei addresses demonstratorsupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 05:55:00

Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei speaks to demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

Egyptian opposition leader ElBaradei calls for Mubarak to leaveupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 05:55:00

Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei addressed crowds of protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square Sunday, an appearance that signaled a defiant gesture against the current government and military curfew.

Egypt's protesters defy curfew, surround opposition figureupdated: Sun Jan 30 2011 22:45:00

The U.S. plans to begin flying thousands of Americans out of the country on Monday, a day after the government's call for protesters to obey a curfew, plus low-flying fighter jets overhead did nothing to deter thousands of Egyptians from continuing their protests into Sunday night.

Citizens fear for their safety in Cairoupdated: Sun Jan 30 2011 22:45:00

A witness to the looting in Cairo, Egypt says there is no security and citizens are in a state of panic and fear.

Who would fill Egypt's power void?updated: Sat Jan 29 2011 05:35:00

If Hosni Mubarak falls, who might fill the vacuum in Egypt? Would extremists get stronger? CNN's Brian Todd reports.

After Mubarak, will Egypt face a void?updated: Sat Jan 29 2011 05:35:00

Most Egyptians have known no president but Hosni Mubarak. In fact, one-third of them were born after Mubarak had already been in power for 15 years. Now, very suddenly, the people of Egypt are asking who might replace the man often dubbed Egypt's last pharaoh.

Mubarak should prepare to leaveupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 12:08:00

With public pressure mounting against the government of President Hosni Mubarak, the future of Egypt, the broader Middle East and international stability hang in the balance.

ElBaradei: Egypt is not stableupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 09:35:00

Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei explains why he does not think Egypt's government is stable.

Egyptians brace for Friday protests as internet, messaging disruptedupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 23:07:00

Hours ahead of what are expected to be massive displays of anti-government ferment across the world's most populous Arab nation, the internet went dark in parts of Egypt early Friday, and text messaging appeared to be blocked.

Mohamed ElBaradei: I am not the new Pharaohupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 07:31:00

The arrival of Mohamed ElBaradei on Egypt's political scene has electrified a country where autocracy is as old as the pyramids.

Egypt's reluctant leaderupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 07:31:00

African Voices meets Egyptian presidential candidate, Mohamed ElBaradei.

Demonstrators in Egypt rail against brutality, man's deathupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 21:32:00

Mohamed ElBaradei, the former chief of the U.N. atomic agency and now an Egyptian reformist figure, joined thousands of people in Alexandria on Friday to protest the death of an Egyptian man and shine a light on police brutality.

Egypt police brutalityupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 21:32:00

Protesters in Egypt stage a demonstration over death of 28-year-old businessman. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

ElBaradei seeking Egyptian presidencyupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 11:55:00

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Mohamed ElBaradei discusses seeking the Egyptian presidency.

U.N. head: Timing key to Iran nuclear dealupdated: Thu Nov 05 2009 17:10:00

The outgoing head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said a question of timing is the top issue delaying a nuclear deal between Iran and international powers.

Iran to decide on nuclear deal next weekupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 14:19:00

Iran said Friday it needs more time to decide whether to sign onto a deal that could help end the international showdown over its nuclear activities.

Iran accepts draft nuke deal 'in principle'updated: Thu Oct 22 2009 03:03:00

Iran has accepted a draft agreement that calls for some uranium produced in Iran to be sent abroad for further enrichment, an Iranian diplomat said Wednesday.

Obama: Nobel Peace Prize is 'call to action'updated: Fri Oct 09 2009 17:09:00

President Obama said Friday that he was "surprised and deeply humbled" by the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award him the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.

Nuclear watchdog chief arrives in Iranupdated: Sat Oct 03 2009 14:42:00

Days after Iran revealed the existence of a second uranium enrichment facility, the head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency paid the country a visit.

Obama demands transparencyupdated: Sat Oct 03 2009 14:42:00

President Obama says Iran must grant unfettered access to IAEA inspectors.

Nuclear negotiationsupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 23:48:00

Correspondent give a global perspective on concerns over Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Obama demands 'unfettered' access to Iran facilitiesupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 23:48:00

U.S. President Barack Obama called on Iran to provide the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency with "unfettered" access to the newly disclosed Qom uranium enrichment site, and Tehran's nuclear negotiator said the country would cooperate with inspectors.

IAEA: Iran broke law by not revealing nuclear facilityupdated: Wed Sep 30 2009 15:39:00

Iran broke international law by not disclosing sooner its recently revealed uranium enrichment site, the head of the United Nation's nuclear watchdog agency said.

Iran blasted for nuclear programupdated: Wed Sep 30 2009 15:39:00

Western leaders accuse Iran of hiding a uranium enrichment facility. CNN's Richard Roth reports.

Watchdog boss: Iran wants nuclear weapon technologyupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 12:03:00

The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency says it's his "gut feeling that Iran definitely would like to have the technology" enabling it to possess nuclear weapons.

U.N. report: Uranium traces found at site in Syriaupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 16:40:00

The U.N. nuclear agency said it found traces of uranium from samples retrieved at a Syrian site suspected to be the location of a nuclear site, according to a report posted Thursday on the Institute for Science and International Security Web site.

Ban Ki-moon in Davosupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 23:41:00

CNN's Richard Quest talks with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about call for international aid.

North Korean nuclear plant seals removedupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 14:17:00

North Korea has made another move toward possibly restarting its suspended nuclear program, the U.N. nuclear agency reports.

N. Korea seeks removal of nuke plant sealsupdated: Mon Sep 22 2008 20:12:00

North Korea has asked U.N. nuclear agency inspectors "to remove seals and surveillance equipment to enable them to carry out tests" at the Yongbyon reprocessing plant, the agency's director-general said.

Iran: Time running out over nuke issueupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 19:54:00

Iran's powerful speaker of parliament warned other countries Wednesday not to provoke Iran and cautioned against moves that would "cost them heavily."

ElBaradei warns against strike on Iranupdated: Sun Jun 22 2008 00:46:00

A military strike on Iran would turn the Middle East "into a ball of fire," said Mohamed ElBaradei, the head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency.

Time.com: Nuke Chief Urges Syrian Cooperationupdated: Sat Jun 21 2008 08:00:00

The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief urged Syria on Friday to show "transparency" and cooperate with inspectors from the world agency visiting the Mideast country this weekend

Syria agrees to nuclear probeupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 13:17:00

United Nations nuclear inspectors will visit Syria later this month to investigate allegations that the country was building a nuclear reactor at a site attacked by Israel last September, officials said.

Time.com: Syria to Allow Nuke Probeupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 12:00:00

Syria will allow in U.N. inspectors to probe allegations that the country was building a nuclear reactor at a remote site destroyed in an Israeli airstrike

Bush pushes 3 nations on nuclear issueupdated: Tue Apr 29 2008 13:46:00

President Bush said Tuesday his administration went public with information about Israel's bombing of a site in Syria last year in order to increase pressure on Iran, Syria and North Korea.

Time.com: UN to Step Up WMD Blockage Effortsupdated: Fri Apr 25 2008 16:00:00

The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday urging stepped-up efforts to keep weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of terrorists and black marketeers

U.N. sanctions on Iranupdated: Tue Mar 04 2008 08:34:00

CNN's Terrence Burke reports on the U.N. Security Council's move to sanction Iran again.

Pakistan rejects nuke weapon fearsupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 19:42:00

Pakistan's foreign ministry Wednesday rejected concerns raised by the U.N. nuclear watchdog chief that the country's nuclear weapons "could fall into the hands of an extremist group in Pakistan or in Afghanistan."

Time.com: UN Atomic Chief Takes Probe to Iranupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 08:00:00

The head of the U.N. atomic agency will visit Tehran this week to try to add momentum to his agency's investigation of Iran's past nuclear activities

U.N. losing grip on Iran nuke planupdated: Thu Nov 15 2007 14:14:00

The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog admitted Thursday it was no longer in touch with how Iran's nuclear program was developing, even as Tehran continues its enrichment activities in defiance of sanctions.

Rice tells nuke watchdog to butt out of Iran diplomacyupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 12:36:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice cautioned the U.N. nuclear watchdog group Wednesday not to interfere with international diplomacy over Iran's alleged weapons program.

Time.com: Nuke Chief Warns Against Iran Attackupdated: Mon Sep 17 2007 12:00:00

The chief U.N. nuclear inspector criticized talk of attacking Iran as "hype" on Monday, saying the use of force should only be considered as a last resort

North Korea inspectionsupdated: Mon Jul 09 2007 07:04:00

North Korea inspections

Time.com: Iran: No Halt to Nuclear Programupdated: Fri May 25 2007 09:35:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ruled out even a brief halt in Iran's nuclear program, saying Thursday it would hand a victory to the country's enemies and undercut the Islamic state's goal of becoming a world power

Iran vows not to 'retreat one iota' in nuclear pursuitupdated: Wed Feb 21 2007 13:14:00

The Iranian president scoffed Wednesday at a U.N. Security Council demand that the Islamic republic halt its uranium-enrichment program.

Iran 'fires up nuclear processors'updated: Fri Oct 27 2006 07:43:00

Iran has resumed its uranium enrichment program by building a second cascade of centrifuges and injecting gas into the system over the past few weeks despite threats of U.N. sanctions over its nuclear program, Iran's semi-official news agency ISNA reported on Friday.

Nuke watchdog to give Iran reportupdated: Thu Apr 27 2006 18:38:00

The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei releases his report on Iran's uranium enrichment program on Friday, a move that could increase global tensions over how to deal with Tehran's ambitions.

Iranian leader: U.S. opposes Tehran's progress updated: Fri Apr 14 2006 03:07:00

Iran's president on Friday slammed the United States and other countries as "against the advancement of technology and science" in his country, defending the nuclear program that has caused a firestorm of international controversy.

Iran says it will cooperate with nuclear agencyupdated: Thu Apr 13 2006 01:50:00

Iran has agreed to increase cooperation with the U.N. nuclear watchdog but did not commit to halting its uranium enrichment program, an agency spokeswoman said Thursday.

Iran rules out conditions in Russia planupdated: Sun Mar 12 2006 09:54:00

Iran will not consider a proposal by Moscow to enrich uranium on Russian soil and ship it to Tehran if it means the country must cease all enrichment activity on its own soil, a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry said Sunday.

Talks with Iran reportedly at a standstillupdated: Tue Mar 07 2006 02:45:00

The United States and Russia announced their joint resolve Tuesday to solve the nuclear situation in Iran, but both declined to elaborate on whether their friendly relationship could dissolve if the United Nations hands down sanctions against the Islamic republic.

IAEA referral stokes Iranian defianceupdated: Sat Feb 04 2006 05:23:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday followed through on his threat to cease all cooperation with the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency, the nation's state-run media, IRNA, reported.

IAEA delays vote on reporting Iranupdated: Fri Feb 03 2006 03:48:00

The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog has delayed a vote on whether to report Iran to the U.N. Security Council over the Islamic state's atomic program.

Tehran's defiance growsupdated: Thu Feb 02 2006 00:55:00

The International Atomic Energy Agency's board of governors ended its first session in disagreement over whether to report Iran to the U.N. Security Council for its nuclear program.

IAEA chief cites progress with Iranupdated: Mon Nov 07 2005 16:01:00

The head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog group said Monday his inspectors are making progress determining the extent of Iran's nuclear program, but not nearly as quickly as he would like.

Q&A: Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohamed ElBaradeiupdated: Fri Oct 07 2005 11:54:00

The U.N. nuclear watchdog and its head, Mohamed ElBaradei, won the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their efforts to limit the spread of atomic weapons.

IAEA, ElBaradei win peace prizeupdated: Fri Oct 07 2005 06:13:00

The U.N. nuclear watchdog and its head, Mohamed ElBaradei, won the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their efforts to limit the spread of atomic weapons.

ElBaradei keeps U.N. nuclear postupdated: Tue Jun 14 2005 00:10:00

The International Atomic Energy Agency's governing board has unanimously reappointed Mohamed ElBaradei to a third, four-year term as head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog

U.S. may support U.N. nuclear headupdated: Thu Jun 09 2005 01:30:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice held out the possibility Wednesday that the United States might support Mohamed ElBaradei for a third term as director-general of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency, but said the decision could rest "on where we come out with Iran."

N. Korea 'may have 5 or 6 nukes'updated: Mon May 09 2005 01:18:00

The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog says his agency estimates North Korea could have five or six nuclear weapons and any test carried out by Pyongyang could "open a Pandora's box."

IAEA: N. Korea could have 5-6 nuclear weaponsupdated: Sun May 08 2005 16:41:00

The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog says his agency estimates North Korea could have five or six nuclear weapons and any test carried out by Pyongyang could "open a Pandora's box."

Blast or bluff?updated: Fri May 06 2005 16:40:00

The North Korean nuclear weapons standoff has just escalated -- with reports the communist regime may be on the verge of testing a nuclear bomb. The fallout from that could be enormous.

Q&A: The U.N. and nuclear proliferationupdated: Thu Mar 17 2005 09:51:00

The following is a transcript of an interview with Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), conducted by CNN's Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.

Iran nuclear resolution adoptedupdated: Mon Nov 29 2004 07:23:00

The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog agency has adopted a resolution spelling out how it will oversee Iran's agreement to suspend its nuclear program.

Iran seeks nuclear freeze opt-outsupdated: Thu Nov 25 2004 07:38:00

The head of the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog says Iran is insisting it be allowed to operate some uranium enrichment machinery before a key meeting of his agency that could lead to sanctions against Tehran.

IAEA presses N. Korea, Iran on nuke threatupdated: Mon Nov 01 2004 18:02:00

North Korea poses "a serious challenge" to non-proliferation of nuclear material, and Iran must suspend uranium enrichment in order to calm concern about its nuclear program, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency has told its parent body.

Missing Iraqi nuke equipment worries IAEAupdated: Tue Oct 12 2004 10:04:00

The senior adviser to Iraq's Interior Ministry blamed U.S. forces Tuesday for not securing facilities where the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency says dual-use equipment that could be used to make nuclear weapons has vanished.

Nuclear materials 'vanish' in Iraqupdated: Mon Oct 11 2004 23:46:00

Equipment and materials that could be used to make nuclear weapons have disappeared from Iraq, the chief of the U.N.'s atomic watchdog agency has warned.

Kenyan in surprise Nobel peace winupdated: Fri Oct 08 2004 05:47:00

Kenyan Deputy Environment Minister Wangari Muta Maathai has been named winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, beating a number of much better known world names to the prestigious award.

North Korea 'biding time' on talksupdated: Mon Sep 20 2004 23:45:00

North Korea is still committed to taking part in talks aimed at resolving the standoff over its nuclear program, but the secretive communist state has not said when it will resume negotiations, a senior British official says.

IAEA: Iran nuke talks still openupdated: Sun Sep 19 2004 04:06:00

The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency held out hope Sunday that arms inspectors may not have reached an impasse with Iran on its nuclear program.

IAEA reports progress with Israel on nuclear issueupdated: Thu Jul 08 2004 11:03:00

The United Nation's atomic watchdog chief says he has a commitment from the Israeli government to discuss the concept of a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East.

IAEA visit may test Israel on nukesupdated: Tue Jul 06 2004 01:30:00

The director of the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog body -- the International Atomic Energy Agency -- is on his way to Israel in his first visit there since 1998.

Nuclear watchdog criticizes Iranupdated: Mon Jun 14 2004 06:28:00

International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei was critical Monday of Iran's cooperation with his agency as the IAEA board of governors met.

U.S., Russia signing N-threat pactupdated: Thu May 27 2004 07:19:00

The United States and Russia were expected to sign an agreement Thursday to protect against the threat of highly enriched uranium falling into the hands of terrorists.

Iraq war wasn't justified, U.N. weapons experts sayupdated: Sun Mar 21 2004 15:55:00

The United Nations' top two weapons experts said Sunday that the invasion of Iraq a year ago was not justified by the evidence in hand at the time.

Nuclear inspectors condemn Iranupdated: Sat Mar 13 2004 08:03:00

The International Atomic Energy Agency adopted a resolution Saturday criticizing Iran for hiding nuclear activities, although it acknowledged the Islamic republic's increasing openness in the U.N. inspection process.

Pakistan pledges IAEA cooperationupdated: Sat Feb 07 2004 11:45:00

Pakistan's foreign minister said his country would cooperate fully with the U.N.'s atomic agency after the nation's top nuclear scientist admitted he gave weapons secrets to other countries.

Lessons from Libyaupdated: Tue Jan 06 2004 11:51:00

Gaddafi's decision to come clean on nukes could help inspectors in other rogue nuclear nations

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