Anger in Iraq after marketplace suicide attack toll jumps to 115

Jul 18, 2015

Anger in Iraq after marketplace suicide attack toll jumps to 115

An attack by the Islamic State group on a crowded marketplace in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province has killed 115 people, including women and children, in one of the deadliest single attacks in the country in the past decade. The mostly-Shiite victims were gathered to ...

Iranian leader vows opposition to U.S. despite nuclear deal

Jul 18, 2015

Iranian leader vows opposition to U.S. despite nuclear deal

Iranian opposition to the “arrogant” United States will not change despite a nuclear deal with world powers, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday, adding that Tehran remains sharply at odds with U.S. policy in the Middle East. In an address marking the end ...

Jul 18, 2015

Islamic State suicide car bomb kills over 100 in Iraq

More than 100 people were killed in a suicide car bombing at a busy market in an Iraqi town on Friday, one of the deadliest attacks carried out by Islamic State militants since they overran large parts of the country. The blast brought down ...

Jul 17, 2015

The forgotten nuclear deal

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Could the deal with Iran follow the trajectory of the deal with India: a great strategic move, followed by protracted negotiations on follow-up steps, moving goalposts, and the gradual diminution of the original accord?

Japanese companies eye opportunities in Iran after nuclear accord

Jul 16, 2015

Japanese companies eye opportunities in Iran after nuclear accord

The historic nuclear agreement reached between Iran and six world powers Tuesday has Japanese companies eyeing business opportunities with the Middle Eastern country after international economic sanctions are lifted. Expectations are high for Iran, which has a population of some 80 million and ranks ...

Jul 16, 2015

U.N. resolution would end Iran sanctions in 10 years

A draft U.N. resolution on the Iran nuclear deal that says U.N. sanctions would “snap back” if Iran fails to meet its obligations also contains a surprise: The crucial mechanism will end in 10 years. The draft states that none of the seven previous ...