1. Obama – Iran deal is only alternative to more Mideast war
    President Barack Obama, seeking to sell the Iran nuclear deal to sceptical U.S. lawmakers and nervous allies, insisted on Wednesday the landmark agreement was the only alternative to a nuclear arms race and more war in the Middle East.
  2. Congressional Democrats warm to Iran nuclear deal
    Democrats in Congress said on Wednesday they were warming to the nuclear agreement with Iran, and Vice President Joe Biden, sent to Capitol Hill to pitch the deal, said he was optimistic it would not be blocked by the majority Republicans who oppose it.
  3. Analysis – U.S., Iran finesse inspections of military sites in nuclear deal
    Major powers and Iran finessed how U.N. inspectors will get access to Iranian military sites in Tuesday’s nuclear agreement, with a formula that gives the United Nations strong inspection powers while allowing Tehran to save face.
  4. Putin, Obama agree Iran deal in world’s interests, Kremlin says
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama discussed by telephone on Wednesday the nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers and agreed it was in the interests of the world as a whole, the Kremlin said.
  5. U.S. delivers Iraqi antiquities seized in raid on Islamic State
    The United States handed back to Iraq on Wednesday antiquities it said it had seized in a raid on Islamic State fighters in Syria, saying the haul was proof the militants were funding their war by smuggling ancient treasures.
  6. Hammond says no deal with Iran could have pleased Israel
    Britain’s Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told parliament on Wednesday that Israel would not have been satisfied with any kind of nuclear deal with Iran, dismissing criticism of the agreement struck between Tehran and foreign powers.
  7. Saudi media attack Iran deal as assault on Arab interests
    Saudi Arabian media attacked Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers on Wednesday, with cartoonists depicting it as an assault on Arab interests and columnists decrying the focus on Tehran’s atomic plans instead of its backing for regional militias.
  8. Why Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Neocons Hate the Iran Deal
    Here’s the thing to keep in mind about most critics of the Iran nuclear deal that was signed Tuesday morning: Their objections have nothing to do with the details of the deal.
  9. Shia waqf board notice to Vijay Mallya
    LUCKNOW: Shia Central Board of Waqfs, UP, on Wednesday issued a notice to liquor baron Vijay Mallya for purchasing a waqf (endowment) land in Meerut and running a liquor brewery and distillery on it.
  10. Iran nuclear deal: US military commanders express terror fears
    Three of America’s most senior military commanders have expressed grave concerns that the lifting of Iranian sanctions as part of the historic nuclear deal will revive the Islamic republic’s belligerent ambitions and encourage it to bankroll terror networks.