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Obama scrambles to get sceptics in Congress to support Iran nuclear deal

White House walks back triumphant tone to emphasise the incompleteness of the nuclear agreement with Iran in debate about when sanctions will be lifted<p>The White House is emphasising the incomplete nature of its tentative nuclear deal with Iran as Barack Obama leads a flurry of phone calls to …


Obama admits Iran nuclear deal only delays inevitable, leaves problem for future presidents

President Obama admitted Tuesday in a broadcast interview that his nuclear agreement with Iran only delays Tehran from eventually acquiring a weapon, which could come immediately after Year 13 of the agreement -- leaving the problem for future presidents.<p>Obama made the comments about Tehran's …

South Asia

Obama: 'Misjudgment' To Make Iran Deal Contingent On Recognizing Israel

NPR's Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama at the White House on Monday.<p>President Obama says it would be a "fundamental misjudgment" to condition a nuclear deal with Iran on the country's recognition of Israel.<p>Obama made the comments Monday during an interview with <i>Morning</i> …

South Asia

Obama rejects Netanyahu's call for Iran to recognize Israel

President Barack Obama is rejecting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call for Iran to recognize the state of Israel as part of a final nuclear deal.<p>“The notion that we would condition Iran not getting nuclear weapons in a verifiable deal on Iran recognizing Israel is really akin to …

South Asia

U.N. Security Council mulls how to help Syria's Yarmouk civilians

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council said on Monday it would look at how to help some 18,000 Palestinian refugees and Syrian civilians in a camp largely taken over by Islamic State as a top U.N. official suggested it consider measures to evacuate people.<p>Pierre Krahenbuhl, …

Middle East

Lawyer: Israel to detain Palestinian MP for six months

The Israeli army has placed a female Palestinian legislator under detention for six months without trial, a lawyer for the politician said.<p>Khalida Jarrar, a senior political leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a left-wing Palestinian faction, is being held for …


Saudi border guard mourned

CNN's Nic Robertson meets with the family of the first Saudi serviceman to die since air strikes in Yemen began.

Middle East

Hundreds flee as Palestinian refugee camp in Syria gets caught in crossfire

Hundreds of residents of a Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital Damascus fled Sunday amid shelling by government forces and clashes between Islamic State fighters and Palestinian militants, activists said.<p>An activist based in an area just south of Damascus, Hatem al-Dimashqi, said many …

Middle East