Momentum is building in Washington and among Iranian hard-liners to oppose the deal and renew sanctions against Iran.
An ISIS slaughter in Tikrit in June 2014 terrorized Iraq's Army and drove a wedge between Sunnis and Shiites. But months of determined bridge-building have broken free of the powerful tribal impulse for revenge.
One of the most outspoken members of Saudi Arabia's royal family urged the kingdom to let women drive as more working-class women carve more rights for themselves.
The United Nation's Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator said in a statement Tuesday that he was 'extremely concerned' about the fighting in Aleppo, as government and allied forces seek to take back the city from rebels.
US relations with Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey are some of the most challenging in the region, and Donald Trump's election looks likely to unsettle them all.
Israel rejected an invitation from France to a Middle East peace conference in Paris later this year, saying that it wanted to engage in direct talks with the Palestinians.