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9:53 am
Wed July 15, 2015

The Iranian Nuclear Deal: What Happens Next?

An Iranian family walks past anti-U.S. graffiti on the wall of the former U.S. embassy in Tehran on Tuesday. President Hassan Rouhani told Iranians that "all our objectives" have been met by a nuclear deal agreed upon Tuesday after talks with six world powers, including the U.S.
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Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 10:32 am

The Iranian nuclear negotiations were hugely complicated. If you understood them, even vaguely, congratulations.

Now that there's a deal between Iran and six world powers, there's a whole new set of issues to master. Iran is obligated to scale back its nuclear program, inspectors will be poking around to ensure compliance and the international community will have to lift a raft of sanctions.

Here's a primer on what to expect in the next few months:

1. What Happens Next?

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Goats and Soda
9:21 am
Wed July 15, 2015

Twitter Campaign Shows A Rosier Side Of Africa

Boys play at sunset off the coast of Zanzibar, Tanzania
Lauren Leatherby NPR

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 9:26 am

Fed up with depressing images of starving children used in the media to portray their home, Africans are taking to Twitter to show off the beauty and diversity of their continent.

A group of young Africans is using the hashtag #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou to push back on generalizations that people elsewhere may have about their home continent. So far, there have been more than 75,000 tweets using the hashtag since the campaign began on June 23.

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Middle East
5:08 am
Wed July 15, 2015

Does Nuclear Agreement Strengthen Iran's Drive To Be A Regional Power?

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 8:25 am

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And for more now on the Iran nuclear deal, we're joined by Karim Sadjadpour, who's senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment.

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Middle East
5:08 am
Wed July 15, 2015

To Syrians, Deal With Iran Simply Steadies Assad Regime

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 8:25 am

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Middle East
5:08 am
Wed July 15, 2015

Negotiators' Bonds, Commitment And Devotion To Details Got Iran Deal Done

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 8:25 am

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National Security
5:08 am
Wed July 15, 2015

Obama Sees Long Legacy For Iran Deal; GOP's 2016 Candidates Want It Gone

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 7:11 pm

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Latin America
5:08 am
Wed July 15, 2015

Top Official Says Inside Help Was Likely In 'El Chapo' Escape

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 6:42 am

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Middle East
5:08 am
Wed July 15, 2015

Iran Nuclear Deal Leaves Plenty Of Room For Disagreement

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 8:25 am

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Middle East
5:08 am
Wed July 15, 2015

Iran Nuclear Pact Could Spark Buildup Of Conventional Weapons

President Obama hosts leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council at Camp David, Md., on May 14. The president gave assurances that the U.S. would support its allies in the region concerned over Iran's growing influence.
Andrew Harnik AP

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 1:01 pm

The deal between Iran and six world powers is limited to keeping that nation from building a nuclear bomb. But it's inevitable that the agreement, announced Tuesday in Vienna, will have broader consequences and one of them could be a buildup of conventional arms in the Middle East.

As part of the nuclear deal, a United Nations arms embargo on Iran, which was imposed in 2007 in response to the country's nuclear program, will be lifted in five years for most weapons, and in eight years for ballistic missiles.

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Europe
5:08 am
Wed July 15, 2015

Bailout Vote May Splinter Greece's Recently Empowered Anti-Austerity Party

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 5:18 pm

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