The nuclear deal is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Iran. Amnesty International reports that Iran's execution tally is alarmingly high — and at this rate, this year's death count may reach 1000.
Saudi Arabia and Iran are engaged in a sort of regional cold war. US officials have said they hope the Iran deal would lead to diplomatic breakthroughs, but it's just as likely (perhaps more) to lead to greater tensions.
A cyber security firm has discovered a sophisticated malware program that they're describing as a "complete spy kit." It's designed to gather audio, video and photos from computers where it's been installed, potentially unlocking all kinds of secret information.
Newly declassified CIA documents show the Reagan administration acted to save Saddam Hussein's Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war. Per Foreign Policy magazine, the US gave critical intelligence to Iraq when it looked like Iran might score a decisive victory.
Planning a large gathering is always tricky. Will the guests get along? Where will they sit? So what happens when world leaders just happen to awkwardly bump into each other in the United Nations hallway? It's high stakes diplomacy at work.
US military operations around the world - including the covert drone program - are continuing for now, untouched by the shutdown. But the nation's top intelligence official warns the crisis "seriously damages our ability to protect the safety and security of this nation."
The Sunni-Shiite conflict erupted again in Lebanon on Tuesday, killing dozens and injuring many more. Lebanon has been relatively calm in recent years, but there have been concerns Syrian violence would spill over. Plus, local government corruption is slowing the typhoon response in the Philippines and Parisians are developing a taste for grasshoppers.
In the 1960s, Israel and Iran weren't sworn enemies. In fact, there were political and cultural exchanges between the two countries. Among them was a visit by a famed Iranian author to Israel — an experience that he wrote about in a book with startling contradictions.
The law in Iran requires women to cover their hair and body when in public. But that's not something all Iranian women want. And now some of them are posting photos of themselves hijab-free on a new Facebook page called "Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women."
Incest and child molestation are real issues around the world. After being confronted with it first hand, an anonymous Middle East artist decided to do something about it. That story and more in today's Global Scan.