What are everyday Iranians saying about the nuclear deal?
What the people say: Iran and the nuclear deal
A hundred yards away from Railroad Square in southern Tehran, nestled between a kebab shop and a pizza parlor, is a small store. Everything imaginable sits in its large display window, from hookahs of all sizes, watches, and rings made of agate to charcoal, notebooks and a large selection of magnifying glasses.
The shop owner looks about 45 years old and appears to have a somber disposition. I wait a few minutes for his customers to thin out and then ask him: has he been following the nuclear negotiations? His response is short and somewhat indifferent: “Don’t I have anything better to do?”
Omar al Sharif (and Egypt's progressive vision) ... dead, long before he was dead
As Egyptians mourn the departure of one of their most loved and talented movie stars, many will dwell upon what has become almost a national pastime, nostalgia for what is known as la belle epoch of Egyptian culture. Egypt has been awash with nostalgia for a decade or so.
Source: Your Middle East
A small step towards peace for Libya
While the world waited in vain for the end of negotiations on the Iranian nuclear issue, a less publicized but no less important peace agreement gained major momentum in Morocco. The United Nations Special Representative on Libya announced late Sunday, July 12, that most—but not all—parties to the Skhirat peace talks had signed off on a power-sharing framework designed to end nearly three years of violence and instability in Libya.