Around the World in 60 Seconds: Today's top stories


Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for July 21, 2015.

Pentagon: al-Qaeda leader killed in military strike

A U.S. official has confirmed Muhsin al-Fadhli, described as a "longtime al-Qaeda operative" and leader of the jihadist Khorasan Group, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria on July 8. A Pentagon spokesman said he was among the al-Qaeda leaders who had advanced knowledge of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

[Read more from CNN]

Iran needs at least 60 days to review nukes deal

Iranian legislators reportedly say they will need "at least" 60 days to review the nuclear deal they and a number of international negotiators just secured in Vienna. The agreement seeks to lift sanctions on the country in exchange for a scaled-down nuclear program.

[Read more from the New York Times]

U.S. flags to fly at half-staff through Saturday

In honor of the five servicemen killed in the Chattanooga, Tennessee, shooting last week, President Obama has ordered American flags at the White House and all federal grounds lowered to half-staff through sunset on Saturday.

[Read more from NBC News]

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