Iranian hard-liners, Australian gay marriage and gender-neutral toys

A girl holds a Jennifer Lopez doll in the Bronx, New York, on December 14, 2013.
Image caption A Jennifer Lopez doll is definitely not a gender-neutral toy

A round-up of commentary on and around the world...

Iran

Hard-liners resisting nuclear deal

North Korea

Prison camp escapee's open letter to Dennis Rodman

Australia

Gay marriage equality a matter of political will

Southern Europe

A return to fascism

Afghanistan

No more US deaths in Afghanistan would be a Christmas gift

Russia

Putin is the new Juan Peron

Central African Republic

The genocide excuse

Syria

Worst-case scenario is a reality

Netherlands

Is there a Dutch identity?

Italy

Don't blame the EU for your troubles

One more thing…

Buy gender-neutral toys for your kids this Christmas