* US to resume formal Muslim Brotherhood contacts The United States has decided to resume formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
* Riyadh will build nuclear weapons if Iran gets them, Saudi prince warns A senior Saudi Arabian diplomat and member of the ruling royal family has raised the spectre of nuclear conflict in the Middle East.
* Are subs, not the planes, the best way for Israel to counter Iran? Most experts interpreted former Mossad chief Meir Dagan's warnings against an Israeli attack on Iran as being aimed first and foremost at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
* 4 Hizbullah Terrorists Indicted for Hariri Murder in Lebanon Four top Hizbullah terrorists have been indicted by the Hague-based Special Tribunal for Lebanon for the murder of former President Rafik al-Hariri.
* U.S. now quietly seeking regime change in Syria After steadfastly defending his regime, the United States is seeking to build an alliance against Syrian President Bashar Assad.
* Libya: Russia decries French arms drop to Libya rebels Russia has strongly criticised France for dropping weapons to Libyan rebels and demanded an explanation from Paris.
* 'Monster' driving cosmic beacon Astronomers have spied a monster black hole - the brightest object yet seen in the early Universe.
* Israeli software supports theory that Bible was written by multiple authors Software developed by an Israeli team is giving intriguing new hints about what some researchers believe to be the multiple hands that wrote the Bible.
* Putin says Russian 2012 election will be dirty Putin, Russia's most popular politician, made clear he would play a significant role in the election.
* Obiang Tells World Not To Intervene In Africa Foreign military intervention has caused massive suffering in Africa and should only be carried out with the consensus of African nations, the African Union's rotating chairman said.