Friday, June 15, 2012


* Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood warn of 'dangerous' days The Muslim Brotherhood has warned that Egypt's fragile democratic gains are under threat, after a surprise court ruling overturned last year's parliamentary elections.

* Security and Defense: Chemically unstable Syria's chemical weapons program has been focus of Israeli intelligence operations since the mid-1970s.

* Syrian peace plan falters; Russia warns against "plots" Both rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad are intensifying violence in Syria and striving for military gains rather than peaceful transition, the chief U.N. monitor in Syria said on Friday.

* No Reopening Of Supply Routes To Afghanistan Via Pakistan US relations with Pakistan continue to deteriorate as US negotiation team calls it quits.

* Poll: Israelis Trust the U.S., But Not Obama Two thirds of Israelis would support military strike on Iran if diplomacy fails. Three of 10 think Romney will improve relations.

* Greece in international spotlight as it heads to polls Europe is in wait-and-see mode as Greeks head to the ballot boxes for a vote that is set to determine the future of their country in the eurozone.

* Analysts: 'Soft coup' court ruling could reignite Egyptian revolution Confusion reigns in Egypt after stunning court rulings threw the country's awkward transition toward democratic rule into turmoil.

* Pessimism on eve of Moscow nuclear talks with Iran Just days before the third round of talks between Western powers and the Islamic Republic, it would hardly be an exaggeration to say that hopes for a breakthrough are at their lowest

* Eurozone approaching its moment of truth We are approaching a moment of truth for the eurozone.

* Jordan protesters brave heat wave to demand reform More than 2,000 Jordanians braved blistering temperatures on Friday to demonstrate across the country against recent hikes in commodity prices, demanding sweeping political change and constitutional reform.