* Key Islamist group pulls army backing after dozens killed in Egypt A hard-line group seen as a linchpin of the military-backed coalition ruling Egypt withdrew its support Monday.
* Car bomb hits Hezbollah stronghold in Beirut; dozens hurt A massive car bomb ripped through a Beirut stronghold of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group that has been fighting alongside President Bashar Assad in Syria's civil war.
* NSA controls global Internet traffic via private fiber-optic cables Deals brokered between federal agents and foreign corporations have allowed the United States government to easily intercept and interpret a vast swath of communication data sent around the world, new documents reveal.
* Egypt unrest: Brotherhood rejects Mansour poll decree The Tamarod protest movement has said it was not consulted on the election plan and has asked to see Mr Mansour.
* New idea tackles Earth core puzzle Scientists have proposed a radical new model for the make-up of the Earth's core.
* Has the Temple Mount become a Theme Park? The Temple Mount, which is Judaism's holiest location, has turned into a theme park for Muslim children in the course of the last month.
* Peres: Israel's nuclear power has promoted peace Israeli President Shimon Peres last week stated that Israel's successful development of nuclear power (including the believed development of nuclear weapons) had been a major contributor to peace and stability in the region.
* Fear of Egypt civil war: Al-Sisi 'enemy of Allah' Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and its Islamist allies called for more protests on Tuesday, after at least 51 people were killed in Cairo on Monday.
* Morsi Supporters Threaten Violence, Civil War This week has been a particularly brutal one for the people of Egypt.
* Syrian rebels hint Israel behind attack on missile cache Foreign forces destroyed advanced Russian anti-ship missiles in Syria last week.