* Israeli-Palestinian peace talks: Nine-month deal goal Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will aim to reach a "final status" agreement in the next nine months to end their long conflict, the US secretary of state has said.
* U.S. in the Mideast: From a stabilizing to a destabilizing influence The Obama administration's Middle East policies - it would be foolhardy to call them "strategy" - would be ludicrous were they not so threatening to American interests, regional and world stability.
* France and Germany seek to revive EU defence policy The EU needs to do more for international security France and Germany have said as they call for improved battlegroups and the use of drones in civilian airspace.
* China's Military Preparing for 'People's War' in Cyberspace, Space China's military is preparing for war in cyberspace involving space attacks on satellites and the use of both military and civilian personnel for a digital "people's war".
* Why a Mideast peace deal seems far off The contours of Israeli-Palestinian peace are clear, experts say.
* Experts Say Muslim Brotherhood Will Strengthen in Egypt Despite Military Control The seizure of control by the military in Egypt will likely embolden the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood.
* Bill Seeks to Advance US Embassy Move to Jerusalem Members of the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus have introduced legislation in the United States Congress that would move the U.S. embassy, which is not located in Tel Aviv, to Israel's capital -- Jerusalem.
* Catherine Ashton meets with Morsi in Cairo EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton was granted access to ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi in Cairo.
* Why a Mideast peace deal seems far off The contours of Israeli-Palestinian peace are clear, experts say: If only the sides summon up the will, the inevitable outcome is two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders.
* Muslim Brotherhood set for million man march With no letup of protests in sight, and despite the recent military crackdown on demonstrators.