Tuesday, August 20, 2013


* Egypt's crackdown weakens, but does not crush resilient Muslim Brotherhood Until Monday night, Farid Ismail was one of the few Muslim Brotherhood leaders who still answered his phone.

* Terrorists 'aim to hit Israeli, Jewish targets worldwide' in coming weeks Israeli and Jewish targets all over the world are likely to be sought out by terrorist organizations in the coming weeks.

* Hamas Facing Trouble from Without and Within The Hamas movement leading Gaza is facing growing pressure this week with a counter-terror campaign along its border.

* Erdogan: Israel orchestrated Morsi overthrow, Egypt unrest Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of orchestrating the Egyptian military's overthrow of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

* Peace: A matter of needs vs. wants While peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians have resumed for the first time in three years, the atmosphere is edgy.

* UN: Efforts to bridge gaps between Israel, Arabs on nuclear issue have failed UN atomic agency chief Yukiya Amano has not been able to narrow Israeli-Arab differences on how to move towards a Middle East free of nuclear weapons.

* Jordanian King: Violence will Destroy Muslim World The ethnic and sectarian violence that is currently affecting several Arab countries could ultimately destroy the Muslim world.

* Muslim Brotherhood taking out rage on Christian churches, businesses The Muslim Brotherhood has targeted Christian communities in its insurgency campaign against Egypt's military-backed regime.

* EU reconsiders arms sales, financial aid to Egypt As EU diplomats meet on how to stop bloodshed in Egypt, figures show that France, Germany and Spain led arms sales.

* Iraq vows no disruption in oil flow after Al Qaida attack in Basra Iraq has assured clients that crude oil exports would not be harmed over the next few months.