* Battleground Africa: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Next Frontier For the Muslim Brotherhood, the Libyan conflict is an opportunity to flex its muscles in the “weak link” of the Arab Muslim world.
* Macron's Moment Amid Cheering Crowds In Devastated Beirut White shirt sleeves rolled up, Emmanuel Macron waded through cheering crowds in the devastated streets of Beirut Thursday where disaster survivors pleaded with him to help get rid of their reviled ruling elite.
* 3 Iranian planes landed in Beirut after explosion, what did they bring? If Iran was moving medical supplies, as Iran’s leaders have said they would like to provide, then why not have photos and news media on hand to document the delivery of the Iranian aid?
* What's behind Israel's growing protests? Israelis have been taking to the streets in increasing numbers for weeks, protesting against the right-wing government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The country is at a crucial juncture.
* Report: New US sanctions show ISIS cash flow still running through Turkey The US is focusing fresh scrutiny on Turkey following allegations that it is not doing enough to stop jihadist militants from funneling money to the Islamic State terrorist organization, according to Voice of America, a US-funded international broadcaster.
* Palestinians: We Support China's Muslim Concentration Camps Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas... is saying that he fully supports China's right to hold more than one million Muslims in re-education camps and crack down on human rights activists and journalists in Hong Kong.
* What the new Iran-China partnership means for the region This new realignment in Asia provides new opportunities not only for China and Iran, but also for Pakistan.
* Minister: Cyprus can help EU fill east Med 'power void' Cyprus' foreign minister says the European Union must do more to fill a power vacuum in the eastern Mediterranean brought on by a perceived U.S. disengagement from the region.
* UK: Teacher fired from school for saying Muhammad was a false prophet If he had said that Jesus Christ was not the Son of God, would he have been let go? Of course not.
* Fear grows that Bible become illegal in Scotland Scotland’s new Hate Crime and Public Order Bill has been proposed by the Scottish National party to repeal the obsolete outlawing of blasphemy.