News and Analysis (6/18/12)

Egypt’s military trumps the FJP presidential election victory by declaring its own constitution preserving a military dictatorship:

The assassination shows ‘that militants have the ability to strike despite losing ground to the army, which regained control of several towns in the southern province of Abyan last week”:

“Iranian diplomats charge that the P5+1 offer violated the framework agreed in Istanbul of a reciprocal, step-by-step exchange of concessions. P5+1 officials counter that Iran must first agree to take “concrete” action in Moscow. But analysts say Iran’s perception that it is being forced to accept a lopsided offer is unacceptable”:

“I’m married to an utterly irresistible Muslim man who makes me laugh, respects and cherishes me as an equal partner. I’m the mother of a Muslim son whom we are raising with the Islamic values that will make him a strong advocate of women’s rights, just like his father and the other Muslim men in my life”:

“The claim is explosive because it appears to contradict Mr Murdoch’s evidence to the Leveson Inquiry”:

“Among the mourners was the man most likely to be named as successor: Prince Salman, 76, who is seen as more likely to continue the 89-year-old King Abdullah’s cautious economic and social reforms than the conservative Nayef”:

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