- Egyptian billionaire poised to join Lebedev in Independent deal | Media | guardian.co.uk
Sameh Sawiris in talks to partner on purchase of Independent newspaper.
- La mort du général Larbi Belkheir : rappels sur le parcours d’un grand criminel
Extracts from the book Françalgerie, on the recently deceased mafiosi-general.
- Bedouinocratic Libya: Between Hereditary Succession and Reform
By Rachid Khechana [PDF]
- Berlusconi says Israel should join EU - Yahoo! News
Someone punch him again, please.
- CIA moonlights in corporate world - Eamon Javers - POLITICO.com
Active duty CIA agents working for hedge funds. No wonder Bin Laden hasn't been caught and the economy is in a shambles.
- Gaza underground wall enters final stage of construction | Al-Masry Al-Youm: Today's News from Egypt
Heavy construction activity in last two days.
- BBC News - Explosives wash up on Israel beaches
This shores up the Egyptian claim that weapons are delivered to Gaza by sea rather (or on top of) the tunnels.
- Israelis 'chained pregnant prisoners to beds' | The Daily Telegraph