INTERNATIONAL. This is not how the West, nor many Egyptians, thought the Arab Spring would turn out in Egypt. Their mistake was overestimating the significance of the democratic secularists, how representative the anti-Mubarak demonstrators were of Egypt as a whole, and the degree to which those demonstrators were committed to Western-style democracy.
INTERNATIONAL. Syria will miss a major deadline next week in the program to destroy its chemical weapons production facilities, sources at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said.
INTERNATIONAL. A catastrophic disaster can - and will - happen again if the lessons of Macondo and other similar incidents are not learned and shared routinely; Change required to prevent future disasters, industry warned.