* Middle East: Harsh condemnation worldwide has focused against Israel after nine people died in a military raid on ships carrying humanitarian aid to the blockaded Gaza Strip.
* Pakistan: A court removed the government ban on Facebook yet it’s reported that authorities monitor content via a “central exchange”.
* Ireland: Pope Benedict XVI appointed a panel to investigate child abuse in the Irish archdiocese.
* Africa: Economic growth and political stability are expected to be two of the main topics at the 25th Africa-France summit that opened on Monday.
Image – Newsweek (“An image from video of Israeli forces storming an aid ship bound for Gaza.”)
Online Sources- Voice of America, BBC News, AP, MSNBC