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StanChart hires ex-Morgan Stanley banker for Middle East push

DUBAI (Reuters) - Asia-focused bank Standard Chartered <STAN.L> has hired Sarmad Lone, previously with Morgan Stanley Inc <MS.N>, to help boost the lender's business with top international companies in the Middle East and north Africa. Full story

Middle East peace talks begin

   The Atlantic’s Steve Clemons and Laura Rozen, a writer for the Back Channel News Blog for Al-Monitor, join The Daily Rundown to talk about the Israeli and Palestinian peace talks

Kerry to name Martin Indyk as Middle East envoy

Indyk was a two-time ambassador to Israel and once served as special assistant to then-President Bill Clinton. He takes up the position as direct talks between the Israelis and Palestinians are set to resume Monday. Full story

Middle East talks resume

   Middle East peace talks resume Monday after years in a stalemate. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.

U.S. to name Martin Indyk as Middle East peace envoy: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to announce former U.S. ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk as Washington's Middle East peace envoy on Monday, according to a source familiar with the matter. Full story

Top Weekend Links: Middle East peace talks to resume after three years

From the start of Middle East peace talks to injustice in Louisiana, here are some of the top stories from the weekend. Full story

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  New EU rules endanger Middle East peace process

New labeling rules from the European Union could endanger the latest attempts at Middle East peace. Israel has reacted angrily to an EU instruction not to put "Made in Israel" on things produced in Jewish settlements in the West Bank - because the settlements are illegal.

  Egyptians Call for Ouster of President Morsi

In a second day of massive rallies, protestors ransacked the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters, reports CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din, reporting the latest detail on the unrest in the Middle East.

  Pres. Obama & Turkish PM Erdogan News Conference

President Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan hold a news conference on the progress towards peace in the Middle East, and agreements reached on trade and security.

  Does America’s foreign policy begin at home?

Council of Foreign Relations President Richard Haass joins The Cycle to explain why he believes America’s biggest security and prosperity threats actually come from within.

  Reimagining America's foreign policy

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East, David Rhode talks with MSNBC’s Alex Witt. He offers his unique insights on the U.S. improving its relationships with Muslims, international diplomacy in the Middle East, and militant, religi

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Martin Indyk speaks during the U.S-Islamic World Forum in Doha
Martin Indyk speaks during the U.S-Islamic World Forum in Doha

Vice president and director of the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution Martin Indyk, speaks during the U.S.- Islamic World Forum in Doha in this file photo taken June 9, 2013. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to announce Indyk as Washington's Middle East peace envoy on Monda

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry and his senior foreign policy adviser on Middle East issues Lowenstein return to their hotel after a meeting with Israeli PM Netanyahu in Jerusalem
U.S. Secretary of State Kerry and his senior foreign policy adviser on Middle East issues Lowenstein return to their hotel after a meeting with Israeli PM Netanyahu in Jerusalem

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his senior foreign policy adviser on Middle East issues Frank Lowenstein , surrounded by security personnel, return to their hotel after a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, early June 30, 2013. Kerry extended his Middle East

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry walks with his senior foreign policy adviser on Middle East issues Lowenstein in Jerusalem
U.S. Secretary of State Kerry walks with his senior foreign policy adviser on Middle East issues Lowenstein in Jerusalem

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry walks with his senior foreign policy adviser on Middle East issues Frank Lowenstein , along a street in Jerusalem, early June 30, 2013. Kerry, surrounded by security personnel, returning to his hotel after a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.