– A coalition led by National Transition Council leader Mahmoud Jibril appeared to beat its Islamist rivals in Libya’s first election since the fall of Muammar Qaddafi. “Jibril’s apparent victory bucks the trend for post-Arab spring elections.”
– The New York Times reports: An international donor’s conference on Sunday pledged $16 billion for the economic development of Afghanistan in the next four years, but for the first time made it a condition that the Afghan government reduce corruption before receiving all of the money.
– Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi yesterday unexpectedly ordered the country’s Islamist-led Parliament to reconvene, challenging earlier decisions by Egypt’s most powerful generals and judges to dissolve the legislative body.
– Russia said it will not deliver fighter plans to Syria while the situation there remains “unresolved.” Meanwhile, U.N. peace envoy Kofi Annan reportedly had a “very candid and constructive” meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.
– A new book claims that Israel’s spy agency sent its agents to Iran to conduct assassinations against nuclear scientists there as part of a campaign to sabotage the country’s disputed nuclear program.