The Middle East is changing fast as Israel faces the loss of crucial allies and Turkey moves to exert leadership of the Muslim world. What's in store for American interests in the region and at the United Nations? Also, are Democratic losses a reflection on President Obama? On Reporter's Notebook, all but publicly rebuking President Ahmadinejad, Iranian judges say the release of two American hikers he predicted yesterday "is denied."
Banner image: Egyptians walk past graffiti reading 'Down with Israel' near the Israeli embassy in Cairo on August 21, 2011. Egypt's cabinet said that an Israeli statement expressing regret for the border deaths of five policemen was not enough, but stopped short of saying if it would recall its Tel Aviv envoy. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images.