Tuesday's global agenda: Russia trade push launched

Peace within reach? Jordan's foreign minister Nasser Judeh this morning delivers an address at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on the Jordanian perspective on recent developments in the region. His remarks are expected to focus mainly on the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians as well as the situation in Syria and Iraq.

In other news:

Yemen's army reportedly retook the southern town of Jaar from al Qaeda-linked militants, a major victory for the U.S.-backed offensive. [Reuters]

Egypt's deposed strongman Hosni Mubarak is slipping in and out of consciousness. [Associated Press]

A convoy carrying Britain's ambassador to Libya was ambushed. [Reuters]

U.S. foe Hugo Chavez launched his presidential reelection bid in Venezuela. [Associated Press]

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