**Mideast Talks to Resume Monday in Washington**
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are set to meet Monday in Washington for preliminary talks on resuming peace negotiations that have remained stalled for nearly three years.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will host chief negotiators Tzipi Livni for Israel and Saeb Erekat for the Palestinians a dinner Monday night to begin the discussions. The two sides will come together for more talks on Tuesday.
Kerry says he is grateful that Palestinian and Israeli leaders have shown they are willing to make the "difficult decisions" needed to get to this point.
Sunday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu overcame strong opposition in his Cabinet to approve a Palestinian prisoner release.
One-hundred four Palestinian prisoners will be freed in four stages. But Livni said it will be carried out only if the Palestinians prove to be a serious partner in the negotiations.
**Pro-Morsi Protesters Call for Monday Marches**
Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi are calling for evening marches Monday at security administration buildings, as they remain defiant in the face of the military's move to install an interim government nearly a month ago.
In a statement Monday, pro-Morsi groups also urged Egyptians to gather Tuesday for a "million person march" for those who oppose Mr. Morsi's ouster and want to "reclaim their freedom and dignity."
Egypt's army has warned Mr. Morsi's supporters to stay away from military facilities, especially military intelligence headquarters. It says the sites are vitally important, and that anyone approaching them would be in danger.
Meanwhile, European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is in Cairo for talks with Egypt's interim leaders, her second visit to the country in a month.