* Netanyahu urges Shas to 'save Jerusalem' Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu visited the settlement of Ma'aleh Adumim on Tuesday.
* Nasrallah: The Zionist entity can be wiped out of existence Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Monday told tens of thousands of supporters in Beirut that Israel could be eliminated.
* Food prices rising across the world From subsistence farmers eating rice in Ecuador to gourmets feasting on escargot in France, consumers worldwide face rising food prices.
* Saudis lead boycott of Syrian summit Syria's hopes of hosting an Arab summit in Damascus next week suffered a major setback.
* Egypt tries to tackle deadly bread crisis Clashes have been breaking out among Egyptians waiting in long lines for subsidized bread.
* Turks praise jihad to protest Cheney visit Thousands of Turks chanted anti-American and anti-Israel slogans, sang jihadist songs and pledged to follow the path of Hamas's Sheikh Ahmed Yassin.
* Iraq forces battle Basra militias Heavy fighting has been raging in Basra as thousands of Iraqi troops battle Shia militias in the southern city.
* Analysis: Cairo climbs the nuclear pyramid The announcement that Egypt is going to cooperate with Russia to develop its nuclear energy program should not come as a surprise.
* Medvedev warns on Nato expansion The incoming Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, has said his country is not happy about the prospect of Ukraine and Georgia joining Nato.* Saudi King plans first interfaith conference to include Jews In a rare departure from government practice, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah is planning to convene an interfaith conference for Muslims, Christians and Jews.