* Israel Preparing for Hizbullah Coup in Lebanon The Israeli Security Cabinet convened Wednesday to prepare for a Hizbullah takeover of Lebanon.
* Erdogan: Turkey won't let Lebanon slide into civil war Hours before visiting Beirut on Wednesday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his government would do everything it can to prevent war in Lebanon.
* Western Wall Muslim Takeover The Muslims – not the Islamists – mean to take over every Jewish site in Jewish Israel.
* U.S. to Send Carrier for Joint Exercises Off Korea President Obama and South Korea’s president agreed Tuesday night to hold joint military exercises as a first response to North Korea’s deadly shelling of a South Korean military installation.
* Korean clash could happen with nuclear Iran Many Israelis heard about the Korean flare-up on Tuesday between the North and the South and justifiably wondered what it had to do with the Jewish state.
* Africa's cities to triple in size In five years Lagos in Nigeria is set to overtake the Egyptian capital Cairo as Africa's biggest city.
* Dublin to unveil deep austerity plan as Germany warns euro 'at stake' In a race against time, or at least against the 'bond vigilantes', the Irish government is to publish a stiff austerity plan on Wednesday afternoon.
* Egyptian Police Kill Christian in Protest against Ban on Church Egyptian police shot and killed one Christian and wounded dozens of others Wednesday morning in a new escalation of violence.
* Medvedev warns of political 'stagnation' in Russia Russia risks slipping into a period of political "stagnation", President Dmitry Medvedev has warned.
* Vatican threatens new China bishop with excommunication Pope Benedict XVI had learned of the ordination of Rev Joseph Guo Jincai "with deep regret" as it constituted a "grave violation" of Church law.