* NATO allies debate when to end to Libya air war NATO allies on Thursday grappled with how quickly they could end their bombing campaign in Libya.
* Tributes for Apple 'visionary' Steve Jobs World and business leaders have been paying tribute to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who has died at the age of 56 from pancreatic cancer.
* Egypt's ruler says country in a critical phase Egypt's military ruler said Thursday the country is going through a critical period.
* Israel's 'House Divided' Unites on Yom Kippur Divided though Israel's population may be during the rest of the year, on Yom Kippur, Jews in the Holy Land are united as One.
* Secret panel can put Americans on "kill list' There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel, which is a subset of the White House's National Security Council.
* Syria protests: More than 2,900 killed overall, says UN The UN had previously put the death toll at 2,700.
* 'Silent majority' backs economic government of Europe The European Commission believes it is backed by a "silent majority" in favour of its push for further EU integration.
* Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel begin atonement ahead of Yom Kippur Ahead of Yom Kippur, ultra-Orthodox Jews slaughter white chickens as part of a ritual to cleanse themselves of sins from the past year.
* Mideast Quartet to Meet Sunday Envoys from the Middle East Quartet -- the European Union, Russia, the United Nations and the United States -- will meet in Brussels on Sunday.
* Israeli history photo of the week: The Golden Gate The Library of Congress has recently digitalized a collection of over 10,000 photographs, taken by the "American Colony" in Jerusalem.