* Assad threatens to attack TA in case of NATO strike Syrian President Bashar Assad on Tuesday threatened to set fire to the Middle East.
* Sinai Anarchy to mean More IDF Reserves Former IDF soldiers may find themselves called back to duty more frequently this year as the IDF responds to growing terrorist threats from Sinai.
* US says Israel, PA support new Quartet approach to talks In an apparent effort to keep the most recent Quartet initiative alive, the US embassy circulated a statement Tuesday giving the impression both Israel and the Palestinians have equally accepted a Quartet framework for returning to direct talks.
* World's most powerful telescope up and running A radio telescope high in the Chilean desert is the world's most powerful eye on the universe.
* Iranian Extremists Pursue Christians Overseas Iranians who fled their country after converting to Christianity have received death threats in their new homes overseas.
* Early Hitler letter urging annihilation of Jews goes on display in U.S. Adolf Hitler's anti-Semitic 1919 Gemlich letter, described as the most significant document ever acquired by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, is now on display.
* Nobel Prize for physics awarded for supernovae research Three scientists shared the 2011 Nobel Prize for physics for the stunning discovery that the expansion of the universe is speeding up.
* Europe Finds Slope Ahead Is Growing Ever Steeper Europe has had a rough ride since Greece confessed it falsified its books to join the euro.
* 'No need' for US troop immunity post-2011: Iraq leaders Iraqi leaders said in a statement Tuesday there was "no need" for US forces that stay beyond year-end.
* Arab Spring sparks sharp fall in foreign investment The flow of foreign direct investment into the Arab world is expected to slump by 17 percent in 2011.