* Khamenei adviser: Islamic countries need nukes Forghani, who formerly called on Iran to annihilate Israel, argues that Islamic Republic needs nukes to repel US threat.
* Iran steps up crackdown on Christians Iran's stepped up its crackdown on the country struggling Christian community by closing a church in Tehran.
* Missile Attack on Tel Aviv Might Force Evacuation The entire population of Tel Aviv would be evacuated if unconventional missiles were to strike the city.
* Syrian army uses children as 'human shields': UN The United Nations branded the Syrian government as one of the worst offenders on its annual "list of shame" of conflict countries.
* UN-Backed PA NGO to Children: Replace Cigarettes with Guns A Palestinian Authority-based NGO, the Burj Luq-Luq Social Center Society organization, recently performed a puppet show for children in east Jerusalem to promote non-smoking.
* Settler organization granted control over spring in East Jerusalem A right-wing organization that was granted use yesterday of an ancient East Jerusalem spring said the move would keep Haredi men from bothering the tourists.
* Church of England warning on gay marriage The Church of England has warned that proposals to legalise gay marriage could undermine its status.
* Russia protests: Putin opponents march in Moscow Thousands of Russian anti-government protesters are taking part in a major rally in Moscow to demand fresh elections and a new president.
* 'Oldest galaxy' discovered using Hawaii telescope A team of Japanese astronomers using telescopes on Hawaii say they have seen the oldest galaxy yet discovered.
* MK: Kadima Inciting a Civil War The Kadima party has been inciting hate for selfish political reasons, MK Yisrael Eichler (United Torah Judaism) accused Tuesday.