* Iran commander: Israeli strike could trigger WWIII Revolutionary Guards commander says war would be "historic opportunity" to destroy Israel and "reclaim Palestine."
* Deepening divide between Islamic world and West For those who believe in a clash of civilizations between the Islamic world and Western democracy, the last few weeks must seem like final confirmation of their theory.
* Syrian opposition figures meet in Damascus Syrian opposition figures who reject foreign intervention in Syria's 18-month conflict called for the ouster of President Bashar Assad at a rare meeting Sunday in the nation's capital.
* Iran could launch pre-emptive Israel strike-commander Iran could launch a pre-emptive strike on Israel if it was sure the Jewish state was preparing to attack it, a senior commander of its elite Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying on Sunday.
* Egyptian military official warns J'lem over Sinai "We'll cut off the hands of any aggressor," SCAF member threatens, according to Egyptian paper 'al-Masry al-Youm.'
* Egypt's New Leader Spells Out Terms for U.S.-Arab Ties On the eve of his first trip to the United States as Egypt's new Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi said the United States needed to fundamentally change its approach to the Arab world, showing greater respect for its values and helping build a Palestinian state, if it hoped to overcome decades of pent-up anger.
* US official: No proof Libya attack tied to film Rep. Mike Rogers tells CNN he hasn't seen any information indicating protest held during assault on US consulate.
* EU struggles to reach budget agreement Senior EU officials are warning that it is proving harder than ever to reach an agreement on the European Union's next multi-annual budget.
* Ahmadinejad: Israel has 'no roots' in Mideast The Iranian president tells reporters in NYC that Israel is a disturbance for his country, which he is ready to defend against.
* 'UK, France, Germany urge EU to up Iran sanctions' 3 European FMs write letter to Ashton, pressing for tougher EU sanctions in bid to halt Iranian nuclear program, diplomats tell AFP.