* Hebron cleric accuses Israel of plotting to rebuild temple Leading Palestinian Muslim figure says daily 'intrusions' by Israeli leaders into Muslim shrine confirm plan to destroy it.
* PA, Jordan Ink Deal to 'Defend' Jerusalem Against 'Judaization' Jordan, PA sign agreement confirming their "common goal to defending" Jerusalem and their opposition to so-called "Judaization" of city.
* North Korea expands nuclear weapons programme North Korea's parliament has endorsed plans to give nuclear weapons greater prominence in the country's defences.
* U.S. F-22 stealth jets join South Korea drills amid sabre-rattling The United States sent F-22 stealth fighter jets to South Korea on Sunday to join military drills aimed at underscoring the U.S. commitment to defend Seoul in the face of an intensifying campaign of threats from North Korea.
* Russia Launches Surprise Military Exercise in Black Sea Russian President Vladimir Putin has launched a large-scale surprise military drill to test battle readiness in the Black Sea.
* Isolated Mideast Christians celebrate Easter As new pope pleads for peace, Holy Land's Christian minority flocks to church for holiday services.
* 'Israel tracked Russian navy in Syria' Israeli naval commandos planted spy camera near Tartus to monitor Russian naval movements, UK paper says.
* Iran slams Arab League support of Syria rebels Iranian envoy slams decision to give Syria's seat at summit to opposition, says "wrong measure" will backfire on Arab states.
* Natural gas from Tamar field reaches Israel One day after it was first pumped to Israeli shores, valuable resource flows to processing plant for use in energy market.
* 6000 died in Syria in March, deadliest month yet More than 6,000 people were killed in the Syrian civil war in March alone, according to a leading activist group that reported it was the deadliest month yet in the 2-year-old conflict.