* In talks with Netanyahu, Putin urges restraint on Syria Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday that focused on the situation in Syria.
* Outrage at Syrian rebel shown 'eating soldier's heart' US-based Human Rights Watch identified the rebel as Abu Sakkar, a well-known insurgent from the city of Homs, and said his actions were a war crime.
* Egypt: Cell plotting to bomb U.S. embassy had explosives, Al Qaida manual Egypt has reported an Al Qaida plot against a foreign embassy, said by officials to be that of the United States.
* Shavuot Organizer: "We Don't Have to Agree to Love Each Other" The Olam Habah Events Collective in conjunction with the Jewish Unity Project is holding a special Shavuot lecture series on Mount Zion in Jerusalem.
* Palestinians rail against Temple Mount 'Judaization' Palestinians from across the political spectrum attacked reported Israeli government plans to allow Jewish prayer on Jerusalem's Temple Mount.
* 'Obama Ignoring Link Between Radical Islam and Terrorism' The Obama administration is ignoring the link between radical Islam and terrorism, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said.
* France most pessimistic about Europe, survey shows France has seen the steepest confidence drop in the EU and in national politicians alike.
* Moscow weighs expanding naval presence in the Mediterranean Russia has been examining the expansion of its new task force in the Mediterranean Sea.
* Syria already has Russian S-300 missile system A Syrian military source told the London-based Arab daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi that Syria has received 200 launchers of the advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missile system from Russia.
* 'Death toll in Syria likely as high as 120,000' At least 94,000 people have been killed during Syria's two-year conflict.