* Syria regime expands use of cluster bombs: report The Syrian regime is expanding its use of widely banned cluster bombs, an international human rights group said Saturday as the deadlocked conflict entered its third year.
* Arab League calls on Gulf states to act, not just condemn Iran The Arab League has been urged to act against Iran, accused of undermining regional security.
* Obama heads to Middle East with low expectations Obama heads to Middle East with low expectations.
* The photos Saudi Arabia doesn't want seen - and proof Islam's most holy relics are being demolished in Mecca Archaeologists fear billion-pound development has led to destruction of key historical sites.
* 'CIA is collecting intelligence on Syrian rebels' 'LA Times' reports the US is collecting intelligence that would be used for possible drone strikes on extremists rebels.
* Pope Francis explains name, calls for church 'for the poor' The new pope gave an insight into his choice of the name Francis in an audience with journalists Saturday -- and said how he wished for a church that was both poor and "for the poor."
* Americans' sympathy for Israel at 22-year high Ahead of Obama's visit, Gallup poll finds 64% of Americans sympathize more with Israel, just 12% with the Palestinians.
* Temple-Times Passover Sacrifice Nixed by Government Veterinary Services officials say they won't authorize planned 'practice sacrifice' of Passover goat.
* Obama visit to stress plight of Mideast Christians Trip to Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity will 'underscore the need to protect the rights of minorities,' White House says.
* Netanyahu faces rocky future in new coalition Forced to rely on the support of two fast-rising rivals in his new governing coalition, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu now faces a reshaped and rocky landscape that could spell trouble ahead.