* On Iran, cavernous tactical gaps separate Israel, US On Sunday afternoon, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu took to the US airwaves to present Israel's case to the American public.
* Fear and loathing in Riyadh Western news coverage tends to depict Israel as the chief advocate for a hard line against the Iranian nuclear program.
* Egypt gives Russian dignitaries a red carpet welcome Retired Egyptian military general says Egypt may sign a $2 billion deal with Russia for the purchase of 24 MiG fighter-jets.
* Majority of Israelis believe solo strike on Iran can succeed Israel Hayom-New Wave Research poll finds 52.4% of the Israeli Jewish public is in favor of an independent strike on Iran's nuclear facilities.
* Assad gaining ground in Syrian civil war Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have firmly seized the momentum in the country's civil war in recent weeks.
* IDF: Hamas Continues to Grow Stronger Colonel Amos Hacohen, head of the IDF's Southern Gaza Brigade, said on Friday that Hamas continues to grow stronger in Gaza.
* Eurozone economy still in troubled waters The eurozone economy grew by a meagre 0.1 percent in the last three months.
* Libya Reels as Tripoli Violence Continues Fresh gunbattles have erupted between rival militias in the Libyan city of Tripoli.
* Islamists protest military coup in Egypt Several thousand supporters of Egypt's ousted president rallied Friday.
* Sun Set To 'Flip Upside Down' Within Weeks The Sun's magnetic field is expected to flip upside down within weeks as its north and south poles swap sides.