* Turkey: Assad and Jihadists Are 'Partners' Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu claimed on Thursday that the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and the Al-Qaeda affiliate the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) are "backstage partners".
* Netanyahu Opposes Framework Dividing Jerusalem Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced to senior officials in his government that he won't agree to any division of Jerusalem.
* Syria conflict: Rebel clashes 'leaves almost 500 dead' At least 482 people have been killed in clashes between Syrian rebels and the al-Qaeda-linked Islamist State.
* Cairo artists take creative energy to the streets Egypt's revolution in 2011 gave birth to an explosion of new creativity, especially street art.
* New 'Hand Of God' Picture Taken By Nasa Scientists said it was a nebula - a cloud of gas - around a neutron star.
* Netanyahu, Rouhani to attend World Economic Forum in Davos Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will both attend the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos this month.
* Russia throwing Iran lifeline: Negotiating big oil-for-goods deal Iran and Russia are negotiating an oil-for-goods swap worth $1.5 billion a month.
* Sharon remains in grave condition following dramatic decline Former prime minister Ariel Sharon's continued to be in "grave" condition Friday morning.
* Tel Aviv unveils first memorial to gay Holocaust victims Tel Aviv has become the first Israeli city to unveil a memorial in honour of gay and lesbian victims of the Nazi Holocaust.
* 'David's Castle' to be Unveiled on 'Palestinian' Land We reported last year on the discovery of an ancient biblical-era palace probably dating back to the time of King David.