* Fatah and Hamas agree to form unity government within 5 weeks Fatah and Hamas have agreed to form a unity government within five weeks.
* El-Sissi's campaign chief hails 'anyone who fights Zionist enemy' The campaign manager for Egypt's former army chief, Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, frontrunner in next month's presidential elections, pledged backing in a TV debate for anyone who fights Israel.
* Air Force Strikes Gaza as Hamas, Fatah Sign Unity Deal An Israeli warplane struck the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday wounding six people.
* US troops arrive in Poland for exercises across Eastern Europe amid Ukraine crisis U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland on Wednesday as part of a wave of U.S. troops heading to shore up America's Eastern European allies.
* Tony Blair: 'West should focus on radical Islam' Tony Blair has warned Western leaders they must put aside their differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on the threat of Islamic extremism.
* WAR ON CHRISTIANS: THE POLITICS OF PERSECUTION In Nigeria, 234 Christian schoolgirls abducted; a Jesuit priest shot in the head outside his house in Homs, Syria; a young Christian woman dragged from her car in Egypt and beaten to death...
* Israel cancels planned peace talks meeting after Fatah-Hamas unity deal announced Israel cancelled a planned meeting Wednesday night with Palestinian officials over extending the negotiations.
* EU elections may strengthen Putin in Europe Far-right parties are set to do well in next month's elections to the European Parliament.
* US Supreme Court to Decide on Jerusalem's Status The US Supreme Court Monday decided to hear the case of an American born in Jerusalem.
* From commune to oasis: Postcards from the American Colony If the American Colony Hotel could talk, the stories it would tell.