* Confusion over Temple Mount prayer law used to fan tensions Palestinian official warns Israel over changing the status of Al-Aqsa Mosque, though bill refers only to compound.
* Strong showing for Golden Dawn in Greek local elections Neo-Nazi party takes 16% of the vote in Athens mayoral race, 11% for governor of capital's province.
* Iraq elections: Maliki's State of Law 'wins most seats' Prime Minister Nouri Maliki's alliance won last month's parliamentary elections in Iraq, but fell short of a majority, preliminary results show.
* Ukraine crisis: Putin orders troops back from border Russia's President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops near Ukraine's border to withdraw, the Kremlin says.
* Has al-Qaida lost its mantle as the leading jihadi organization? Despite the ongoing horrendous humanitarian catastrophe in Syria, the division between the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and al-Qaida's Syrian branch could be good news for their opponents in Israel and the West.
* Black, proud ... and a Nazi? New York cabbie defends right to wear Swastika, says he is breaking down color barriers by showing that even African-Americans can be Nazis.
* Report: Jordan redeploys military along border with Syria 'Al-Hayat' quotes Jordanian sources as saying that the military high command has ordered all of its officers in the north to cut short their vacations.
* South Sudan President Salva Kiir warns of 'famine' South Sudan's president has warned his country faces "one of worst famines ever" unless the current conflict is ended, in an interview with the BBC.
* New bill would allow Jews to pray at Temple Mount Likud, Labor lawmakers behind controversial initiative; regulations currently permit only Muslim worship in compound
* Netanyahu hails booming ties with China PM meets with Beijing's deputy PM during unprecedented 'China Week' influx of Chinese leaders