* Pakistani Opinion: Israel is the Next Superpower A surprising op-ed in a large Pakistani paper sees Israel benefiting big-time from current chaos, rebuilding Temple.
* Over 700 Kurd fighters killed by Islamic State since June Kurdistan government says it is straining to maintain nearly a million refugees who have fled to its territory.
* Al-Aqsa speaker: The slaughter of the Jews is near In a sermon, sheikh calls the Jewish people "the most evil creatures" on Earth, warns a great battle is coming.
* IDF prepares for possible upsurge in West Bank violence after death of PA minister The IDF is investigating the death of a Palestinian Authority minister who died after an altercation with Israeli security forces on Wednesday and preparing for a possible upsurge in violence in the West Bank in the aftermath of the incident.
* Unveiled: How a Terrorist Killer Became a 'Senior PA Minister' Ziad Abu Ein's death death sparked Palestinian Authority outrage, but the PA 'minister' has a rather darker history than some might imagine.
* Bank of America sees $50 oil as Opec dies "Our biggest worry is the end of the liquidity cycle. The Fed is done. The reach for yield that we have seen since 2009 is going into reverseâ€, said Bank of America.
* Fearing Iran, Gulf Arab states close ranks with joint navy, police 'It will be an Interpol-like force but inside Gulf countries,' Qatari foreign minister says, announcing joint force for Gulf states weeks after West, Qatar reach compromise over terror funding claims.
* Poll: Most Palestinians Support Terror Against Jews A Palestinian public opinion poll conduced this week found that an overwhelming majority of Arabs in the Holy Land support acts of terrorism against the Jews in order to protect Jerusalem's Muslim-dominated Temple Mount from Jewish influence.
* EU leaders to pledge more Ukraine money, threaten Russia sanctions The EU is prepared to inject more money into Ukraine and to impose further sanctions on Russia if need be, draft summit conclusions say.
* Erdogan Vows to Make Ottoman Turkish Compulsory in Schools Turkey's President says he will make lessons in the Ottoman language compulsory despite objections from secularists.