* Israel election: Netanyahu's Likud storms to victory Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud Party has won a surprise victory in Israel's election.
* Israel election: Netanyahu 'to form coalition in weeks' Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu has said he hopes to form a new governing coalition within two or three weeks after securing a surprise win in elections.
* White House knocks 'divisive rhetoric' against Israeli Arabs in election Obama will call Netanyahu to congratulate him on election win in coming days, White House says.
* Abbas spokesman: If new Israeli gov't won't recognize 2-state solution, no chance for peace process Nabil Abu Rudeineh says that the PA will continue to work with any Israeli government that recognizes "legitimate international resolutions."
* Saudi grand mufti calls for demolition of churches Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah says Christian religious sites in Arabian Peninsula must be razed in accordance with Muslim law.
* EU congratulates Netanyahu, hopes for relaunch of peace process Mogherini reminds PM that EU "staunchly supports a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."
* Solar eclipse, Supermoon, Spring equinox: Friday will see three rare celestial events Eclipses have long been feared as bad omens, but the equinox is celebrated as a time of renewal.
* Hornets' nest: Massive drills across Russia, 20 ships in Baltic Sea Russia is getting ready to counteract and repel land-sea-air military aggression on its western, northern, southern and eastern borders simultaneously, as massive drills of all military branches are underway across Russia.
* Indonesia: Top Muslim clerics issue fatwa calling for death for gays Woe to you - from the gay community - if you dare to point out Sharia persecution of gays. When Pamela Geller and I ran ads highlighting the mistreatment of gays in Islamic law, the San Francisco City Council issued a resolution condemning not that mistreatment, but our ads.
* Presbyterians Approve Gay Marriage in Church Constitution The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved redefining marriage in the church constitution Tuesday to include a "commitment between two people," becoming the largest Protestant group to formally recognize gay marriage as Christian and allow same-sex weddings in every congregation.