* Zarif: The Netanyahu regime "should be annihilated" Dodging some questions, finessing others in extensive TV interview, Iranian foreign minister says Iran has saved Jews three times in its history and threatens nobody.
* Sources: Iran in Charge of Major Iraq Battle The US and Iran have been cooperating in fighting ISIS forces in Iraq, sources in the country said.
* Russia Orders Surprise Test of Central Nuclear Base The Russian armed forces - strategic missile command (RVSN) have ordered a snap inspection of the state of the nuclear arsenal in one of the country's central military bases near the city of Yoshkar-Ola.
* PM on Purim to BBC's Persian service: Iranian regime carrying on in Haman's tradition PM says his speech to Congress "hit home" and that it succeeded in getting people to understand there "is a problem" with the emerging deal.
* Israeli General: Iranian Officers Have Taken Over Battle Against Syrian Rebels Ten thousand volunteers flown in.
* Nimrud: Outcry as IS bulldozers attack ancient Iraq site Archaeologists and officials have expressed outrage about the bulldozing of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud by Islamic State militants in Iraq.
* I Was There, the [Israeli] Media is Lying Arutz Sheva's Editor-in-Chief reveals disparity between what the Israeli media calls 'reality' and facts on the ground in the US.
* Good deal is at hand in Iran nuclear talks - EU's Mogherini A good deal is at hand in negotiations on Iran's nuclear program, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Friday.
* Watch: Israel celebrates Purim Celebrations commence throughout country for Jewish holiday.
* Obama may seek new peace push after Israeli election White House officials say deteriorating state of affairs in the region necessitates positive action, Haaretz reports.