* Russia, Egypt set to sign deal for nuclear plant, Jordan as leaders visit Moscow Egypt's Sisi, Jordan's King Abdullah, and Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan are in Russia for talks.
* Palestinians want to raise flag at UN headquarters As non-member observer states, Palestinians seek to raise their flag, as well as that of the Vatican, at UN ahead of pope's visit; Palestinians betting US, Israel won't block plan in fear of risking offending the Holy See.
* Alleged stove-piping in US-led anti-ISIS campaign investigated The US-led anti- Islamic State campaign in Iraq and Syria has allegedly been skewed, with intelligence assessments presented in an increasingly optimistic manner, while real success in defeating the jihadists is still out-of-sight after one year.
* Where IS attacks on Jordan fail, its ideology seeps through Despite strong border defense, Islamic State's radical ideas pose a threat to the Western-backed Hashemite Kingdom.
* China market slump: Shares end lower despite rate cut Chinese shares have closed lower despite a fresh rate cut by the central bank.
* What's really behind American Airlines' cancellation of the Tel Aviv-Philadelphia route? The airline says the decision is financial, but 'TheMarker,' claimed the decision was political.
* May the force be with you? Turkey fears rise of religion of 'Jediism' According to the Turkish daily 'Hurriyet', a university professor wrote an article in official state-sanctioned media warning of the rise of a Jedi movement among Christians.
* Ten Terror Attacks Per Day in Old Jerusalem Alone The statistic includes only the Old City area - which means the full numbers are much worse.
* Palestinian War: Thousands of 'Refugees' Displaced in Lebanon UNRWA reports up to 3,000 displaced as 'refugee camp' gun battles between Fatah and Jund al-Sham spin out of control.
* Greece offers 'war relief' to Greek-origin Ukrainians Greece has said it would give special treatment to Greek-origin Ukrainians on the front line who want to resettle in the EU.