* Analysis: Regional war more likely as Arab armies go on attack Expert to "Post": The Saudis are justifiably alarmed by the prospects of a neighboring country falling under the influence of a resurgent militant Islamist power.
* Call for 'new world order' so emerging markets can shine At a summit in Jakarta, Africa and Asia pledge to work together to stamp out the domination of certain economies.
* Why Iran Spends $35 Billion a Year to Prop Up Assad Officials and experts reveal why Syria is so crucial that Iran spends mass fortunes despite sanctions and deploys thousands of troops.
* Persecution of Christians in China at record high Scholars estimate that by the year 2030, Christians in China will exceed the number of Christians in the United States, thus making China the largest Christian nation in the world.
* Illustrated Holocaust memoir 'Maus' removed from Moscow bookstore over swastika cover One person was told that by a bookstore clerk that the book would be unavailable until after Victory Day on May 9, celebrating the Soviet victory of Germany in World War II.
* Monitor: ISIS has murdered over 2,000 off the battlefield in Syria The killings of mostly Syrians included deaths by beheading, stoning or gunshots in non-combat situations
* Nepal on 'war footing' as quarter of population hit by quake Nepal is "on a war footing" as it tries to help survivors following Saturday's earthquake, its prime minister says.
* PA employee arrested for claiming Arafat was "not a martyr" Abu Dis resident held for endorsing a Facebook comment written by his niece, who faces expulsion from university.
* Saudi Arabia thwarts ISIS attack on US embassy Wave of arrests, including 93 suspects with Islamic State ties, occured in recent plans, foiling plot of strike American embassy in Riyadh.
* US Navy called in after Iran fires at cargo ship in Persian Gulf Pentagon says Iranians board Marshall Islands-flagged Maersk Tigris; Iran says ship is owned by US, held over financial dispute.