* Ankara explosions leave more than 80 dead - officials Two explosions at a peace rally in the Turkish capital Ankara have killed at least 86 people and injured 186, according to officials.
* With terror raging, Abbas is in a state of denial By demonizing Israel and its government, the Palestinian leader is hacking away at the branch on which he perches.
* 'We are seeking bigger role for Russia than Americans' - Iraq defense committee chairman Baghdad, Russia's ally in its fight against ISIS, wants Russia to have a bigger role in the anti-terrorist campaign in Iraq than the US and may soon officially request to start airstrikes on its soil, the chairman of Iraqi parliament's defense committee said.
* ISIS vs. al-Qaida: Zawahiri says Baghdadi is not the leader of the Muslim world "You spill blood and attack the Muslim people in order to rule."
* Abbas Supports 'Brothers who Defend the Temple Mount' PA chairman hints he backs Arab rioters on the Temple Mount, even as he claims he is against violence.
* North Korea 'ready to defend itself against US' North Korea's supreme leader, Kim Jong-un, has said his country could defend itself in any war started by the US.
* Ya'alon urges licensed civilians to carry firearms; Riots reported in Arab towns "When an incident takes place, the terrorists are shot dead, and our people aren't," the defense minister told Channel 2. "That's what's important."
* Tests Show ISIS Used Mustard Gas on Kurds Blood samples show ISIS used chemical weapons in assault against Kurdish forces in Iraq.
* Iran: Missiles Pointed at U.S. Targets A senior Iranian military leader warned this weekend that 'all U.S. military bases in the Middle East are within the range of' Iran's missiles and emphasized that the Islamic Republic will continue to break international bans on the construction of ballistic missiles.
* Homosexuality, divorce & remarriage up for discussion at Vatican synod His comments came at the opening of a three-week Synod on the Family, aimed at tackling issues in 'an open-minded way.'