* 'Price to pay for US': Beijing ready to confront Washington if it intervenes in S.China Sea dispute Beijing must prepare to make the US 'pay a cost it can't stand' if it intervenes in the South China Sea dispute by force, a state newspaper editorial has warned, days before a court at The Hague rules on the territorial row between China and the Philippines.
* Netanyahu meets with seven African leaders to enhance cooperation Seven African heads of state met with Prime Minister Netanyahu on Monday at a counterterrorism conference held in Uganda; Netanyahu expressed his desire to enhance not only security relations, but agricultural, economic relations as well.
* Medina bombing: Saudi clerics denounce Prophet's Mosque attack Saudi Arabia's highest religious body has denounced the three suicide attacks in the kingdom on Monday, including one near Islam's second holiest site.
* Screeching "Allahu akbar" on Temple Mount declared illegal A Jerusalem Magistrate's Court judge ruled that Shouting "Allahu akbar" - Arabic for "God is greater" at non-Muslims on the Temple Mount constitutes a disturbance of the peace.
* Police to reopen Temple Mount to non-Muslim visitors following post-Ramadan festival "Immediately after the 3 days of Id El Fiter conclude, security assessments will be made and scheduled visits will resume on the Temple Mount," says police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
* Turkey Permits First Muslim Call to Prayer from Within Hagia Sophia in 85 Years The first Muslim call to prayer in the post-Ataturk era from within the Hagia Sophia occurred last week on July 1.
* Juno probe enters into orbit around Jupiter The US space agency has successfully put a new probe in orbit around Jupiter.
* Paris attacks: Call to overhaul French intelligence services French intelligence services should be overhauled following last year's terror attacks in Paris, a parliamentary commission of inquiry has recommended.
* Shouldn't We First Help The Christian Victims Of Mideast Genocide? If we want to accept refugees in flight from Arab and Muslim war zones, why not start with the most persecuted victims?
* The Cyber Threat: Obama's Green Policies Threaten America's Energy Security Securing electric grids from cyber attack a lower priority than wind and solar power.