* Trump meets with Obama at the White House as whirlwind transition starts President-elect Donald Trump and President Obama pledged Thursday to work together after their first meeting.
*Egyptian MP: Trump's Election Means 'Dark Days for Muslim Brotherhood' An Egyptian lawmaker celebrated Donald Trump's victory in Tuesday's U.S. presidential elections as "a strong message against Islamists."
* Iran says it has 'options' if nuclear deal fails after US elections "Of course Iran's options are not limited but our hope and our desire and our preference is for the full implementation of the nuclear agreement."
* Netanyahu to Russian PM: Red line needed on Iranian nukes, bases in Syria Israeli PM spoke against the dangers facing Israel and the Middle East, with a focus on Iran, ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism.
* Trump and Netanyahu - a match made in heaven? Deep into his fourth term, the PM will for the first time face a Republican president, someone he calls 'friend' though barely knows him. He might have preferred to work with Clinton.
* Hamas calls Trump 'deluded' for his Middle East outlook Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal on Thursday said that US President-elect Donald Trump is "deluded" if he thinks he can ignore Palestinian issues during his presidency.
* Trump advisor: 'West Bank settlements are not an obstacle to peace' Jason Greenblatt describes a US policy with regard to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that is 180 degrees different from that of past administrations, either Democrat or Republican.
* Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader renews calls for jihad against Israel The Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader"cited an apocalyptic hadith often invoked by Islamists inciting Muslims to kill Jews".
* Crucifixions and Vice Patrols Show Islamic State Maintains Mosul Grip Islamic State militants fighting to hold on to their Mosul stronghold have displayed the crucified bodies of five people they said gave information to "the enemy".
* Iran's Threats Louder after Obama Appeasement Chants of "Death to America" and "Death to Israel" were heard across Iranian cities as thousands of Iranians marked the anniversary of the seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.