* US, UK, Jordanian forces enter S. Syria US special forces, together with British and Jordanian elite troops, moved into southern Syria late Sunday, May 14.
* Ahead of Trump visit, Jordan and Egypt declare east Jerusalem 'capital of Palestine' In anticipation of US President Donald Trump's visit to Israel and Saudi Arabia, pressure is mounting on him to start a diplomatic process and leave the American Embassy in Tel Aviv.
* Xi's 'New Imagination' for World Economy: Eye on Chinese Media President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Forum speech on Sunday appeared on the front page of just about every newspaper and website in China.
* Wanna Cry ransomware cyber-attacks slow but fears remain A computer malware that has spread across 150 countries appears to be slowing down, with few reports of fresh attacks in Asia and Europe on Monday.
* Can Vatican display shed light on the fate of the Menorah? Starting Monday, a co-hosted exhibit about sacred Temple relic sets a new precedent for cooperation between the Holy See and Rome's Jewish community.
* North Korea missile test was 'new type of ballistic rocket' North Korea has claimed that the missile it tested on Sunday was a new type of rocket capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead.
* 10,000 Israeli policemen to secure Trump's visit Israel Police, Shabak work together with US Secret Service in operation 'Blue Shield.'
* New butterfly species discovered on Mount Hermon For the first time in 109 years, researcher discover a new species of butterfly in Israel.
* Losing my religion? Secular Brits now outnumber Christians, but Islam & Hinduism growing Britain has reached new heights of secularization, with almost half of Britons now identifying as non-religious, a new study reveals.
* Will President Trump's Visit to Saudi Arabia Tackle Terrorism and Promote Religious Freedom? A number of recently published books on the history, culture and internal workings of Saudi Arabia cast doubt on the ability of the kingdom to undergo the kind of change required to tackle extremism when its chief aim is to preserve and enhance the power of the royal family.