* Jordanians Give Substantial Control of the Temple Mount to Palestinians Jordan has expanded a council that administers Muslim institutions on the Temple Mount, giving Palestinians 40 percent of the seats for the first time in a body previously reserved for trusted individuals close to the monarchy of Jordanian King Abdullah Hussein.
* Brexit won't necessarily lead to an EU army With the Brexit deadline fast approaching, there's a growing belief that the U.K.'s exit from the EU could galvanize calls for a European army.
* Exclusive: Trump Mid East peace plan's release - not before second half of 2019 Both President Donald Trump's adviser Jared Kushner and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu avoided a date when they said the US peace plan would be presented "after Israel's election."
* Iran says it cannot rule out possibility of war with Israel Foreign minister Zarif accuses Jerusalem of "adventurism" with its campaign of airstrikes against Iranian targets in Syria, and cautions situation could deteriorate.
* Iran launches cruise missiles in naval war games in Strait of Hormuz Nearly a third of all international naval oil shipments pass through the Strait of Hormuz.
* Scientists Baffled by New Phenomenon: Explosions of Light in Cloudless Skies A Russian satellite discovered strange explosions of light in the sky that scientists say may be an entirely unprecedented phenomenon.
* Iran fights to get around US sanctions in Iraq, Turkey, Russia and Syria "Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday that Moscow will continue all-out cooperation with Iran, including in the area of nuclear energy," Iranian media reported.
* In 'push back' against Israel, Jordan adds Palestinians to Al-Aqsa Waqf council Jordan calls for Muslim unity amid Palestinian fears of normalization between Israel, Arab states.
* Iran unveils TERRIFYING new warship as it vows to 'CONFRONT threats' in warning to US IRANIAN naval forces launch large-scale war games in Gulf of Oman, showcasing a brand-new cruise missile submarine.
* EU preparing for Brexit failure, Barnier says A dramatic political development late Wednesday night might have Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spooked regarding his chances of winning Israel's upcoming national election.