* Israel to Build High-Speed Train from Airport Directly to Footsteps of Temple Mount Israel's Transportation Ministry said on Monday that it's moving ahead with plans to build an extension of the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem high-speed line that would directly connect Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion International Airport to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
* 9,000 new Israeli homes planned for east Jerusalem Most of the land involved in the plan is considered government property and as such would not be taken from private owners.
* Turkey threatens action on Syria as Russian-backed government offensive pushes toward border Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday a Turkish military operation to push back a Syrian government offensive against rebel strongholds in northwest Syria was now "a matter of time" after talks with Russia failed to halt the assault.
* Russia warns Turkey against attacks on Syrian forces Moscow and Ankara on collision course as Turkey threatens new military action in Syria.
* Rains bring stunning floral displays to parched Dead Sea area Thanks to a long period of rain this winter, the shores along the northern Dead Sea have burst into carpets of color.
* Syria war: Turkish operation in Idlib 'only a matter of time' Turkey's president has said it is "only a matter of time" before it launches an operation to stop a Syrian army assault on opposition-held Idlib province.
* How to Save the Failing World Order? As China rises and the West grows increasingly troubled, the existing world order is in flux.
* Early voting begins in Israel's 3rd Knesset election In 96 diplomatic missions around the world, voters cast ballots in the Israeli Knesset election. Voting down in China due to coronavirus.
* Police conduct midnight search of former MK Yehudah Glick's home Officers were looking for documents they suspected Glick took from police earlier when he was first detained for "walking slowly" on the Temple Mount.
* Uganda army fights voracious desert locusts Under a warm morning sun scores of weary soldiers stare as millions of yellow locusts rise into the northern Ugandan sky, despite hours spent spraying vegetation with chemicals in an attempt to kill them.