* Elections 2020: 47% of Israelis vote by 4 p.m., largest turnout since 1999 Israelis will get an opportunity to try to end the political stalemate when they go to vote in an unprecedented third election in under a year on Monday.
* Turkey says millions of migrants may head to EU Recep Tayyip Erdogan was speaking after announcing Turkey could no longer enforce a 2016 deal with the EU to prevent migrants entering Europe.
* Adviser to Iran's Supreme leader dies from coronavirus, as other top officials infected An adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has died from the new coronavirus, as other top officials in the country are confirmed to be infected, according to multiple reports on Monday.
* PA plans to bypass Israel by issuing construction permits, rebuilding demolished homes During an inspection tour in the West Bank village of Susya, Palestinian Minister of Local Government Majdi al-Saleh said Feb. 19 that his ministry is to start issuing construction permits for Palestinians in Area C of the West Bank and that the Ministry's Higher Planning Council is to approve next month structural plans for these areas.
* Russia seeks to 'create conditions so that NOBODY wants to fight us' - Putin Vladimir Putin has confided that US President Donald Trump privately lamented the "insane" US military budget.
* Will Israel's third election resolve its political crisis? Low turnout predicted By Tuesday morning, March 3, Israel will know who won and who lost its third election in a year.
* Islamic Jihad chief will visit Russia at Moscow's invitation, terror group says Gaza-based organization doesn't say when Ziad al-Nakhaleh will make trip; announcement comes on heels of meeting slated to take place between Russia's FM and Hamas head.
* Jordan's PM: Peace treaty with Israel endangered due to Israel's "unilateral measures" Israel's "unilateral measures" to blame for imperiling the Israeli-Jordanian peace treaty, says Jordanian PM.
* China Cracks Down on Religion Even Harder China is increasing its already extremely severe suppression of religious freedom.
* Vatican opens archives on highly controversial Holocaust-era pope Leading historian set to study newly released documents says 'no doubt' Piux XII knew of mass murder of Jews, but much may yet be learned about his state of mind, silence on matter.