Israel: Visiting US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says all other options should be exhausted before resorting to military action over Iran's nuclear program.
Syria: UN mission in Syria says opposition forces in Aleppo now have heavy weapons and tanks.
Turkey: Nervous Syrian violence may spill over into Turkey, Ankara government orders tank exercises along Turkish border with Syria.
Libya: Tripoli’s Rixos Hotel is being renovated to accommodate new 200-seat parliament.
Australia: A dead humpback whale is washed up into seaside swimming pool in Sydney.
West Bank: Palestinian engineers have designed a solar-powered car that is turning heads on the streets.