1. U.S. court revives 9/11 victims’ case against Saudi Arabia
    A U.S. appeals court on Thursday revived claims by families of victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks who alleged that Saudi Arabia provided material support to al Qaeda.
  2. Bangladesh to deploy army ahead of Jan 5 polls for security
    Bangladesh will deploy thousands of soldiers and paramilitary personnel for 15 days from next week to contain deadly political violence ahead of the controversial January 5 general elections.
  3. Bombs, shooting kill at least 14 in northern Iraq: police
    Bombings and shootings killed at least 14 people in northern Iraq on Friday, police said, the latest in what has become the fiercest spate of violence in the country in years.
  4. Nigeria insurgents attack Bama military barracks
    Suspected Islamist militants have attacked a military barracks in north-eastern Nigeria in a fierce battle that lasted for several hours.
  5. Syria crisis: ‘No deal’ on Iran presence at peace talks
    International negotiators have failed to agree on whether to invite Iran to peace talks over the Syrian conflict, the UN-Arab League envoy on Syria said.
  6. 33 militants, 3 civilians killed in clashes in North Waziristan
    At least 33 pro-Taliban fighters and three civilians have died in fierce clashes between Pakistani soldiers and militants in the lawless North Waziristan tribal region.
  7. Top Saudi cleric refused entry into Britain a day before he was due on UK mosque tour
    Sheikh Adel Al-Kalbani, a former senior imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, was prevented from boarding his plane in Riyadh on Wednesday.
  8. British man recruits for Syria jihad
    The BBC has seen an online video of a British man recruiting people over the internet to fight jihad in Syria.
  9. Rights group says Shiite Alawite sect targeted in Lebanon
    Members of the Shiite Alawite sect are victims of sectarian violence in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, Human Rights Watch said Friday.
  10. Rouhani Takes On Revolutionary Guards in Iran Power Test
    Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, a business empire as well as the country’s most powerful military force, have been a vocal critic of recent nuclear diplomacy.