1. Peshawar attack over, militants killed: Pakistan police
    Pakistani police say an attack by pro-Taliban militants on a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar is over and all the militants are dead.
  2. Sunnis Ask US for Autonomous Region in Iraq
    Kurdistan Region must carefully observe the process of the region’s formation: Kurdish Expert
  3. Sunnis to meet in Erbil to draw common strategy against ISIS
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iraq’s Sunni leaders will hold a crucial meeting in Erbil on Thursday to draw up a common strategy against the Islamic State (ISIS), a Sunni official told Rudaw.
  4. Houthis block Yemen army chief, accuse president of corruption
    SANAA: Houthi fighters prevented Yemen’s new army chief from entering the defense ministry Tuesday in a fresh show of power, a day after the Shiite faction accused the president of promoting corruption and demanded that it oversee state funds.
  5. Islamic State recruits broadly, not just fighters
    WASHINGTON (AP) — As it looks to expand its territorial base across broad swaths of Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State group is recruiting for more than just fighters.
  6. 5,000 Albu Nimr tribesmen besieged in western Iraq
    The leader of the Sunni Albu Nimr tribe says the ISIL Takfiri militants have besieged around 5,000 members of his tribe in Iraq’s violence-plagued western province of Anbar.
  7. Canberra ignored Iran’s warning on hostage taker: Iranian official
    A senior Iranian diplomat says the Australian government had ignored Iran’s repeated warnings about the criminal record of the man involved in the recent hostage-taking incident in Australia.
  8. Taliban fighters mount offensive near Afghan border with Pakistan
    (Reuters) – Taliban fighters killed at least five Afghan soldiers in a three-day offensive in a region near Pakistan, officials said on Tuesday, as fighting heats up on both sides of the border during the withdrawal of most foreign troops from Afghanistan.
  9. Anti-Islam Rally Grows as Immigrant Backlash Hits Europe
    Participants of a demonstration called Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West gather in Dresden, Germany, on Dec. 8, 2014. Close
  10. Over 300 Egyptian protesters face military trial
    Egypt has referred more than 300 supporters of ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, to military courts less than two months after a law was passed allowing the military trial of civilians.