* 'Christmas is evil': Muslim group launches poster campaign against festive period Fanatics from a banned Islamic hate group have launched a nationwide poster campaign denouncing Christmas as evil.
* Hitler's Christmas party: Rare photographs capture leading Nazis celebrating in 1941 This is Hitler and his henchmen celebrating Christmas in 1941 – not that you’d know it from their glum expressions.
* Russian parliament tentatively approves arms pact Russia's lower house of parliament on Friday gave preliminary approval to a U.S.-Russian arms treaty.
* Pilgrims, clergy come to Bethlehem for Christmas Thousands of tourists, pilgrims and clergy converged on Bethlehem on Friday as the town of Jesus' birth prepared to celebrate Christmas Eve.
* Hamas strongman says group against escalation in Gaza A Hamas strongman in Gaza, on Friday, said the group does not want an escalation in fighting with Israel.
* WikiLeaks: Israel bombed Syrian nuclear facility Israel destroyed a nuclear reactor in Syria, apparently built with North Korea's help, former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said.
* North Korea nuclear test "possible" in new year North Korea could carry out a third nuclear test next year to strengthen the credentials of its young leader-in-waiting.
* Jordan bans textbook on Holocaust A private school in Jordan stirred the anger of many in the Hashemite Kingdom.
* Stuxnet may have destroyed 1,000 centrifuges at Natanz Malicious computer virus accelerated, wrecked motors and may have decommissioned uranium enrichment centrifuges, think tank concludes.
* And the most popular religion in the US is... What is the most popular religion in the US?