* Erekat: Netanyahu must choose peace or settlements Chief Palestinian negotiator makes comments during visit to Washington; says "I will not join the Zionist movement."
* Yemen orders US-born cleric found 'dead or alive' A Yemeni judge ordered police Saturday to find a radical US-born cleric "dead or alive" after the al-Qaida-linked preacher failed to appear at his trial.
* Growing power of Iraq's Al Maliki concerns U.S. The United States has become concerned over the increasing authority of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki.
* Obama Eases Restrictions on Select Technology Exports President Obama, fresh off a stinging electoral defeat for the Democrats, opened a 10-day tour of Asia.
* Saudis Warned U.S. of Attack Before Parcel Bomb Plot Saudi intelligence officials warned the United States in early October that Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen was planning a terrorist attack using one or more aircraft.
* US: Syria risks IAEA action over suspected atom site The United States warned Syria on Friday it may face action by governors of the UN nuclear watchdog.
* Anti-Hezbollah bloc: Lebanon in 'grave danger' Hezbollah is undermining democracy in Lebanon by trying to torpedo a UN tribunal investigating the death of a former prime minister.
* Pope Benedict XVI sees 'aggressive secularism' in Spain Pope Benedict XVI has warned of an "aggressive anti-clericalism" in Spain.
* US discourages Palestinian statehood declaration The US State Department labeled a possible unilateral Palestinian declaration of statehood as "not helpful".
* China, Germany and South Africa criticise US stimulus German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said the US policy was "clueless" and would create "extra problems for the world".