* Iran army tests defenses as nuclear tensions rise The Iranian army is conducting a four-day training exercise to test its defenses.
* Pope to call for African peace and reconciliation Pope Benedict is to present plans by the Roman Catholic church to encourage reconciliation in Africa, on the second day of his visit to the state of Benin.
* The Islamic Winter is already here The heavy rains last Wednesday didn't just disrupt traffic. The stormy weather did its work.
* Libya restored as UN humans right panel member The UN General Assembly on Friday restored Libya's membership in the UN Human Rights Council.
* Russia warships to enter Syria waters in bid to stem foreign intervention Russian warships are due to arrive at Syrian territorial waters.
* Pope to call for African peace and reconciliation Pope Benedict is to present plans by the Roman Catholic church to encourage reconciliation in Africa.
* German lawmaker shocked to be on neo-Nazi list A German Jewish lawmaker spoke on Friday of the "nightmarish" discovery his name was on a hit-list found in a neo-Nazi hideout.
* Gamburtsev 'ghost mountains mystery solved' Scientists say they can now explain the existence of what are perhaps Earth's most extraordinary mountains.
* Hevron, a Jewish City From Time Immemorial - and Forever Hevron is the first Jewish city in the land of Israel , home of our patriarchs and matriarchs — Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and Sarah, Rebecca and Leah.
* Hundreds injured in Cairo clashes Egyptian riot police firing tear gas and rubber bullets stormed into Cairo's Tahrir Square Saturday.