* Syrian women risk lives to smuggle aid to dissidents When the aspirin and alcohol swabs fell from under her clothes at a Syrian army checkpoint, Rania stood petrified, looking first down at her fallen contraband and then up at the soldier who stared straight back at her.
* Sadr 'against' fall of current Iraqi government Powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr opposes toppling the Iraqi government.
* Israel is backing Assad, claims Syrian Muslim Brotherhood official in scathing interview Breaking his movement's policy against speaking to representatives of the Israeli media, a senior member of Syria's Muslim Brotherhood, exiled for 30 years, met this week with The Times of Israel.
* EU police warn of new-model jihad threat The EU's joint police body, Europol has noted there were no successful Islamist attacks in Europe last year, while warning about future Toulouse-type 'lone wolves.'
* Gazan leaders call for abduction of Israelis Islamic leaders in the Gaza Strip called on Friday for militants to kidnap Israelis and use them as bargaining chips to secure the freedom of thousands of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails.
* German Jews Welcome Publication of 'Mein Kampf' The German Jewish community welcomed Bavaria's decision to republish an annotated version of Adolph Hitler's "Main Kampf" for the first time since World War II.
* Nakba march: We can free ourselves of brutal regime "The Jews' independence day is our day of mourning," thousands of Arab Israelis chanted Thursday during a march commemorating the "Nakba," or the "catastrophe" of the establishment of the State of Israel.
* Saudi activists demand permission to visit Jerusalem A day after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas renewed his call on Arabs and Muslims to visit Jerusalem, a group of Saudi activists are demanding permission to do exactly that.
* Netanyahu Planning Election in the Coming Months Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has recently held discussions with the leaders of some of the factions of the coalition.
* Syria's Grand Mufti Blames Arab Spring on West, Israel The Grand Mufti of Syria, Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun, has described the battle that is currently taking place in Syria as a "battle against our roots".