* Libya attack may have been planned, sources say Armed men at the US Consulate in Benghazi killed US Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three embassy staff late Tuesday following a protest by people upset over an American-made film that bashes the prophet Muhammad.
* Five dead as anti-Islam film protests widen In Tunisia, three people were killed after crowds breached the US embassy compound in the capital Tunis.
* Revealed: inside story of US envoy's assassination The killings of the US ambassador to Libya and three of his staff were likely to have been the result of a serious and continuing security breach.
* Bomb threats evacuate Texas, N. Dakota campuses Thousands of people streamed off university campuses in Texas and North Dakota on Friday after phoned-in bomb threats.
* Hezbollah will 'easily' defend Iran against Israel An aide to Iran's supreme leader said Israel's military threats had "put Israeli citizens one step away from the cemetery".
* 'Obama's Middle East Policy Is in Ruins' After days of protests over an anti-Islam film, American diplomatic missions in the Middle East and North Africa were braced for further violence after Friday prayers.
* Soldiers Equipped with Apples, Honey for New Year The IDF prepares for the new year with 2.4 metric tons of honey and 30 tons of apples.
* Egypt's Islamo-diplomacy comes to EU capital Egyptian leader Mohamed Morsi invoked the Koran while promising to protect visitors to Egypt after the killing of US officials in Libya.
* War game simulates response to Eilat rocket attack In a "war game simulation" held at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya on Thursday, players representing Israel's security cabinet decided to respond swiftly to an attack from Sinai.
* Lebanon Christians feel besieged ahead of Pope visit In 1510, Pope Leo X thanked Divine Providence for having preserved the Maronite Christians through the hardest of times.