* Islamic State reported to burn Jordanian pilot alive After gruesome video released, Jordanian state TV confirms Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh killed on January 3, Amman vows revenge
* Ukraine crisis: Renewed fighting 'catastrophic' says UN Up to 16 civilians have been killed and dozens more injured in the space of 24 hours in fighting in eastern Ukraine, as the UN warns that the fresh surge in violence is proving "catastrophic".
* Most Secular, Traditional Jewish Israelis Want to Study Torah Poll reveals that a majority of Israeli Jews who do not define themselves as 'observant' want to learn more about their roots.
* Russia Plans Joint Military Drills with N.Korea Russia has announced plans for joint military drills with North Korea this year, VOA reported on Saturday.
* Abbas orders probe into Palestinian cartoon of Prophet Mohammad Palestinian paper publishes clarification for cartoon of Prophet Mohammed reaching into a heart-shaped pouch to sow seeds of love around the world.
* Ancient tablets reveal daily life of exiled Jews in Babylon 2,500 years ago "It was like hitting the jackpot," says Filip Vukosavovic, an expert in ancient Babylonia, Sumeria and Assyria after reading the tablets.
* Iran admits to helping arm groups opposed to 'Zionist, ISIS terror' Revolutionary Guards Brig. Gen. Amir-Ali Hajizadeh told Press TV that Iran has been exporting missile technology.
* Watch: Gaza Youths Encouraged to Attack Israelis at Hamas Camp In footage from a youth camp organized by Hamas, cadets demonstrate military skills and simulate the kidnapping of a soldier.
* Obama & Merkel to Discuss Arming Ukraine in Washington Next Week For months, the United States has been supplying non-lethal aid to Ukrainian forces.
* Report: ISIS stones gay man to death after throwing him off high-rise building The alleged incident took place in the northern Syrian province of Raqqa.