* Jerusalem: An Opportunity for Islamic Reformation? Despite the cries that Islam is a religion of peace, Islamic terror threat is everywhere; Muslims still teach hatred of Jews and Christians and they still preach jihad and killing the enemies of Allah.
* 'Not just ISIS': Assad decries West's support for militants, vows to root out all terrorism in Syria The war in Syria won't be over until every last terrorist is defeated, including those backed by the West, Syrian President Bashar Assad has said, accusing some Western countries of having hands "covered in Syrian blood."
* Fate of Palestine, Muslim nations inseparable, Larijani says TEHRAN - Denouncing Israel as a "bureaucratic evil" in the Middle East, Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Monday that the fate of Palestine cannot be separated from the fate of all Muslim countries.
* Trump-Putin understanding on Syria on eve of US national security speech In a new bilateral deal, the US and Russian presidents are teaming up to fight ISIS in E. Syria and aligning on Iranian and Turkish roles.
* Officials: China Must Prepare for War With North Korea During a national security conference last week in Beijing, China's top civilian military analysts warned the country needs to prepare to go to war in the Korean Peninsula-against its key ally North Korea.
* US Vetoes UN Call for Withdrawal of Trump Jerusalem Decision The draft resolution had also called upon all countries to refrain from establishing diplomatic missions in Jerusalem.
* Turkey's Erdogan says he hopes to open embassy in East Jerusalem soon Continuing to rage against Trump recognition of Jerusalem as capital, Turkish leader also warns 'price will be high' if Zionists try to 'appropriate' city.
* Peace Amidst the Chaos Predictable fury has erupted in the wake of President Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
* Is the UK Overthrowing the Christian Basis of the West? As the progressive publication Prospect asked, "if we are no longer a Christian country, what are we?"
* EU silent on Austria's 'pro-Europe' far-right in cabinet The European Commission was muted on Monday (18 December) after the swearing in of the new Austrian coalition government which includes a far-right party - and whose programme collides with existing EU policies on migration.