An explosion at a hotel killed three people and wounded 14 others in northeastern Nigeria only days before the state's gubernatorial election, police said Monday. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the blast came as a radical Muslim sect vowed to keep up its fight. Full story
Saudi Arabia's council of senior clerics issued a statement on Sunday forbidding public protests, which the rulers of the U.S. ally and key oil exporter fear could spread following demonstrations by minority Shi'ites. Full story
Rep.-elect Allen West, R-Fla., said in an interview that the United States needs to identify its greatest threat – the Sharia Law.