1. Urban warfare continues in Gaza, with Gaza City surrounded and sealed as Hamas and IDF soldiers attempt to lure each other into more vulnerable positions. International press for ceasefire continues without progress.
2. Iran says it has recruited 70,000 volunteer suicide bombers for its much-publicized shahid brigades, and claims it has had to restrain them from trekking to Gaza to kill Israeli soldiers.
3. As Ethiopia prepares for withdrawal from Somalia, feuding Islamists - including two embattled ICU leaders - mend fences, eying the weakness of an unprotected Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG).
4. After India handed evidence of Pakistani ties to Mumbai attacks, Pakistan's PM says "credible" evidence is required.
Gaza City: IDF and Hamas Forces Try Luring Each Other Into Vulnerable Positions - Jerusalem Post
Hamas puts Gazans in danger by drawing IDF into urban warfare - Haaretz
Israel, Hamas Trade Fire as Gaza Truce Efforts Fail - Bloomberg
UN Security Council to weigh new call for effective Gaza truce - AFP
Iran says over 70,000 students sign up for martyrdom operations - Xinhua
Related: Indonesiaian group says 4,000 volunteers offer to fight against Israel - Adnkronos
Iran firms told: cut ties to 'Zionist'-held firms - Reuters
11 Bajaur tribesmen kidnapped in Mohmand - Dawn
Taliban bans education for girls in Swat Valley - Washington Times
Pakistan and U.S. Rebuild Strained Military Ties - WSJ
FBI to pursue Mumbai probe 'to its conclusion': US envoy - Daily Times
'Credible' evidence needed, says Gilani - Dawn (Pak)