* Yom Kippur: When Israel Stops, Looks Inward The highest of the High Holidays – Yom Kippur – is to begin on Friday night, and Jews around the world are preparing by attempting to become better people.
* Karzai urges Afghans to vote, ignore Taliban Afghan President Hamid Karzai urged citizens to vote in Saturday's parliamentary election despite fears of violence and threats from the Taliban.
* New web address hints at Putin return to Kremlin A Russian government agency has registered the web address Putin-2012.rf in a sign Prime Minister Vladimir Putin plans to run in a presidential election.
* Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the U.S. government The Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the U.S. government as part of the movement's drive to promote holy war against the West.
* Russia: We will provide Syria with advanced missiles, despite Israel, U.S. protests Russia plans to go ahead with its sale of advance anti-ship rockets.
* Tehran: Ahmadinejad to visit Syria Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will visit Damascus on Saturday and meet with Syria's Bashar Assad.
* U.S. envoy arrives in Lebanon in latest Mideast peace push U.S. envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell is scheduled to hold talks Friday with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman.
* U.S. Senate committee approves new nuclear arms treaty with Russia On Thursday, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 14-4 in support of a new START treaty with Russia.
* Palestinians able to establish a state: World Bank The Palestinian Authority is well-positioned to establish a state but will remain dependent on foreign aid unless it can attract private investment and spur economic growth.
* Gold Gains to Record on Wealth Demand; Silver Near 30-Year High Gold climbed to a record for a second day in New York and London as a weakening dollar spurred demand from investors for wealth protection.