Monday, August 26, 2013


Syria, Iran issue first explicit warning to Israel if US attacks  "We have strategic weapons and we're capable of responding," says official in Damscus; Russia: West has no proof of chemical attack.

Skirting the ground: How the West will attack Syria US, British top brass prepare for possible attack in Syria, British Daily Mail outs target bank, including Assad's air force, key regime facilities.

UN inspectors reach Syria gas victims despite sniper fire Syrian state TV says "terrorists" responsible for shooting; inspectors take samples from victims of alleged chemical attack.

US denies reports of canceled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks after West Bank clashes State Department: Parties are engaged in serious, sustained talks.

Report: Syrian Intervention Could Begin 'Within a Week' British, American navies poised for attack - but how realistic is western intervention in Syria?

New Oil Field Could Yield Rich Returns for Israel A newly discovered field off Israel's coast may contain significant deposits of light crude oil - the kind used for gasoline.

Turkey would join coalition against Syria, says FM Davutoglu says Ankara will join any international coalition even if wider consensus isn't reached at UN's Security Council; Hague reiterates sentiment.

Israel's interest: That Assad not be victorious On the eve of what seems to be imminent US action in Syria, two local experts have similar conclusions about Jerusalem's preferred scenario.

Jerusalem Arabs Continue to Riot Arabs continued to riot Monday afternoon after three rioters were shot and killed Monday in the Kalandiya refugee camp.

Families of Syrian brass 'fleeing' ahead of feared US strike Exit of regime chiefs' relatives under way via Latakia Airport, Israeli TV reports; US said likely to warn Israel before attack on Assad.