Friday, September 06, 2013


* Troubled waters: Naval forces line Syrian shores Mounting pressure for a Western strike on Syria has seen naval forces both friendly and hostile to Damascus build up off the embattled country's coastline.

* Netanyahu, in Rosh Hashanah clip, says Iran nuke ambitions 'must be stopped' Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered his annual holiday greeting to Israel and the Jewish world Wednesday.

* Obama: Most of G20 agrees Assad used chemical arms, but split over military action President Barack Obama said on Friday that most leaders of the G20 countries agree that Syrian President Bashar Assad is responsible for using poison gas against civilians.

* Iran's fury: Ready to unleash Hezbollah, kidnap Americans if U.S. strikes Syria They're weighing whether to order Hezbollah to launch rockets at Israel or target U.S. warships in the Mediterranean.

* Police storm Temple Mount after stones thrown For the second time in a week, police forces have broken into the Temple Mount complex in Jerusalem in wake of stone throwing by Muslim worshipers.

* Kerry portrait of Syria rebels at odds with intelligence reports US Secretary of State John Kerry's public assertions that moderate Syrian opposition groups are growing in influence appear to be at odds.

* Syria crisis: Russia and US no closer Russian President Vladimir Putin restated his opposition to any strike, saying it would destabilise the region.

* Morsi Backers Terrorize Christians in Egyptian Town While the United Nations worries about a local shooting in Florida, in Egypt, a group of Islamists who back their nation's ousted leader, fellow Islamist Mohammed Morsi, have taken over the town of Dalga.

* Egypt decides to dissolve Brotherhood NGO Egypt's army-backed government has decided to annul the Muslim Brotherhood's legal registration within days.

* IAEA is looking into Russian warning on Syria nuclear site The UN nuclear watchdog has received a request from Russia to assess the impact if a missile were to hit a small Syrian reactor.