* TO BETTER PROTECT MUSLIMS, AG HOLDER SET TO BAN 'RELIGIOUS PROFILING' If one is looking for reasons why Washington has become so caustic, divisive and bitter, look no further than retiring Attorney General Eric Holder.
* Iran Killed Physicist Who Refused to Build Bomb, Says Sister Physicist Ardeshir Hosseinpour was murdered by Iran- although Israel was blamed, says his sister Mahboobeh.
* War with ISIS could inadvertently foster terror in Arab states Neglecting domestic issues by allocation of funding to war with ISIS could fuel new terror groups in Arab nations.
* Islamic State beheads Kurds as coalition jets strike group near Turkish border Report says Islamic State group beheads group of Kurdsish men, women, while sources say US-led airstrikes have targeted group's fighters; two blasts in Homs kill children and residents.
* Islamic State crisis: Abadi opposes Arab strikes in Iraq Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has told the BBC he "totally" opposes Arab nations joining air strikes against Islamic State in his country.
* First Ebola case diagnosed in the US The first case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on US soil has been confirmed in Dallas, Texas.
* Iran Rejects Claims it is 'More Dangerous Than ISIS' Iranian UN envoy responds to Netanyahu speech, claims Israel just trying to foil nuclear negotiations.
* Prime Minister Will Ask Obama: Don't Cooperate with Iran on ISIS Netanyahu to meet Obama in Washington Wednesday, seven months after their last meeting.
* Turkish parliament asked to okay military action in Syria, Iraq Government won't yet reveal what action against Islamic State fighters might entail.
* Could Putin's troops 'be in Warsaw in two days'? "If I wanted, in two days I could have Russian troops not only in Kiev, but also in Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn, Warsaw, and Bucharest", Russian leader Vladimir Putin said, according to a report in Germany's Suddeutsche Zeitung on 18 September.