* Putin's approval rating at 83% in August According to a recent poll, Russian President Vladimir Putin's approval rating stood at 83 percent in mid-August, while the number of people who approve of the State Duma's work dropped to under 50 percent.
* North Korea 'accidentally reveals' plans for new missiles North Korea appears to have revealed details of two as-yet untested missile systems in its press coverage of a factory inspection by the country's Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un.
* Police bar Palestinian textbooks from Temple Mount school Students reportedly not allowed to reach school on holy site while carrying books; police spokesperson says materials banned over 'incitement' fears.
* Trump admin prepares transgender military ban One month after pledging to reimpose ban keeping transgender people out of armed forces, Trump sets 6-month deadline for implementation.
* How Serious Are Iranian Nuclear Threats? The country has said it would be able to start enriching uranium within five days of a dissolution of the landmark nuclear deal.
* North Korea Shipments To Syria Chemical Arms Agency Intercepted A panel of independent UN experts reported that two shipments were intercepted in the past six months.
* 70 Christian Media Outlets Will Convene for First Jerusalem Summit Around 70 Christian media outlets are scheduled to convene in Jerusalem this fall for a first-of-its-kind Christian media summit.
* Glick to MKs: Respect the sanctity of the Temple Mount MK Yehuda Glick writes open letter to fellow MKs, Jewish and Arab, to conduct themselves with dignity when allowed onto the Temple Mount.
* 'Anyone who shouts Allahu Akbar will be shot' Venice mayor promises: 'We'll send them directly to Allah; if someone runs in St. Mark's Square screaming 'Allahu Akbar' we'll shoot him'.