Pro-Israel groups suspended their high-profile lobbying effort for a strike on Syria now that the United States and Russia have struck a deal to strip the Assad regime of its chemical weapons.
Former Syrian Defence Minister General Ali Habib, a prominent member of President Bashar Assad's Alawite sect, has defected and is now in Turkey, a senior member of the opposition Syrian National Coalition told Reuters on Wednesday.
A top Syrian general and the son of a notoriously anti-Semitic former defense minister reportedly has defected from the Assad regime.
Syrian regime officials reportedly are setting up escape and defection routes.
Iran said on Tuesday it had identified a "major terrorist group" it said was affiliated to its arch-foe Israel and had arrested some of its members, the official IRNA news agency reported, citing an Intelligence Ministry report.
Hamas is reportedly thinning its ranks in Damascus as pan-Arab pressure builds on the Syrian regime.
U.S. State Department spokesman Marc Toner was right to recognize the right of the rebellious population of Syria to take up arms against the ruling oppressive regime.
John McCain, Republican senator from Arizona and presidential hopeful, is absolutely right about the gravity of the threat from a nuclear Iran.
Last week in Baghdad, 30 Iranians were captured fighting for the militant Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. A few days earlier, two trucks transporting weapons for Sadr's fighters were caught trying to drive into Iraq from Iran.
I once appeared in court to ask that three additional defendants be held liable on a judgment.
Six Israeli defense officials are debating whether the government should take steps to prevent the collapse of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat's regime. The Israeli daily Ma'ariv reported that officials are warning that the collapse of the Palestinian Authority could lead to chaos in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.