The US strike took place just a day after Al Shabaab, which are linked to Al-Qaeda, called for attacks against foreign forces
Riyadh reported to give Jerusalem okay to use Saudi airspace on cooperate on other tactical support, according to Sunday Times
Giora Eiland: Practically speaking, ‘a deal shuts the option down’; Uzi Dayan: It would be reduced; Dore Gold: We’ll do what’s necessary
Amos Yadlin predicts Washington will be more tolerant of an Israeli attack late this year or early next if nuclear talks don’t yield results
(SOURCE) Lightning strikes killed 32 people, including nine children, during storms at the weekend in India.
It is not rare for lightning to strike someone when it is monsoon season, but that the sheer number of the death toll is extremely rare.
The strikes killed people in the eastern Indian states of Bihar and Jharkhand.
Fatal: Lightning strikes killed 32 people, including nine children, during storms at the weekend in India (file)
‘About 24 people including seven children were killed Saturday and Sunday by bolts of lightning across Bihar,’ State Disaster Management Minister Renu Kumari Kushwaha said.
In neighbouring Jharkhand, eight people including two children died, Puran Mahto, an official in the state’s Dhanbad district said.
US president promises ‘limited and proportional’ military action to send Assad clear message and hamper chemical weapons use
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s call for a military strike in Syria won significant momentum Tuesday, with leaders of both parties in Congress announcing they are convinced that Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his own people and that the United States should respond.
Republican House Speaker John Boehner emerged from a White House meeting and told reporters: “This is something that the United States, as a country, needs to do. I’m going to support the president’s call for action. I believe that my colleagues should support this call for action.”
But their endorsements still don’t resolve the deep ambivalence and even opposition toward action in both parties, and Boehner’s spokesman followed up the speaker’s announcement by describing the resolution’s passage as “an uphill battle.” Dozens of conservative Republicans and several liberal Democrats have come out against intervention, and may be prepared to ignore the positions of their leaders and the president.
1 September, 2013
John Kerry says in the video (@ 3 minutes 15 seconds) that President Obama has the right to take military action against Syria without Congressional approval.