1. Clashes Raging among Armed Rebels in Syria
    As clashes rage among various rebels groups and factions in different parts of Syria, two groups of militants started fighting in Reef (countryside of) Damascus on Tuesday.
  2. 92 Iraqi bombers recruited in worship places in Ramadan: Security committee(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – The security committee in Baghdad provincial council revealed on Tuesday recruiting 92 Iraqi bombers during last Ramadan month, indicating that a high security committee was formed to follow up the matter.
  3. Attacks on two police stations and a local official’s house northwest of Baghdad killed eight people on Tuesday, seven of them policemen, officers and doctors said.
  4. DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian President Bashar Assad said his government will allow international experts access to its chemical weapons sites, but cautioned in an interview broadcast Monday that rebels might block them from reaching some of the locations.
  5. KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 24, 2013): Enforcement authorities detained 16 people and carried out 120 inspections in connection with those identified as linked to the dissemination of Shiite teachings in the country.
  6. Tourism is the biggest economic resource for Iraq after oil, but the industry’s focus on religion in general and on Iranian pilgrims in particular has made the Iraqi tourism sector dependent on Iran’s political will and economic situation.
  7. BEIRUT: Families of the nine Lebanese hostages held in Syria briefly protested at the Turkish Embassy in Lebanon Tuesday, and threatened to increase pressure on Turks to gain the release of their loved ones.
  8. As many as 50 people representing the Sampang Sunni community on Monday signed a peace agreement with their Shia neighbors, who are currently sheltering in low-cost apartments in Sidoarjo, East Java, after being relocated from the regency following prolonged conflict between the two sects.
  9. Mohammad Javad Zarif due to meet US secretary of state at UN in highest-level meeting since Iran’s 1979 revolution