Sep 13, 2013
Israel ushers in solemn Jewish holiday
Israelis ushered in the holiest day of the Jewish calendar at sundown Friday as the entire country ground almost to a halt for Yom Kippur, Judaism's day of atonement, observed with a 25-hour fast and long prayers.
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Congress squeezed on time to decide on military action in Syria
The U.S. House and Senate return to work this week after a five-week recess to face a mountain of left-over issues and one all-important new one: Whether to authorize a military strike against Syria, as President Barack Obama has requested.
Israelis Jostle for Gas Masks as Syria Tensions Rise
The line of people waiting for gas masks was long and Hayoum stepped away to run errands.
Skewering dictators: Laugh them out of power