Saturday, September 22, 2012
Rebel commanders: Free Syrian Army has moved its command center from Turkey to Syria - @AP
Turkey deploys artillery and anti-aircraft missiles near Syria border post, Turkish media reports - @AJELive
Spokesman for Libya's Ansar al-Sharia says group evacuated bases in Benghazi 'to preserve security in the city' - @Reuters
Syrian rebels and government troops fight fierce battle near border with Jordan, activists say - @AP
Security officials: US drone strike targeting a vehicle kills 3 men in Pakistan's North Waziristan near the border with Afghanistan - @AJELive
Iran's president assails West over prophet filmBy Associated Press | Associated Press –
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Iranian president has lashed out at the West over an anti-Islam film produced in the United States and the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad by a French satirical weekly.Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that "in return for (allowing) the ugliest insults to the divine messenger, they — the West — raise the slogan of respect for freedom of speech."
Ahmadinejad asserted that this shows a double standard and "is clearly a deception." The Iranian leader spoke during a military parade Friday in Tehran.
The remarks come after a week of protests and riots by Muslims angered by the film that depicts Islam's prophet as a womanizer, religious fraud and child molester. The violence has left at least 30 people dead.