Speaking to reporters in New York late on Friday where he attended the UN General Assembly, Erdogan said Turkey had stopped a Syrian-flagged ship in Marmara, according to state-run Anatolia News Agency. It did not indicate whether the ship was stopped in the Sea of Marmara or the port of Marmara.
Both the European Union and Switzerland have targeted Syria's oil sector in new sanctions, with the EU banning new investments there and prohibiting the delivery of bank notes to Syria's central bank.
He pointed out that the initiative, which was launched over the weekend after PA President Mahmoud Abbas submitted to UN General-Secretary Ban Ki-moon an official request for full membership in the UN, does not call for a cessation of settlement construction or for a pullout to the pre-1967 lines.
The statement, issued after a meeting between UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, also called on parties to refrain from "provocative actions."
"I want to thank you for the positive reaction to the proposal for me to stand for Russian president," said Mr Putin, beaming broadly to loud applause. "For me this is a great honour."
'Occupy Wall Street' - Mass arrests at 13th Street near 5th Avenue now happening ~ link ~ Breaking news.
'Occupy Wall Street' Day 8 - 60+ Arrested - Nets & Pepper Spray Used ~ link ~ The powers-that-be are very concerned about this event getting out-of-control and spreading into a mass movement in America, then Europe, and throughout the World. Stirling
13 Things You Can Do To Support 'Occupy Wall Street' ~ link
'Occupy Wall Street' Day 7: One more arrest - Three unions locals join ~ link ~ This has the potential of something really big if the American people will get off their collective backsides and DO SOMETHING TO SAVE AMERICA! Stirling
Palestine to sue Israel when UN member ~ link ~ When/if the UN General Assembly grants membership and recognition to Palestine as a sovereign state, that will change a number of things under international law in Palestine's favor. One key reason that the Netanyahu Government will do just about anything to stop this from happening. Stirling
Mohammed Mustafa Abu Jawhir said in Shiraz on Saturday that one of the reasons for the Israeli opposition to the Palestinian statehood bid is that if Palestine becomes a UN member, it will file a suit against Israel for war crimes, ISNA reported.
“If we are recognized as a an independent state that is a member of the UN, we can complain to the UN As a member state that has been invaded by another member and this organization will be forced to intervene,” he added.
Earlier reports said that Lieberman had threatened the Palestinians with "very serious" consequences in the event of a UN vote in favour of an independent state. Israel, claimed Lieberman, "won't stand still" if a Palestinian state is recognised by the UN. Lieberman's deputy, Danny Ayalon, backed the call for punitive measures, although he expects the UN to reject the Palestinian application.
Their aim is to build a “firebreak” around Greece, Portugal and Ireland to prevent the crisis spreading to Italy and Spain, countries considered “too big to bail”.
World is on Eve of Next Financial Crisis over Sovereign Debt ~ link ~ This "circuit breaker" is what the story just above this is about. We will see if it works, and for how long. Don't hold your breath on this one. Stirling