The stationing of troops will also enable the army to surround the militants holed up near the capital city and embark on another assault on the militants.
This comes shortly after the Syrian government’s latest achievement in recapturing the strategic town of al-Bweida, south of Damascus.
On Wednesday, Syrian forces took control of the town, overran by militant snipers, after pushing out the insurgents and destroying their equipment.
On Friday, Saudi Arabia rejected its seat on the Security Council one day after winning it, arguing that the international body is incapable of ending wars and resolving conflicts.
Washington's driving compulsion to keep the show on the road reflects a deep-seated survival instinct. It may be decried by the right as the desperation of those with their hands on other people's money, and by the left as democracy defaulting to sanity. Either way, when taxpayers can't pay the bills, lenders must do so. America's US debt is now about $16.7 trillion and is going to rise, not fall. The Tea Party lost the battle, but it did not lose the argument.
Low interest rates and rising house prices in UK ~ link
How the upward mobility went down the drain ~ link ~ It’s a depressing picture: Britain is now a country where it is extremely hard to break out of poverty
Just 712 people in Vermont have enrolled in the state's new health insurance exchange, despite $9 million in outreach, advertising and other PR expenses paid for by the federal government. The entire state of Alaska has yet to register a single person, according to Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
Ms Sturgeon, who is responsible for drawing up the Scottish Government's white paper on independence, due to be published next month, will say: "Be under no illusion. If we don't vote Yes, Westminster will turn the screw.
Despite constant complaints from the Nationalists that the anti-independence side is scaremongering, the Deputy First Minister will use her keynote speech to the SNP conference to sound a series of alarms of her own.
Lord Bassam: Playing at Lords ~ link
The case revolves around an early human skull found in a stunningly well-preserved state at an archaeological dig at the site of the medieval hill city of Dmanisi in Georgia, a study in the journal Science revealed on Thursday.