K.S. Rajan (7 Dec 2011)
"report by BILL KOENIG"


Heavily guarded, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah makes first public appearance since 2008 during Ashura rally in Beirut, in 'message to those who believe they can threaten, intimidate us'
Syrians must oust Assad, move toward rule of law
US secretary of state meets Syrian opposition in Geneva urging "a regime of tolerance and freedom" to replace Assad; official announces US envoy Ford to return to Damascus after having left under threat.
Saudi Arabia to consider acquiring nukes
Prince Turki al-Faisal tells Riyadh security forum of "duty"
to consider nuclear weapons in face of regional arms race