More Syrian news...
Syria's ambassador to Iraq defects in major blow to regime
Syrian National Council says Nawaf al-Fares has joined opposition and pledged that more diplomats will follow his lead.
Some other world news...
Mutiny fear in Israeli army as religious Zionists gain influence.
Highly religious soldiers could refuse orders to remove Jews from settlements.
Chinese officials agree payout for family of woman forced to have abortion.
Husband of Feng Jianmei, who had planned legal action, says government has agreed to pay family 70,600 yuan.
70, 000 Yuan is the equivalent of about £7,000 or about $11,000.
Yemen: suspected suicide bombing at police academy kills at least 22
Sana'a explosion, in which dozens more were injured, comes weeks after another blast killed 91 people.