INTERNATIONAL. Syria will miss a major deadline next week in the program to destroy its chemical weapons production facilities, sources at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said.
UAE. The passage of the draft Law through the FNC (which is an elected form of Parliamentary advisory body) is a key stage in the legislative process and it brings the draft Law one step closer to being enacted.
INTERNATIONAL. New Atlantic Council issue brief contends that the US has repeatedly failed to realize its goal of a political transition in Syria because of its narrow focus on summits and high-level diplomacy as the sole means of ending the conflict.
INTERNATIONAL. The Energy Information Agency has predicted that natural gas production in the US will continue to grow at an impressive pace. Right now output is close to 70 billion cubic feet a day and is expected to reach over 100 billion cubic feet per day by 2040.