Ehud Barak says Syrian leader is 'doomed'. According to the AFP, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is "doomed", urging the international community to increase pressure on his embattled regime.
Iran vows to never renounce nuclear 'rights'. According to the AFP, Tehran's chief nuclear negotiator said Iran rejects Western pressures over its nuclear activities and will never give up its rights.
17 churches forced to close in Indonesia. According to Compass Direct News, the election of a hard-line Islamic governor in Indonesia's Aceh Province last month appears to have opened the way for a crack-down on the minority Christian community, which saw 17 churches sealed shut in early May.