The conflict in Syria came very close to a regional war. Intelligence reports now show, Hezbollah had operational plans for missile strikes on Israel. Intercepted Iraqi communiques said, Iran's Quds Force commander... Qassem Suleimani, met with Iraqi Shiite militias [Al-Sadr's Organization] to coordinate direct military assault against US embassy in Beirut and Bagdad... and a secret CIA compound in Jordan. This would have literally blown the region apart...
UN to hold off on separate Afghan bombing probe for now (Reuters)
from the article: France called off attack on Syria at last minute