A viewer's guide to the U.N. General Assembly
September 23rd, 2012
06:04 PM ET

A viewer's guide to the U.N. General Assembly

By Joe Vaccarello

World leaders flock to the United Nations this week for the 67th annual session of the General Assembly.

The general debate is expected to draw participation from 116 heads of state and government leaders. Foreign ministers and other government representatives will fill out the rest of the attendance roster of the 193-member world body.

While the focus is usually on the leaders' speeches in the General Assembly hall, there will be a lot of activity happening inside and outside the U.N. complex with high-level meetings and bi-lateral country to country talks.

Here's a guide to what to look for:


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September 23rd, 2012
02:12 PM ET

Intelligence chairman doubts Libya attack linked to video

By Ashley Killough

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday there's no proof indicating this month's consulate attack in Libya – which killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans – was related to protests over an anti-Islam video.

"I have seen no information that shows that there was a protest going on as you have seen around any other embassy at the time. It was clearly designed to be an attack," Rep. Mike Rogers said on CNN's "State of the Union."

On Thursday, Security Clearance reported that some government officials are also less certain about there having been a protest ahead of the attack, despite the initial belief adhered to by administration officials that the attack was an opportunity that arose spontaneously from a protest.

While he still thinks there may be evidence that the attackers could have known Ambassador Christopher Stevens was on the property at the time, he said, "9/11 is probably more important to that equation than even the ambassador."

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