Monday's global agenda: Obama, world head to the UN

Syrian update: The U.N. envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, is scheduled to brief the U.N. Security Council on his talks with President Bashar Assad. [BBC]

In other news

Iran is pondering a preemptive strike on Israel. [NBC News]

The Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi has dealt the CIA a major setback in its intelligence-gathering efforts at a time of increasing instability in Libya, The New York Times reports.

Former President Reagan missed 99 percent of his intel briefings under the “misguided” criteria Republicans are using to bash Obama, according to The Washington Post's The Fact Checker.

The Washington Post examines U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice's performance as she takes center stage in the debate over the violence in Libya.

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