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Chemical allegations in Syria haunt ally Iran

'Black budget' summary details US spy network's successes, failures and objectives

US Officials Press Case for Action in Syria

Has Wikileaks Been Infiltrated by Russian Spies?

Syria pays for Russian weapons to boost ties with Moscow

Fears of Western strike on Syria spread in Mideast

Syria crisis: Where key countries stand

UN Council set for Syria clash as West readies attack

Syria crisis: live

Inside the Minds of Russia's Black Widows

Drums of war in Middle East

Report: Snowden Reached Out To Russian Authorities While Still In Hong Kong

Opposition: More bodies found after alleged Syria chemical attack

A court in Tatarstan ruled that the writings of Faizrakhman Sattarov, the 84-year-old founder of a banned radical Islamic sect, "incite interreligious hatred and contradict traditional Islamic teachings." The Faizrakhman sect, which rejects Russian law, was discovered last year living in an eight-level catacomb underneath the leader's house.

Security forces claimed to have killed nine suspected Islamist militants during a raid in the city of Buinaksk in Dagestan. Among those killed was a prominent militant leader, Bammatkhan Sheikhov. The militants were linked to number of killings, including the murder of the imam of the main mosque in Buinaksk.

Caucasus Emirate leader Doku Umarov has released a series of statements over the past few weeks, in which he defends the creation of the Caucasus Emirate but notes that it has few fighters in the mountains of Chechnya and many Chechen jihadists have gone to Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and elsewhere. Russia is planning to impose a ban on the publication of bombmaking instructions in online or print media. Russia and China recently completed an antiterrorism war game exercise.

Saudi Arabia Steps Up Efforts To Oust Syria's Assad

Exclusive: Saudi offers Russia deal to scale back Assad support - sources

Authorities killed Khasanbi Fakov, the alleged head of the Caucasus Islamist insurgency in Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachayevo-Cherkessia, in a shootout in Nalchik last night. His wife, Irina Ortanova, who was also wanted by authorities for terrorist activity, and two associates were also killed. One policeman died after being seriously wounded during the operation.

Dagestan blamed Islamic extremists for the murder of a rabbi in Derbent on July 25; authorities also found 100 pounds of explosives belonging to extremists. A Caucasus Emirate fighter in Syria appealed to jihadists to stay in Russia to fight. Dagestani authorities claimed that 200 Dagestani fighters have gone to Syria; Russian authorities said 100 Chechens have gone to Syria to fight. Ingushetia head Yunus-Bek Yevkurov claimed that there are no more than 20 Islamist insurgents left in Ingushetia, with no new recruits in two years. The new commander of the Ingush wing of the insurgency recently offered qualified support for a popular imam in Nazran. The trial of an alleged Chechen insurgency 'mole' began in Vedeno.