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Putin backs Assad and berates West over proposal to arm Syrian rebels

Syria, Russia dismiss US chemical weapons claims

US puts jets in Jordan, fuels Russian fear of Syria no-fly zone

Syria: Britain, US and France in urgent talks on arming rebels

US Helps Allies Trying to Battle Iranian Hackers

Russia Wants Tourism, Not Terrorism, For Embattled Caucasus

Analysis: Golan fighting spells more Syria trouble for Israel

French foreign minister says Syrian rebels need arms

A National Antiterrorist Committee (NAK) special operation arrested Yulai Davletbayev, who was suspected of preparing terrorist attacks in Moscow. The suspect had been working as a taxi driver in the city, which enabled him to conduct surveillance of possible attack sites. He allegedly led a cell of terrorists affiliated with the Turkistan Islamic Party. He and his cell had trained and fought in the Afghan/Pakistan area since 2010 and recently returned to Russia to carry out attacks; they planned to return to Afghanistan after the attacks.

Analysis: Putin gambles by taking down Dagestan strongman

US lawmakers in Russia report no 'specific' clues prior to Boston attack

A war of words over Russian missile deliveries to Syria

Syria to get Russia MiGs after missiles

Security forces from outside Dagestan raided the bunker of Dagestan mayor Said Amirov and took him by helicopter to Moscow. The Federal Investigative Committee in Moscow said Amirov was arrested along with more than 10 accomplices, and that he is suspected of arranging the 2011 murder of one of the Committee's Dagestan investigators.

When Assad shells rebels, Israel goes on alert and learns

The Assad regime in Syria claimed to have received a first shipment of S-300 Russian missiles. Russia's Foreign Ministry said officials from Russia, the US, and the UN would meet on June 5 to try to pave the way for a Syrian peace conference. Special forces surrounded a militant hideout in Khasavyurt, Dagestan, and killed three suspected militants who refused to surrender; a woman and a child were allowed to leave the premises.

Israel could swoop on S-300 missiles in Syria, but with risks

Russia sends arms to Syria as it tries to reassert its role in region

Decision to End Syrian Arms Embargo Angers Russia

A female suicide bomber detonated in a car near a police building in the Dagestani capital of Makhachkala, killing herself and wounding at least 12 other people. Madina Alieva, the widow of two slain Islamist militants, blew herself up after being stopped by police for a document check about 100 meters from the regional police ministry, seriously injuring two police officers. On May 20, two car bombs near court buildings in Makhachkala killed four people and wounded dozens more. Violence in the region has surged recently.