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Jihadist-backed rebels take Syrian army command post

The Foreign Office said it would seek to offer practical support to the Syrian rebels in the form of training and non-lethal equipment. The Syrian National Coalition's appointment of a UK envoy was hailed as "a sign of progress." The Home Secretary got permission to appeal an immigration court ruling prohibiting the deportation of radical cleric Abu Qatada.

Jubayer Chowdhury and British trainee doctor Shajul Islam, who were arrested at Heathrow Airport by counterterrorism police, will be tried for their roles in the kidnapping and imprisonment of two Western journalists in Syria by Islamic extremists. Ruksana Begum, the sister of two men jailed this summer for a plot to blow up the London Stock Exchange, was sentenced to one year in jail for possession of terrorist literature.

The government has initiated an appeal against an Immigration Court ruling last month that blocked the deportation of radical cleric Abu Qatada to Jordan to face terror charges there. Prime Minister Cameron said he is "completely fed up" with Qatada's release on bail.

German Weapons Exports on the Rise as Merkel Doctrine Takes Hold

Inside Jabhat al Nusra - the most extreme wing of Syria's struggle

UN vote gives Palestinians new diplomatic powers

US Is Weighing Stronger Action in Syrian Conflict

UN set to implicitly recognize Palestinian state, despite threats

Shariah4Pakistan postpone Lal Masjid conference

David Cameron set to decide on Afghanistan withdrawal timetable

Jama'a al-Islamiya leader: Islamists, regime may try to assassinate liberals

'British Army chief risked soldiers' lives,' says US colonel

The government recognized the opposition Syrian National Coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people, and promised to provide communications equipment, a team to coordinate with the coalition, and possibly more humanitarian assistance. The UK has not yet advocated for an end to the embargo on selling arms to Syria.

Poland arrests bomb plotter linked to Norway's Breivik

France eyes Middle East influence, image with Syria gamble

Treasury adds Hezbollah leader who was in US custody last year to terrorism list

Musa Ali Daqduq has been added to the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists. He was in US custody a mere 11 months ago before being transferred to Iraq and subsequently freed, and his terrorist activities were well known.

Skyfall's Daniel Craig drops in on British troops in Afghanistan

Afghans Test Lead Role in Tough Spot

Denmark - Foreign minister pledges support to Syrian opposition