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In Iraq and Syria, a resurgence of foreign suicide bombers




Southern Front tries to disassociate itself from Al Nusrah




Abu Hamza trial: American follower tells terror trial about US jihad training camp




CIA's resolve to track weapons complicates push to arm Syria rebels




The State Department's latest annual Country Reports on Terrorism said a growing number of terrorist groups are threatening the US, and noted a 43% increase in the number of terrorist attacks worldwide in 2013 from 2012. A Pentagon report said the number of high-profile insurgent attacks in Afghanistan rose by 43% between October 2013 and March 2014.




How to build a memorial for a 'never-ending war'?




Mystery surrounds move of Afghan 'torturer in chief' to US amid allegations of agency abuse




The US offered a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Li Fangwei a.k.a. Karl Lee, who is accused of providing missile parts to Iran, and sanctioned eight of his companies. He faces charges of violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, money laundering, wire fraud, and conspiracy.




Revealed: the radical clerics using social media to back British jihadists in Syria




Department of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson said "Syria has become a matter of homeland security"; US authorities worry that Syrian foreign fighters will travel through Europe and then conduct attacks in the US. He also warned that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is "very active." Youssef al Khattab a.k.a. Joseph Leonard Cohen, a Muslim convert and founder of the radical Islamist group Revolution Muslim in the US in 2007, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for using the group's website to encourage attacks on Jewish groups and individuals in the US. The Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to an antiterrorism law. The Pentagon plans to destroy $1.2 billion worth of ammunition; some of it is usable but cannot be identified due to Pentagon inventory problems.




Feds Worry Whether Foreign Fighters in Syria May Target US, DHS Head Says




The US and the Philippines agreed to sign a 10-year pact giving US forces temporary access to certain military camps, including perhaps Subic Bay, and also the ability to preposition ships and fighter jets. The Pentagon is reportedly devising three alternative budget plans for US forces in Afghanistan in 2015: for zero troops; for 5,000 troops; and for 10,000 troops.




Kuwait, ally on Syria, is also the leading funder of extremist rebels




Turkish Leader Signs Bill Expanding Spy Agency's Power




Al Qaeda chief urges Westerner kidnappings




The Big Weapons that the US May Be Secretly Supplying to the Syrian Rebels




Syrian opposition looks to Congress for military boost




As Iraq violence grows, US sends more intelligence officers




Film at 9/11 Museum Sets Off Clash Over Reference to Islam




Authorities unsealed an indictment charging Harold Rinko, of Hallstead, Penn.; and brothers Ahmad Feras Diri, of London, and Moawea Deri, a Syrian citizen who is at large; with illegally shipping chemical warfare equipment to Syria over a nine-year period from 2003 until November 2012. A federal court found again that Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism was liable for the 2000 al Qaeda attack on the USS Cole in Yemen. An Army investigation of the killing of a State Department employee in Afghanistan in April 2013 faulted State for poor planning and divulging too much information about her itinerary.