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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.

The State Department said it had received indications that chlorine gas was used in an attack in Syria this month, which the US is investigating with the assistance of the UN and the OPCW. A court ordered the Justice Department to release parts of a classified document that provided justification for the killing of al Qaeda ideologue Anwar al Awlaki. The US has agreed to give up its supervision of domain names on the Internet. Obama administration officials are considering leaving a residual US military force in Afghanistan of fewer than 5,000 troops, less than half the minimum recommended by General Joe Dunford, the head of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

The US has begun supplying advanced antitank weapons to supposedly moderate Syrian rebel groups such as the Harakat Hazm, which works with the Syrian Revolutionaries' Front, whose leader has admitted to sharing weapons with al Qaeda's Al Nusrah Front. Defense Secretary Hagel said the US military will keep an enhanced presence in Poland through the rest of this year.

Abu Hamza used 'cover of religion' to recruit terrorists, court hears

Jordanian jihadis returning from Syria war rattle US-aligned kingdom

US Congress balks at war on terror funding for Syria

Aussies killed in US drone strike in Yemen

Police arrested Kevin Edson, 25, who had left two unattended backpacks, one of which contained a rice cooker, found this evening near the Boston Marathon finish line, exactly a year after bomb attacks at the event killed three people and injured 264. This year's Marathon will be held on April 21.

Is Turkey behind the chemical attack in Syria?

Afghan economy facing serious revenue shortage

Rebel videos show first US-made rockets in Syria

Anxious China emerges as diplomatic player in Afghanistan

UN Ambassador Samantha Power said that recent reports of a poison gas attack in Syria are "unsubstantiated" so far. In a Pentagon briefing on April 8, General David Rodriguez, head of US Africa Command, said: "The network of Al Qaeda and its affiliates ... that link Africa with North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and South Asia have taken advantage of regional instability [in Africa] to continue to expand their activities .... The expansion of the Al Qaeda [in Africa], its adherents and affiliates includes Ansar al Sharia, in both Benghazi and Derna. It also includes the ... MBM-led unit in northern Mali. And then, of course, Boko Haram and Ansaru, who's also added to the foreign terrorist organizations."

Inside the FBI's secret relationship with special operations

Arming the 'moderate' rebels in the Syrian south

Pakistani Taliban plot with seminaries to assault capital: police

Inside the FBI's secret relationship with the military's special operations

The Pentagon is asking for more funding for a secret program that tracks biological weapons, due to "recent classified DoD guidance." A former US State Department adviser on Syria said the Obama administration is focusing on issues it can handle without the help of international partners, and excluded the possibility that the US would spearhead a military intervention in Syria. The acting head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said the agency is tightening up the handling of sensitive security information about the nation's power grid.

Iran steps up pace of executions as it courts West