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French firms look to conquer Iran

US dawdles on Iraq as Russia, Iran jump in

Benghazi attack suspect has been talking to US interrogators: officials

How Boko Haram is beating US efforts to choke its financing

President Obama said an extra 200 US troops are being deployed to Iraq to protect the US Embassy in Baghdad as well as its support facilities and the international airport. A federal court in California sentenced US national Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen a.k.a. Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum to 13 years in prison plus 10 years' supervision after release. He was arrested in August after returning from fighting with Syrian rebels, when he disclosed his plan to travel to Pakistan to train al Qaeda fighters to attack Coalition forces. The Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling requiring the Jordan-based Arab Bank to turn over documents in lawsuits accusing it of providing services to front groups for Hamas and other terrorist organizations.

Could Jordan be at risk from ISIS violence?

Removal of Syrian chemical arsenal was result of unprecedented collaboration

Iran's stance on Iraq: neither new nor improved

Obama voices concerns of threat to US posed by European jihadists

Allawi: US policy toward Iraq 'without a compass'

Benghazi attack suspect 'compliant but not cooperative' in federal custody

Blame The Obama Doctrine For Iraq

US intervention in Libya now seen as a cautionary tale

Syrian rebels buckling in face of jihadists

Goodluck Jonathan: Nothing is more important than bringing home Nigeria's missing girls

Obama Administration Deepens US Role in Syria and Iraq

Desperately seeking moderate Syrian rebels

Armed US aircraft now flying over Iraq: defense officials

US military advisers opened a joint operations center in Baghdad to assist the Iraqi military repel the advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. The State Department said Syrian military action in Iraq would not be helpful, but that Iran "could play a constructive role" in Iraq. The White House called for the allocation of $500 million to train and equip vetted, "moderate" Syrian rebels; the Pentagon program would supplement or replace the current small covert CIA effort. The White House proposal included budget cuts for US operations in Afghanistan. The Pentagon said the elite counterterrorist Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines is being phased out, with staff reduced from its current 320 members to a dozen or so advisers.

US now wrestling with intelligence gaps in Iraq