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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

Russia Withheld Details on Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Boston Bombing Suspect, Report Says

El Mehdi Semlali Fathi, 26, a Moroccan resident of Bridgeport, Conn., was arrested on immigration charges yesterday; the complaint filed in federal court alleged that he repeatedly expressed a desire to bomb a federal building in Connecticut and an unspecified university outside the state. Secretary of State Kerry claimed that the threatened US strike on Syria late last summer would not have been significant enough to change the course of the conflict. In a recent article summarily dismissed by the US, it was alleged that a very large intervention had been planned. Kerry warned that Iran has the capability to produce fissile material for a nuclear bomb in two months. An Israeli media report claimed the US is now providing Syrian rebels with heavy antitank BGM-71 TOW missiles; similar weapons were seen in a video featuring the Harakat Hazm group.

US accused of supplying anti-tank weapons to Syrian rebels

John Kerry, US Military Clash on Approach to Syria's Rebels

US lawmakers draft new Hezbollah sanctions

Rebel assault on Kasab, Syria, revives dark memories for Armenians

US allows Boeing airplane component sales to Iran

Delays in Effort to Refocus CIA From Drone War

Malaysia says it 'will not stop looking' for jet

Syria's moderate rebels still losing ground to extremists

Turkey admits Reyhanli was attacked by al Qaeda

The State Department offered rewards of up to $3 million for information leading to the arrest of Musa Asoglu, Zerrin Sari, or Seher Demir Sen, three leaders of the left-wing Turkish terrorist organization Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front (Devrimci Halk Kurtulus Partisi-Cephesi, or DHKP/C). Visiting Algiers, Secretary of State Kerry said the US wants to provide increased security assistance, including intelligence-sharing, to Algeria "in order to defeat al Qaeda and other terrorist groups" in the region.

A shooter identified as Spec. Ivan Lopez opened fire at Fort Hood, Tex., killing three people and wounding 16, and then killed himself; authorities said the incident did not appear to be terrorism-related but were not ruling anything out. The FBI yesterday confirmed it was looking for a recently discharged Army recruit named Booker, a.k.a. Muhammad Abdullah Hassan, who was said to be planning "Fort Hood-inspired jihad against US soldiers."

Restoring Its Legacy, Moscow Invests In Future In Afghanistan