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US, Rebuffing UN, Maintains Stance That Rights Treaty Does Not Apply Abroad

Interactions of Bin Laden and Son-in-Law Detailed in an FBI Document

Existing Afghan deal would cover US post-2014

Maj. Gen. Joseph Dunford, the head of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, told the Senate that al Qaeda is "in survival mode" in Afghanistan and argued for a residual NATO force of 8,000 to 12,000 troops in the country after 2014. He also warned that under the "zero option," the Taliban would retake Afghanistan, as Afghan security forces would quickly begin to deteriorate starting in 2015.

CIA Director John Brennan said al Qaeda has "metastasized over the years" and is found throughout Africa and Southeast Asia. He also said that concerns over the growing presence of al Qaeda-linked fighters in Syria have been the focus of many of his efforts with his foreign counterparts over the past year. The Air Force plans to eliminate nearly 500 planes due to budget cuts.

Syria war: new push against Assad being planned, reports suggest

Interpol reveals lax passport screening

Shoe-bomb plots disclosed at trial of bin Laden son-in-law

A US defense official said a small contingent of US special forces was recently sent to Jordan to train their Iraqi and Jordanian counterparts. US officials confirmed that the Navy had been told to be prepared to act to prevent a shipment of Iranian weapons from being smuggled into Gaza; the shipment was monitored by both US and Israeli officials and was intercepted by Israeli forces near Sudan on March 5.

Suspected Russian spyware Turla targets Europe, United States

Abu Ghaith urged Qaeda recruits to 'pledge' to bin Laden: witness

Boston bomber's widow cozies up to his mother in Kyrgyzstan

The State Department issued an order restricting the movements of Syria's UN representative, Bashar Ja'afari, to a 25-mile radius of New York City; similar restrictions are in place for Iranian and North Korean envoys. US officials pushed for vigilance over Syria's compliance on the eradication of its chemical weapons. The US military warned Americans of an increased danger of bomb attacks in Bahrain.

US Takes Training Role in Africa as Threats Grow and Budgets Shrink

President Obama's foreign policy is based on fantasy

Syria's 'third force' Kurds may emerge stronger from conflict

Egypt's Arms Deal with Russia: Potential Strategic Costs

US says Kunming attack is 'act of terrorism'

US officials say al Qaeda's leader in Afghanistan, Farouq al-Qahtani al-Qatari, has several hundred fighters and could plan attacks on the US; officials are concerned that the "zero option" will remove US capability to launch strikes against al Qaeda forces in Afghanistan. The US Ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, retired after three years in the post. Defense lawyers for Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, 48, a Kuwaiti son-in-law of Osama bin Laden and and suspected terrorist, asked for clarification that charges against him are not confused with those against Guantánamo detainee Abd al-Rahman Abdu Abu al-Ghayth Sulayman, a Yemeni in his 30s.

Officials: Al Qaeda plots comeback in Afghanistan