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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

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