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Chemical Arms Monitor Debates Syrian Plan to Destroy Weapons




Obama vs. the Generals




Report: Israel targeted upgraded anti-aircraft systems in Syria in late October




Benghazi attackers reportedly knew location of ambassador's safe room




C.I.A. Collecting Data on International Money Transfers, Officials Say




Haqqani Leader Lived, Died In The Open In Pakistan




The simple, logical answer to the Iran nuclear conundrum




Drone combat missions may be scaled back eventually, Air Force chief says




Mullah Fazlullah's Rise to Chief of the Pakistani Taliban Complicates Islamabad's Ties With Afghanistan




The State Department designated the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram and its splinter group Ansaru as global terrorist organizations. The White House is trying to thwart Congress' plans to impose new Iran sanctions, in the hopes of securing a deal on the Iranian nuclear program. An appellate court upheld the terrorism convictions of Tarek Mehanna, who conspired to support al Qaeda and kill US soldiers.




Afghan Companies With Insurgent Ties Still Receive US Contracts




Basit Javed Sheikh a.k.a. Abdul Basit, a Pakistani man from Cary, North Carolina, was arrested at Raleigh-Durham airport as he tried to fly to Lebanon via Canada. He was charged with aiding a terrorist group, as he allegedly has been attempting to provide foreign fighters for the Al Nusrah Front in Syria. The US military sent a contingent of Marines and two C-130 transport planes with humanitarian aid to typhoon-ravaged areas of the central Philippines.




How British and American aid subsidises Palestinian terrorism




Terror victims find witness in case against Bank of China




John Kerry's Middle East dream world




Iran Balked at Language of Draft Nuclear Deal, Western Diplomats Say




How France Scuttled The Iran Deal at the Last Minute




Obama's Portable Zone of Secrecy (Some Assembly Required)




The Pentagon's semiannual report on Afghan operations noted that during the April-September period, US and Coalition deaths dropped by almost 60% compared to the same period last year, but that Afghan troop deaths went up by 80%. It said Afghan forces are now conducting 95% of conventional operations and 98% of special operations. The report claimed that counterterrorism operations "eliminated dozens of al Qaeda operatives and facilitators" and restricted the terror group's movements to "isolated areas inside northeastern Afghanistan." It also said that although the number of al Qaeda fighters in the country "remains very low," al Qaeda's AQ "relationship with local Afghan Taliban formations remains intact."




Iranian nuclear talks end without a deal