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Internal probe finds US embassy in Beirut insecure, lacks terror training




The US is sending Patriot missiles and F-16 fighter jets to Jordan for an annual military exercise in June but may extend the deployment if needed. Prosecutors in the case of Sabirhan Hasanoff, who admitted to plotting an attack on the New York Stock exchange, are seeking to use testimony by a senior al Qaeda figure based in Yemen when was interviewed by the FBI in 2009. Fort Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Hasan, representing himself in court, told the judge that he gunned down US soldiers because they posed an immediate danger to Mullah Omar and other Taliban leadership. The US sanctioned a global network of 37 companies linked to the Iranian government.




The US levied a new set of sanctions against Iran, targeting Iranian currency for the first time. A US court said KLM Dutch airlines was not responsible for injuries sustained by a passenger who tried to subdue underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on a flight in late 2009. Secretary of State Kerry said the US has come "late" to the process of negotiating an end to the Syrian conflict and warned that "time is running out" for peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.




German Defense Ministry Continued Drone Program Despite Problems




US forces to stay in Afghanistan after 2014




US withholds millions pledged to help Syrian opposition




US lawmakers in Russia report no 'specific' clues prior to Boston attack




Suspected pirates face unprecedented trial in US court




Afghan Forces to Lead All Military Operations in Few Weeks: Govt




A war of words over Russian missile deliveries to Syria




Iran's Arak reactor looms into Israeli, Western view




Walking a Fine Line to Prevent Terror




Iraq breaks up al Qaeda chemical weapons cell

Iraq-AQ-chemical-agents.jpgThe al Qaeda cell is said to have been plotting to use sarin and mustard gas against a religious procession in Iraq, and was planning to move the chemical weapons to the US, Canada, and Europe.


Widow of Chechen man shot dead by FBI: 'I hope we will get to the truth'




Pakistan - Christian representatives seek 'mass asylum' in US, EU, Canada and Australia




NATO summit on Afghan pullout in 2014




The State Department published its Country Reports on Terrorism 2012; the report notes Iran's resurgent role in worldwide terrorism. The former top commander of US forces in Afghanistan called on the Obama administration to announce post-2014 troop levels in Afghanistan. Sami Samir Hassoun, 25, a Lebanese immigrant, was sentenced to 23 years in prison for attempting to bomb a crowded area near Chicago's Wrigley Field. A woman from Michigan who had converted to Islam died working for rebel forces in Syria.




Man Killed During FBI Inquiry Said to Have Been Violent




The father of Ibragim Todashev, who was shot by the FBI on May 22, called, along with CAIR, for an investigation into his son's death. Todashev was being questioned by the FBI about links to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev when he was shot; his father accused the FBI of killing Todashev to shut him up. Manssor Arbabsiar, an Iranian from Texas, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for plotting with Iran's Quds Force to murder the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the US; authorities have also charged Quds Force operative Gholam Shakuri, but he remains at large.




When Assad shells rebels, Israel goes on alert and learns