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How North Korea Tipped Its Hand

US feeds Syrians, but secretly

Afghan Interpreters for the US Are Left Stranded and at Risk

Palestinian PM's resignation complicates U.S. plan

Secretary of State Kerry met with Chinese leaders in Beijing about the North Korean nuclear threat; the US and China jointly called for North Korea to "refrain from provocations and to abide by international obligations." Military personnel at Guantanamo clashed with detainees resisting a return to individual cells from communal living conditions. The detainees had covered cameras and windows to prevent observation by guards, and said they do not want Korans if the books will be searched.

US-China Nuclear Silence Leaves a Void

New Details Emerge of US Diplomat's Death in Afghanistan

Syrian Rebels Break With Group Over Qaeda Wing Alliance

Formerly Banned Iranian Group Opens Office Near White House

US intelligence divide on North Korea is exposed

Secretary of State Kerry warned North Korea that going ahead with its threatened missile launch would be a "huge mistake"; he also said a recent intelligence report did not suggest that North Korea had "fully tested, developed" nuclear capabilities. A number of rights groups sent a letter to President Obama questioning the legality and secrecy of the administration's drone program.

Pakistan: Pervez Musharraf admits secret CIA drone deal with US

Intelligence Director James Clapper said Islamist extremist groups have influence beyond their numbers in Syria and are present "in 13 of the 14 provinces." He predicted that sectarian strife will persist even if the Assad regime falls. The US is considering increasing its aid to the Syrian rebels. The Defense Intelligence Agency assessed that North Korea has the capability to launch nuclear missiles but their reliability is doubtful. Penalties were imposed on various entities for evading Iranian sanctions by money laundering.

US reconstruction effort in Afghan provinces is unfinished work

Taliban Imperil US Political Ally in Pakistan

Move to Widen Help for Syrian Rebels Gains Speed in West

Uzbek fighters gain support in Afghan north

The US assistant secretary of defense for special operations said the current UN-backed ECOWAS force in Mali is "completely incapable" and that the al Qaeda-linked militants would try to regroup in Mali once the French forces left. Much of the al Qaeda leadership that had been based in Mali has escaped, he added. US troops in South Korea increased vigilance and monitoring amid reports that North Korea might launch a mid-range missile soon.

Policing a fragile peace in South Waziristan

Peace Envoys From Taliban at Loose Ends in Qatar