Armed with machine guns, black-clad al Qaeda fighters drove their pick-ups calmly into the northern Syrian town and took over its imposing agriculture ministry building.
Syrian rebels from an Islamist alliance formed last month have occupied bases and warehouses belonging to a Western-backed rebel group on the Turkish border, rebels and activists said on Saturday.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released guidelines on mass casualty events for first responders, recommending entry into “warm zones” before they are secured.
International officials want the United States and Afghanistan to agree on a security deal, but there seemed little movement to end the deadlock.
American intelligence and counterterrorism officials are concerned that militants aligned with Al Qaeda could establish a base in Syria capable of threatening Israel and Europe.
Gunmen attacked 12 liquor stores in Baghdad on Saturday, killing nine people, police said, the latest in a series of assaults on alcohol sellers in the capital.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was scheduled to meet with Afghan officials — but not with President Hamid Karzai — to see if he could push for a breakthrough in finalizing a bilateral security agreement.
Security for foreign instructors was increased after an American teacher was shot to death while jogging in Benghazi, amid fears that the death was not an isolated attack but rather one of an increasing number of targeted killings by Islamic ...
President Obama added that there was no guarantee that an accord allowing Iran to enrich nuclear material for power with enough restrictions to assure Israel would emerge during talks.
When he was agitating for revolution, urging fellow Syrians to rise up against President Bashar al-Assad, Abdullah dreaded the midnight knock at the door from the secret police.