Syrian Rebel Commander Claims US Weapons Haven't Arrived

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_1b853d3191.jpgScott Peterson/Getty Images (DAMASCUS, Syria) -- Weapons from the U.S.?  We're not getting weapons from the U.S. That was the reaction from Gen. Salim Idris, leader of the Free Syrian Army, about Thursday's Washington Post report that his rebel forces are finally receiving long-awaited munitions from America.

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Egypt Extends State of Emergency

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_2aa520296f.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (CAIRO) -- Egyptians who were expecting that things might loosen up in the country two months after President Mohamed Morsi's ouster got some bad news on Thursday. Fearing that the situation is still potentially explosive, Egypt's interim government decided to extend the state of emergency at least through the end of October and possibly beyond that.

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Putin Says Strike on Syria Would Unleash 'Wave of Terrorism'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_bd575db33e.jpgALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images (MOSCOW) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin is using a New York Times op-ed "to speak directly to the American people" and warn that a U.S. military strike on Syria would "unleash a new wave of terrorism." In the op-ed posted Wednesday on the Times' website titled "A Plea for Caution From Russia," Putin says there's no doubt poison gas was used in Syria, but it could have been used by opposition forces to provoke intervention from other countries. 

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Report: Syria Now Receiving US Arms

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_27f492c85b.jpgScott Peterson/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Syrian rebels are now receiving U.S. weapons months after President Obama promised to supply them to groups seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, The Washington Post reports. The Post quotes U.S. officials and Syrians familiar with the situation as saying that light weapons and other munitions delivered by the CIA began arriving about two weeks ago. 

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Libya Still in Turmoil After Gadhafi

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_1a2623ae05.jpgSalah Malkawi/Getty Images (TRIPOLI, Libya) -- Libyans had high hopes for their future when dictator Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown and brutally killed two years ago.  However, things did not turn out the way they expected, with the country still in the midst of turmoil. Evidence of how bad things have gotten was made clear a year ago when suspected al-Qaeda linked militants stormed the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, killing Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

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