Wednesday, April 24, 2013


* Bomb suspect influenced by mysterious radical In the years before the Boston Marathon bombings, Tamerlan Tsarnaev fell under the influence of a new friend, a Muslim convert.

* U.S. Not Yet Sure About Assad's Use of Chemical Weapons The United States has not yet concluded that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime used chemical weapons against rebel forces.

* Iraq: 28 dead in clashes, bombing as tensions rise Clashes erupted Wednesday between the Iraqi army and armed Sunni tribesmen who sealed off a central Iraqi town.

* 'Jews Out' at Nazi Site in Lithuania Lithuanian police said Tuesday they were probing anti-Semitic slogans scrawled near the site of a former Nazi labor camp.

* Arab Media Outcry as MKs Weigh Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount For years Jews have been allowed to visit the Temple Mount, the holiest place on earth according to the Jewish religion.

* WHO says new bird strain is "one of most lethal" flu viruses A new bird flu strain that has killed 22 people in China is "one of the most lethal" of its kind and transmits more easily to humans.

* French Embassy Under Attack Shots were fired near the French embassy in Yemen on Tuesday.

* UN Official Attempts to Blame Boston Bombings 'On Tel Aviv' The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has denounced comments by Richard Falk.

* Hagel to meet Egypt's leaders, push military ties By including Cairo on his first Mideast tour as defense secretary, Chuck Hagel is highlighting the Obama administration's hope of preserving influence with the Egyptian military.

* Hackers Post About 'White House Explosions' on AP's Twitter Hackers who broke into the Twitter account of the Associated Press news agency on Tuesday posted an erroneous tweet about explosions at the White House.