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Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

August 6th, 2014
07:54 PM ET

Obama: "I have no sympathy for Hamas"

In a lengthy news conference with reporters Wednesday, President Obama defended Israel's right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Hamas, saying he had no sympathy for the group classified as a terrorist organization by the U.S.

He does, however, have "great sympathy" for the ordinary people struggling in Gaza, he said, as he laid out the U.S. goals to end the violence.

August 6th, 2014
07:10 PM ET

CDC raises Ebola response to highest level

The Centers for Disease Control has raised its Ebola response to the highest level out of a growing fear the deadly virus may reach the United States. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses why the number of cases continues to rise.


Filed under: Health • National security • Sanjay Gupta
August 6th, 2014
01:43 PM ET

Middle East in turmoil: Worst we've ever seen?

These days, it seems the whole world is on fire, but no where more so than the Middle East. Even seasoned experts in foreign affairs agree: The crisis there is the worst they have ever seen. From the violence in Gaza to the rampage by the Islamic State, Jim Sciutto explains the region's instability.

August 6th, 2014
12:37 AM ET

Wolf presses Israeli Deputy Speaker

A controversial character himself, Moshe Feiglin, the deputy speaker of the Israeli parliament, responds to Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdan after Hamdan called him out in a fiery interview with Wolf Blitzer. Feiglin, a conservative member of the Knesset, also defends his comments calling for Palestinians to move to "tent encampments" in Sinai.

MORE: Watch Wolf's fiery interview with Hamas's Osama Hamdan

August 6th, 2014
12:27 AM ET

Fighting in Ukraine rages on as Russia mounts thousands more troops on border

The battle for eastern Ukraine continues to rage on as government forces push further against pro-Russian separatists. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports on the ongoing violence - as Russia masses more troops on the border.


Filed under: International affairs • Nick Paton Walsh • Russia • Ukraine
August 6th, 2014
12:17 AM ET

Are American-trained soldiers a threat?

The latest attack on U.S. military personnel by trained Afghan forces raises concerns on the security screening process. CNN's Brian Todd investigates the danger to Americans.