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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.

June 30th, 2014
06:35 PM ET

Al Qaeda building 'undetectable' bombs?

CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on claims that al Qaeda is building new bombs that cannot be detected by traditional means.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Jim Sciutto • National security • Situation Room • Terror
May 20th, 2014
06:35 PM ET

Al Qaeda targeting US using 3 strategies

CNN's Barbara Starr reports on three separate strategies that al Qaeda is using to target Europe and the United States.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Barbara Starr • National security • Situation Room • Terror • Wolf Blitzer
May 15th, 2014
09:08 PM ET

Who is winning Yemen's propaganda war?

Propaganda war in Yemen intensifies with shocking video of terrorist brutality released by al Qaeda affiliate, AQAP.

May 15th, 2014
12:35 AM ET

A warning to U.S.: Terrorists swarming Syria

In an interview with CNN, the President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition has some stern words for the United States and the Western world, slamming them for not coming to the aid of Syrian rebels fighting against the brutal regime of President Bashar al-Assad. But perhaps more importantly, he has a troubling warning: Syria is being overrun by Islamic jihadists, and they may threaten the West down the line. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Jim Sciutto • National security • Syria • Terror
May 6th, 2014
06:44 PM ET

Extremist terrorist groups growing in Africa

CNN's Barbara Starr looks at rising extremist groups, especially al Qaeda affiliates and Nigeria-based Boko Haram, that are taking over regions of Africa.


Filed under: Africa • al Qaeda • Barbara Starr • Boko Haram • International affairs
April 22nd, 2014
07:05 PM ET

U.S. aids Yemeni counter-terror mission

News that broke in "The Situation Room": U.S. personnel helped Yemenis conduct a counter-terror operation, including helicopter missions and drone strikes, that may have killed al Qaeda's top bomb maker. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Barbara Starr • National security • Yemen
April 18th, 2014
07:55 PM ET

Latest terror threat: 'We will blow you up'

New video from al Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab shows the terror group calling for recruits and more attacks - just months after they murdered dozens in a Kenyan mall. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: al Qaeda • al-Shabaab • Barbara Starr • National security • Terror
April 16th, 2014
07:08 PM ET

New video reveals details about al Qaeda

U.S. officials are combing through new al Qaeda video to learn as much as they can about the group and any planned attacks. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

MORE: Massive al Qaeda meeting caught on tape


Filed under: al Qaeda • Barbara Starr • National security
April 15th, 2014
08:04 PM ET

House Intel Chairman: al Qaeda "more diverse and more aggressive" than pre-9/11

House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Michigan, sits down with Wolf Blitzer to talk about the dynamic threat al Qaeda still poses after new video surfaced, showing scores of the group's leaders meeting openly in Yemen.

MORE: Inside huge secret al Qaeda gathering U.S. officials may have missed

MORE: Why the unsettling video matters so much


Filed under: al Qaeda • Mike Rogers • Terror
April 15th, 2014
08:00 PM ET

Puported al Qaeda meeting caught on tape

CNN's Barbara Starr reports on a supposed meeting of scores of al Qaeda leaders, which was filmed and posted on YouTube, that may have somehow escaped U.S. officials at the CIA and Pentagon.

MORE: Why the unsettling video matters so much

MORE: House Intel Chairman: al Qaeda "more aggressive" than pre-9/11


Filed under: al Qaeda • Barbara Starr • Drone
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