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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 5-7pm ET on CNN.

September 6th, 2013
07:53 PM ET

The risk to Americans: What if Syria strikes back?

As the United States and its allies debate military intervention in Syria, the nation's president Bashar al-Assad has warned that Syria will "defend itself against any aggression." And now the U.S. has obtained intelligence that Iran "may be planning" a retaliatory strike against American interest in Baghdad and other sites in Iraq. CNN's Brian Todd examines the potential fallout from a U.S. strike and what American assets would be at risk.


Filed under: Brian Todd • Middle East • Syria
August 14th, 2013
08:44 PM ET

Egyptian ambassador: "Vast majority" support gov't actions

Mohamed Tawfik, Egypt's ambassador to the United States, joins Wolf Blitzer in The Situation Room and defends his government's actions against supporters of Mohamed Morsy, arguing that its efforts were not only necessary, but also supported by the majority of Egyptians.


Filed under: Egypt • Middle East • Mohamed Tawfik
August 14th, 2013
08:21 PM ET

American journalist beaten, detained in Cairo

Newsweek and Daily Beast reporter Mike Giglio recounts to Wolf Blitzer how he was beaten and detained by Egyptian security forces who took his wallet, cell phone, and laptop. At least two other journalists were killed today, including a cameraman with Sky News who had previously worked for CNN. In total, the death toll reached at least 278, including 43 Egyptian police officers.


Filed under: Arab world • Egypt • Middle East
December 7th, 2012
06:35 PM ET

Egypt on verge of another revolution?

Former Congresswoman & Middle East expert Jane Harman sits down to discuss the latest uprisings in the Middle East.


Filed under: Interviews • Jane Harman • Middle East
November 20th, 2012
06:44 PM ET

Reporters duck as bombs drop

Reporters flinch as explosions occur nearby. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on dodging rockets and missiles in the Mideast.

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Filed under: Israel • Israeli-Palestinian conflict • Jeanne Moos • Middle East
September 14th, 2012
07:22 PM ET

US embassies attacked

Brian Todd reports on the violence at U.S. embassies Friday, and what can/can't be done to protect them

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Middle East
September 14th, 2012
06:20 PM ET

Tear gas and a standoff in Cairo, Egypt

Watch as protesters battle tear gas on the street in Cairo.


Filed under: Egypt • Middle East
September 14th, 2012
06:19 PM ET

Bodies return to U.S. in emotional ceremony

President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton receive the bodies of the four men killed at the U.S. consulate in Libya.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Hillary Clinton • Libya • Middle East • Military
September 14th, 2012
01:58 PM ET

Coptic Church condemns anti-Islam film

CNN's Brian Todd reports on a link between the anti-Islam film and the Coptic Church. The church condemns the movie.

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Islam • Middle East
July 18th, 2012
05:27 PM ET

King Abdullah: Romney understands core issue

In an interview today with Wolf Blitzer, King Abdullah of Jordan spoke about Mitt Romney's understanding of the peace process in the Middle East and the upcoming presidential election.

RELATED VIDEO: Abdullah on Syria: Potential civil war


Filed under: Middle East • Politics
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