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U.S. sanctions ex-Gitmo detainee who is recruiting militants in Syria — An ex-Gitmo detainee and Russian national named Ayrat Nasimovich Vakhitov was sanctioned Wednesday by the U.S. as a "foreign terrorist fighter" who is actively recruiting militants online to join the battlefield in Syria. The State Department says Vakhitov is associated with Jaysh al-Muhajirin Wal Ansar, a U.S.-sanctioned terrorist group that previously had ties to ISIS and more recently established ties with al Qaeda.

U.S. diplomats demand action on Syria, Bashar Assad — WASHINGTON -- Fifty-one career diplomats from across the State Department have signed an internal cable calling for a new U.S. policy on Syria, including more direct action against Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, CBS News has learned. The cable itself is classified.

Obama increasingly frustrated over lack of action on gun violence — WASHINGTON -- President Obama's national security team briefed him Monday on the latest in the Orlando investigation. Then he talked to reporters in the Oval Office, where he blamed a toxic mix of extremism and easy gun access for the attack.

Family shines light on American POW killed by Hiroshima blast — The images from the aftermath of Hiroshima are haunting, but for Susan Archinski and her husband Tony, they're also personal. The photos are a stark reminder of the American prisoners of war who were trapped in Hiroshima when America detonated the first atomic bomb. One of them was Susan's uncle, Normand Brissette.

CBS exclusive: Family of American security contractor jailed in Congo pleads for his freedom — Hundreds of police and military officers suddenly appeared at the rally in the southeast Congo city of Lumumbashi in late April, and the mood of the Congolese crowd swiftly shifted from celebration to tension. Caught in the middle of the mob were four American security contractors, including 48 year-old Darryl Lewis, a former U.S.

For Holocaust survivor, reparations are a little late — BOCA RATON, Fla. -- This was a week of remembrance for the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, thousands of whom were transported to Nazi death camps aboard French trains. Now, for the first time, the U.S. State Department, in conjunction with France, will distribute $60 million in reparations.

Saudi officials give Obama chilly reception in Riyadh — RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Obama met for two hours Wednesday with Saudi Arabia's new king at a time when the friendship between the two nations is strained, to say the least. That was obvious when Air Force One landed in Riyadh.

Saudi officials: U.S. relations won't improve until Obama leaves office — RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Obama met for two hours Wednesday with Saudi Arabia's new king at a time when the friendship between the two nations is strained, to say the least. That was obvious when Air Force One landed in Riyadh.

Obama warns of ISIS' potential nuclear ambitions at summit — WASHINGTON-- At a 50-nation nuclear security summit meeting today, President Barack Obama said the international community holds 2,000 tons of nuclear material and that if even a small amount fell into the wrong hands, that could be catastrophic. "The danger of a terrorist group obtaining and using a nuclear weapon is one of the greatest threats to global security," the president said.

President Obama addresses Brussels attacks during Cuba trip — HAVANA, Cuba -- President Obama left Cuba Tuesday night for Argentina. He was in Havana when he got word of the attacks in Brussels -- and did not allow the terrorists to change his travel plans. In a secure call early Tuesday morning, President Obama was briefed on the Brussels bombings.
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Jul 30, 2016

US-backed Syrian fighters now "1000 meters or so" outside Manbij, hub for #ISIS foreign fighters  @AspenSecurity

Jul 30, 2016

RT @dsupervilleap: For @POTUS, who turns 55 on Thursday, a Camp David birthday wkend w 'the boys' has become a thing. This yr will be the last time. (2 of 2)

Jul 30, 2016

RT @KenRoth: No point waiting for tribunal to try Syrian war criminals: evidence is being collected now.

Jul 30, 2016

The largest military aid package the US has ever given to *any* country is about to go to #Israel #IranDeal 

Jul 29, 2016

.@CIA Dir Brennan says coup attempt fallout may cause "dilution" of #ISIS crackdown by Turkish security services @AspenSecurity

Jul 29, 2016

RT @thehill: FBI hands State Department thousands of documents from Clinton email probe

Jul 29, 2016

RT @EliLake: “There is tension between hardliners and moderates in the Iranian government . . . just like the U.S. system.” — John Brennan…

Jul 29, 2016

It'll take time for average Iranians to feel benefit of #IranDeal says @CIA Dir Brennan; sees tension between @HassanRouhani & hardliners

Jul 29, 2016

RT @ByBrianBennett: Asked if Putin is strategic or tactical thinker, CIA Dir. Brennan said: "misguided thinker." Pressed, settled on "tactical" #aspensecurity

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