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US Senate unanimously approves $225m funding for Israel's Iron Dome




Suicide Bomber From US Came Home Before Attack




Arab Leaders, Viewing Hamas as Worse Than Israel, Stay Silent




Secretary of State Kerry denounced the Assad regime and said the US will give an additional $378 million in humanitarian aid to the Syrian people, bringing the US total so far in the conflict to $2.4 billion. A Senate report found that the Department of Homeland Security has failed to conduct security inspections at 99% of the 4,011 chemical facilities considered at high risk for terrorist attacks. The Defense Department confirmed that as a routine matter the US recently released weapons from its stockpile to Israel.




Israelis support Netanyahu and Gaza war, despite rising deaths on both sides




US Weapons for Afghans May End Up with Taliban




Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border




Libya violence ramps up as foreigners instructed to flee




Qatar's Purchase Of Billions Of US Weaponry -- And Support For Hamas -- Shows How Awkward Foreign Policy Can Be




Fighting in Gaza abates, but truce hopes look fragile




Destroy Hamas? Something worse would follow: Pentagon intel chief




Islamic State destroys sacred shrine in Mosul




Gaza truce talks 'very complicated': US




Israel pummels Gaza; Kerry steps up diplomatic push




Lawmakers questioned State and Defense department officials over the US' policy in Iraq; they were told there is no military solution to Iraq's conflict but asked why Iraqi requests for US strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham camps since August 2013 were dismissed. A top State official said the US is now flying 50 sorties daily over Iraq, up from one per month in the past. Former members of the independent 9/11 commission issued a 600-page report warning that "[t]he struggle against terrorism is far from over--rather, it has entered a new and dangerous phase," and stressing the need to enhance defenses against cyberattacks.




Azamat Tazhayakov, a friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was found guilty of obstruction of justice in the case; another friend, Stephen Silva, was arrested and accused of providing a gun used to kill a policeman during the manhunt after the bombing. The State Department warned citizens against travel to Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza, and US and European airlines suspended flights to and from Tel Aviv. Two leaders of a Philadelphia mosque were arrested last week for trying to amputate the hand of a man they accused of theft. Congressional staffers reportedly rejected a plan to invest $500 million in training and equipping moderate Syrian rebels.




US airlines suspend Israel flights




More Western fighters joining militants in Iraq and Syria




Some lawmakers want Obama to rethink Afghanistan drawdown plan




The US agreed with other world powers and Iran to a four-month extension of the deadline for reaching a deal on Iran's nuclear program, but said it will continue to enforce remaining sanctions. The agreement gives Iran access to $2.8 billion in frozen assets. Adam Dandach a.k.a. Fadi Fadi Dandach of Orange County, Calif., was indicted for lying on a passport application; he was arrested on July 2 at John Wayne Airport as he tried to board a flight to Istanbul on his way to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham in Syria.