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Secretary of State Kerry urged Egyptian leaders to "step back from the brink" as unrest worsened in Egypt. Officials from the Syrian National Coalition and Saudi Arabia are asking about the delay in sending arms to the Syrian opposition.

Attorney for accused leaker says other U.S. officials may be responsible

Worries Mount as Syria Lures West's Muslims

Al Qaeda is Back

The US is planning to release two Guantanamo Bay detainees to Algeria; a US official said none of the 12 detainees previously released to Algeria has returned to terrorism. The US told Russia it will not seek the death penalty for NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who has been holed up at a Moscow airport since his arrival. The US military's special operations unit in England is adding equipment and personnel even as US forces in Europe decrease.

Pakistan may seek to trade hero Afridi for Al Qaeda-linked terrorist

Iran Is Said to Want Direct Talks With U.S. on Nuclear Program

In debate over military aid to Egypt, contractual issues loom large for US

The Obama administration said it will not call the overthrow of the Morsi government in Egypt a "coup," thus enabling US aid to Egypt to continue. A report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction found that US agencies still lack authority to terminate contracts with companies believed to be funding or supporting the insurgents. President Obama will meet with Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi, President of Yemen, on Aug. 1 to discuss the two nations' counterterrorism partnership and US efforts to repatriate Yemeni detainees at Guantanamo who have been approved for transfer, as well as support for Yemen.

As US forces pull back, Afghan insurgents find opportunities for deadlier bomb attacks

Bringing Dr Aafia back

Criticism alters US drone program in Pakistan

Drones to patrol Pakistan's tribal belt post-Afghanistan withdrawal: Report

President Obama decided to suspend the delivery of four fighter jets to Egypt. The Pentagon will proceed with planned joint military exercises in Egypt, however. The US is asking Russia for clarification on the status of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who is said to be likely to soon receive temporary asylum in Russia.

House debates defense spending, including NSA surveillance and aid to Syrian rebels

The CIA has begun closing a number of clandestine bases in Afghanistan, pulling staff back to main bases in Kabul, Bagram, Kandahar, Mazar-e Sharif, Jalalabad, and Herat. The US asked Afghanistan to sign a bilateral security agreement by October. Intelligence chief James Clapper said he would be "very concerned" if proposed restrictions on the NSA's phone surveillance program were imposed.

Official tabbed for No. 2 Homeland Security post under investigation by watchdog

Congress, Obama at odds over new Iran sanctions

American passport found at al Qaeda base in northern Syria

Ibrahim-Amir-Farouk-ISIL.jpgAmerican and Egyptian passports belonging to Amiir Farouk Ibrahim, who was born in Pennsylvania, were among a number of travel documents found after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant abandoned a base in northern Syria.

Official: Snowden did not get 'crown jewels'