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Hundreds of Kurdish fighters from Turkey have arrived in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani to join a Kurdish militia group battling ISIS, activists said.
The U.S. intelligence community is zeroing in on an English speaker who appears in an ISIS propaganda video.
ISIS has put part of Syria's Kurdish region under siege, and Kurdish leaders warn of another humanitarian crisis without international help.
U.S. President Barack Obama thanked lawmakers for approving his request to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight ISIS.
British journalist John Cantlie is the latest hostage to be paraded out by ISIS -- forced to deliver their message.
At least 15 children -- all under age 2 -- died and 50 others got sick after receiving measles vaccinations through a U.N.-sponsored program in Syria.
Six Iranians tried for making a dance video to Pharrell Williams' song "Happy" got suspended sentences but they face 91 lashes if they're in trouble again.
Put yourself in the shoes (and sixth-century black robes) of ISIS' Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the mysterious boss of the terror group that is striking fear into the hearts of leaders around the world.
ISIS is out with "Flames of War," a slick and ominous new video from Al Hayat, its media center.
Iran's president is denouncing ISIS in strong terms, yet he's not embracing the U.S.-led coalition against it.
The staggering death toll from the Syrian conflict has grown even further as at least 200 people were killed Tuesday, an opposition group said.
Australia, Saudi Arabia, the UK, France, Turkey, Jordan and other countries will play roles in battling ISIS.
Brandon Stanton, who runs Humans of New York, recently toured Iraq and Jordan to show the individuals the headlines neglect
ISIS is pushing its extremist views in a slick online magazine named "Dabiq."
CNN witnesses a successful anti-ISIS operation, led by Kurdish Peshmerga forces and aided by U.S. air power, in northern Iraq on Tuesday.
A U.S. airstrike near Baghdad on Monday marked a new phase in the fight against ISIS.
France says participants at an international conference have agreed to take on ISIS "by any means necessary."
U.N. forces withdrew Monday from the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights, the world body confirmed.
The beheading of British aid worker David Haines by ISIS has intensified fears for other Western hostages being held by the jihadist group.
Several top members of the Muslim Brotherhood have been asked to leave Qatar, an Egyptian leader of the group says.
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The similarities are striking among the videos of the beheadings of three ISIS hostages.
The gruesome ISIS video showing the death of British aid worker David Haines prompted revulsion and condemnation after it was posted Saturday.
British aid worker David Haines has been executed by ISIS militants, according to an ISIS video and Britain's prime minister.
ISIS can "muster between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters across Iraq and Syria," a CIA spokesman says.
Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Egypt on Saturday, on a tour to build regional support for President Barack Obama's strategy to combat ISIS.
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A CIA assessment puts the number of ISIS fighters at possibly more than three times the previous estimates.
The 45 U.N. peacekeepers seized in the Golan Heights have been freed and are in good condition, the United Nations said Thursday.
Secretary of State Kerry won't say the U.S. is at war with ISIS, saying U.S. strategy has "things that one doesn't think of normally in context of war."
In Baghdad on Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry vowed that the U.S. and a "broad coalition" of nations would help Iraq fight ISIS militants.
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Inspectors have determined "with a high degree of confidence" that chlorine gas was used in attacks this year in northern Syria.
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri is likely hoping that U.S. President Barack Obama will set out a plan to exterminate ISIS.
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ISIS fighters were hit by U.S. airstrikes around a key dam in western Iraq on Sunday, the Pentagon said.
A video that shows the beheading of American Steven Sotloff was delivered as a "second message to America" to halt airstrikes in Iraq
Iraqi lawmakers approved a new government Monday and tapped former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as one of the country's three vice presidents.
Official: 7 Houthi protesters killed Tuesday in Yemen when govt. troops fire on demonstrators allegedly trying to raid the Ministerial Cabinet building.
Abdul Waheed Majeed first hit the headlines in 1982. A faded clipping from his hometown newspaper in Crawley, just outside London, carried a photo of the then 10-year-old clutching his pet cat "Billy." The full-page report, titled "Cat On A Hot Roof" told how young Majeed raced into the burning wreckage of his mother's corner store and rescued his furry friend.
Fighting ISIS will take more than a 10-nation group the Obama administration has gathered; more important will be the Mideast nations that surround it.
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A Sunni town north of Baghdad that has been surrounded by ISIS for more than two months came under heavy attack on Monday, local police and residents said.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has undergone prostate surgery, Iranian news media reported Monday.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas slammed Hamas over the weekend, raising questions about the future of the rivals' unity government.
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A meeting of foreign ministers at the NATO summit gave the world its first look at how the U.S. and partners plan to engage with the threat of ISIS.
A British hostage whose life ISIS threatened in a video was providing humanitarian relief in Syria when he was abducted last year, an aid agency said.
Kurdish forces, known as the Peshmerga, backed by U.S. air cover made gains Friday against ISIS fighters in Iraq's Mosul province.
A charter airplane carrying military contractors, including Americans, was ordered to land Friday in Iran, U.S. officials told CNN.
Investigators are looking into the possibility a former Boston man is helping ISIS with its social media campaign, a law enforcement official tells CNN.
ISIS insurgents use footage of their crimes as propaganda, and the visuals are as much a part of its terrorism as its bloody march across Iraq and Syria.
It's too soon to say what steps the United States will take against ISIS in Syria, President Barack Obama said Thursday.
Ali Hussein Kadhim was not supposed to live to tell his story or that of hundreds of other Iraqi soldiers massacred in June by ISIS militants in Tikrit.
A former ISIS fighter tells CNN what the terror group's ultimate goal is -- and what he thinks of Westerners joining the ranks.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the goal of the United States is to "degrade and destroy" the capabilities of ISIS fighters.
Media outlets around the world go to great lengths to protect staff but the journalists most at risk are freelancers and those reporting on conflict in their own country.
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The UN Security Council on Wednesday called for the release of dozens of U.N. peacekeepers, kidnapped by al Qaeda-linked rebels in the Golan Heights.
The beheading of a second American journalist by the ISIS terror group has raised fears for the safety of others who've been taken hostage.
U.S. President Barack Obama authorized a request for an additional 350 troops to be sent to Iraq to protect diplomatic facilities and personnel in Baghdad.
The similarities are striking between the video of the beheadings of two American journalists, including the location and the man acting as executioner.
Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi dismissed the government Tuesday, seeking to end weeks of tense protests in the capital, Sanaa.
A video of a British man and his Saudi wife being assaulted by members of Saudi Arabia's religious police has gone viral across the Arab world.
Saudi Arabia has arrested 88 men who were part of a terrorist network, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday.
Israel came under fire Monday for claiming close to 1,000 acres of land in the Palestinian West Bank.
The UK government raised its terror threat level Friday from "substantial" to "severe."
Prominent Bahraini activist Maryam al-Khawaja was arrested after arriving in the island nation over the weekend.
The U.S. has many options to deal with ISIS in Syria, but each has its pluses and minuses.
The U.N. Human Rights Council says it will send a special mission to Iraq to investigate human rights abuses allegedly committed by ISIS.
Officials are still trying to secure the release of dozens of U.N. peacekeepers from Fiji who were taken captive by al Qaeda-linked rebels from Syria.
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Iraqi security and volunteer forces have broken the siege of Amerli and have entered the town, retired Gen. Khaled al-Amerli said.
Israel shoots down a drone that entered Israeli airspace near the Syrian border, an IDF spokesman confirms Sunday.
An Israeli soldier who was critically injured in fighting last month died Sunday, the Israel Defense Forces announced in a tweet.
The United Kingdom may have raised its terror threat level, but the streets of London don't appear to be fazed.
U.N. peacekeepers were attacked on the Golan Heights, even as officials said they were working to gain release of dozens of others detained by Islamists.
United States carried out humanitarian airdrops to the Iraqi town of Amerli, where thousands of minority Shiite Turkmen have been surrounded.
President Hassan Rouhani Saturday called new U.S. penalties against firms violating sanctions against Iran illegal and a crime against humanity.
The number of people who have fled Syria and registered as refugees amid the country's civil war was to surpass 3 million Friday.
The little boy looks barely old enough to walk, let alone understand the dark world he's now inhabiting.
A coalition of Syrian opposition groups says a second American has been killed while fighting for ISIS, in addition to Douglas McAuthur McCain.
43 U.N. peacekeepers were detained in Syria near the country's border crossing with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Thursday, the United Nations says.
The body of missing American Aaron Sofer was found in a Jerusalem-area forest, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Thursday.
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Militants battling the Syrian government seized control of the Quneitra border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday.
President Barack Obama is considering airstrikes and aid drops to help save thousands of Iraq's Shiite Turkmen besieged by ISIS, officials said Wednesday.
An American man died last weekend in Syria while fighting for ISIS, the latest evidence of the reach of the terror group.
U.S. President Barack Obama has authorized reconnaissance flights over Syria as ISIS militants continue to gain ground, a U.S. official told CNN.
A mother's plea to the terrorists holding her son hostage: No individual should be punished for events he cannot control.
After almost two years in captivity in Syria, Peter Theo Curtis is finally home.
After more than seven weeks of heavy fighting, Israel and Hamas have agreed to an open-ended ceasefire.
Family of New Jersey Yeshiva student who went missing while studying in Israel joins search in forest outside Jerusalem, offers reward for his return.
After almost two years in captivity in Syria, Peter Theo Curtis is finally home.
Israeli police have stepped up their search for a New Jersey man who went missing while hiking in a forest outside Jerusalem.
Fifty days of fighting. Thousands of rocket attacks and airstrikes. And a number of failed cease-fire agreements.
Cheers echoed through Gaza on Tuesday after a ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas militants was announced.