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Nawaz Sharif Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Pakistan resumes executions of terrorists updated 2 days ago

Pakistan has carried out its first executions since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty in terrorism cases.

Benjamin Netanyahu Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Kurds say they've retaken territory near Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq updated 3 days ago

Kurdish Pershmerga forces say they've recaptured territory near Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq from ISIS, which the U.S. says is now on the defensive.

Shirin Ebadi Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Shirin Ebadi, the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

Al Qaeda car bombs target Houthi fighters in Yemeni port city updated 4 days ago

Dual car bomb attacks purportedly carried out by al Qaeda militants targets fighters from the minority, albeit powerful, Houthi group in western Yemen.

Saudi cleric stirs controversy on face veil updated 4 days ago

Saudi cleric sparks controversy by appearing on popular television show alongside his wife, whose face was uncovered, challenging religious tradition.

Bomb meant for militants kills 20 children in Yemen, officials say updated 6 days ago

Two car bombs killed at least 31 people, including 20 children, in central Yemen's Radaa city, officials say.

U.N. official: We have 'run out of words' to describe conflict in Syria updated 6 days ago

A top United Nations official on Monday told the Security Council she has "run out of words" to describe the worsening situation in Syria.

Syrian wins song contest based on 'American Idol,' declines to wear flag updated 6 days ago

"Arab Idol" winner Hazem Shareef of Syria refuses to carry country's flag.

U.N. chief hopes for momentum from Palestinian draft resolution updated 6 days ago

U.N. chief Ban Ki-Moon hopes "constructive momentum" from Israel-Palestinian draft resolution, official says.

Hundreds of British troops going to Iraq, official says updated 8 days ago

The United Kingdom will deploy hundreds of troops to Iraq in the coming year to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces -- the country's latest contribution to the fight against ISIS -- British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon told The Telegraph newspaper.

ISIS: Enslaving, having sex with 'unbelieving' women, girls is OK updated 9 days ago

ISIS considers "unbelieving" women and girls taken captive to be "property" who can be sold, gifted or forced to have intercourse, according to a pamphlet.

Young girls in car attacked with acid by Palestinian, Israel says updated 9 days ago

Young girls were in their family's car when a Palestinian attacker tossed acid at them Friday, Israeli authorities said.

Thousands throng streets for Palestinian official's funeral updated 10 days ago

Thousands of West Bank residents attended the state funeral of a senior Palestinian Authority official.

Syria Q&A: Life in ravaged city of Kobani updated 10 days ago

CNN Senior International correspondent Nick Paton Walsh spent two days in the Kobani, Syria, covering the heavy fighting between Kurdish forces and ISIS.

Palestinians halt security cooperation with Israel after minister's death updated 11 days ago

Officials: Palestinian Authority President Abbas halts security coordination with Israel after a minister dies after a confrontation with Israeli troops.

Al Qaeda allies target U.S. forces in rocket attack on Yemen base updated 11 days ago

Militants allied with al Qaeda fired rockets at Yemen's largest military airbase Thursday, claiming they were aiming at U.S. targets at the facility.

Suicide attack on Iraqi military base kills 9 updated 12 days ago

A suicide attack outside a military base in Samarra, north of Baghdad, killed nine people and wounded 15 others Wednesday, security officials said.

Israel: American arrested for allegedly plotting attacks on Muslim sites updated 12 days ago

An American man is arrested in Israel for allegedly acquiring explosives that he planned to use to attack Muslim holy sites, Israeli authorities said.

South African hostage's wife says she forgives his killers updated 12 days ago

The wife of slain South African hostage Pierre Korkie has said she chooses to forgive those who caused his death during a botched rescue attempt in Yemen.

Life in the rubble of Kobani updated 13 days ago

Kobani feels haunted by those who are still alive in it, trapped in limbo. It is a place so inhumane that the noise of coalition warplanes above is of strange comfort to those there. The destruction so near complete, the fight is more now for victory alone, not for its spoils.

Suicide attacks on military base kill 7 in Yemen updated 13 days ago

At least seven Yemeni soldiers were killed and nine others wounded after suicide car bomb attacks on a military base in the city of Seyoun in southern Yemen on Tuesday.

Defense Secretary Hagel in Iraq on unannounced visit updated 13 days ago

Outgoing U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday for a previously unannounced visit.

Israel's parliament dissolves amid political upheaval updated 13 days ago

Israeli lawmakers voted to dissolve the Knesset Monday amid mounting political upheaval.

Woman in Jordan's Parliament, berated in chamber, becomes social media star updated 13 days ago

She just wanted to be heard as one of her country's legislators, and now she's a social media star.

We've got ISIS playing defense, U.S. general says updated 13 days ago

U.S. combat strikes against ISIS have put it on the defensive, Gen. James Terry says.

Official: Woman who killed American in UAE committed 'personal terrorist act' updated 13 days ago

A woman who allegedly stabbed a U.S. teacher at a mall in the United Arab Emirates committed a "personal terrorist act," an official said.

Car bomb explodes in Lebanon, report says updated 13 days ago

A car bomb exploded in northern Lebanon Monday, injuring at least one person, that country's state-run National News Agency reported.

Family of U.S. hostage slain by al Qaeda: He would have wanted more dialogue updated 14 days ago

The family of American photojournalist Luke Somers, who was held hostage and then killed by al Qaeda in Yemen, did not know of U.S. efforts to rescue him.

Syria: Israeli warplanes strike targets in Dimas, Damascus updated 14 days ago

Planes believed to be Israeli struck inside Syria on Sunday, the Syrian government and an opposition group said, but the nature of the targets is unclear.

Ex-husband horrified after American woman stabbed to death in the UAE updated 14 days ago

The ex-husband of an American woman killed in the United Arab Emirates says he feels safe there despite her fatal stabbing in a mall restroom.

U.S.: Al Qaeda kills hostages during SEALs raid in Yemen updated 15 days ago

Al Qaeda militants killed American hostage Luke Somers, South African Pierre Korkie, in Yemen during a raid conducted by U.S. forces to rescue hostages.

South African killed in Yemen rescue try taught poor children updated 15 days ago

Pierre Korkie, the South African killed during a rescue raid in Yemen, was a "respected teacher" who served the poor.

U.S. on slain hostage Somers: 'Yemen has lost a friend today' updated 15 days ago

The sentiment that slain hostage Luke Somers was deeply dedicated to Yemen was shared by his own family members and friends.

Tzipi Livni Fast Facts updated 16 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Tzipi Livni, former foreign minister of Israel and current justice minister.

Free my brother. Free my son. U.S. family pleas with al Qaeda for Luke Somers' life updated 17 days ago

Why my brother?

UAE woman arrested in U.S. teacher's mall restroom stabbing updated 17 days ago

Police have arrested a woman accused of fatally stabbing a U.S. teacher in a United Arab Emirates mall.

American hostage pleads for life in Yemen al Qaeda video updated 17 days ago

More than a week after a raid on an al Qaeda stronghold in Yemen to free hostages, an American captive, who was not rescued, appears in a video, begging into the camera for his life.

U.S. options in Syria shrivel as Islamists and Assad regime make gains updated 17 days ago

The fortunes of potential U.S. allies among Syrian rebel groups are ebbing fast as hardline Salafist groups and especially al Qaeda's affiliate go on the offensive. The past month has dealt further reverses to already-beleaguered moderate groups, whose presence in the critical northern provinces of Idlib and Aleppo has further eroded.

Hosni Mubarak Fast Facts updated 17 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Hosni Mubarak, former president of Egypt.

American woman killed in mystery UAE mall restroom stabbing, police say updated 18 days ago

An American woman has died after being stabbed by an unknown attacker in the restroom of a high-end mall in the United Arab Emirates, police said.

Inside Kobani, scenes of devastation on every side updated 18 days ago

Inside Kobani, it's clear that fighting between Kurds and ISIS militants has devastated the Syrian Kurdish city.

Syrian President: U.S.-led airstrikes have caused 'no change' in ISIS strength updated 18 days ago

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told a French magazine that he has not seen any sign that U.S.-led airstrikes in his country have weakened ISIS.

Mystery surrounds arrest of woman who may be ISIS leader's wife updated 18 days ago

The reported detention of a wife and child of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has spurred intrigue into who exactly the woman is.

U.S. couple cleared in child's death leave Qatar updated 19 days ago

Americans Matthew and Grace Huang on their way home after winning fight against Qatar's legal system over allegations they starved their adopted daughter.

Source: Wife of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi arrested in Lebanon updated 19 days ago

Lebanese authorities have arrested the wife of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, source says.

Pentagon: There are 'indications' that Iran may have bombed ISIS in Iraq updated 19 days ago

The United States and Iran may be bombing a common enemy in Iraq, one whom they both despise -- ISIS.

March 17 date expected for new Israel elections updated 19 days ago

New elections will be held on March 17, the speaker of Israel's parliament said Wednesday, a day after the Prime Minister sacked two senior Cabinet members

Blast outside Iranian ambassador's residence in Yemen kills 6 updated 19 days ago

A large explosion outside the residence of the Iranian ambassador to Yemen killed six people and wounded 12 others in Sanaa on Wednesday.

Israeli leader orders ministers out, sets stage for new elections updated 19 days ago

Israel will soon have new elections, after its Prime Minister dismissed two Cabinet members and called for the dissolution of the nation's legislature.

U.S. couple cleared in child's death free to leave Qatar, ambassador says updated 19 days ago

Qatar lifts a travel ban against a U.S. couple who were cleared in that Mideast nation in the death of their adopted daughter.

U.S. couple, cleared in child's death, hope to return home soon from Qatar updated 20 days ago

A U.S. couple cleared in Qatar of the death of their child have been told they are free to return home, but roadblocks remain.

Police: Knife-wielding Palestinian girl attacks Israeli man, officers shoot her updated 20 days ago

A Palestinian teenage girl with a knife assaulted an Israeli man Monday in the West Bank, adding another attack to a chain of ethnic violence.

Pilot killed when U.S. jet crashes in Jordan updated 20 days ago

A U.S. Air Force pilot was killed when the F-16 Fighting Falcon he was flying crashed in an noncombat incident in Jordan, officials said.

Humanitarian disaster: Syrian refugees could go hungry in U.N. 'funding crisis' updated 21 days ago

More than 1.7 million Syrian refugees will face a food shortage due to a "funding crisis," the United Nations World Food Program said Monday.

Iraq's army weakened from within by 50,000 'ghost' soldiers updated 21 days ago

In its fight against Islamist terror militia ISIS, the Iraqi army may be weakened from within by corrupt soldiers not showing for duty -- 50,000 of them.

Egypt's ex-ruler Mubarak cleared in deaths of hundreds; prosecutors to appeal updated 21 days ago

Egyptian prosecutors say they will appeal after former ruler Hosni Mubarak was cleared of charges linking him to the deaths of hundreds of protesters.

Airstrikes mark shift in coalition focus to ISIS 'capital' updated 21 days ago

U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS in Syria has stepped up its attacks on the militant group's de facto capital with airstrikes targeting Raqqa.

Qatar judge overturns conviction of U.S. couple in child's death updated 21 days ago

American couple Matthew and Grace Huang, who had been convicted in Qatar in the death of their adopted 8-month-old daughter last year, win their appeal.

Egypt: Ex-ruler Hosni Mubarak, accused in deaths of hundreds, cleared of charges updated 22 days ago

A court has dismissed charges against former President Hosni Mubarak related to the deaths of hundreds of peaceful protesters.

At least 40 fighters killed in Syrian city of Kobani updated 22 days ago

Clashes between ISIS militants and Syrian Kurdish fighters in the northern Syrian city of Kobani kill fighters on both sides.

Plan to retake Mosul from ISIS emerges updated 22 days ago

There is a military plan to retake the northern Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS as soon as January using Iraqi and Kurdish forces, a U.S. official says.

Taliban attack housing for aid workers; 2 aid workers, 3 insurgents killed updated 22 days ago

Taliban insurgents battled Afghan forces for hours at Camp Bastion, a military base handed over by British troops last month, authorities said Saturday.

Three killed as Islamists protest in Cairo updated 23 days ago

Three people are killed, 20 others injured and dozens arrested during anti-government protests calling for the preservation of Egypt's Islamic identity.

Raid frees eight hostages from al Qaeda stronghold, U.S. and Yemen say updated 25 days ago

A raid by U.S. and Yemeni special forces on an al Qaeda stronghold freed 8 hostages, but kidnappers still hold Westerners, including an American.

Little flutist plays to keep hope alive, feed his family updated 25 days ago

A boy spends his days playing the flute on Istanbul streets, knowing he is helping his refugee family survive.

Israel says it broke up Hamas terror plot updated 25 days ago

Israeli security forces say they have broken up a wide-ranging terror plot, which would have included attacks on a football stadium and car bombings.

Lebanese singer, actress Sabah dies at 87 updated 25 days ago

Sabah, one of the Arab world's most renowned entertainers, has died, Lebanon's state-run news agency reports.

Syria airstrikes kill 95 in ISIS stronghold, report says updated 26 days ago

At least 95 people have been killed and 120 injured in airstrikes by Syrian forces in Raqqa, an ISIS stronghold, a monitoring group said Wednesday.

Yemen: Hostages freed from al Qaeda captors updated 27 days ago

Security forces rescued seven Yemenis and an American from their alleged al Qaeda operatives, Yemeni sources say.

Iraq says airstrikes are critical in the shifting battle for Ramadi updated 27 days ago

The battle for Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, is shifting in favor of Iraqi and tribal forces fighting ISIS, thanks in part to coalition airstrikes.

New Iran Nuclear talks deadlines: March 1, July 1, 2015 updated 28 days ago

After yet another round of negotiations, international diplomats will leave Austria without a deal on Iran's nuclear program.

U.S. official: Deadline might be extended in Iran nuclear talks updated 28 days ago

The United States might extend a deadline to reach a comprehensive agreement on Iran's nuclear program, a senior State Department official told CNN.

Group: Death toll of U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria tops 900 updated 29 days ago

U.S. and coalition airstrikes in Syria have killed hundreds of militants, but also more than 50 civilians.

ISIS threatens government center in Iraq's Anbar province updated 29 days ago

Local official: ISIS militants are fighting Iraqi military and tribal forces in the center of Ramadi.

'Ready to die': Father and sons leave Germany to fight ISIS updated 30 days ago

Qassim Shesho and his sons walked away from a life of "luxury" in Germany to defend fellow Yazidis in Iraq.

Israel demolishes homes as killers' families pay price for terror attacks updated 30 days ago

The home of Ghassan Abu Jamal has a beautiful view of Jabel Mukaber. It looks over a small valley with olive trees and grazing sheep.

Al Qaeda in Yemen rebukes ISIS updated 30 days ago

Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen -- al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -- strongly rebuked ISIS in a new video.

Israel charges 3 Palestinians in alleged plot to kill foreign minister updated 31 days ago

Israeli authorities said they arrested three Palestinians and charged them in an alleged plot to assassinate Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

French authorities back off claim against man in ISIS beheadings video updated 31 days ago

An ISIS video that showed yet more captives' horrific beheadings featured not one, but two French citizens, France's President said Wednesday.

Egyptian terror group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis pledges alliance to ISIS updated 31 days ago

A vehicle explodes. Two trucks full of armed men race closer to the resulting crater at the Karm el-Kawadees army camp in North Sinai. The black-clad militants chase the survivors, killing all the soldiers. All of it is captured on video.

French authorities back off claim against man in ISIS beheadings video updated 31 days ago

French prosecutors backed off a claim Thursday against a 22-year-old man they said was connected to an ISIS beheadings video

Police: Palestinian admits intentionally driving into Israeli soldiers updated 31 days ago

Israeli police: Palestinian man has admitted to deliberately ramming a vehicle into three Israeli soldiers in the West Bank two weeks ago.

In Jerusalem synagogue where killers struck, a determination to keep praying updated 32 days ago

At the Jerusalem synagogue where two Palestinians carried out a bloody attack this week, worshipers are determined to keep praying.

4 people killed when car bomb explodes near Iraqi governor's office updated 32 days ago

Four people were killed when a car bomb exploded near the Irbil provincial governor's office, Iraq's state-run Iraqiya TV reported Wednesday.

In synagogue attack, five lives dedicated to faith and service are lost updated 32 days ago

Mourners recall the five people slain in a Jerusalem synagogue as men devoted to religious study, family and service to others.

Family: American detained in Abu Dhabi for taking photos is freed updated 33 days ago

An American imprisoned for nearly a month in the United Arab Emirates for taking photos has been released from custody, a family spokeswoman says.

Jerusalem ramps up security after deadly synagogue attack updated 33 days ago

Jerusalem ramped up security after a deadly attack on a synagogue by two Palestinian cousins wielding a gun and butcher knives.

Shattered glass, lifeless bodies: Five dead in Jerusalem synagogue attack updated 33 days ago

Two Palestinians barge into a Jerusalem synagogue with knives and a gun, killing four rabbis. Prime Minister Netanyahu condemns the attack.

'Grief and outrage' at Jerusalem synagogue slayings updated 33 days ago

A large crowd of mourners gathered in Jerusalem on Tuesday just hours after four worshipers were killed.

Jerusalem terror attack 'strikes at soul' of Jews worldwide updated 33 days ago

The targeting of rabbis at a synagogue in West Jerusalem struck at the soul of Jews around the world, several Jewish leaders said Tuesday.

Pervez Musharraf Fast Facts updated 33 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Pervez Musharraf, former president of Pakistan.

'I used to see my dad in my dreams:' Syria's children recall horrors of war updated 33 days ago

Maram scrunches up her little nose and pauses as she remembers. The eight-year-old was daddy's favorite.

Experts: No third intifada yet -- but few signs of hope, either updated 33 days ago

Israel has taken many measures to bolster its security in recent years, but it's the lack of a long-term peace plan that has some worried.

Experts: No third intifada yet -- but few signs of hope, either updated 34 days ago

Israel has taken many measures to bolster its security in recent years, but it's the lack of a long-term peace plan that has some worried.

'High probability' French man took part in ISIS killings, official says updated 34 days ago

French interior minister says "high probability" French citizen took part in killings shown on latest ISIS video.

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