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Man plows car into crowd at Jerusalem rail stop, killing baby updated 1 days ago

Palestinian man rammed car into commuters waiting at a light rail stop in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a baby and wounding others, Israeli police said.

Kobani: Before and after views of Syrian border city under siege updated 2 days ago

This is the Syrian border city of Kobani -- seen from above -- where weeks of fighting and aerial bombardment have led to widespread destruction.

U.S. airdrops give much needed aid in Kobani, but did ISIS get some? updated 2 days ago

In the besieged Syrian city of Kobani, precious medicine and weapons rain from the sky. Did some of it fall into the hands of ISIS?

Israel: Two soldiers wounded in attack from Egypt updated 2 days ago

Suspected jihadist militants fired on Israeli troops near the border with Egypt Wednesday, wounding female officer and male soldier, Israeli military says.

ISIS forces launch multiple attacks on Kurdish territory in Iraq, officials say updated 2 days ago

ISIS militants launched about 15 near-simultaneous attacks on Kurdish forces in northern Iraq on Monday, Kurdish government officials said.

Ahmed Chalabi Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Ahmed Chalabi, leader of the Iraqi National Congress (INC) since 1992.

ISIS-Kurdish fight stirs trouble in Turkey updated 3 days ago

Turkey made a significant policy shift Monday when it announced it would allow Kurdish Peshmerga fighters from northern Iraq to travel through the Turkish territory to reinforce the besieged Kurdish town of Kobani in northern Syria.

At least 21 killed in Baghdad suicide bombing updated 4 days ago

A suicide bombing in a predominately Shia area of Baghdad has left 21 people dead and 25 people injured, according to a police source.

At least 70 ISIS bodies dropped off at Syrian hospital, opposition says updated 5 days ago

ISIS fighters' bodies have been dropped off over four days at a hospital in Syria, a Syrian government opposition group told CNN.

Airstrikes hit ISIS targets in Syria, Iraq updated 5 days ago

Airstrikes like those that have helped slow the advance of ISIS fighters in the Syrian town of Kobani rocked the city again Saturday.

Opposition group: ISIS militants training to fly warplanes in Syria updated 6 days ago

ISIS is in possession of three warplanes in northern Syria, and former Iraqi military officers are training ISIS members to fly them, sources say.

Al Qaeda resurgent in Yemen amid political turmoil updated 6 days ago

As the U.S. warns of "attacks against U.S., Western and coalition partner interests," al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula exploits political turmoil in Yemen

Kobani fight is an opportunity to blunt ISIS, general says updated 6 days ago

The ISIS militant group's focus on Kobani is giving U.S. and allied warplanes opportunities to blunt the group, a U.S. general says.

Teen who escaped ISIS: 'My friends were raped' updated 7 days ago

CNN meets "Aria", a 15-year-old girl refugee in northwest Iraq. She tells of the horror she and her friends have experienced at the hands of ISIS.

U.S. airstrikes help push ISIS back in Kobani updated 7 days ago

Kurdish fighters in Kobani have pushed back ISIS militants in a number of locations as U.S. airstrikes on ISIS positions continue in and around the city.

Coalition hits ISIS hard in Kobani; militants keep pushing updated 9 days ago

ISIS appears to have gained more ground in Iraq, surrounding a major airbase and launching suicide attacks in Baghdad, officials say.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Fast Facts updated 9 days ago

Here is a look at former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's life.

American killed, another hurt in Saudi gas station shooting updated 9 days ago

One U.S. citizen was killed and another was wounded in a shooting at a gas station in Saudi Arabia's capital, the country's official news agency reports.

ISIS militants march on despite airstrikes, international outrage updated 10 days ago

Despite airstrikes and international outrage against ISIS militants, the terror group is overrunning Iraqi forces and slowly marching toward Baghdad.

Battle for Syria's Kobani intensifies; ISIS takes Iraq base updated 10 days ago

The battle for a key Syrian city on the Turkish border intensifies as ISIS pushes for control of Kobani.

Beirut Marine Barracks Bombing Fast Facts updated 11 days ago

Here is a look at what you need to know about the 1983 bombing at a Marine compound in Beirut Lebanon that killed 241 U.S. service personnel.

ISIS states its justification for the enslavement of women updated 11 days ago

ISIS says it's justified in kidnapping women for sex slavery, citing Islamic theology, an interpretation that's rejected by most of the Muslim world.

ISIS could hold swath from northern Syria to the gates of Baghdad updated 11 days ago

ISIS fighters stand on the verge of victory on two fronts as poorly equipped local forces do their best to resist.

Rebuilding Gaza could cost $4 billion; reconstruction conference kicks off updated 12 days ago

The U.N. Secretary-General said it's time to chart a course to a just and final peace between Israelis and Palestinians, as Gaza donor conference begins.

Baghdad car bombs kill 43 in Shia neighborhoods updated 12 days ago

At least 43 people were killed and more than 40 injured in three car-bomb attacks in Baghdad, Iraqi medical sources said Saturday.

Blasts target government in Iraqi Kurdish town, killing 20 people updated 12 days ago

At least 20 people were killed and dozens more wounded in series of explosions in the Iraqi town of Qarah Tabeh on Sunday, police said.

Leaders of Iraq's Anbar province call for U.S. ground forces to stop ISIS updated 12 days ago

Leaders in Iraq's western Anbar province appealed Saturday for help from U.S. forces on the ground to halt the relentless advance of ISIS fighters.

Pervez Musharraf Fast Facts updated 12 days ago

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

Benjamin Netanyahu Fast Facts updated 12 days ago

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

Iraqis 'up against the wall' as ISIS threatens province near Baghdad updated 13 days ago

ISIS continued its onslaught Friday, threatening to take over territory not just on Turkey's doorstep but Iraq's Anbar province just west of Baghdad.

Despite public pressure, Turkey says it won't go it alone on ground against ISIS updated 14 days ago

Turkey's foreign minister said Thursday that it's not "realistic" to expect it to launch a ground operation alone against ISIS, even as Kobani's fall looms.

Khaled Meshaal Fast Facts updated 14 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Khaled Meshaal, the political leader of Hamas.

Syria Fast Facts updated 14 days ago

Syria is a Middle Eastern country sharing a border with Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey. The Syrian uprising began in March 2011. As of August 2014, more than 191,000 Syrians have been killed, according to the United Nations.

Blast kills 47 at Houthi protest in Yemen, officials say updated 14 days ago

At least 47 people were killed by an explosion at an anti-government protest by Houthis in Yemen's capital on Thursday, the Yemen health ministry said.

Camp David Accords Fast Facts updated 15 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to about the Camp David Accords. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed the Camp David Accords on September 17, 1978 in Washington, DC.

19 die as violent protests over ISIS sweep Turkey updated 15 days ago

As ISIS militants seem poised to take the city of Kobani at the Turkish-Syrian border, violent protests in Turkey have left some demonstrators dead.

Who's doing what in the coalition battle against ISIS updated 15 days ago

Canada has voted to join the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS that already includes Australia, Saudi Arabia, the UK, France, Turkey, Jordan and others.

U.S. military: Airstrikes against ISIS won't save key city of Kobani updated 15 days ago

U.S. airstrikes "are not going to save" the key Syrian city of Kobani from being overtaken by ISIS, said Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby.

How Saudi Arabia goes hi-tech to manage millions during the Hajj updated 15 days ago

The annual pilgrimage to Mecca is one of the largest gatherings on Earth. So how do Saudi officials make sure it all goes smoothly?

USS Cole Bombing Fast Facts updated 15 days ago

Here is some background information about the bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen on October 12, 2000.

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud Fast Facts updated 16 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud.

Diplomat: Syria has four chemical weapons facilities it didn't disclose updated 16 days ago

Syria has four chemical weapons facilities that it did not previously disclose to the United Nations, a Western diplomat told CNN on Tuesday.

U.N. envoy on Kobani: Don't let another city fall to ISIS updated 16 days ago

Kurdish fighters defending the key Syrian border city of Kobani are dangerously outmatched as ISIS advances, a top United Nations official said Tuesday.

Self-funded and deep-rooted: How ISIS makes its millions updated 17 days ago

As U.S.-led forces bomb ISIS targets, experts say it will take much more than air power to stop this deeply entrenched, well financed terrorist group.

Who's doing what in the coalition battle against ISIS updated 17 days ago

Canada will vote on joining U.S.-led coalition against ISIS that already includes Australia, Saudi Arabia, the UK, France, Turkey, Jordan and others.

The anatomy of ISIS: How the 'Islamic State' is run, from oil to beheadings updated 17 days ago

Put yourself in the shoes (and seventh-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 set to capture Kobani, finish major land grab updated 17 days ago

Intense street fighting raged in the Syrian city of Kobani Monday as ISIS came closer to capturing the key area.

How she went from a schoolteacher to an ISIS member updated 17 days ago

Khadija is a marked woman. Once a member of a fearsome, female ISIS brigade, she's a recent defector, disillusioned by the group's brutality.

Turkey willing to put troops in Syria 'if others do their part,' Prime Minister says updated 17 days ago

Turkey would be willing to put its troops on the ground in Syria "if others do their part," Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says.

Reports: Iranian journalist released, Iranian-American husband remains jailed updated 18 days ago

An Iranian journalist Yeganeh Salehi, detained in Iran since July, has been freed, according to Iran's state-run IRNA news agency and The Washington Post.

Islamist rivals in Syria find a common enemy in 'crusaders' coalition updated 18 days ago

There may be unintended consequences of the air campaign -- in a way that will give the West a headache.

ISIS enters Kobani, city's defenders see 'last chance to leave,' sources say updated 18 days ago

ISIS intensified its attack on the city of Kobani as militants took a strategic hill Sunday evening and entered the southeastern edge of the city.

Escaping ISIS: Iraq's Christians find refuge at Jordan church updated 18 days ago

Roughly 100 Iraqi Christians have fled ISIS and are being sheltered at St. Mary's Church in Amman, Jordan.

Alan Henning family: 'Numb with grief' following ISIS beheading updated 19 days ago

After pleas to spare the life of British aid worker Alan Henning went unanswered by the so-called Islamic State group, his family is "numb with grief."

As coalition strikes by air, Kurds fight ISIS in Syrian border town updated 19 days ago

Kurds try to fight off an ISIS siege of Syrian town of Kobani on the border with Turkey, as U.S.-led airstrikes target ISIS extremists.

ISIS video claims to show beheading of Alan Henning; American threatened updated 20 days ago

A short video released by ISIS shows the apparent beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning. The terror group threatened the life of an American.

ISIS video of 4th Westerner killing similar to others, but doesn't run as long updated 20 days ago

The videotaped, apparent beheading by ISIS of a fourth Westerner, Alan Henning, holds strong similarities to the prior three.

Now an ISIS hostage, former U.S. soldier aided Syria's wounded updated 20 days ago

Peter Kassig went to the Mideast as a U.S. soldier and returned as a medical worker, feeling compelled to help victims of war. Now he is being held by ISIS.

Kurdish fighter: ISIS has entered Syrian city of Kobani updated 20 days ago

ISIS fighters have entered the besieged Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani, a Kurdish fighter said Friday, setting the stage for a street-to-street battle.

Syrian forces take villages in northern Aleppo, news agency says updated 21 days ago

Syrian military forces have taken control of villages in the northern part of Aleppo, Syrian state news agency SANA reported Friday.

Turkish lawmakers OK military action against ISIS updated 21 days ago

Turkish lawmakers voted Thursday to authorize military force against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, joining a growing international coalition.

3 Americans fighting alongside Kurds in Syria against ISIS, official says updated 21 days ago

Three Americans are fighting alongside Kurdish forces against ISIS in northern Syria, a spokesman for the Kurdish group told CNN on Thursday.

Mourning Syrians demand officials' ouster after blasts kill dozens of children updated 21 days ago

Residents of one of Syria's most war-ravaged cities demanded answers Thursday after a pair of devastating explosions killed dozens of children.

U.S.-led airstrikes on ISIS in Syria: Who's in, who's not updated 21 days ago

Some U.S. allies and regional powers are conspicuous by their absence from the new phase of the conflict with ISIS.

Yemen Fast Facts updated 22 days ago

Here's some background information about Yemen, a country located on the southwestern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, sharing a border with Saudi Arabia and Oman.

Iran postpones execution of woman who killed her alleged rapist updated 22 days ago

The execution by hanging of Iranian woman convicted of murdering her alleged rapist has been delayed for 10 days, according to Amnesty International.

Iraq car bomb kills 14, leaves dozens injured updated 22 days ago

A car bomb detonated on a busy street in southeastern Baghdad on Wednesday night, killing 14 people and wounding 51 others, authorities said.

Airstrikes pound ISIS targets; bomb blasts kill 30 schoolchildren in Syria updated 22 days ago

Australian aircraft started flying over Iraq in support of allied operations Wednesday.

Iran's President calls airstrikes on ISIS 'theater,' says broader campaign needed updated 22 days ago

Airstrikes against ISIS militants are a "psychological operation," not a military one, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told CNN's Christiane Amanpour.

ISIS closes in on Kurdish town in Syria; Turkey debates sending troops updated 23 days ago

Turkish soldiers took up position along the border with Syria on Tuesday as its government debated whether to deploy troops to battle ISIS

Pro-ISIS sympathies simmer in Jordanian city updated 24 days ago

The quiet, sandy streets of the southern Jordanian city of Ma'an belie the pro-jihadi, pro-ISIS sentiments simmering just under the surface.

Defeating ISIS might take more than might, Syrian opposition leader says updated 24 days ago

A Syrian opposition leader warns that military operations alone won't be enough to defeat terrorist groups like ISIS -- the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

ISIS threat: Syrian town fears massacre; Obama admits underestimating rise updated 24 days ago

Dozens of bombings from U.S.-led warplanes haven't stopped ISIS from advancing toward Turkey, leading one town in the path of its march to fear a massacre.

In zeal to defeat ISIS, don't forget Iran, Netanyahu tells U.N. updated 25 days ago

Don't forget about Iran and Hamas in zeal to defeat ISIS, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells U.N.

CNN exclusive: ISIS fighter says U.S. airstrikes aren't effective updated 25 days ago

The United States may be touting its strikes on ISIS targets in Syria, but one of the terror group's fighters says the hits are trivial at best.

U.S. and its allies strike ISIS tank, refineries and checkpoints updated 25 days ago

The U.S. military and its allies hit ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq this weekend.

Yemen bombing kills 7 near hospital updated 25 days ago

A bomb-laden vehicle exploded near a hospital controlled by Houthis in the northeastern Yemen, killing seven.

U.S., allied airstrikes target ISIS in northern Syria updated 26 days ago

U.S. warplanes hit sites in northern Syria near the Turkish border, the U.S. Central Command confirmed Saturday.

UK: Warplanes are set to strike in Iraq, but are gathering intel for now updated 26 days ago

UK jetfighters have been sent to fly over Iraq and "are now ready to be used in an attack role," the UK Ministry of Defence said Saturday.

Anti-ISIS coalition grows, but that doesn't mean victory is near updated 26 days ago

More than 50 countries have signed up, so far, to support the military fight against ISIS -- including new entrants Britain, Denmark and Belgium.

UAE's first female fighter pilot led airstrike against ISIS updated 28 days ago

The first female fighter pilot in the United Arab Emirates leads a strike mission this week against ISIS.

Abu Dhabi's new record? Solar-powered flight updated 28 days ago

The sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 will make a record-breaking trip around the world that will start with Abu Dhabi

Syrian rebel groups unite to fight ISIS updated 28 days ago

A U.S.-brokered deal on Thursday brought together roughly a dozen Syrian rebel groups to agree to fight the so-called Islamic State.

Latest rout raises questions about Iraqi military's ability to defeat ISIS updated 28 days ago

A recent rout of Iraqi forces near Falluja heightens concerns that its military can stand up to ISIS.

Pentagon spokesman on ISIS: 'I think we are in this for a matter of years' updated 28 days ago

U.S., allies steeling for years-long battle against ISIS, U.S. official says, as coalition airstrikes hit oil refineries in Syria that fund the group.

Qatar's Emir: We don't fund terrorists updated 28 days ago

In his first-ever interview as the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani defended his country against allegations of funding terrorism.

How far does ISIS' global reach extend? updated 29 days ago

The recent expansion of U.S. airstrikes against ISIS into Syria has raised questions about how far the militants' global reach extends.

Iran's Rouhani, UK's Cameron have historic, 'constructive' meeting updated 29 days ago

Britain's Prime Minister and Iran's President met Wednesday for the first time in 35 years.

Car bombs explode outside Baghdad hospital, killing 3 updated 29 days ago

At least two car bombs exploded outside a hospital in Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing three people and wounding several others, police said.

Pentagon: New airstrikes target refineries used by ISIS in Syria updated 29 days ago

U.S. and coalition warplanes pounded ISIS positions in Syria on Wednesday, targeting mobile oil refineries being used by ISIS, an official said

Jewish New Year: 'Releasing the voice of God' updated 29 days ago

The shofar is an instrument dating back thousands of years which plays a key role in Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, explains CN's Ian Lee.

U.N.: At least 15 children die from bad measles vaccinations in northern Syria updated 30 days ago

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.

What's the difference between ISIS, al-Nusra and the Khorasan Group? updated 30 days ago

ISIS, the Khorasan Group and al-Nusra Front are all reported targets of U.S. airstrikes in Syria. Here's how the groups stack up.

Jordan court clears Abu Qatada of bomb plot charges, orders his release updated 30 days ago

A court in Jordan acquitted radical preacher Abu Qatada of charges of plotting to bomb millennium celebrations in Jordan in 2000, semi-state owned newspaper Addustour reported Wednesday.

Teenager designs the cover for Pink Floyd's new album, 'The Endless River' updated 30 days ago

It's as if he came from the Dark Side of the Moon. Few would have predicted that an 18-year-old Egyptian, who wasn't even born the last time Pink Floyd released an album, would become the cover designer of the British band's latest album "The Endless River".

Wife: ISIS hostage Alan Henning pleaded for life updated 30 days ago

The wife of Alan Henning, a Briton being held by ISIS, says he'd gone to Syria to "help his Muslim friends" and pleads to his captors to release him.

Obama's Syria dilemma: Does hurting ISIS help al-Assad? updated 30 days ago

The United States has inflicted damage on one enemy in Syria. But it may also be helping another.

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