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Egyptian court grants jailed Al Jazeera journalists a retrial updated 208 days ago

Egypt's highest court has accepted the appeal of three jailed journalists who work for Al Jazeera on and granted them a retrial.

Mahmoud Abbas Fast Facts updated 208 days ago

Here's a look at Mahmoud Abbas's life.

Video purportedly of Italian captives in Syria: 'We could be killed' updated 209 days ago

Two young Italian women believed kidnapped in Syria appear in a video pleading for their release.

Report says Iraqi civilian deaths roughly doubled last year, driven by ISIS updated 209 days ago

The Iraq Body Count says the number of civilian deaths doubled in 2014 from a year earlier, fueled by the ISIS offensive and the military response to it.

Abbas seeks to join International Criminal Court updated 210 days ago

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed a bid on Wednesday to join the International Criminal Court.

Deadly blast targets Houthi gathering in Yemen updated 210 days ago

A huge explosion at a gathering for Houthis on Wednesday killed at least 23 people in Yemen's Ibb province, officials said.

Report: Saudi King Abdullah admitted to hospital for medical tests updated 210 days ago

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has been admitted to a hospital for medical tests, according to a royal court statement published by state media.

Jordanian pilot shown in ISIS' propaganda magazine updated 211 days ago

"Do you know what the Islamic State (ISIS) will do with you?" members of the terrorist group's propaganda wing ask their captive, who appears to be wearing an orange jumpsuit. "Yes. They will kill me," the hostage replies.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Fast Facts updated 211 days ago

Here's an in-depth look at the life of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

Iran's supreme leader vilifies U.S. police on Twitter, says #BlackLivesMatter updated 211 days ago

In a series of tweets, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei compares U.S. unrest to Middle East conflicts.

Mullah Mohammed Omar Fast Facts updated 212 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Mullah Mohammed Omar, who is credited with creating the Taliban.

Tzipi Livni Fast Facts updated 212 days ago

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

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani Fast Facts updated 212 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric.

Iraq: 21 dead after attack on funeral updated 212 days ago

A suicide bomber blew himself up among mourners inside a funeral tent on a farm about about 12 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday, according to police.

Syrian opposition group not part of planned talks updated 214 days ago

The Syrian government is ready to go to Moscow for talks with the opposition, but apparently not all of them.

Egypt bans movie 'Exodus' updated 214 days ago

Another Hollywood movie is running afoul of a foreign government this month.

U.S. says ISIS did not down plane; Jordanian pilot held captive updated 215 days ago

ISIS militants claim to have captured a Jordanian pilot after shooting down a coalition warplane over Syria, according to a statement on Twitter.

ISIS governor of Mosul killed in coalition airstrikes updated 215 days ago

The latest ISIS-appointed governor of Mosul was killed in coalition airstrikes on Thursday, according to Iraqi police.

Suicide bomber kills dozens in town near Baghdad updated 215 days ago

A suicide bomber killed 38 people and wounded dozens more in a town near Baghdad on Wednesday, police said.

Israeli child severely burned in Molotov cocktail attack updated 215 days ago

An 11-year-old Israeli girl is being treated for severe burns after a Molotov cocktail was hurled inside her car on Thursday in a West Bank settlement.

Author's journey inside ISIS: They're 'more dangerous than people realize' updated 216 days ago

Juergen Todenhoefer's journey was a tough one: dangerous, but also eye-opening. The author traveled deep into ISIS territory -- their "caliphate."

Ismail Haniya Fast Facts updated 217 days ago

Here is a look at Ismail Haniya, Hamas leader in Gaza.

Ayad Allawi Fast Facts updated 217 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Ayad Allawi, Iraq's Interim Prime Minister from June 28, 2004, to April 2005.

Journalist's letter from Cairo cell updated 217 days ago

"As we approach the end of our first year in prison, I cannot help but feel proud and strengthened by all that has been achieved so far," said journalist Peter Greste in a letter from a Cairo jail cell.

Ahmed Qorei Fast Facts updated 217 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Ahmed Qorei, former prime minister of the Palestinian National Authority.

Ibrahim al-Jaafari Fast Facts updated 217 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Ibrahim al-Jaafari, current foreign minister and former prime minister of Iraq.

New president for 'country of the year' makes history updated 219 days ago

Tunisia elects a new president. Long-time politician Beji Caid Essebsi won the country's runoff, beating outgoing President Moncef Marzouki.

Yazidis get relief, reason to cheer as Kurds take key town from ISIS updated 220 days ago

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters claimed to take control Saturday of the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar.

Nawaz Sharif Fast Facts updated 221 days ago

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

Pakistan resumes executions of terrorists updated 221 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 222 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 222 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 223 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 223 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 224 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 225 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 225 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 226 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 226 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 228 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 228 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 229 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 230 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 230 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 230 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 230 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 231 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 231 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 231 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 232 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 232 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 232 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 232 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 232 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 232 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 233 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 233 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 233 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 233 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 233 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 234 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 235 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 235 days ago

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

Free my brother. Free my son. U.S. family pleas with al Qaeda for Luke Somers' life updated 236 days ago

Why my brother?

UAE woman arrested in U.S. teacher's mall restroom stabbing updated 236 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 237 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 237 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 237 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 238 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 238 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 238 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 238 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 238 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 238 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 238 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 238 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 238 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 239 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 239 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 240 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 240 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 240 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 240 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 240 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 240 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 240 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 240 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 241 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 241 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 241 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 242 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 243 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 244 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 244 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 244 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 245 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 245 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.