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ISIS threat: Syrian town fears massacre; Obama admits underestimating rise updated 18 hours 31 minutes 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 2 days ago

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

Iran's President calls airstrikes on ISIS 'theater,' says broader campaign needed updated 2 days ago

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

U.S., allied airstrikes target ISIS in northern Syria updated 2 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 2 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 3 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.

Yemen Fast Facts updated 3 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.

UAE's first female fighter pilot led airstrike against ISIS updated 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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

U.S.-led airstrikes on ISIS in Syria: Who's in, who's not updated 5 days ago

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

Jewish New Year: 'Releasing the voice of God' updated 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 days ago

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

U.S.-led airstrikes on ISIS in Syria: What you need to know updated 6 days ago

Key points of U.S. airstrikes on ISIS in Syria: Bombing focused on stronghold of Raqqa. Attacks expected to continue. Several Arab nations join effort.

'The Turk' is dead: Al Qaeda-linked terror group says leader died in Syria airstrikes updated 6 days ago

Airstrikes on ISIS in Syria by a coalition make it "clear to the world that this is not America's fight alone," U.S. President Barack Obama says.

Iraqi leader: U.S.-led military campaign against ISIS welcome if 'they do it right' updated 6 days ago

Iraq's prime minister said Tuesday he is happy to see the United States and its Arab allies striking ISIS in Syria so long as they "do it right this time."

Source: Al Qaeda group in Syria plotted attack against U.S. with explosive clothes updated 6 days ago

While the United States worked with Arab partners to attack ISIS targets in Syria, the U.S. military alone took aim at the Khorasan Group.

U.S. airstrikes hit ISIS inside Syria for first time updated 7 days ago

U.S. jets strikes targets in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, Syria, early Tuesday.

Israel says it shot down Syrian warplane over Golan Heights updated 7 days ago

Israel's military shot down a Syrian warplane Tuesday near the Golan Heights amid what the Israelis described as growing tensions in the border area.

200,000 flee in biggest displacement of Syrian conflict, monitor says updated 7 days ago

The flood of refugees who have recently arrived in Turkey, fleeing ISIS offensives in Syria, increased to 130,000 on Monday, the U.N. refugee agency said.

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.

1 suspect in Israeli teens' kidnapping killed; another wounded updated 7 days ago

A Palestinian man suspected in the killing of three Israeli teens earlier in the summer was fatally shot

Divine design: The mosque architect breaking the mold updated 7 days ago

When it comes to buildings, they don't come much different than a mosque and a nightclub.

Why is ISIS taunting the West? updated 7 days ago

What does ISIS hops to gain through the intensifying conflict with the United States and its allies.

Western allies reject ISIS leader's threats against their civilians updated 7 days ago

Western allies vowed a tough fight against ISIS on Monday after the terrorist group called for attacks against them.

The anatomy of ISIS: How the 'Islamic State' is run, from oil to beheadings updated 8 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.

Finding the 'right' rebels in Syria: One tough job updated 8 days ago

U.S. has promised to supply and train "acceptable" rebels in Syria to help battle ISIS. Is this realistic?

Yemeni leaders, rebels sign ceasefire calling for new government updated 8 days ago

Yemen's president, a powerful rebel group and representatives of major political parties signed a ceasefire Sunday, the government announced.

Massive flow of refugees enters Turkey to escape ISIS advance in Syria updated 9 days ago

The flow of refugees from Syria into Turkey has been unprecedented in the past two days, estimated at 100,000 people, a U.N. official says.

Kurdish fighters from Turkey join battle to save Syrian Kurdish town from ISIS updated 9 days ago

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.

Analysts look for match on jihadist's voice in ISIS execution video updated 10 days ago

Is the jihadist carrying out a mass execution in an ISIS progaganda video an American? That's the question U.S. intelligence officials are trying to answer.

Gulf War Fast Facts updated 10 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War. In response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in August 1990, the U.S. and other countries launched a military operation known as Operation Desert Storm.

Who is the English speaker in ISIS video 'Flames of War'? updated 10 days ago

The U.S. intelligence community is zeroing in on an English speaker who appears in an ISIS propaganda video.

Syrian Kurds warn of mounting crisis as ISIS advances, takes more villages updated 10 days ago

ISIS has put part of Syria's Kurdish region under siege, and Kurdish leaders warn of another humanitarian crisis without international help.

Obama: ISIS threat against U.S., allies 'doesn't frighten us' updated 11 days ago

U.S. President Barack Obama thanked lawmakers for approving his request to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight ISIS.

British journalist, now ISIS hostage, sends message from terror group updated 11 days ago

British journalist John Cantlie is the latest hostage to be paraded out by ISIS -- forced to deliver their message.

Rights group: Iranian 'Happy' video dancers get suspended sentences updated 12 days ago

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.

ISIS video is counterpoint to Obama's 'dismantle' and 'destroy' speech updated 12 days ago

ISIS is out with "Flames of War," a slick and ominous new video from Al Hayat, its media center.

Iranian leader rips ISIS, questions U.S. willingness to 'sacrifice' in terror fight updated 12 days ago

Iran's president is denouncing ISIS in strong terms, yet he's not embracing the U.S.-led coalition against it.

Syria crisis: At least 200 killed in one day, group says updated 13 days ago

The staggering death toll from the Syrian conflict has grown even further as at least 200 people were killed Tuesday, an opposition group said.

Who is doing what in the coalition battle against ISIS? updated 13 days ago

Australia, Saudi Arabia, the UK, France, Turkey, Jordan and other countries will play roles in battling ISIS.

Humans of New York project exposes hopes and fears in the Middle East updated 13 days ago

Brandon Stanton, who runs Humans of New York, recently toured Iraq and Jordan to show the individuals the headlines neglect

Battling 'crusaders': ISIS turns to glossy magazine for propaganda updated 13 days ago

ISIS is pushing its extremist views in a slick online magazine named "Dabiq."

With U.S. help, determined Kurds push back ISIS in fiery battle updated 13 days ago

CNN witnesses a successful anti-ISIS operation, led by Kurdish Peshmerga forces and aided by U.S. air power, in northern Iraq on Tuesday.

U.S. airstrike hits ISIS target near Baghdad, first in 'expanded efforts' updated 14 days ago

A U.S. airstrike near Baghdad on Monday marked a new phase in the fight against ISIS.

Yet another beheading. What's the world going to do about ISIS? updated 14 days ago

France says participants at an international conference have agreed to take on ISIS "by any means necessary."

U.N. peacekeepers leave Syrian-controlled Golan Heights updated 15 days ago

U.N. forces withdrew Monday from the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights, the world body confirmed.

How many more Western captives is ISIS holding? updated 15 days ago

The beheading of British aid worker David Haines by ISIS has intensified fears for other Western hostages being held by the jihadist group.

Muslim Brotherhood leader: Qatar asked us to leave updated 15 days ago

Several top members of the Muslim Brotherhood have been asked to leave Qatar, an Egyptian leader of the group says.

Ice hockey in the desert: Will fans warm to the sport in the UAE? updated 15 days ago

At first glance, the UAE seems ill-suited to ice hockey. The country boasts summer temperatures of up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit (48 degrees Celsius), and the only snow and ice to be found is usually in fabricated form in a shopping mall.

ISIS execution videos strikingly similar updated 15 days ago

The similarities are striking among the videos of the beheadings of three ISIS hostages.

Britain vows to 'confront' the ISIS 'menace' after killing of David Haines updated 16 days ago

The gruesome ISIS video showing the death of British aid worker David Haines prompted revulsion and condemnation after it was posted Saturday.

ISIS executes British aid worker David Haines; Cameron vows justice updated 16 days ago

British aid worker David Haines has been executed by ISIS militants, according to an ISIS video and Britain's prime minister.

How foreign fighters are swelling ISIS ranks in startling numbers updated 16 days ago

ISIS can "muster between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters across Iraq and Syria," a CIA spokesman says.

John Kerry seeks Egypt's support for mission to build coalition against ISIS updated 16 days ago

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.

Afghanistan Shootings Fast Facts updated 17 days ago

Here's a look at Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who will serve life in prison without parole for the murders of 16 Afghan civilians in 2012.

Oslo Accords Fast Facts updated 18 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about the Oslo Accords, a series of agreements between Israel and the Palestinians signed in the 1990's.

ISIS can 'muster' between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters, CIA says updated 18 days ago

A CIA assessment puts the number of ISIS fighters at possibly more than three times the previous estimates.

Fijian U.N. peacekeepers in Golan freed updated 18 days ago

The 45 U.N. peacekeepers seized in the Golan Heights have been freed and are in good condition, the United Nations said Thursday.

Kerry: U.S. not at war with ISIS updated 18 days ago

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."

'Broad coalition' of nations will help fight ISIS, John Kerry says in Iraq updated 20 days ago

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.

From food recipes to AK-47s: Inside online world of the women of ISIS updated 20 days ago

Umm Khattab is an online foodie. She posts pictures of Vietnamese grilled chicken and other recipes on the Web, peppering her conversations, like many young women her age, with emojis and lols.

Watchdog: Chlorine gas was used in attacks on Syrian villages updated 20 days ago

Inspectors have determined "with a high degree of confidence" that chlorine gas was used in attacks this year in northern Syria.

Al Qaeda battles ISIS for global jihadist leadership updated 20 days ago

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri is likely hoping that U.S. President Barack Obama will set out a plan to exterminate ISIS.

ISIS, ISIL or the Islamic State? updated 20 days ago

Is it ISIL, ISIS or Islamic State?

U.S. airstrikes target ISIS fighters near 2nd-largest dam in Iraq updated 20 days ago

ISIS fighters were hit by U.S. airstrikes around a key dam in western Iraq on Sunday, the Pentagon said.

ISIS video shows beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff updated 20 days ago

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 approve new government; al-Maliki becomes VP updated 21 days ago

Iraqi lawmakers approved a new government Monday and tapped former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as one of the country's three vice presidents.

Protesters killed in Yemen in raid attempt on ministerial cabinet updated 21 days ago

Official: 7 Houthi protesters killed Tuesday in Yemen when govt. troops fire on demonstrators allegedly trying to raid the Ministerial Cabinet building.

How did Briton become suicide bomber in Syria? updated 21 days ago

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.

Obama's 'core coalition' won't defeat ISIS 'monster' without Mideast nations updated 21 days ago

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.

Dubai, the world's plastic surgery hub updated 21 days ago

In Dubai, patients will line up until 2am for a plastic surgery consult. What's fueling the demand for beauty?

Double suicide bombing kills at least 9 in ISIS-besieged Iraq town updated 22 days ago

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 has prostate surgery updated 22 days ago

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has undergone prostate surgery, Iranian news media reported Monday.

Tension grows between Palestinian Authority and Hamas updated 22 days ago

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas slammed Hamas over the weekend, raising questions about the future of the rivals' unity government.

As strategy firms up, U.S. courts partners to target ISIS updated 23 days ago

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.

British hostage of ISIS was helping displaced Syrians, aid group says updated 24 days ago

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 make gains on ISIS in Iraq as NATO leaders promise help updated 24 days ago

Kurdish forces, known as the Peshmerga, backed by U.S. air cover made gains Friday against ISIS fighters in Iraq's Mosul province.

Official: Charter plane carrying Americans takes off from Iran, lands in Dubai updated 24 days ago

A charter airplane carrying military contractors, including Americans, was ordered to land Friday in Iran, U.S. officials told CNN.

Former Boston man may be helping with chilling ISIS social media, source says updated 25 days ago

Investigators are looking into the possibility a former Boston man is helping ISIS with its social media campaign, a law enforcement official tells CNN.

Showing off its crimes: How ISIS flaunts its brutality as propaganda updated 25 days ago

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.

Obama on ISIS in Syria: 'We don't have a strategy yet' updated 25 days ago

It's too soon to say what steps the United States will take against ISIS in Syria, President Barack Obama said Thursday.

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