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'Treated like cattle': Yazidi women sold, raped, enslaved by ISIS updated 23 hours 48 minutes ago

ISIS is brazen about enslaving Yazidi women. One teen describes how her dreams of becoming a doctor lie in ruins after her brutal treatment.

Iran Hostage Crisis Fast Facts updated 1 days ago

Here's a look at the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, in which 52 U.S. citizens were held captive for 444 days.

Peshmerga begin arriving in besieged Kobani, sources say updated 1 days ago

Iraqi-Kurdish Peshmerga fighters begin arriving in the besieged Syrian city of Kobani, two witnesses say.

Peshmerga to Kobani: Symbolic, but not 'tectonic,' analyst says updated 1 days ago

Iraqi Peshmerga forces will cross into Kobani, Syria, from Turkey, but that doesn't necessarily mean a major shift in the fight against ISIS, analysts say.

Iraqi Peshmerga soon to enter Kobani to fight ISIS updated 2 days ago

Kurdish fighters from Iraq soon will enter the besieged Syrian border city of Kobani to reinforce militia there defending against ISIS, an official says.

Fighting surges in Idlib, Syria updated 2 days ago

Al Qaeda-linked rebels battled government forces in deadly clashes in the Syrian city of Idlib on Monday.

'They would torture you': ISIS prisoners reveal life inside terror group updated 3 days ago

CNN's Ivan Watson speaks to ISIS fighters being held by Kurds in a northern Syrian prison.

Hostage in video claims Syrian city of Kobani is under ISIS control updated 3 days ago

ISIS has released a new video of British hostage John Cantlie, this time showing him in the Syrian border city of Kobani.

'At peace' in war: A former U.S. soldier battles ISIS updated 3 days ago

Civil war-ravaged northern Syria is far from where a former U.S. solider is from, but he says it feels like home.

Children pay with their lives in Palestinian-Israeli tensions updated 4 days ago

On Sunday, Palestinians lay to rest a teenage boy with U.S. roots, whom Israeli Defense Forces shot.

More than 800 killed in 40 days of clashes in Syrian city of Kobani updated 5 days ago

Fighting between ISIS and Syrian Kurdish fighters for control of key Syrian city of Kobani has killed 800 people, monitoring group says.

New York Times: ISIS hostages were tortured before beheadings updated 5 days ago

New York Times: ISIS hostages, including James Foley, were tortured before beheadings.

Agents: The devil made him do it; 10 Commandments smashed updated 5 days ago

Though he told authorities that the devil made him do it, Satanists disapproved, after a man allegedly shattered a stone copy of the Ten Commandments last.

Report: Militants, civilians killed, soldiers injured in clashes in Lebanon updated 5 days ago

Lebanese forces battle Sunni militants in Tripoli, resulting in the deaths of two militants and two civilians and injuries to 13 troops, army says.

U.S.: Palestinian-American minor killed by Israeli military updated 5 days ago

A Palestinian-American minor has been killed by the Israel Defense Forces, the U.S. State Department said.

Iraqi forces, Peshmerga claim gains against ISIS; battle for Kobani continues updated 5 days ago

Iraq security forces have regained control of Jurf al-Sakhar, a town south of Baghdad, from ISIS, Iraq's Prime Minister said Saturday.

Iran executes woman who killed her alleged rapist updated 5 days ago

An Iranian woman convicted of murder -- in a killing that human rights groups called self-defense against a rapist -- was hanged Saturday, IRNA reported.

Authorities: At least 27 killed in terror attack in Egypt updated 6 days ago

At least 27 Egyptian security personnel were killed in a car bombing in the country's Sinai region, according to the Egyptian state media agency Al-Ahram.

Turkish President: 200 Iraqi Peshmerga will join Syrian Kurds' fight for Kobani updated 7 days ago

A deal has been reached for 200 Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces to pass through Turkey to help Syrian Kurdish fighters in the besieged town of Kobani.

ISIS threatens Iraq's priceless cultural heritage updated 8 days ago

ISIS is threatening priceless cultural artifacts, particularly in the ancient city of Hatra, the director general of Iraqi museums says.

Surge in fighting threatens Yemen's survival updated 8 days ago

Al Qaeda and other Sunni groups are engaged in a bitter sectarian battle against Houthis for power and territory in Yemen.

Man plows car into crowd at Jerusalem rail stop, killing baby updated 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 11 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 12 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 12 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 14 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 16 days ago

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

Battle for Syria's Kobani intensifies; ISIS takes Iraq base updated 16 days ago

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

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Fast Facts updated 16 days ago

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

American killed, another hurt in Saudi gas station shooting updated 16 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 17 days ago

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

Beirut Marine Barracks Bombing Fast Facts updated 17 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 18 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 18 days ago

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

Baghdad car bombs kill dozens in Shia neighborhoods updated 18 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.

Rebuilding Gaza could cost $4 billion; reconstruction conference kicks off updated 18 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.

Blasts target government in Iraqi Kurdish town, killing 20 people updated 19 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 19 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 19 days ago

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

Benjamin Netanyahu Fast Facts updated 19 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 20 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 21 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 21 days ago

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

Syria Fast Facts updated 21 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 21 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.

UAE's first female fighter pilot led airstrike against ISIS updated 21 days ago

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

Camp David Accords Fast Facts updated 21 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 23 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 23 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 24 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 25 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 25 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 25 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 25 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 26 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 26 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 27 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 27 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 27 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 27 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 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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 29 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 29 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 29 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 29 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 30 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 31 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 31 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 31 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 31 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 31 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.

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