ISIS is brazen about enslaving Yazidi women. One teen describes how her dreams of becoming a doctor lie in ruins after her brutal treatment.
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Iraqi-Kurdish Peshmerga fighters begin arriving in the besieged Syrian city of Kobani, two witnesses say.
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.
Kurdish fighters from Iraq soon will enter the besieged Syrian border city of Kobani to reinforce militia there defending against ISIS, an official says.
Al Qaeda-linked rebels battled government forces in deadly clashes in the Syrian city of Idlib on Monday.
CNN's Ivan Watson speaks to ISIS fighters being held by Kurds in a northern Syrian prison.
ISIS has released a new video of British hostage John Cantlie, this time showing him in the Syrian border city of Kobani.
Civil war-ravaged northern Syria is far from where a former U.S. solider is from, but he says it feels like home.
On Sunday, Palestinians lay to rest a teenage boy with U.S. roots, whom Israeli Defense Forces shot.
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, including James Foley, were tortured before beheadings.
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.
Lebanese forces battle Sunni militants in Tripoli, resulting in the deaths of two militants and two civilians and injuries to 13 troops, army says.
A Palestinian-American minor has been killed by the Israel Defense Forces, the U.S. State Department said.
Iraq security forces have regained control of Jurf al-Sakhar, a town south of Baghdad, from ISIS, Iraq's Prime Minister said Saturday.
An Iranian woman convicted of murder -- in a killing that human rights groups called self-defense against a rapist -- was hanged Saturday, IRNA reported.
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.
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 is threatening priceless cultural artifacts, particularly in the ancient city of Hatra, the director general of Iraqi museums says.
Al Qaeda and other Sunni groups are engaged in a bitter sectarian battle against Houthis for power and territory in Yemen.
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.
This is the Syrian border city of Kobani -- seen from above -- where weeks of fighting and aerial bombardment have led to widespread destruction.
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?
Suspected jihadist militants fired on Israeli troops near the border with Egypt Wednesday, wounding female officer and male soldier, Israeli military says.
ISIS militants launched about 15 near-simultaneous attacks on Kurdish forces in northern Iraq on Monday, Kurdish government officials said.
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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.
A suicide bombing in a predominately Shia area of Baghdad has left 21 people dead and 25 people injured, according to a police source.
ISIS fighters' bodies have been dropped off over four days at a hospital in Syria, a Syrian government opposition group told CNN.
Airstrikes like those that have helped slow the advance of ISIS fighters in the Syrian town of Kobani rocked the city again Saturday.
ISIS is in possession of three warplanes in northern Syria, and former Iraqi military officers are training ISIS members to fly them, sources say.
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
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.
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.
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.
ISIS appears to have gained more ground in Iraq, surrounding a major airbase and launching suicide attacks in Baghdad, officials say.
The battle for a key Syrian city on the Turkish border intensifies as ISIS pushes for control of Kobani.
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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.
Despite airstrikes and international outrage against ISIS militants, the terror group is overrunning Iraqi forces and slowly marching toward Baghdad.
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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 fighters stand on the verge of victory on two fronts as poorly equipped local forces do their best to resist.
At least 43 people were killed and more than 40 injured in three car-bomb attacks in Baghdad, Iraqi medical sources said Saturday.
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.
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 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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
The first female fighter pilot in the United Arab Emirates leads a strike mission this week against ISIS.
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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.
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. airstrikes "are not going to save" the key Syrian city of Kobani from being overtaken by ISIS, said Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby.
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Syria has four chemical weapons facilities that it did not previously disclose to the United Nations, a Western diplomat told CNN on Tuesday.
Kurdish fighters defending the key Syrian border city of Kobani are dangerously outmatched as ISIS advances, a top United Nations official said Tuesday.
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.
Canada will vote on joining U.S.-led coalition against ISIS that already includes Australia, Saudi Arabia, the UK, France, Turkey, Jordan and others.
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.
Intense street fighting raged in the Syrian city of Kobani Monday as ISIS came closer to capturing the key area.
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 would be willing to put its troops on the ground in Syria "if others do their part," Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says.
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.
There may be unintended consequences of the air campaign -- in a way that will give the West a headache.
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.
Roughly 100 Iraqi Christians have fled ISIS and are being sheltered at St. Mary's Church in Amman, Jordan.
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."
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.
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.
The videotaped, apparent beheading by ISIS of a fourth Westerner, Alan Henning, holds strong similarities to the prior three.
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.
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 military forces have taken control of villages in the northern part of Aleppo, Syrian state news agency SANA reported Friday.
Turkish lawmakers voted Thursday to authorize military force against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, joining a growing international coalition.
Three Americans are fighting alongside Kurdish forces against ISIS in northern Syria, a spokesman for the Kurdish group told CNN on Thursday.
Residents of one of Syria's most war-ravaged cities demanded answers Thursday after a pair of devastating explosions killed dozens of children.
Some U.S. allies and regional powers are conspicuous by their absence from the new phase of the conflict with ISIS.
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The execution by hanging of Iranian woman convicted of murdering her alleged rapist has been delayed for 10 days, according to Amnesty International.
A car bomb detonated on a busy street in southeastern Baghdad on Wednesday night, killing 14 people and wounding 51 others, authorities said.
Australian aircraft started flying over Iraq in support of allied operations Wednesday.
Airstrikes against ISIS militants are a "psychological operation," not a military one, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told CNN's Christiane Amanpour.
Turkish soldiers took up position along the border with Syria on Tuesday as its government debated whether to deploy troops to battle ISIS
The quiet, sandy streets of the southern Jordanian city of Ma'an belie the pro-jihadi, pro-ISIS sentiments simmering just under the surface.
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.
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.
Don't forget about Iran and Hamas in zeal to defeat ISIS, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells U.N.
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.