Cornered and outnumbered, ISIS launched a counterattack Monday as Kurdish militias fight to uproot the terrorist group from its last stronghold. CNN witnessed their assault as US-allied fighters pulled back from the front line.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stood before a big crowd celebrating the Islamic Revolution's 40th anniversary on Monday and vowed to boost his country's military and ballistic missile program, defying US pressure and sanctions.
As Iranian security forces step up their crackdown, dissidents have continued to protest throughout 2018.
Fighters from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have launched an assault to oust ISIS from its last remaining enclave in Syria, the final remnant of the jihadist group's so-called "caliphate."
The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen on Saturday denied supplying Iranian-backed Houthi militia and al Qaeda-linked fighters with US-made weapons, according to a report from Saudi state media.
At about 6 p.m. Saturday, as darkness crept over eastern Syria, Kurdish forces backed by US-led coalition aircraft and using artillery and heavy machine guns began an assault of the last ISIS enclave in the country.
Her face covered by a black veil, with just a slit for her eyes, Dura looks like dozens of other black-clad women clustered on blankets with their children, all former subjects of ISIS's crumbling caliphate in Syria.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told a top aide in 2017 that he would use "a bullet" on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to a New York Times report citing US and foreign officials with direct knowledge of intelligence reports.
Two boys in their early teens swing sledgehammers, knocking down what remains of a wall. Another is hauling pieces of wood across the rubble-strewn dirt in front of the house, or what was the house of Qais Diab Al-Sharina.
A little girl evaded tight police security Tuesday inside Abu Dhabi's city stadium and ran to Pope Francis to deliver him a letter.
The UAE is "recklessly" supplying militias in Yemen with an array of advanced weaponry, according to an investigation by Amnesty published Wednesday. It comes on the heels of a CNN investigation into arms deals violations in the country.
Pope Francis' trip to the United Arab Emirates was a delicate journey: the first Pope in the Arabian peninsula, the birthplace of Islam and a region mired in religious and geopolitical conflicts.
The top US military commander in the Middle East suggested Tuesday that America would continue to back its allies waging war in Yemen, despite new evidence of arms deal violations uncovered by a CNN investigation.
John Cantlie, a British journalist who was taken hostage in Syria in 2012 and appeared in a number of ISIS propaganda videos, is believed to be alive, UK Security Minister Ben Wallace said Tuesday.
Pope Francis became the first pontiff to deliver Mass in the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam, on Tuesday, speaking in front of tens of thousands of people in Abu Dhabi at the end of a historic visit to the United Arab Emirates.
Pope Francis' historic visit to the United Arab Emirates kicked off Monday, with the Pontiff arriving at the lavish presidential palace in a humble Kia Soul.
Pope Francis arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday night, making him the first pontiff to visit an Arab Gulf state.
Dawn was breaking in Sydney when Nourah's phone rang. "I need you to help me. I need you to speak to people on my behalf," the 20-year-old Saudi asylum-seeker recalled the caller saying.
In one of the most memorable scenes in the 1993 American coming-of-age movie "The Sandlot," Ham and Phillips are hurling insults back and forth, upping the ante with each verbal assault and raising the stakes between the rag-tag bunch of baseball misfits and the organized local team.
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