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    ISIS fighters linked to January attack on Americans detained

    ISIS fighters linked to January attack on Americans detained


    US-backed forces in Syria have captured a handful of ISIS fighters linked to the January suicide attack in Manbij, Syria, that killed four Americans, according to a US defense...

    US-backed forces in Syria have captured a handful of ISIS fighters linked to the January suicide attack in Manbij, Syria, that killed four Americans, according to a US defense official.
    Five-star concierges: The wild requests of the mega-rich

    Five-star concierges: The wild requests of the mega-rich


    When a Qatari sheikh asked a concierge at the Raffles Dubai hotel to deliver a present to his wife, the concierge nodded. "Of course, sir. What...

    When a Qatari sheikh asked a concierge at the Raffles Dubai hotel to deliver a present to his wife, the concierge nodded. "Of course, sir. What gift?"
    Can the Middle East solve its water problem?

    Can the Middle East solve its water problem?


    The world's most water-scarce region needs to take critical action to narrow the gap between water supply and demand, according to a recent World Bank...

    The world's most water-scarce region needs to take critical action to narrow the gap between water supply and demand, according to a recent World Bank report.
    Death toll rises to 92 after ferry capsizes in Iraq's Tigris River

    Death toll rises to 92 after ferry capsizes in Iraq's Tigris River


    An overcrowded ferry capsized in the Tigris River near Mosul, killing at least 92 people during Nowruz and Mother's Day celebrations on Thursday, officials...

    An overcrowded ferry capsized in the Tigris River near Mosul, killing at least 92 people during Nowruz and Mother's Day celebrations on Thursday, officials said.
    Are flying motorbikes the future for Dubai?

    Are flying motorbikes the future for Dubai?


    Dubai Police now have a revamped model of the hoverbike -- and they've taken it for a test...

    Dubai Police now have a revamped model of the hoverbike -- and they've taken it for a test flight.


    Read CNN Fast Facts about the 1983 bombing at a Marine compound in Beirut, Lebanon, that killed 241 US service...

    Read CNN Fast Facts about the 1983 bombing at a Marine compound in Beirut, Lebanon, that killed 241 US service personnel.
    Hamas accused of violent crackdown on Gaza protests

    Hamas accused of violent crackdown on Gaza protests


    Hamas has cracked down on popular protests in Gaza, carrying out beatings, arbitrary arrests and torture against protesters, human rights workers and journalists, Amnesty International...

    Hamas has cracked down on popular protests in Gaza, carrying out beatings, arbitrary arrests and torture against protesters, human rights workers and journalists, Amnesty International said.
    Israel strikes targets in Gaza after Tel Aviv rocket attack

    Israel strikes targets in Gaza after Tel Aviv rocket attack


    Israel says it has struck about one hundred Hamas military targets in Gaza, in retaliation for two rockets launched at Tel Aviv Thursday...

    Israel says it has struck about one hundred Hamas military targets in Gaza, in retaliation for two rockets launched at Tel Aviv Thursday night.
    Prominent Saudi women's rights activist goes on trial in Riyadh

    Prominent Saudi women's rights activist goes on trial in Riyadh


    The trial of Loujain al-Hathloul, a prominent Saudi women's rights activist, began on Wednesday, according to her...

    The trial of Loujain al-Hathloul, a prominent Saudi women's rights activist, began on Wednesday, according to her family.
    Haditha Killings Fast Facts

    Haditha Killings Fast Facts


    Read CNN's Haditha Killings Fast Facts and learn more about the 2005 killings of 24 civilians in Haditha,...

    Read CNN's Haditha Killings Fast Facts and learn more about the 2005 killings of 24 civilians in Haditha, Iraq.
    Iranian human rights lawyer sentenced to 38 years in prison, her family says

    Iranian human rights lawyer sentenced to 38 years in prison, her family says


    Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent Iranian lawyer, has been sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes, according to a Facebook post by her husband Reza...

    Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent Iranian lawyer, has been sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes, according to a Facebook post by her husband Reza Khandan.
    Israeli President and Gal Gadot among those warning of 'anti-Arab rhetoric' after Netanyahu comments

    Israeli President and Gal Gadot among those warning of 'anti-Arab rhetoric' after Netanyahu comments


    Israel's President, a leading US-based organization fighting anti-Semitism, and Hollywood star Gal Gadot are among those warning of the dangers of political rhetoric aimed at dividing Israel's Jews and...

    Israel's President, a leading US-based organization fighting anti-Semitism, and Hollywood star Gal Gadot are among those warning of the dangers of political rhetoric aimed at dividing Israel's Jews and Arabs.


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    Heavy fighting reported as US-backed forces attack last ISIS stronghold in Syria

    Heavy fighting reported as US-backed forces attack last ISIS stronghold in Syria


    CNN witnessed explosions and gunfire Sunday as US-backed forces attacked the last ISIS stronghold in Syria amid a final push to clear the jihadist group from the war-torn...

    CNN witnessed explosions and gunfire Sunday as US-backed forces attacked the last ISIS stronghold in Syria amid a final push to clear the jihadist group from the war-torn country.
    British ISIS bride Shamima Begum's baby died in Syria

    British ISIS bride Shamima Begum's baby died in Syria


    The baby of British ISIS bride Shamima Begum has died, the Kurdish Red Crescent confirmed to...

    The baby of British ISIS bride Shamima Begum has died, the Kurdish Red Crescent confirmed to CNN.
    Iraq Fast Facts

    Iraq Fast Facts


    Read CNN's Iraq Fast Facts for a look at the country which borders Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Iran and the Persian...

    Read CNN's Iraq Fast Facts for a look at the country which borders Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Iran and the Persian Gulf.
    Tzipi Livni Fast Facts

    Tzipi Livni Fast Facts


    Read CNN's Fast Facts about Tzipi Livni, former foreign minister of...

    Read CNN's Fast Facts about Tzipi Livni, former foreign minister of Israel.
    Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe given British diplomatic protection

    Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe given British diplomatic protection


    Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian charity worker who was jailed in Iran almost three years ago on spying charges, has been given diplomatic protection by the UK...

    Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian charity worker who was jailed in Iran almost three years ago on spying charges, has been given diplomatic protection by the UK government.
    Yemen Fast Facts

    Yemen Fast Facts


    Read CNN's Fast Facts for information about Yemen, a country located on the southwestern tip of the Arabian...

    Read CNN's Fast Facts for information about Yemen, a country located on the southwestern tip of the Arabian Peninsula.
    Iraq Most Wanted Fast Facts

    Iraq Most Wanted Fast Facts


    Read CNN's Fast Facts about Iraq's "most wanted" fugitives...

    Read CNN's Fast Facts about Iraq's "most wanted" fugitives list.
    Benjamin Netanyahu Fast Facts

    Benjamin Netanyahu Fast Facts


    Read CNN's Fast Facts about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

    Read CNN's Fast Facts about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
    500 ISIS fighters surrender in group's last Syrian enclave

    500 ISIS fighters surrender in group's last Syrian enclave


    Some 500 ISIS fighters surrendered to US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces on Tuesday, amid the final push to wrest the jihadist group from Baghouz, its last remaining enclave in...

    Some 500 ISIS fighters surrendered to US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces on Tuesday, amid the final push to wrest the jihadist group from Baghouz, its last remaining enclave in Syria.
    Egypt releases photojournalist Shawkan after five years in prison

    Egypt releases photojournalist Shawkan after five years in prison


    Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid was released from prison on Monday after spending more than five years behind...

    Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid was released from prison on Monday after spending more than five years behind bars.


    Mahmoud Abou Zeid, an award-winning photojournalist who was arrested in 2013 while taking pictures of a deadly crackdown in Cairo, was released from prison Monday after more than five years behind...

    Mahmoud Abou Zeid, an award-winning photojournalist who was arrested in 2013 while taking pictures of a deadly crackdown in Cairo, was released from prison Monday after more than five years behind bars.
    Iraq defeated ISIS more than a year ago. Its revival is already underway

    Iraq defeated ISIS more than a year ago. Its revival is already underway


    Baghdad declared victory against ISIS just over a year ago, claiming the group had been reduced to a handful of lawless troops. Now, the militants are waging a fresh guerrilla campaign from their base in far-flung territories of northern...

    Baghdad declared victory against ISIS just over a year ago, claiming the group had been reduced to a handful of lawless troops. Now, the militants are waging a fresh guerrilla campaign from their base in far-flung territories of northern Iraq.
    Can Netanyahu survive his own Trump-style 'witch hunt'?

    Can Netanyahu survive his own Trump-style 'witch hunt'?


    The bombshell announcement Israel has been awaiting for two years has finally arrived: the Attorney General intends to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in three separate corruption...

    The bombshell announcement Israel has been awaiting for two years has finally arrived: the Attorney General intends to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in three separate corruption cases.