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Iraqi housewife who 'cooked the heads' of ISIS fighters

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:20:01 GMT

"Shut up and stay still," the woman in black fatigues and a black headscarf snapped over her shoulder at the armed men behind her as she sat down for an interview.(image)


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UN official blasts Syria inaction

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:42:57 GMT

A senior UN humanitarian affairs official has condemned in the strongest terms the international community's response to the crisis in Aleppo, where he says war crimes are being committed.(image)


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Aleppo hospitals hit

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:51:49 GMT

Two hospitals in eastern Aleppo have been bombed "out of service", staff and activists said, as airstrikes continued to pound rebel-held parts of the city.(image)


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How activists use WhatsApp

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:30:47 GMT

Syrian activists in Aleppo are using WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, to reveal the everyday realities and struggles of living in the besieged city.(image)


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Can Peres' vision survive his death?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:21:51 GMT

There seems to be a sadness, tinged with fear, that what Shimon Peres stood for may die with him, writes Frida Ghitis.(image)


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World leaders gather for Peres funeral

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:27:02 GMT

The body of former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres will be laid to rest Friday in a funeral attended by world leaders flanked by heavy security.(image)


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Former Israeli PM dies at 93

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:33:12 GMT

Shimon Peres, the longtime Israeli elder statesman who shared a Nobel Prize for forging a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians, served as a constant force for generations in Israeli politics.(image)


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Egypt migrant boat: More than 200 dead

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:40:13 GMT

A total of 204 bodies have been recovered from the migrant boat that capsized off the coast of Egypt last week, a local official was quoted by state media as saying.(image)


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UN condemns Aleppo bombardment

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:20:15 GMT

Top UN officials have separately described the Syrian regime's brutal offensive against areas of the besieged northern city of Aleppo as "barbaric."(image)


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Assad critic's passport confiscated

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:21:46 GMT

An award-winning Syrian journalist and prominent critic of President Bashar al-Assad says Britain's Border Agency confiscated one of her passports at the request of the embattled Syrian regime.(image)


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Writer who mocked ISIS killed

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:40:32 GMT

A prominent Jordanian writer who shared a cartoon that outraged some Muslims was fatally shot in Amman on Sunday, state news agency Petra reported.(image)


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Suicide bomber kills 6 in Iraq

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:01:52 GMT

Six people died and 18 others were injured when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive belt Sunday in west Baghdad, Iraqi authorities said.(image)


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Iraq military checkpoint attack, 8 dead

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:45:32 GMT

At least eight people were killed Saturday when militants attacked a police checkpoint in Iraq's Tikrit, the Interior Ministry said.(image)


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Airstrikes in Yemen leave over 30 dead

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:35:43 GMT

At least 30 civilians were killed and dozens more injured when Saudi-led airstrikes attacked a populated neighborhood in Yemen's port city Hodeida Wednesday.(image)


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'Syrian people don't deserve what's happening'

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:08:31 GMT

Ceasefires come and go, the violence gets worse, the only thing that rises is the death toll writes CNN's Fred Pleitgen, who has reported extensively on Syria.(image)


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Iran slams US over nuclear deal

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:36:52 GMT

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States Thursday of "a lack of compliance" with the nuclear deal agreed between Tehran and world powers last July.(image)


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Orlando killer referenced ISIS, transcript shows

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:38:49 GMT

Omar Mateen, the gunman who killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in June, repeatedly told a police hostage negotiator that he was a soldier of ISIS and that the United States had to stop its bombing in Syria and Iraq, according to a police transcript released Friday.(image)


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The secret costs of Islamophobia

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:30:07 GMT

Islamophobia didn't start on 9/11. It's rooted in one of America's oldest prejudices -- and it's more dangerous than you think.(image)


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Can architecture save Syria?

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 06:18:31 GMT

Marwa al-Sabouni's new book, "The Battle for Home: The Vision of a Young Architect in Syria" looks at how how architecture can heal the city on Homs.(image)


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What makes the Arab world laugh?

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:52:10 GMT

Manal Awad and Fadi Al Shehri are two stand-up comedians who are laughing through conflict. CNN meet up with them at the Yas Mall Arab Comedy Festival.(image)


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What are Russia's objectives in Syria?

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 10:32:45 GMT

CNN's Matthew Chance explains why Russia wants to maintain its strong presence in the Middle Eastern country.(image)


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DiCaprio as a Persian poet? Sure, says Maz Jobrani

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 11:03:57 GMT

The Iranian-American comedian calls for more diversity in Hollywood -- something he's also written about in "I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One On TV."(image)


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UK chose war 'before diplomacy' was exhausted

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 11:35:16 GMT

CNN's Becky Anderson dissects the findings of the Chilcot report with former U.S. Central Command adviser Ali Khedery and journalist Faisal Al Yafai.(image)


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