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Syria: Loud explosion hit close to Damascus airport

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:14:15 GMT

A loud explosion hit close to the Damascus International Airport in Syria Thursday, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.(image)


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Syria: The greatest indictment of humanity this century?

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:46:22 GMT

2017 will mark the sixth anniversary of the Syrian conflict -- a war that has left nearly half a million dead and forced millions of others from their homes.(image)


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American who lived in ISIS territory detained by Turkey

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:09:42 GMT

An American and his family who were living in territory held by ISIS in Syria have been detained in Turkey, a senior Turkish official told CNN.(image)


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France 'has proof' Assad regime was behind chemical attack

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:27:44 GMT

France has said that it has proof that the Syrian government was behind a chemical weapons attack in Syria earlier this month that killed 89 people.(image)


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Media freedom under threat, group says

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:16:58 GMT

Media freedom has never been so under threat, with even "model" democracies losing their way in a "new era of post-truth," Reporters Without Borders says.(image)


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Saudi election to UN commission draws ire

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:47:46 GMT

The principal UN commission charged with promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women has picked 13 new members by secret vote. One selection is raising eyebrows: Saudi Arabia.(image)


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Trump's first 100 days on global stage

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:21:48 GMT

The 45th president entered office raging against a post-WWII order built by the United States, pledging instead that he would put "America First.(image)


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Erdogan shuns West with Syria strikes

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:05:08 GMT

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is feeling bold.(image)


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Activists demand end to controversial rape laws

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:00:19 GMT

Several Middle Eastern countries are facing growing pressure to close legal loopholes that allow rapists to escape punishment by marrying their victims.(image)


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JCC bomb threat suspect 'tried to extort senator'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:05:04 GMT

An 18-year old man accused of calling in hundreds of bomb threats to Jewish community centers in the United States also tried to extort a US state senator, according to the prosecutor's office in Israel.(image)


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6 Israelis charged with hate crimes

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:36:07 GMT

Six Israelis were charged Sunday in a monthslong hate crime investigation and a Palestinian was arrested in the stabbing of four Israelis on Sunday afternoon, a reminder that tensions are always bubbling under the surface, even in relatively quiet times.(image)


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Satellite images give rare glimpse into Syria

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:57:45 GMT

The final target in the war on ISIS -- its capital, Raqqa. Satellite images offer chilling new details about the Syrian city held hostage by terror.(image)


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US forces kill associate of ISIS leader

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:47:19 GMT

A close associate of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi who is tied to the New Year's nightclub bombing in Turkey was killed by US forces in Syria two weeks ago, the US Central Command announced Friday.(image)


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Israeli pot smokers say relaxed law still a drag

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:52:06 GMT

Hundreds of pot smokers unabashedly gathered outside the Knesset on Thursday afternoon to celebrate the unofficial "Weed Day" and the recent decriminalization of marijuana in Israel.(image)


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Opinion: Trump's failure to justify his use of force

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 01:34:27 GMT

Joshua Geltzer: President Trump has made clear he intends to rely heavily on military force, but has failed to fully explain and justify using force -- and that sends a very bad signal to the world.(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?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:22:52 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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Aspiring star killed by ISIS

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 09:08:34 GMT

Iraq is mourning the death of "Adel Euro" who was killed in a Baghdad suicide blast on Sunday. At least 250 people lost their lives in the same attack.(image)


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Arabs can't stop talking about this TV show

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:54:31 GMT

From terrorism to sectarian divides, "Seflie" is the most-watched television program in Saudi Arabia and tackles tough issues facing the Middle East.(image)


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