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  • >Iraqi military families storm parliament
    The families of Iraqi military members attacked by ISIS in June stormed parliament in Baghdad on Tuesday, demanding more information about the fate of their loved ones, a parliamentary official told CNN.
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 3:53pm -
  • >Life under brutal ISIS rule
    Residents in Mosul describe living under brutal ISIS rule. CNN's Anna Coren reports.
    - 3 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 2:33pm -
  • >CNN mourns loss of journalist
    CNN lost a much loved and respected colleague Monday with the sudden passing of photojournalist Sarmad Qaseera. A longtime member of CNN's Baghdad bureau, Sarmad had to flee his country in 2006 after death threats, eventually settling in the United S…
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 2:18pm -
  • >Olive farmer hit by Israel move
    Israel declares new acreage "state land," making way for construction of new settlement. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
    - 4 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 2:07pm -
  • >U.N. to probe alleged ISIS abuses
    The U.N. Human Rights Council said they will send a special mission to Iraq to investigate human rights abuses and war crimes committed by ISIS.
    - 9 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 9:18am -
  • >Bigger isn't better with micro condos
    Could you fit your life into 300 square feet? Developers are betting on it, positioning tiny living spaces as a new status symbol for urban millennials.
    - 9 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 9:03am -
  • >The artist who draws with humans
    To Erdal Inci, GIFs are a form of visual music.
    - 9 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 9:02am -
  • >UK slams Israel's West Bank land expropriation
    Britain has urged Israel to reverse its move to claim almost 1,000 acres of land in the Palestinian West Bank, saying it deplores the "ill-judged decision."
    - 10 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 7:33am -
  • >Prominent activist arrested in Bahrain
    Prominent Bahraini activist Maryam al-Khawaja was arrested after arriving in the island nation over the weekend.
    - 17 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 12:45am -
  • Amerli siege broken after airstrikes
    Residents celebrate as Iraqi and volunteer forces enter Amerli, breaking a two-month siege of the town by militants from terror group ISIS.
    - 1 day ago, 1 Sep 14, 11:04am -


  • >Golan UN captors 'issue demands'
    The kidnappers of 44 UN peacekeepers from Fiji have given a list of demands for their release, the head of Fiji's military says.
    - 11 mins ago, 2 Sep 14, 5:38pm -
  • >Terror suspects held in Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Arabia's interior ministry says it has arrested 88 people suspected of plotting attacks inside and outside the country.
    - 16 mins ago, 2 Sep 14, 5:33pm -
  • >Egypt police killed in Sinai attack
    At least 11 policemen have been killed in a bomb attack on a convoy in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, officials say.
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 3:38pm -
  • >IS accused of Iraq ethnic cleansing
    Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq.
    - 2 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 3:22pm -
  • >Embarking on the path to jihad
    How Americans join the fight in Syria
    - 12 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 5:54am -
  • >VIDEO: Iraq grannies 'take on IS in Amerli’
    Residents and fighters in Amerli are celebrating the end of a two-month siege and the withdrawal of IS militants from around the town.
    - 16 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 1:52am -
  • >VIDEO: ‘I smuggled jihadists into Syria’
    The BBC's Ian Pannell reports from Turkey's border with Syria where he met a man who helped smuggle foreign fighters cross the border.
    - 16 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 1:31am -
  • >Israel to take over West Bank land
    Israel unveils plans to take 400 hectares of land in the occupied West Bank, triggering criticism from the Palestinians and the US.
    - 17 hours ago, 2 Sep 14, 1:02am -
  • >Lebanon army receives soldier's body
    The Lebanese army receives the remains of a missing solider who is believed to have been beheaded by militants from Islamic State (IS).
    - 21 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 9:06pm -
  • >Iran clerics 'must accept internet'
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urges Iran's clerics to be more tolerant of the internet and new technologies after recent criticism from hardliners.
    - 23 hours ago, 1 Sep 14, 7:02pm -

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  • South Africa and its parliament: Red-letter day
    THE opening of South Africa’s parliament is always a glitzy affair: podgy politicians strut before the cameras in local garb, ball-gowns and slick suits. It helps enliven an otherwise dull assembly, where the African National Congress (ANC) has hel…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 6:55pm -
  • European jihadists: It ain’t half hot here, mum
    THE two young men in the bus from Antakya, in south-eastern Turkey, to Reyhanli, nearer the border with Syria, sported long beards, calf-length trousers and toted small drawstring bags with their minimal belongings. They spoke in broken Arabic to…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 6:55pm -
  • A ceasefire in Gaza: Long may it hold
    They think they wonAFTER five weeks of almost relentless death and destruction, the ceasefire signed on August 26th offers a modicum of relief to Gaza’s 1.8m Palestinians. Having lost at least 2,100 people, most of them civilians and many of th…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 6:55pm -
  • Libya: Anarchy looms
    IN THE three years since joyous rebels seized the Libyan capital, Tripoli, the country has lurched from crisis to crisis, yet somehow stayed afloat. It is now sinking, weighed down by too many guns and too many factions, with too few institutions…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 6:55pm -
  • The hostage trade: Handsome ransoms
    IT IS never about the money, at least not to start with. For the jihadist groups that have, in the past decade, pocketed several hundred million dollars in ransom for the release of kidnapped infidels, there are always other justifications. Their…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Aug 14, 6:55pm -
  • South Africa’s judiciary: Court battles
    IT WAS an incident that seemed scripted for caricature. Earlier this month Dali Mpofu, a red-beret-sporting lawyer and member of South Africa’s socialist political party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), had a public argument with Cyril Ramapho…
    - 12 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 7:15pm -
  • The Yazidis: Finding new friends
    A CENTURY ago, the Yazidis of Sinjar saved hundreds of Armenians and Assyrian Christians as they were being slaughtered by the forces of the Ottoman Turks and their Kurdish proxies in what a growing body of scholars considers the 20th century’s fir…
    - 12 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 7:15pm -
  • Africa’s population: Can it survive such speedy growth?
    AS YOU look down from the new bypass road winding its way through green hills on the south-western edge of Nairobi, the roofs of Kibera slum resemble thousands of barges jostling bow-to-anchor in a busy colonial-era harbour, with traders nipping…
    - 12 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 7:15pm -
  • Chaos in Libya: A mystery air raid
    Impasse in TripoliTHE warplanes came under cover of darkness on August 18th, bombing several sites in and near Tripoli, Libya’s capital, that have been associated with Islamist militias. Few Libyans know for sure who was piloting the aircraft o…
    - 12 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 7:15pm -
  • Child brides in west Africa: Girls fight back
    No to nuptial nightmares in NigerZEINABOU Moussa is but a girl, flat-chested, soft-skinned and shy. Yet at just 16 she has seen more of marriage than she would like. Earlier this year, having been beaten and bullied into wedding a stranger, she t…
    - 12 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 7:15pm -