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  • >ISIS Yazidi slaves 'treated like cattle'
    ISIS is brazen about enslaving Yazidi women as a "firmly established aspect of the Shariah, or Islamic law." One teen describes in chilling detail how her dreams of becoming a doctor lie in ruins after her brutal treatment.
    - 6 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 2:59pm -
  • >Israeli police kill man suspected of shooting rabbi
    Police shot and killed a suspect in the drive-by shooting of a rabbi but will keep the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City closed Thursday "to prevent disturbances."
    - 7 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 2:57pm -
  • >Sweden recognizes state of Palestine
    Sweden recognized a state of Palestine on Thursday, describing the decision as a crucial step it hopes will lead the way for others.
    - 7 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 2:29pm -
  • >Analysis: Is killing ISIS' leader a good idea?
    Should the U.S. try to assassinate ISIS's leader? The answer might not be as obvious as many assume, writes Robert Baer.
    - 16 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 5:27am -
  • >Women dying on ISIS frontline
    Armed with Kalashnikovs and chanting for the dead comrades, women are among ISIS' most feared enemies. They are fighting for their families -- and now they are getting U.S. help.
    - 17 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 4:55am -
  • >ISIS executes 45 prisoners
    ISIS boasts about slaughtering 45 Iraqis after a U.S. airdrop to their tribe. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.
    - 17 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 4:54am -
  • 'Syrian rebels join Kobani defenders'
    About 200 Syrian rebels enter the besieged city of Kobani with weapons that included mortars and heavy machine guns, a rebel commander says.
    - 1 day ago, 29 Oct 14, 8:55pm -
  • Opinion: Why Kobani could be an opportunity
    In the space of just 48 hours last week, Turkey went from calling the PYD -- the Kurds defending the Syrian border town of Kobani -- a terrorist group to opening up an arms corridor from Iraq to aid its fight against ISIS.
    - 1 day ago, 29 Oct 14, 8:55pm -
  • Meet America's newest allies
    It wasn't until jihadist militants mounted a relentless siege of Kobani, a border town within sight of international television cameras, that much of the world realized ethnic Kurds were an effective fighting force within Syria.
    - 1 day ago, 29 Oct 14, 4:54pm -
  • ISIS hostage in new video
    ISIS has released a new video of British hostage John Cantlie, this time showing him in the Syrian border city of Kobani.
    - 1 day ago, 29 Oct 14, 3:19pm -


  • >Abbas warning over holy site closure
    The Palestinian leader's spokesman calls the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site after the shooting of a Jewish activist a "declaration of war".
    - 39 mins ago, 30 Oct 14, 8:49pm -
  • >Iraqi Kurd fighters 'enter Kobane'
    An advance party of 10 Iraqi Kurd fighters have entered the Syrian border town of Kobane to join the battle against Islamic State militants, activists say.
    - 3 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 6:58pm -
  • >Tunisia secularists win elections
    Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show.
    - 6 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 3:03pm -
  • >UN rebuke over Jerusalem settlements
    Israel faces strong criticism at the UN Security Council over plans to build hundreds of homes in occupied East Jerusalem.
    - 17 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 4:25am -
  • >IS 'frees kidnapped schoolchildren'
    Islamic State has released 25 schoolchildren, the last of some 150 children it kidnapped earlier in the year, a rights group says.
    - 21 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 12:54am -
  • >Egypt destroys homes for Gaza buffer
    Egypt begins demolishing homes along its border with Gaza as part of a planned 500m buffer zone intended to prevent weapons smuggling.
    - 23 hours ago, 29 Oct 14, 10:17pm -
  • >VIDEO: Fighting as a woman in the Peshmerga
    Diane Nammi, founder of Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organization, told BBC World News about her days fighting as a commander in the Kurdish Peshmerga armed forces.
    - 23 hours ago, 29 Oct 14, 10:08pm -
  • IS 'kills Sunni tribesmen' in Iraq
    Islamic State militants have shot dead 30 Sunni Arab tribesmen in a town west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, officials say.
    - 1 day ago, 29 Oct 14, 7:15pm -
  • Iran MPs reject Rouhani nominee
    The Iranian parliament rejects the government's nominee for science minister, in a new setback for reformist President Hassan Rouhani.
    - 1 day ago, 29 Oct 14, 5:29pm -
  • Rebels reinforce besieged Kobane
    Free Syrian Army fighters arrive in Kobane to help the defence of the Syrian border town under siege by Islamic State militants, sources there say.
    - 1 day ago, 29 Oct 14, 5:05pm -

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  • >Ebola: A glimmer of hope
    JUST two months ago the bodies of Ebola victims turned away from teeming treatment centres lay dead in the streets of Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. Now, in those same facilities, many of the beds lie empty. Could the outbreak that has so devastat…
    - 4 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 5:39pm -
  • >Extremist ideology: Jail, jihad and exploding kittens
    A YEAR after his extradition from Britain, Omar Mahmoud Othman, better known as Abu Qatada, a burly preacher accused of being al-Qaeda’s man in Europe, relaxes in his plush sitting-room adorned with white lilies in the Jordanian capital, Amman.…
    - 4 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 5:39pm -
  • >Tunisia’s election: The secularists have it
    IN A region gripped by jihadist violence, civil war and the return of authoritarian rule, Tunisia’s parliamentary election on October 26th was an exception on many counts. Alone among the countries that saw popular revolts in the “Arab Spring…
    - 4 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 5:39pm -
  • >Zimbabwe: The Mugabe brawl
    By the Grace of BobTHE Mugabe family loves a good punch-up. The old man, Robert, Zimbabwe’s president, has always been a brawler, though a sly and eloquent one. His specialism is to set up ambitious underlings in the ruling Zanu-PF party to fig…
    - 4 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 5:39pm -
  • >The war against Islamic State: The Kurdish Stalingrad
    Cheering on the defenders of Kobane, and the US Air Force“WE WILL resist to our last drop of blood together… if necessary we will repeat the Stalingrad resistance in Kobane.” The words of Polat Can, a Syrian Kurdish commander, to describe t…
    - 4 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 5:39pm -
  • >Libyan oil: A sticky problem
    THE surreal nature of Libya’s politics, with its two prime ministers and two parliaments claiming the right to rule from opposite ends of the country, is encapsulated in the gleaming glass building that houses Libya’s National Oil Corporation…
    - 4 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 5:39pm -
  • >Nuclear talks with Iran: Diplomatic spin
    TO HEAR President Hassan Rohani in full charm offensive one would think that, barring a few trivial details, a deal to settle long-running concerns about Iran’s nuclear programme by the agreed deadline of November 24th is very nearly in the bag…
    - 7 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 2:33pm -
  • Tunisia after the revolution: Spring is still in the air
    THE country where the Arab spring began is poised to complete a momentous transition from dictatorship to democracy when voters go to the polls on October 26th. The vote should seal Tunisia’s title as the sole success of the region’s uprising…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 6:53pm -
  • Justice in South Africa: Equal and colour-blind?
    For him it’s a marathonSENTENCING Oscar Pistorius to five years’ imprisonment for manslaughter, Judge Thokozile Masipa struggled to achieve the near-impossible: appeasing both sides in the long, heart-rending trial. The mother of Reeva Steenk…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 6:53pm -
  • Human rights in Egypt: Silence in class
    A MONTH after Tunisians tossed out their hated dictator, Egyptians did the same, forcing Hosni Mubarak to step down. But while Tunisians are choosing a new parliament to complete their transition to democracy, Egyptians have been heading back to scho…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 6:53pm -