For richer, for poorer: Jihadi John is a reminder that extremism comes in all shapes and sizes
Analysis: The White House's focus on poverty as the main cause of extremism may not tell the whole story.
Syrian government behind new spate of barrel bomb attacks, says Human Rights Watch
Government forces have carried out hundreds of indiscriminate air attacks on civilian areas.
Egyptians mock the Islamic State on Twitter
Italians joined in too.
Egypt jails prominent blogger and activists for breaking protest law
Alaa Abdel Fattah was one of the guiding voices of Egypt's 2011 revolution.
Kobani residents in limbo as they wait to return to a destroyed city
The Islamic State was repelled from the city weeks ago, but residents have been unable to return home.
Yemen's former leader leaves Sanaa after house arrest
Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi is reported to have fled his residence in disguise.
Swedish journalist reportedly missing in Syrian-Turkish border area
A Swedish foreign ministry spokesman declined to comment on the situation, which was reported by the Swedish newspaper Expressen.
Joining the Islamic State is still remarkably easy
Analysis: Despite efforts by Turkish authorities to crack down on wannabe jihadists crossing into Syria, the number of foreign fighters continues to grow.
US officials say a force of 25,000 soldiers needed to drive the Islamic State out of Mosul
A massive offensive is being planned to fight an estimated 1,000 to 2,000 Islamic State fighters in the key Iraqi city.
How strong is the Islamic State in Libya?
The group has benefited from the chaos of Libya's unraveling, taking control of towns and attracting recruits.
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Fear and silence grip Libya as political divisions deepen
The nation is split in two with Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni confined to the east and a rival administration controlling the capital and its surroundings.
The mass beheading of 21 Egyptians in Libya shows the spread of the Islamic State franchise
Analysis: Militants from far and wide are declaring allegiance to the group as it seeks to spread jihad across the region.
Egypt bombs Islamic State targets in Libya after beheadings
Taking a page from Jordan, Egypt quickly retaliated for the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians.
UN says Yemen is collapsing, on brink of civil war
Al Qaeda-affiliated fighters seized an army base in southern Yemen and held soldiers prisoner on Thursday
Al Jazeera journalists granted bail in Egypt, but case against them continues
Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy have been bailed in their retrial for spreading false news. They will return to court later this month.
Why do so many Egyptian soccer fans die in confrontations with police?
Nearly one hundred soccer fans have died in clashes with police over the past three years. But the country's interior ministry denies responsibility.
Check out these photos of the sandstorm blanketing Cairo right now
Many residents of Cairo are staying indoors as a huge wall of sand hits Egypt and Israel to the north.
Thousands protest against Houthi rule in Yemen after embassies close
The Houthi forces are bolstered by army units widely believed to maintain loyalty to ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Sisi is making Putin feel very special in Cairo
Can the world handle their strongman bromance?
Assad denies using barrel bombs, just as barrel bombs fall on Aleppo
The Syrian president has denied that his forces use the indiscriminate explosives, but there's a wealth of evidence demonstrating their use.
UAE says its jets resume airstrikes against Islamic State
Tuesday's flights were the first publicly announced attacks since the UAE said on Sunday it would resume operations.
2 parties quit resumed Yemen crisis talks citing Houthi threats
The Shia Houthis seized control of the Yemeni capital Sanaa last September after a decade-long rebellion and overran the homes of top officials last month.
Is the Nile running out of fish? Meet the fishermen who say there's no future on the river
Families have been living and fishing on the Nile for thousands of years, but many now say it's getting harder and harder to make a living.
Yemen's Houthis dissolve parliament, take over power: televised statement
Yemen has been in political limbo since President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the government of Prime Minister Khaled Bahah resigned.
After a series of defeats, the Islamic State resorts to shock tactics
Analysis: As the group loses ground in Syria in Iraq, it is forced to resort to increasingly theatrical brutality to burnish an image of strength.
Jordan hangs two Iraqi militants as revenge against the Islamic State
The executions were a response to the killing of an imprisoned Jordanian fighter pilot.
Inside the Cairo neighborhood that won't stop protesting
Protests around Egypt have died down since a ban was introduced in 2013, but Matareya in Cairo remains a hotbed of dissent.
IS claims to have burned Jordanian pilot alive (LIVE BLOG)
The video released online showed images of a man purported to be Maaz al-Kassasbeh engulfed in flames inside a metal cage.
The Israeli prime minister's trip to Washington is making lots of people angry
Benjamin Netanyahu will address the US Congress this week in an apparent bid to derail an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program.
Peter Greste is now free, but there are still 11 journalists left in Egypt's prisons
These journalists are still locked up in Egypt with little or no international pressure to see them released.