Kurds hold off Islamic State in Kobani; fighters strike in Iraq
The top US military officer suggested that Washington may increase its role 'advising and assisting' Iraqi troops on the ground in future.
These maps reveal how long you probably have to live
If you are in Japan, you've got some time. Not so much if you live in Chad.
Suicide bombing kills at least 42 people in Yemeni capital Sanaa
In a separate incident, at least 20 government soldiers were killed in a suicide car bombing and gun attack in the country's east, state news agency SABA reported.
Kurds battle IS for key Syria town as fire spills over border
A Syrian Kurdish official said IS fighters were less than a mile from Kobane and air strikes alone won't stop them.
Islamic State says it has executed British hostage Alan Henning
In the 1-minute video, the Islamic State also revealed another hostage: American Peter Kassig.
On Location Video: The Yazidi men and boys who survived an Islamic State execution
In village after village last month in Iraq, the Islamic State killed scores of Yazidi men. A few lived to tell about it.
Captured by the Islamic State, these two Sinjar teens went through hell. Then they ran
Sara and Leila both survived the mass capture of Yazidi women and children in Iraq last year. These are their stories.
5 questions we should be asking about this Syria operation
But maybe we don’t want to hear the answers.
Watch: A very brave Syrian woman is said to have secretly filmed life under Islamic State rule
Welcome to Raqqa.
Wary of US-led bombings, Syrians in Egypt say Assad is the real threat
'The crimes of Bashar are worse than the crimes of the Islamic State. They’re more merciful than the regime.'
This is the appalling human rights record of the US coalition bombing Syria
The rap sheets for these countries include arbitrary detentions, torture and beheading. Sound familiar?
What the fall of Raqqa might mean for those threatened by IS rule
Could the US bombing in Syria be the start of the Islamic State's demise?
8 reminders of how horrible Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been to his people
Despite all these examples of brutality, the US didn't intervene. So why is it stepping in now?
British parliament approves airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq (LIVE BLOG)
Denmark says it is ready to send seven F-16 fighter jets to Iraq, following a request from the US.
The United States and Arab allies have begun bombing Islamic State positions in Syria
The strikes reportedly hit Raqqa, the city in northern Syria that has become the militants' stronghold, and other targets.
Shia rebels guard key offices in Sanaa after Yemen peace deal
The rebels have taken advantage of shifting alliances among the region's Zaidi tribes to advance from their mountain strongholds and lay claim to a stake in power in Sanaa.
The 2022 World Cup may not be in Qatar
Both FIFA and Qatar World Cup organizers have also been fending off questions of corruption ever since Qatar was awarded the tournament back in 2010.
More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State have crossed into Turkey
Meanwhile, Syrian Kurdish fighters have halted an advance by IS to the east of a predominantly Kurdish town near the border with Turkey, a YPG spokesman said.
Islamic State militants shoot down Syrian war plane, monitoring group says
Syria has offered to join a coalition the US is assembling to fight Islamic State, but Western governments see President Bashar al-Assad as part of the problem.
After 47 years, the US is still pretending Israel doesn't have nuclear weapons
A growing number of US experts say that feigning ignorance about Israel’s nuclear arsenal creates more trouble than it averts.
On Location Video: What the front-line fight against the Islamic State looks like
Even Iran is on the ground in Iraq now, fighting on the same side as the United States.
Australia answers US call to join coalition fighting Islamic State
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State John Kerry is touring the Middle East to try to secure backing for the plan.
In Baghdad, defending minorities charged with 'terrorism' is great business
A corrupt legal system and sectarian strife has left young Sunnis imprisoned, with huge bribes required to get them out.
Germany, Britain say they won't take part in airstrikes against IS in Syria
Meanwhile, a Syrian government minister said any foreign intervention would be 'an aggression against Syria.'
Targeted strikes have worked in Somalia. But are they a lesson for Syria?
President Obama says US strategy against terrorism in Somalia offers a model for taking on the Islamic State.
US teen admits plotting to help Islamic State militants
A 19-year-old US woman was arrested before attempting to wed a jihadist fighting in Syria.
Drone footage shows how completely destroyed Gaza is right now
It's depressing, and probably worse than you'd imagined.
Yemeni soldiers fire on protesters trying to storm government building
Protesters have blocked the main road to Sanaa's airport and have held sit-ins for weeks at ministries in an attempt to oust the government.
These maps show where the world’s youngest and oldest people live
Does this tell us where the next revolution will take place?
Qatar 'detains' two British nationals for probing World Cup labor conditions
Nothing to see here.
Can Libya still be saved?
The West screwed up after Gaddafi's ousting. But experts say this doesn't have to be yet another failed intervention.