In a bold declaration of its ambition, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has laid claim to leadership of the global Islamist movement, calling on Muslims worldwide to swear allegiance to its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger poked fun at the Monty Python stars on Monday ahead of the comedy troupe's reunion concerts this week as "a bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money."
KABUL (CNN) -- A truck and a minibus collided in Afghanistan on Friday, killing 17 people, a provincial government spokesman said.
Nine more were injured in the crash in Nangarhar province, according to Ahmadzia Abdulzai.
By CNN's Chelsea J. Carter, Arwa Damon and Raja Razek
Two mass graves believed to contain the bodies of Iraqi soldiers, police and civilians killed by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria fighters and their militant allies have been discovered in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, a rights group
By CNN's Nic Robertson, Laura Smith-Spark and Mohammed Tawfeeq
As Sunni extremist militants and the Iraqi military battle for control, the nation's Vice President issued a decree calling for parliament to meet Tuesday to start the process of creating a new government.