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Now an ISIS hostage, former U.S. soldier aided Syria's wounded

Now an ISIS hostage, former U.S. soldier aided Syria's wounded

(CNN) -- Peter Kassig first went to the Middle East as a U.S. soldier and returned as a medical worker, feeling compelled to help victims of war.
ISIS video claims to show beheading of Alan Henning; American threatened

ISIS video claims to show beheading of Alan Henning; American threatened

(CNN) -- A short video released by ISIS on Friday shows the apparent beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning, with the executioner blaming the death on the United Kingdom for joining the U.S.-led bombing campaign against the group.
Group ditches talks with Hong Kong government, calls for more protest

Group ditches talks with Hong Kong government, calls for more protest

HONG KONG (CNN) -- After jarring clashes between pro-democracy protesters and opponents in Hong Kong's densely populated Mong Kok district Friday, student leaders called off talks with the government, accusing police of allowing the violenc
Hong Kong protests persist after ultimatum, mob attacks

Hong Kong protests persist after ultimatum, mob attacks

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters jammed the streets of Hong Kong's central business district Saturday night and early Sunday, clapping and cheering just hours after an ultimatum by government leaders: Let city workers back in their off
With Kim out of sight, North Korean top brass pay snap visit to South

With Kim out of sight, North Korean top brass pay snap visit to South

With Kim Jong Un out of sight for a month, three North Korean officials popped down to South Korea for a last-minute visit Saturday. And they delivered a diplomatic bonbon.

Ebola: safe to travel?

The U.S. government is warning Americans not to fly to the West African nations of the Ebola epidemic, but what about flying here at home?

Graham search highlights Virginia drone battle

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Charlottesville, Virginia residents could see one of the region's biggest political footballs flying overhead this week: a drone.

White House exempts ISIS strikes from civilian casualty guidelines

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- New rules meant to temper the civilian death toll from unmanned U.S. drones won't apply in the fight against terrorists in Iraq and Syria, the White House says.
Huge crowds join Hong Kong protests on China's National Day

Huge crowds join Hong Kong protests on China's National Day

HONG KONG (CNN) -- Hong Kongers marked China's National Day in unprecedented fashion Wednesday, as pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of the Asian financial hub for what is shaping up as a critical day in the territory's &quo

Pro-ISIS sympathies simmer in Jordanian city

MA'AN, Jordan (CNN) -- The quiet, sandy streets of the southern Jordanian city of Ma'an belie the pro-jihadi sentiments simmering just under the surface.

Operation Enduring Freedom Fast Facts By CNN Library

Here's a look at Operation Enduring Freedom which began on October 7, 2001, with allied air strikes on Taliban and al Qaeda targets.

Beyonce, Jay-Z and David Beckham -- at a football game?

 They're three of the world's biggest superstars -- but few would have expected to see them together taking in a football match in Paris.
Australia police arrest man accused of funding U.S. fighter in Syria

Australia police arrest man accused of funding U.S. fighter in Syria

Australian police arrested a 23-year-old man in Melbourne on Tuesday on suspicion of funding a U.S. citizen who went to fight in Syria.

Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghanistan's President

 Ashraf Ghani was sworn in Monday as Afghanistan's President, sealing the country's first peaceful democratic transition of power.

ISIS threat: Syrian town fears massacre as Obama admits underestimating rise

Dozens of bombings from U.S.-led warplanes haven't stopped ISIS from advancing toward Turkey, leading one town in the path of its bloody march to fear a massacre.