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Hamid Karzai Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Hamid Karzai, the former president of Afghanistan. Personal: Birth date: December 24, 1957 Birth place: Kandahar, Afghanistan Father: Abdul Ahad Karzai, politician

UK police arrest 5th suspect in alleged terror plot

(CNN) -- A fifth man has been arrested on suspicion of planning an act of terrorism, British police said Thursday.

Syria Fast Facts

Syria is a Middle Eastern country sharing a border with Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey. The Syrian uprising began in March 2011. As of August 2014, more than 191,000 Syrians have been killed, according to the United Nations.
ISIS Fast Facts

ISIS Fast Facts

Here's a look at Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Facts: Started as an al Qaeda splinter group. Also known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and Islamic State (IS).

19 die as violent protests over ISIS sweep Turkey

(CNN) -- As ISIS militants seem poised to take the strategic city of Kobani at the Turkish-Syrian border, violent protests have broken out in Turkey, leaving some demonstrators dead.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at ICC over charges linked to 2007 violence

 Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday became the first sitting head of state to appear before the International Criminal Court, where he faces charges of crimes against humanity.

U.S. officials: ISIS will capture Kobani, but it's not a big concern to us

(CNN) -- The key Syrian border city of Kobani will soon fall to ISIS, but that's not a major U.S. concern, several senior U.S. administration officials said.

Ebola: sad milestone

The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has died. Thomas Duncan passed away Wednesday morning at a Dallas hospital after spending ten days in treatment.
'Save Excalibur' fails: Madrid euthanizes Ebola patient's dog

'Save Excalibur' fails: Madrid euthanizes Ebola patient's dog

Madrid health authorities have put down Ebola patient Teresa Romero Ramos' dog, Excalibur, despite protests. The animal was sedated prior to euthanasia to avoid its suffering, the Health Ministry of Madrid said in a statement.
Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed with the latest developments

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed with the latest developments

(CNN) -- As Ebola cases rise to staggering numbers, so do the fears and concerns among nations, along with reports of infections in Spain and the United States.

Bianchi family reveal F1 driver has suffered 'diffuse axonal injury'

 The family of Jules Bianchi, the Formula One racing driver who was critically injured at Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix, have revealed that he is suffering from a "diffuse axonal injury."

Mexican troops head to site of mass graves, where 43 students went missing

Federal troops are on the way to a southern Mexican town where 43 students went missing, and local police have been ordered to lay down their weapons.

UK police arrest 4 men suspected of terror plot

A terror plot aimed at Britain may have been foiled in its early stages, a UK security source said Tuesday, the same day that police announced the arrests of four men in London on suspicion of involvement in a terrorist plot.
FBI wants help identifying ISIS jihadist in execution video

FBI wants help identifying ISIS jihadist in execution video

The FBI on Tuesday asked for the public's help in identifying an English-speaking militant who appeared to help execute Syrian soldiers in an ISIS recruitment video released last month.
Who is Mohammed Hamzah Khan?

Who is Mohammed Hamzah Khan?

The arrest of an American teenager for allegedly attempting to join the Islamic militant group ISIS has stunned people in the working-class Chicago suburb where he lives.