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Islamic State releases video of attacks in Egypt

New video shows guerrilla strikes against Egyptian army in North Sinai desert, the country's restive eastern peninsula Isil loyalists are locked in battle with army<p><b>Islamic State</b> jihadists have released a video publicising a slew of attacks on the <b>Egyptian</b> army in the North Sinai desert.<p>While the …

'Money, guns, girls': How ISIS recruiters win in the West

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Harry Potter" is one of the most popular book series of the last decade. At its heart lies a duel between good and evil. A duel between light and dark ... young and old ... reason and madness ... authority and rebellion.<p>Young people are binary creatures -- things are always this or that, …

ISIS controls most of Syrian city near Palmyra ruins, activists say

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS militants on Wednesday stormed a central Syrian city that's just meters from the ancient ruins of Palmyra, activists said.<p>ISIS fighters entered Tadmur, the Arabic name for the modern city with thousands of residents at the Palmyra site, after days of fighting with Syrian government …

Q&A: Probing Islamic State’s sex atrocities with the United Nations

<b>NEW YORK, United States</b> – A United Nations unit of sex crime investigators has probed the world’s war zones for evidence of forced marriages, slavery …

Subcommittee Hearing: ISIS: Defining the Enemy

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Palmyra: historic Syrian city falls under control of Isis

The historic city of Palmyra has fallen almost entirely under the control of Islamic State, after forces loyal to the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, collapsed under a seven-day siege that has left the magnificent ruins there exposed to near-certain destruction by the terror group.<p>Activists from …

The Kremlin thinks that the massive protests rocking a Balkan nation are an outside job to hurt Russia

Tens of thousands of Macedonians rallied on May 17 following the release of alleged covert recordings of the government, which show them planning to rig votes and covering-up a murder. On the next day, there was a pro-government rally in response.<p>Opposition leader Zoran Zev is calling for Prime …

Iran's leader says no to military inspections

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iran's Supreme Leader has said the country will not allow any inspections of its military facilities, the official state news agency reported Wednesday.<p>The announcement might set back international efforts to reach an agreement that would assure the world that Iran is not developing nuclear …

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