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ISIS video shows child purportedly executing 2 Russian spies

A new video released by ISIS militants purports to show the execution of two Russian spies at the hands of a child.<p>The nearly eight-minute video, …

Russia

US-led task force launches 26 air strikes against Isis in Syria and Iraq

The US and its coalition partners have launched another round of air strikes against Islamic State (Isis) militants in Iraq and Syria, conducting 26 strikes since early on Friday.<p>In a statement released on Saturday from the Combined Joint Task Force leading the military operation, officials said 13 …

Israel, Hezbollah signal intention to de-escalate conflict after cross-border flare-up

Israel and Hezbollah have signalled the rare flare-up in fighting across the Israel-Lebanon border is over, after the Lebanese guerrillas killed two …

Middle East

'We have an entire army thirsty for your blood': ISIS releases new video appearing to show Jihadi John beheading second Japanese hostage

• <b>Kenji Goto threatened with beheading in ISIS video released last Saturday</b>• <b><br>Terror group was trying to exchange Goto for bomber Sajida al-Rishawi</b>• <b><br>In new</b> …

Left to die: The people trapped in eastern Ukraine's war

Left to die<p>With nowhere to run, civilians try to survive eastern Ukraine's war<p>Left to die<p>With nowhere to run, civilians try to survive eastern …

Cambodia Is China’s Newest Market For Foreign Brides

Little more than two years ago, there wasn’t a single recorded case of women trafficked from Cambodia to China to marry. Now, there are more than 150 — and experts expect that number to soar. BuzzFeed News' Jina Moore reports from Cambodia.<p>PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Khai Sochoeun went willingly, above …

ISIS captors cared little about religion, says former hostage

<b>London (CNN) —</b> A French journalist's ISIS captors cared little about religion, Didier Francois -- who spent over 10 months as the group's prisoner in Syria -- told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview on Tuesday.<p>"There was never really discussion about texts or -- it was not a …

Obama, King Abdullah vow not to let up against Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Jordanian King Abdullah II vowed not to let up in the fight against the Islamic State group Tuesday, as …

FBI official: ISIS is recruiting U.S. teens

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> For the head of the FBI's counterterrorist division, Michael Steinbach, the unknown worries him the most.<p>Steinbach is leading the daunting effort to stay on top of the evolving threat landscape, which includes targeting and recruiting teenage Americans. In an exclusive interview …

Kobani: A grim victory in the battle against ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> Walk through the streets of Kobani, and the devastation wrought by fighting ISIS is immeasurable.<p>Entire buildings reduced to heap of rubble. A hospital virtually obliterated. Shoes and clothes strewn throughout the debris, their owners nowhere to be found.<p>After four months of intense …

Father of Jordan's tortured pilot speaks out

The father of Jordanian pilot Moath al-Kasabeh calls for greater revenge against ISIS after his son was killed. Becky Anderson reports.

Turner Broadcasting

Mysterious woman from Canada’s rapid rise in ISIS puzzles intel analysts

A mysterious jihadist who left her home in Canada in late November to join ISIS has toured the caliphate like a VIP, appearing in key locations throughout Syria and Iraq and prompting intel analysts to wonder what is behind her seemingly elevated status.<p>Little is known about the woman who calls …

Inside ISIS and al-Qaeda's Battle for Brand Supremacy

Four days after the terrorist attacks in Paris, which killed 17 people, a video surfaced online showing one of the gunmen, Amedy Coulibaly, pledging …

Terrorism

Obama - Islamic State conducting 'barbarism' in name of religion

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday Islamic State was a “brutal, vicious death cult” that was carrying out “unspeakable acts of barbarism” in the name of religion.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with citizens who wrote letters about how they …

Barack Obama

Jordan: 'This is our war'

Dr. Mohammed Al Momani tells New Day's Chris Cuomo how and why Jordan is ramping up its efforts in the fight against ISIS.

Turner Broadcasting

Baghdad's decade-old curfew to end on Saturday, Iraq's PM says

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Baghdad’s decade-old curfew will end on Saturday and four neighborhoods will be “demilitarized”, Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday, as he tries to normalize the capital.<p>A policeman scans a resident's car at a checkpoint in Baghdad February 5, 2015. …

Islam

Jordan jets 'strike Islamic State' after pilot's death

<b>Jordan says its warplanes have carried out their first air strikes on Islamic State (IS) targets since the militants released a video showing the killing of a captured Jordanian pilot.</b><p>On their way back, the planes flew over the village of pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh.<p>Their flight coincided with a visit …

Hayat Boumeddiene 'appears in Islamic State film'

Hayat Boumeddiene, widow of Paris killer Amedy Coulibaly and dubbed France's most wanted woman, appears in Isil film calling for more attacks against native country, report says<p>A young woman seen in an Islamic State propaganda video may be Hayat Boumeddiene, widow of one of the gunmen behind the …

The Islamic State Is Burying Children Alive and Crucifying Them, Says UN | VICE News

Islamic State militants are systematically mass-executing and abusing children, including by crucifying them, burying them alive, and using mentally disabled youth as suicide bombers and shields in battle, according to a United Nations review of atrocities committed against children in Iraq.<p>The UN …

Kurds and ISIL battle over Kirkuk

<b>Maktab Khalid, Kirkuk -</b> Abdullah Saeed and his men stood on top of a dirt pile by an artificial water canal that separated them from the fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the sprawling plains of southwest Kirkuk.<p>ISIL fighters were just about one kilometre away. The …

Jordan vows: 'This is just the beginning'

<b>Karak, Jordan (CNN) —</b> Two days after news emerged that ISIS had burned a captive Jordanian pilot to death, the Middle Eastern nation hit back, and is promising more.<p>Fighter jets carried out airstrikes Thursday, then returned to fly over the home of the slain 27-year-old pilot, Lt. Moath …

Islam

Four Minnesotans Investigated for Possible ISIS Aspirations

Federal agents are investigating whether four Minnesota men were trying to travel to Syria, possibly to join up with ISIS, officials said Thursday. One has been charged with lying to the FBI, according to court documents.<p>Hamza Ahmed, 19, of Minneapolis falsely told FBI agents in November that he …

Airports

Freed Jihadi cleric condemns Isis over death of Jordanian pilot

Photograph: Jordan News Agency/EPA<p>Lt Muadh al-Kasasbeh.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/6/1423219612799/730e81ed-6363-44cf-a142-9bf66317faa0-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Jordan News Agency/EPA<p>Lt Muadh …

New ISIS video shows children in class, men at 'Sharia institute'

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Jordanian jets pound ISIS targets, the terror group released a video Friday that appears to send a message that life is normal in its strongholds.<p>The video, a far cry from the militants' regular footage of grisly killings, touts a new curriculum for 24 schools in the Syrian town of …

Jordan warplanes strike down ISIS assets

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Pilot video shows Islamic State group is raising the stakes in its propaganda, experts say

A video of a Jordanian pilot being burned to death was exceptional in its brutality, even for the Islamic State group, and also was a sign that the militants intend to raise the stakes in their propaganda efforts, experts say.<p>It also offered confirmation to the belief that the airman was killed …

ISIS putting price tags on Iraqi children, selling them as slaves, U.N. says

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS has stepped up the use of children in its bloody campaign of terror, the United Nations says -- subjecting them to horrors that include putting price tags on them to sell as slaves.<p>A report released this week focused on children in Iraq, as well as the responsibility of that nation's …