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Two years of Islamic State: where are we now?

Today marks two years to the day since Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s so-called caliphate.<p>Taking advantage of the war in Syria and the instability and sectarian divisions in neighbouring Iraq, the extremist group swept through huge swathes of both countries …

Terrorism
Middle East

Ex-wife of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: I want a new life in Europe

<b>(CNN) —</b> She was married to the most wanted man in the world, the leader of ISIS.<p>In her first interview since her release from a Lebanese prison last year, Saja al-Dulaimi recalled to CNN Swedish affiliate Expressen TV what it was like to be Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's wife and what she fears for the …

Islam

ISIS terrorizes Europe but loses ground at home

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS might have pulled off a string of terrorist attacks across Europe in recent months, but on its home turf in Iraq and Syria it has suffered one setback after another.<p>On Monday, Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad recaptured the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Last week, the …

Middle East

Investigators: Multiple ISIS plots being planned in Europe

<b>(CNN) —</b> Investigators are aware of multiple additional ISIS plots in Europe possibly linked to the Paris and Brussels networks that are in various stages of planning.<p>A combination of electronic intercepts, human sources and database tracking indicates several possible targets had been picked out by …

Terrorism

Airstrikes targeting ISIS hit Mosul University

<b>Irbil, Iraq (CNN) —</b> Airstrikes targeting ISIS fighters struck Mosul and surrounding areas over the weekend, sources tell CNN.<p>CNN could not immediately independently verify the specifics of the claims, as the strikes hit inside ISIS-held territory.<p>Seven airstrikes were conducted near Mosul over the …

Mosul

Protesters block road outside Trump Arizona event, march in NYC

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Dozens of protesters blocked traffic near a Donald Trump event in Arizona on Saturday, while demonstrators marched in New York City to protest the GOP front-runner.<p>The protesters in Arizona parked vehicles sideways on Shea Boulevard, blocking both lanes of traffic into Fountain …

Donald Trump
Islamic State (ISIS)

The Nuclear Deal Has Already Made Iran Stronger

<i>Editor’s Note: The</i> National Interest <i>and the Heritage Foundation have partnered for a multi-part occasional series examining various aspects of the</i> …

South Asia

Yoga For A Strong Core: The Only Move You'll Ever Need

This weekly core drill will get your abs and back muscles stronger in no time. Below, I'll provide a beginner, intermediate, and advanced option of …

American held after leaving ISIS territory

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kurdish authorities are holding an American citizen who emerged from ISIS territory, a Kurdish official told CNN on Monday.<p>Reports indicate the man was allegedly fighting for ISIS, a U.S. State Department official said, speaking on background.<p>According to a U.S. official, the man came …

U.S. Dept. of State
Islamic State (ISIS)

Trump on whether he has a foreign-policy team: 'Yes, there is a team. Well, there's not a team'

The New York billionaire, who had promised to name his foreign policy and national security advisers last month, told MSNBC that he has met with people but made no decision yet on who to advise him on global affairs.<p>Asked whether he had a team, Trump said on Tuesday: "Yes, there is a team. Well, …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump strongly suggests he’s willing to go to war with Mexico to finance his “big, beautiful wall”

“When I rejuvenate our military, Mexico won’t be ‘playing’ war with us — that I can tell you,” Trump said<p>On Morning Joe Wednesday, investigative journalist Bob Woodward attempted to atone for his sins as the George W. Bush administration's court stenographer and vault himself back into relevance by …

Donald Trump

U.S.: ISIS detainee providing information on chemical weapons

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. military has conducted airstrikes against targets it believes are crucial to ISIS' chemical weapons program based on information provided by a senior ISIS operative involved in chemical weapons, several U.S. officials told CNN.<p>The U.S. captured the operative in Iraq three weeks …

Islamic State (ISIS)

8 weight loss foods that you’d never have guessed could help you burn fat

Eat more to lose weight? That’s the dream for most of us looking to shed a few pounds.<p>But what if there were some foods you could eat more of that …

Nutrition

World powers agree to 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria; outcome uncertain

<b>(CNN) —</b> Major world powers have agreed to a "cessation of hostilities" and to the delivery of immediate aid in Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced early Friday.<p>He spoke in Munich, Germany, where top diplomats from more than a dozen countries, including the United States and Russia, …

Middle East

US officials think ISIS will attack America this year

Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that ISIS — aka the Islamic State, ISIL, or Daesh — "will probably attempt to conduct additional attacks in Europe, and attempt to direct attacks on the US homeland in 2016."<p>US Director …

Terrorism