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The third hostage is identified as David Cawthorne Haines in the subtitle of the video, a British citizen.
Sep 2, 2014 1:17PM ET
ISIL has released a video allegedly showing the beheading of journalist Steven Sotloff, according to SITE Intelligence Group.
Sep 2, 2014 10:41AM ET
Lyft should be experiencing some schadenfreude right about now: Uber, the practically ubiquitous ridesharing service that's established drivers in 150 cities, has been banned in Germany in a ruling by the Frankfurt Regional Court.
Sep 2, 2014 9:43AM ET
The Ebola outbreak is causing food harvests to dwindle in West Africa, the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization said Tuesday.
Sep 2, 2014 8:04AM ET
According to reports, American airstrikes against al-Shabab in Somalia targeted and may have killed Ahmed Abdi Godane, leader of the al-Qaeda linked group.
Sep 2, 2014 2:15AM ET
On the bright side, the flies on board the satellite survived their experimental flight.
Sep 2, 2014 1:31AM ET
Sergei Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, urged a ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian soldiers. However, tensions in the area have only increased.
Sep 1, 2014 8:43AM ET
Four men have been arrested at Manila's international airport in what appears to be a bomb plot.
Sep 1, 2014 8:08AM ET
Ukrainian officials accuse Russia of ratcheting up tensions is eastern Ukraine.
Aug 31, 2014 5:21PM ET
Democrats and Republicans took to the Sunday talk shows to criticize the president for not having a strategy on how to deal with ISIL.
Aug 31, 2014 3:31PM ET
French officials arrested a 16-year-old girl would-be jihadi at the airport before she could get on a flight to Turkey.
Aug 31, 2014 11:27AM ET
A Libyan militia group says it has "secured" a U.S. Embassy compound in Tripoli, with the hope that foreign diplomats will return to their posts.
Aug 31, 2014 9:58AM ET
Israel says it shot down a Syrian drone over the Golan Heights Sunday.
Aug 31, 2014 8:28AM ET
The Somali army defended against an attack on one of the country's high security prisons where many militants are believed to be held.
Aug 30, 2014 4:23PM ET
A report from an international housing group says it will take two decades to rebuild Gaza after the destruction from the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas.
Aug 30, 2014 1:37PM ET
Dozens of U.N. peacekeepers have been rescued from Islamists in Syria, but dozens more remain surrounded by militants.
Aug 30, 2014 10:42AM ET
Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko says his country is "a subject of foreign military aggression and terror."
Aug 30, 2014 8:49AM ET
Lesotho's prime minister fled the country Saturday, claiming he was the target of a military coup, but the army denies there was a coup attempt at all.
Aug 30, 2014 7:56AM ET
After more than 24 hours trapped in a northern Nicaragua gold mine, 20 workers have been rescued but the fate of a few more remains unclear.
Aug 29, 2014 4:09PM ET
President Obama affirmed that there would be no American boots on the ground in response to Russia's recently amped up aggression against Ukraine. The markets may being doing the work for him.
Aug 29, 2014 1:47PM ET
The U.S. threat level remains the same, officials said, despite the U.K.'s move to raise its level to "severe" in response to the Islamic State.
Aug 29, 2014 12:37PM ET
A day after 43 United Nations peacekeepers were detained by Islamist rebels from the al-Nusra Front, 75 members of the same U.N. peacekeeping force near the border between Israel and Syria are reportedly engaged in a stand-off with the Syrian rebels.
Aug 29, 2014 10:13AM ET
It's the first time in three years the threat level in the U.K. has been that high, Prime Minister David Cameron said.
Aug 29, 2014 9:20AM ET
Senegal confirmed its first case Friday, and the World Health Organization said this week has seen more cases than any other week of the outbreak.
Aug 29, 2014 9:10AM ET
According to a shocking United Nations report, nearly half of all Syrians have either left the country and become internally displaced refugees.
Aug 29, 2014 7:58AM ET
A day after Russian troops reportedly aided rebel separatists in the capture of strategic Ukrainian towns, Russian President Vladimir Putin called on the rebels to release captured Ukrainian soldiers to avoid further bloodshed.
Aug 29, 2014 7:04AM ET
According to reports, ISIL released a video of the radical Sunni terrorist group beheading a Kurdish peshmerga fighter as a warning to Kurds in Iraq.
Aug 28, 2014 11:07PM ET
The Icelandic Meteorological Office reports that a fissure eruption has occurred at the site of the Bárðarbunga volcano, meaning lava has cracked the surface.
Aug 28, 2014 4:17PM ET
According to reports, ISIL fighters waterboarded its Western hostages during the early part of their captivity.
Aug 28, 2014 10:47AM ET
One day after capturing a border crossing near the Israeli-Syrian border, rebels from the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front have reportedly detained (or by some accounts abducted) nearly 50 United Nations peacekeepers.