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Aug 24, 2014 5:58PM ET
Source in the U.K. and U.S. think an aspiring rapper-turned-jihadist fighter is the man they are looking for in Syria.
Aug 24, 2014 2:08PM ET
An American journalist kidnapped nearly two years ago has been freed in Syria and handed over to UN representatives, after Qatari mediation helped lead to his release.
Aug 24, 2014 1:11PM ET
On the Ukrainian Independence Day, pro-Russian rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers through the separatist stronghold.
Aug 24, 2014 11:33AM ET
Iran claims to have shot down an Israeli spy drone that was flying over the Natanz nuclear site.
Aug 24, 2014 10:12AM ET
ISIL militants have captured at least a part of the last Syrian government-held outpost in a region taken over by the extremists.
Aug 24, 2014 9:12AM ET
Israel appears to be employing a new tactic by leveling large-scale buildings in Gaza, including residential and commercial sites.
Aug 23, 2014 2:16PM ET
Iceland is on a red alert after a small eruption in one of the country's largest volcanoes, but they said there's no reason to panic just yet.
Aug 23, 2014 11:30AM ET
At least 16 Sub-Saharan African migrants have been found alive in the waters off the coast of Libya after the boat they were on sunk Friday, but approximately 170 have not yet been found.
Aug 23, 2014 10:28AM ET
Hundreds of trucks the Russians say carried aid to separatist towns in the Ukraine return, but nobody knows for certain what was in them.
Aug 22, 2014 2:36PM ET
Deputy National Security Adviser Benjamin Rhodes had a blunt message for ISIL: "If you come after Americans, we're going to come after you, wherever you are."
Aug 22, 2014 1:58PM ET
Interpol is investigating a 24-year old Japanese man who fathered 16 surrogate babies and wanted many more.
Aug 22, 2014 1:26PM ET
A Pentagon spokesman said Russia's move to send in a 90-truck convoy was "a violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity."
Aug 22, 2014 12:56PM ET
In a measure aimed at curbing food smuggling as well as food shortages currently plaguing Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro has proposed having shoppers give fingerprints to make sure they aren't hoarding items.
Aug 22, 2014 12:19PM ET
In an interview with Vice News, Mosa promised to "raise the flag of Allah in the White House."
Aug 22, 2014 9:42AM ET
According to the United Nations, as of April 2014, more than 191,000 people have died in the three years of the Syrian civil war. The true figures are expected to be higher.
Aug 22, 2014 8:18AM ET
One day after Israel killed three top Hamas commanders, the radical group executed 18 Palestinian men it had suspected of collaborating with Israel.
Aug 22, 2014 7:07AM ET
A 90-truck aid convoy crossed the border into Ukraine from Russia on Friday without "clearance or participation of the International Red Cross" or Ukrainian agreement as previously negotiated.
Aug 21, 2014 5:27PM ET
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is calling for an investigation into the possible leak about the failed mission to rescue James Foley and other American hostages.
Aug 21, 2014 4:34PM ET
The terrorist group copped to the June killing of three Israeli teenagers that helped spark the current Gaza war.
Aug 21, 2014 3:48PM ET
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday that there was "a very real possibility" that terrorists from the Islamic State had crossed into the U.S. through the southern border with Mexico.
Aug 21, 2014 3:08PM ET
The Wire spoke with Chris Voss, a 24-year veteran of the FBI and Gary Noesner who had a 30-year career as an FBI negotiator.
Aug 21, 2014 3:03PM ET
Republicans seized on the killing of James Foley to push for an expanded air campaign and even limited ground troops in Iraq to destroy the Islamic State.
Aug 21, 2014 12:57PM ET
Though complete details about Foley's suspected whereabouts have not been disclosed by authorities, anonymous sources and former hostages have helped fill the gaps in his story.
Aug 21, 2014 11:32AM ET
With the Islamic State having killed one American hostage and threatening to kill another, The Wire spoke with Gary Sick, who served on the White House team during the Iranian hostage crisis.
Aug 21, 2014 11:00AM ET
Ben Rhodes, President Obama's deputy national security advisor, told NPR that the American military effort against ISIL may not be restricted to Iraq.
Aug 21, 2014 10:26AM ET
Nicolas Henin, another journalist who was taken hostage by ISIL, revealed new details about his time captivity with Foley.
Aug 21, 2014 7:37AM ET
Dr. Kent Brantly, the medical worker who was infected with the Ebola virus in West Africa, is said to have fully recovered and will be released from the hospital today.
Aug 21, 2014 6:43AM ET
The radical Sunni group had previously attempted to ransom Foley for 100 million euros.
Aug 20, 2014 4:09PM ET
According to a Ukrainian military spokesman, another Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down in action in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday.
Aug 20, 2014 3:44PM ET
The Monument of the Soviet Army in Sofia, Bulgaria has, once again, been vandalized. The monument depicts a number of USSR soldiers during the second World War.