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Sep 6, 2014 5:36PM ET
The State Department wants would-be ISIL recruits to see exactly how violent the group is — and ask them if that's still something they want to do.
Sep 6, 2014 2:44PM ET
The head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kiev says Putin is controlled by Satan. Does that mean this mess isn't Putin's fault?
Sep 6, 2014 12:57PM ET
The United Nations thinks it can stop the spread of Ebola with a bit of time and hundreds of millions of dollars.
Sep 6, 2014 8:06AM ET
Friday's cease-fire agreement between Russia and Ukraine appears to hold for its first night, but the parties involved think it's just a matter of time before fighting breaks out again.
Sep 5, 2014 1:30PM ET
President Obama reiterated the alliance's support for Ukraine and hatred of ISIL.
Sep 5, 2014 12:54PM ET
The Department of Defense confirmed Friday that Ahmed Abdi Godane, the leader of the al Qaeda-aligned Somali militant group, was killed during a U.S. airstrike on September 1.
Sep 5, 2014 12:32PM ET
A growing number of lawmakers have called on Congress to act on a resolution authorizing military force against ISIL, but Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has told others the president has to ask first.
Sep 5, 2014 10:39AM ET
In some unsettling news, the United States reportedly fears that embattled Syrian dictator Bashar Assad didn't get rid of all of his country's chemical weapons after all.
Sep 5, 2014 10:16AM ET
Haines is a British citizen and a security manager, whereas the last two hostages were American journalists.
Sep 5, 2014 9:32AM ET
The agreement has been up in the air for several days. Initially, Ukraine announced the ceasefire early in the week.
Sep 5, 2014 8:22AM ET
NATO announced, with no particular aggressor in mind (cough, cough, Russia), that it has approved a unit of several thousand troops that can be ready to mobilize on a moment's notice.
Sep 5, 2014 7:12AM ET
According to a former top NSA official, Islamic State fighters have managed to avoid detection by American intelligence apparatuses because of protocols released in the Edward Snowden leak.
Sep 4, 2014 6:16PM ET
British Prime Minister David Cameron has taken a strong stance on the situation with ISIL.
Sep 4, 2014 5:55PM ET
Seeing a case of the Ebola virus in the United States is becoming increasingly likely, a new study says.
Sep 4, 2014 4:27PM ET
Europe's last dictator is not a fan of the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Sep 4, 2014 3:15PM ET
That's the equivalent of seven Tyrannosaurus Rex, or 12 African Elephants, or 20 H2 Hummers.
Sep 4, 2014 2:45PM ET
Gentlemen might prefer blondes ... but sharks prefer gentlemen.
Sep 4, 2014 2:34PM ET
An assistant secretary of state said the situation on the ground "is worsening."
Sep 4, 2014 2:15PM ET
The Dalai Lama's visit to South Africa has been canceled, the country's foreign ministry said Thursday, after he failed to obtain a visa.
Sep 4, 2014 11:35AM ET
While Barfi urges for al-Baghdadi to respond, it is unlikely the leader will do so directly. Al-Baghdadi has been called "the invisible sheikh" because he appears so rarely.
Sep 4, 2014 9:41AM ET
All the crises in today's world can be difficult to keep up with. Jon Stewart and The Daily Show team are here to help.
Sep 3, 2014 6:15PM ET
In a 55-minute video, Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al Zawahiri announced the organization is expanding.
Sep 3, 2014 6:08PM ET
"Steve had a gentle soul that this world will be without," Barak Barfi, a family spokesman, said.
Sep 3, 2014 4:41PM ET
As we seek to divine the intentions of ISIL in releasing its vile propaganda, let's keep a little perspective.
Sep 3, 2014 2:07PM ET
Dr. Rick Sacra, a Boston-area obstetrician, was delivering babies in Liberia when he was reportedly exposed to the deadly virus.
Sep 3, 2014 1:12PM ET
France is withholding the delivery of the first of two warships it agreed to sell to Russia because of its actions in Ukraine.
Sep 3, 2014 10:47AM ET
The second American killed while fighting for ISIL in Syria had worked at a Minneapolis airport, the city's local Fox 9 first reported Tuesday.
Sep 3, 2014 10:34AM ET
The president used a speech in Estonia to tell Russia – again – to get out of Ukraine and to reassure Baltic nations that NATO would have their back.
Sep 3, 2014 7:16AM ET
As President Obama confirmed the authenticity of the video showing the execution of journalist Steven Sotloff by ISIL, an Israeli spokesman revealed that Sotloff held dual American-Israeli citizenship.
Sep 3, 2014 6:47AM ET
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's announcement of a ceasefire with Russia on Wednesday raises nearly as many questions as it means to answer.