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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.
Aug 20, 2014 2:06PM ET
He has a history of working with the hostages, as was the lead negotiator in this year's release of eleven ISIL hostages to Turkey in exchange for ransom.
Aug 20, 2014 11:04AM ET
African elephant herds have faced poaching for decades, but a new wave of poaching has placed them on the edge of extinction, according to a study published Tuesday.
Aug 20, 2014 10:20AM ET
Cameron is now headed to meet foreign secretary Philip Hammond. The executioner in the video appears to be British.
Aug 20, 2014 8:59AM ET
A man known only by his war name of Franko traveled to Donbass and assumed Ukrainian citizenship. The Donbass unit on the Ukrainian side is an all volunteer unit.
Aug 20, 2014 7:41AM ET
Of course, they were arrested.
Aug 19, 2014 4:59PM ET
The murder of James Wright Foley was intended as a warning against American intervention in Iraq.
Aug 19, 2014 4:09PM ET
After rocket fire from Gaza broke a temporary truce, Israel resumed airstrikes on Gaza and pulled its delegation from ceasefire talks in Cairo. After a rocket was downed over Tel Aviv, Israel reportedly resumed its military operation in Gaza again.
Aug 19, 2014 3:02PM ET
Egypt may be trolling the United States, but Ferguson has given them ammunition.
Aug 19, 2014 12:27PM ET
Knowledge of this meeting comes after several bodies were discovered in Eastern Ukraine yesterday. They were of victims from a convoy attack.
Aug 19, 2014 11:52AM ET
A newly released video by the Islamic State shows a picture of an American man who had been beheaded in Iraq with a caption that translated into English reads, "we will drown all of you in blood."
Aug 19, 2014 9:57AM ET
The 17 patients being screened in Monrovia's Ebola holding facility had fled when looters raided the health center Saturday night, according to Information Minister Lewis Brown.
Aug 19, 2014 9:03AM ET
The ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian factions in Gaza was broken several hours before it was set to expire. Israel responded to rockets from Gaza with a series of airstrikes.
Aug 19, 2014 8:33AM ET
Aug 19, 2014 6:49AM ET
Quite a humanitarian crisis is emerging as Ukrainian forces continue to make gains toward capturing the rebel strongholds of Donetsk and Luhansk.