Emboldened by a weakened Iraqi government that is struggling to stop their murderous advance, the extremists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria declared over the weekend that they have set up a caliphate spanning large areas of the two countries.
North Korea on Monday proposed that "all hostile military activities" with South Korea "come to a complete halt" this week, but it attached a number of conditions that Seoul is likely to reject.
The trial of Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius resumes in South Africa Monday after being halted for a month-long psychiatric assessment of the athlete.
About 30 bodies were found in a migrant boat rescued early Monday between Sicily and the North African coast, the Italian navy said.
A bomb exploded outside of the Egyptian Presidential Palace in Cairo on Monday, killing a security officer and wounding three other security personnel, state media reported.
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A young newlywed couple in northeastern Pakistan died a horrible death at the hands of the bride's family in the latest honor killing in the nation, police in Pakistan said Saturday.
Two new reports detail alleged atrocities in Iraq. Arwa Damon reports on alleged executions of Iraqi forces.
A newlywed couple in Pakistan were killed by the bride's family over opposition to the wedding. Saima Mohsin reports.
Benghazi terror suspect Abu Khatallah pleads not guilty to material support of terrorism in federal court in Washington.
Benghazi suspect Ahmed Abu Khatallah arrives at a courthouse in the U.S.
A young actress was killed this week in Damascus when her home was shelled. CNN's Jessica King reports.
A new government investigation reveals the full extend of Savile' sexual predatory actions. His youngest victims was 5.
CNN's Erin McLaughlin visits the home of Emperor Franz Joseph to see the place where he signed the declaration that began World War I.
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In Nepal, an aging population combined with poor diets and no health insurance system means increased organ disease. The one in highest demand? The kidney. And black market traffickers will do anything to get them.
The World Health Organization says "drastic action is needed" to stop the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. It has sent teams of experts to help locals deal with the epidemic and WHO plans to meet next week to discuss how to contain it.
A Sudanese Christian woman who initially faced a death sentence after refusing to renounce her faith is now at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum with her family, her husband told CNN on Friday.
A Sudanese Christian woman, who had been sentenced to die for refusing to renounce her faith, and her husband were released from custody late Thursday, the two told CNN.
New Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview Thursday that negotiations with Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine would continue Friday, when he will sign a cooperation agreement with the European Union that sparked the crisis in his country.