Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | Posted Dec 1st - 7:31pm
The Islamic State group has between 2,000 and 3,000 fighters in Libya and has demonstrated its intention to control more territory in the strategically located North African country — but it is only one player among multiple warring factions, United Nations experts said in a report Tuesday.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | Posted Dec 1st - 7:11pm
Russia hopes to circulate a draft resolution to the Security Council very soon that will tighten the U.N. crackdown on the financing of extremist groups including the Islamic State group, the country's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday.
Albert Aji and Bassem Mroue, Associated Press | Posted Dec 1st - 1:31pm
A deal has been reached for thousands of insurgents to leave the last opposition-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs and for state institutions to return to the area, an opposition monitoring group and a Syrian official said Tuesday.
Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press | Posted Dec 1st - 1:20pm
The Israeli military said Tuesday it will begin enlisting soldiers who are HIV-positive, in a policy shift putting the country at the forefront of military inclusivity toward people with the virus that causes AIDS.
Kevin Liptak, CNN White House Producer | Posted Dec 1st - 1:20pm
President Barack Obama warned his Russian counterpart Tuesday against intervening in Syria's civil war, suggesting that Vladimir Putin is aware of the dangers his country faces by entering the bloody conflict.Kevin Liptak
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Nicolas Vaux-Montagny, Associated Press | Posted Dec 1st - 1:11pm
Accused of running a network to recruit French extremists to fight in Syria, designated a terrorist by the United States and a fugitive by his homeland, Salim Benghalem promised to only return to France to carry out an attack "with a maximum of damage."
Zeina Karam, Associated Press | Posted Dec 1st - 12:31pm
Al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria released more than a dozen Lebanese soldiers and police it has held for more than a year on Tuesday as part of a Qatar-brokered deal in which Lebanon freed at least 11 prisoners, including a former wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Mehmet Guzel and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press | Posted Dec 1st - 12:20pm
A pipe bomb left on a highway overpass near an Istanbul subway station exploded Tuesday, wounding five people, a local official said. The blast caused some panic in the city, which is on edge following a spate of deadly bombings in Turkey.