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ISIS digs in at Palmyra and takes new town 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 11:17:09 EDT 
    ISIS extremists extend their control around the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and reportedly take control of the Iraqi town of Husayba, pushing east from Ramadi.

What next for ISIS child soldiers? 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 10:29:50 EDT 
    The Sunni extremists are brainwashing an entire generation in Iraq and Syria to create an army of compliant young soldiers -- but what future awaits these children if ISIS is defeated?

How can ISIS advance be stopped? 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 07:36:31 EDT 
    The remorseless advance of ISIS has forced thousands to flee their homes -- and shocked Iraq and the West. But what can be done to halt such a resilient and calculating force? CNN's Tim Lister investigates.

Opinion: Why Palmyra threat sickens 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 11:09:20 EDT 

    'White Helmets' bring civilian aid to Syria's conflict 
      Fri, 22 May 2015 11:42:05 EDT 
      In the last five years, life expectancy has dropped by nearly 20 years in Syria. It is an astonishing figure.

    Kim Jong Un's spy secrets revealed 
      Fri, 22 May 2015 11:20:29 EDT 

      Shiite mosque in Saudi 'hit by blast' 
        Fri, 22 May 2015 10:37:36 EDT 
        An explosion rocked a mosque Friday in one of Saudi Arabia's few Shiite population centers, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

      Court frees 'nut rage' airline exec 
        Fri, 22 May 2015 05:41:40 EDT 

        Landmark vote on gay marriage 
          Fri, 22 May 2015 10:15:02 EDT 
          Polls open in Ireland for landmark vote on the polarizing issue of whether to allow same-sex marriage. Will liberal thinking or traditional leanings win out in the majority Catholic nation?

        Life for UK cabbie bomb maker 
          Fri, 22 May 2015 10:47:53 EDT 
          A UK court sentenced a London taxi driver to life in prison Friday for the 2007 murder of a U.S. soldier in Iraq.

        Somali ISIS members court Al-Shabaab 
          Fri, 22 May 2015 11:44:36 EDT 
          A recently released propaganda recruitment video by ISIS shows Somali fighters in the group inviting other Somali jihadis to join their ranks.

        Man arrested for quadruple murder 
          Fri, 22 May 2015 10:19:10 EDT 
          Wanted in the gruesome slayings of a prominent Washington family and their housekeeper, quadruple murder suspect Daron Dylon Wint was tailed by federal authorities from the nation's capital to New York and back before he was arrested late Thursday.

        Bearded ladies and spandex: Bring on Eurovision 
          Fri, 22 May 2015 11:39:44 EDT 

          More taboos about pop culture or Islam? 
            Fri, 22 May 2015 11:47:31 EDT 
            It seems that every other week, a new incident takes place to remind us that there are many who will respond to critiques of Islam in a violently disagreeable manner.

          Is Putin's rumored girlfriend pregnant? 
            Fri, 22 May 2015 10:46:06 EDT 
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