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    Under pressure in Syria, ISIS looks to Libya to plot terror attacks

    Under pressure in Syria, ISIS looks to Libya to plot terror attacks


    Even as the so-called Islamic State has lost territory and men in Libya, it has maintained an underground network of cells in some of the most populous parts of the country. That network, according to security forces in the capital Tripoli, supported the...

    Even as the so-called Islamic State has lost territory and men in Libya, it has maintained an underground network of cells in some of the most populous parts of the country. That network, according to security forces in the capital Tripoli, supported the Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi and his younger brother Hashim.
    Gunmen open fire on bus carrying Coptic Christians: 26 dead

    Gunmen open fire on bus carrying Coptic Christians: 26 dead


    Unidentified gunmen in Egypt opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians, killing several people, Egypt's state news agency MENA reported, citing security...

    Unidentified gunmen in Egypt opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians, killing several people, Egypt's state news agency MENA reported, citing security sources.
    Cancer claims director but film lives on

    Cancer claims director but film lives on


    When he was dying in spring last year, Abbas Kiarostami knew he was leaving behind not only his family and friends, but also his final work,...

    When he was dying in spring last year, Abbas Kiarostami knew he was leaving behind not only his family and friends, but also his final work, unfinished.
    Melania: Why a veil in Rome, not Riyadh?

    Melania: Why a veil in Rome, not Riyadh?


    Melania Trump has dutifully considered every outfit she has worn during her first trip abroad as first lady -- her visit with Pope Francis on Wednesday was no...

    Melania Trump has dutifully considered every outfit she has worn during her first trip abroad as first lady -- her visit with Pope Francis on Wednesday was no exception.
    Trump works to reposition US allies

    Trump works to reposition US allies


    Touring the Middle East this week, President Donald Trump has sought to galvanize traditional US allies against a common foe Iran, an opening bid to realign the region while advancing the prospect of peace that's long eluded American...

    Touring the Middle East this week, President Donald Trump has sought to galvanize traditional US allies against a common foe Iran, an opening bid to realign the region while advancing the prospect of peace that's long eluded American leaders.
    Trump sets sight on the big deal: Mideast peace

    Trump sets sight on the big deal: Mideast peace


    President Donald Trump doesn't expect to emerge from his two-day visit to Israel and the West Bank with a peace deal in hand, but he is the latest president to arrive here with the lofty goal in...

    President Donald Trump doesn't expect to emerge from his two-day visit to Israel and the West Bank with a peace deal in hand, but he is the latest president to arrive here with the lofty goal in mind.
    Trump treads carefully between Israelis and Palestinians

    Trump treads carefully between Israelis and Palestinians


    Both Israelis and Palestinians pushed their key issues to President Trump, but he did not take the bait from either...

    Both Israelis and Palestinians pushed their key issues to President Trump, but he did not take the bait from either side.
    Iran accuses US of 'Iranophobia', 'warmongering'

    Iran accuses US of 'Iranophobia', 'warmongering'


    Iran called on Washington on Monday to abandon its "warmongering policy, intervention, Iranophobia and sales of dangerous and useless weapons to the main sponsors of terrorism," according to state-run Press...

    Iran called on Washington on Monday to abandon its "warmongering policy, intervention, Iranophobia and sales of dangerous and useless weapons to the main sponsors of terrorism," according to state-run Press TV.
    Saudi announces $55B in deals with US

    Saudi announces $55B in deals with US


    Saudi Arabia announced more than $55 billion in deals with US companies Saturday, coinciding with President Donald Trump's arrival here for a two-day...

    Saudi Arabia announced more than $55 billion in deals with US companies Saturday, coinciding with President Donald Trump's arrival here for a two-day visit.
    Experts: Trump's new tune on Islam unconvincing

    Experts: Trump's new tune on Islam unconvincing


    President Donald Trump's speech Sunday will likely be met with skepticism and frustration in the Muslim world, according to experts in the Middle East who said his sudden shift in tone on Islam was...

    President Donald Trump's speech Sunday will likely be met with skepticism and frustration in the Muslim world, according to experts in the Middle East who said his sudden shift in tone on Islam was unconvincing.
    US: ISIS creating chemical weapons cell

    US: ISIS creating chemical weapons cell


    US intelligence believes ISIS is bringing together all of its experts on chemical weapons from Iraq and Syria into a new "chemical weapons cell," according to a US...

    US intelligence believes ISIS is bringing together all of its experts on chemical weapons from Iraq and Syria into a new "chemical weapons cell," according to a US official.
    Middle East's unlikely surf destination

    Middle East's unlikely surf destination


    Its waves may be modest, but the community's passion is strong: Lebanon's popularity as a surfing destination is...

    Its waves may be modest, but the community's passion is strong: Lebanon's popularity as a surfing destination is growing
    What makes the Arab world laugh?

    What makes the Arab world laugh?


    Manal Awad and Fadi Al Shehri are two stand-up comedians who are laughing through conflict. CNN meet up with them at the Yas Mall Arab Comedy...

    Manal Awad and Fadi Al Shehri are two stand-up comedians who are laughing through conflict. CNN meet up with them at the Yas Mall Arab Comedy Festival.
    What are Russia's objectives in Syria?

    What are Russia's objectives in Syria?


    CNN's Matthew Chance explains why Russia wants to maintain its strong presence in the Middle Eastern...

    CNN's Matthew Chance explains why Russia wants to maintain its strong presence in the Middle Eastern country.
    DiCaprio as a Persian poet? Sure, says Maz Jobrani

    DiCaprio as a Persian poet? Sure, says Maz Jobrani


    The Iranian-American comedian calls for more diversity in Hollywood -- something he's also written about in "I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One On...

    The Iranian-American comedian calls for more diversity in Hollywood -- something he's also written about in "I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One On TV."
    UK chose war 'before diplomacy' was exhausted

    UK chose war 'before diplomacy' was exhausted


    CNN's Becky Anderson dissects the findings of the Chilcot report with former U.S. Central Command adviser Ali Khedery and journalist Faisal Al...

    CNN's Becky Anderson dissects the findings of the Chilcot report with former U.S. Central Command adviser Ali Khedery and journalist Faisal Al Yafai.
    Aspiring star killed by ISIS

    Aspiring star killed by ISIS


    Iraq is mourning the death of "Adel Euro" who was killed in a Baghdad suicide blast on Sunday. At least 250 people lost their lives in the same...

    Iraq is mourning the death of "Adel Euro" who was killed in a Baghdad suicide blast on Sunday. At least 250 people lost their lives in the same attack.
    Arabs can't stop talking about this TV show

    Arabs can't stop talking about this TV show


    From terrorism to sectarian divides, "Seflie" is the most-watched television program in Saudi Arabia and tackles tough issues facing the Middle...

    From terrorism to sectarian divides, "Seflie" is the most-watched television program in Saudi Arabia and tackles tough issues facing the Middle East.
    Car bomb attacks hit shopping districts in Baghdad

    Car bomb attacks hit shopping districts in Baghdad


    Twin car bombings in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad have killed more than 120 people. CNN's Ben Wedeman...

    Twin car bombings in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad have killed more than 120 people. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
    Iran: We don't have 'a fight to pick with Saudi Arabia'

    Iran: We don't have 'a fight to pick with Saudi Arabia'


    Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tells Christiane Amanpour that while Saudi Arabia is "panicking," the two countries can coexist in the...

    Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tells Christiane Amanpour that while Saudi Arabia is "panicking," the two countries can coexist in the region.
    'Solar canopy' turns sunlight into electricity and art

    'Solar canopy' turns sunlight into electricity and art


    A computer-controlled canopy has been unveiled in Dubai, that provides shade while generating solar...

    A computer-controlled canopy has been unveiled in Dubai, that provides shade while generating solar power.