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    Netanyahu courts 'frightening' right wing party ahead of vote

    Netanyahu courts 'frightening' right wing party ahead of vote


    In 1988, extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane's party was banned from Israel's parliament for being racist and undemocratic. Now his followers are making a comeback, courted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he seeks a fifth term as the country's...

    In 1988, extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane's party was banned from Israel's parliament for being racist and undemocratic. Now his followers are making a comeback, courted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he seeks a fifth term as the country's leader.
    Iranians attack morality police after women detained

    Iranians attack morality police after women detained


    A group of Iranians attacked a police van last week after two young women were detained for "improperly" wearing the compulsory headscarf, according to state-owned Iranian media and...

    A group of Iranians attacked a police van last week after two young women were detained for "improperly" wearing the compulsory headscarf, according to state-owned Iranian media and activists.
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan Fast Facts

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan Fast Facts


    See CNN's Recep Tayyip Erdogan Fast Facts for a look at the life of the Turkish president and former prime...

    See CNN's Recep Tayyip Erdogan Fast Facts for a look at the life of the Turkish president and former prime minister.
    Tzipi Livni Fast Facts

    Tzipi Livni Fast Facts


    Read CNN's Fast Facts about Tzipi Livni, former foreign minister of...

    Read CNN's Fast Facts about Tzipi Livni, former foreign minister of Israel.
    Summit scrapped amid Poland-Israel spat

    Summit scrapped amid Poland-Israel spat


    A summit of central European leaders in Israel has been canceled after Israeli officials sparked outrage by accusing Poland of complicity during the...

    A summit of central European leaders in Israel has been canceled after Israeli officials sparked outrage by accusing Poland of complicity during the Holocaust.
    Israel shoots for the moon with privately funded spacecraft

    Israel shoots for the moon with privately funded spacecraft


    SpaceIL, an Israeli non-profit is aiming to make Israel the fourth country to make a soft landing on the moon. It will launch a spacecraft from Florida's Cape Canaveral Thursday on board a Falcon 9...

    SpaceIL, an Israeli non-profit is aiming to make Israel the fourth country to make a soft landing on the moon. It will launch a spacecraft from Florida's Cape Canaveral Thursday on board a Falcon 9 rocket.


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    ISIS fighters have been fleeing into Iraq, perhaps with millions of dollars in tow

    ISIS fighters have been fleeing into Iraq, perhaps with millions of dollars in tow


    More than 1,000 ISIS fighters have likely fled from Syria into the mountains and deserts of western Iraq in the past six months, and they may have up to $200 million in cash with them, according to a US military official familiar with...

    More than 1,000 ISIS fighters have likely fled from Syria into the mountains and deserts of western Iraq in the past six months, and they may have up to $200 million in cash with them, according to a US military official familiar with situation.
    ISIS now controls just 700 square meters in Syria, says SDF

    ISIS now controls just 700 square meters in Syria, says SDF


    ISIS now controls an area of Syria measuring just 700 square meters, a commander with the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said...

    ISIS now controls an area of Syria measuring just 700 square meters, a commander with the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said Saturday.
    Suicide attack on Iran's Revolutionary Guard kills at least 23

    Suicide attack on Iran's Revolutionary Guard kills at least 23


    A suicide bombing hit a bus carrying members of the Iranian military's elite Revolutionary Guard in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, killing at least 23 and wounding 17, according to the semiofficial Fars News...

    A suicide bombing hit a bus carrying members of the Iranian military's elite Revolutionary Guard in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, killing at least 23 and wounding 17, according to the semiofficial Fars News Agency.
    Afghanistan's young Lionel Messi fan is now a Taliban target

    Afghanistan's young Lionel Messi fan is now a Taliban target


    In January 2016, a photo of young Murtaza Ahmadi went viral, thanks to his makeshift version of an Argentinian football shirt of his idol Lionel Messi. Today, plenty of people now may recognize Ahmadi -- but he's on the run, wishing they...

    In January 2016, a photo of young Murtaza Ahmadi went viral, thanks to his makeshift version of an Argentinian football shirt of his idol Lionel Messi. Today, plenty of people now may recognize Ahmadi -- but he's on the run, wishing they didn't.
    A close call makes clear that ISIS won't give up easily

    A close call makes clear that ISIS won't give up easily


    Cornered and outnumbered, ISIS launched a counterattack Monday as Kurdish militias fight to uproot the terrorist group from its last stronghold. CNN witnessed their assault as US-allied fighters pulled back from the front...

    Cornered and outnumbered, ISIS launched a counterattack Monday as Kurdish militias fight to uproot the terrorist group from its last stronghold. CNN witnessed their assault as US-allied fighters pulled back from the front line.
    German teenage ISIS wife wed at 15. Two children later she faces uncertain future

    German teenage ISIS wife wed at 15. Two children later she faces uncertain future


    Hundreds of foreign ISIS members, including German national Lenora Lemke, are being held by US allies in Syria. When the US pulls out, it's unclear what will happen to them -- and most of Europe doesn't want their citizens...

    Hundreds of foreign ISIS members, including German national Lenora Lemke, are being held by US allies in Syria. When the US pulls out, it's unclear what will happen to them -- and most of Europe doesn't want their citizens back.
    Iran marks 40 years since Islamic Revolution with nostalgia and threats

    Iran marks 40 years since Islamic Revolution with nostalgia and threats


    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stood before a big crowd celebrating the Islamic Revolution's 40th anniversary on Monday and vowed to boost his country's military and ballistic missile program, defying US pressure and...

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stood before a big crowd celebrating the Islamic Revolution's 40th anniversary on Monday and vowed to boost his country's military and ballistic missile program, defying US pressure and sanctions.
    US-backed forces face fierce resistance from ISIS in 'final battle'

    US-backed forces face fierce resistance from ISIS in 'final battle'


    Fighters from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have launched an assault to oust ISIS from its last remaining enclave in Syria, the final remnant of the jihadist group's so-called...

    Fighters from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have launched an assault to oust ISIS from its last remaining enclave in Syria, the final remnant of the jihadist group's so-called "caliphate."
    Canadian women emerge from ISIS's crumbling caliphate

    Canadian women emerge from ISIS's crumbling caliphate


    Her face covered by a black veil, with just a slit for her eyes, Dura looks like dozens of other black-clad women clustered on blankets with their children, all former subjects of ISIS's crumbling caliphate in...

    Her face covered by a black veil, with just a slit for her eyes, Dura looks like dozens of other black-clad women clustered on blankets with their children, all former subjects of ISIS's crumbling caliphate in Syria.
    US-backed Kurdish fighters begin offensive into last Syrian territory held by ISIS

    US-backed Kurdish fighters begin offensive into last Syrian territory held by ISIS


    At about 6 p.m. Saturday, as darkness crept over eastern Syria, Kurdish forces backed by US-led coalition aircraft and using artillery and heavy machine guns began an assault of the last ISIS enclave in the...

    At about 6 p.m. Saturday, as darkness crept over eastern Syria, Kurdish forces backed by US-led coalition aircraft and using artillery and heavy machine guns began an assault of the last ISIS enclave in the country.
    Saudi-led coalition denies supplying Houthis, al Qaeda-linked fighters with US weapons in Yemen

    Saudi-led coalition denies supplying Houthis, al Qaeda-linked fighters with US weapons in Yemen


    The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen on Saturday denied supplying Iranian-backed Houthi militia and al Qaeda-linked fighters with US-made weapons, according to a report from Saudi state...

    The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen on Saturday denied supplying Iranian-backed Houthi militia and al Qaeda-linked fighters with US-made weapons, according to a report from Saudi state media.
    NYT: Saudi Crown Prince said he would use 'a bullet' on Khashoggi

    NYT: Saudi Crown Prince said he would use 'a bullet' on Khashoggi


    Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told a top aide in 2017 that he would use "a bullet" on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to a New York Times report citing US and foreign officials with direct knowledge of intelligence...

    Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told a top aide in 2017 that he would use "a bullet" on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to a New York Times report citing US and foreign officials with direct knowledge of intelligence reports.
    Inside the wasteland left by ISIS

    Inside the wasteland left by ISIS


    Two boys in their early teens swing sledgehammers, knocking down what remains of a wall. Another is hauling pieces of wood across the rubble-strewn dirt in front of the house, or what was the house of Qais Diab...

    Two boys in their early teens swing sledgehammers, knocking down what remains of a wall. Another is hauling pieces of wood across the rubble-strewn dirt in front of the house, or what was the house of Qais Diab Al-Sharina.
    UAE 'recklessly' supplying Yemeni militias with foreign arms, Amnesty reports

    UAE 'recklessly' supplying Yemeni militias with foreign arms, Amnesty reports


    The UAE is "recklessly" supplying militias in Yemen with an array of advanced weaponry, according to an investigation by Amnesty published Wednesday. It comes on the heels of a CNN investigation into arms deals violations in the...

    The UAE is "recklessly" supplying militias in Yemen with an array of advanced weaponry, according to an investigation by Amnesty published Wednesday. It comes on the heels of a CNN investigation into arms deals violations in the country.
    The most important moments from the Pope's visit to the United Arab Emirates

    The most important moments from the Pope's visit to the United Arab Emirates


    Pope Francis' trip to the United Arab Emirates was a delicate journey: the first Pope in the Arabian peninsula, the birthplace of Islam and a region mired in religious and geopolitical...

    Pope Francis' trip to the United Arab Emirates was a delicate journey: the first Pope in the Arabian peninsula, the birthplace of Islam and a region mired in religious and geopolitical conflicts.
    US general expresses support for Saudi coalition after CNN report on weapons in Yemen

    US general expresses support for Saudi coalition after CNN report on weapons in Yemen


    The top US military commander in the Middle East suggested Tuesday that America would continue to back its allies waging war in Yemen, despite new evidence of arms deal violations uncovered by a CNN...

    The top US military commander in the Middle East suggested Tuesday that America would continue to back its allies waging war in Yemen, despite new evidence of arms deal violations uncovered by a CNN investigation.
    British ISIS hostage John Cantlie believed to still be alive, UK says

    British ISIS hostage John Cantlie believed to still be alive, UK says


    John Cantlie, a British journalist who was taken hostage in Syria in 2012 and appeared in a number of ISIS propaganda videos, is believed to be alive, UK Security Minister Ben Wallace said...

    John Cantlie, a British journalist who was taken hostage in Syria in 2012 and appeared in a number of ISIS propaganda videos, is believed to be alive, UK Security Minister Ben Wallace said Tuesday.