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Mission Improbable: The Israelis who traveled to Iraq

When emergency repairs were needed to the Tomb of the Prophet Nachum, two Israeli architects braved Islamic State terror to make the trip.

Mission Improbable: The Israelis who traveled to Iraq

Netanyahu: Islamic Extremism Getting Closer

PM Netanyahu asks the international community to support Jordan in fight against ISIS, back the independence of Iraq's Kurds.

Netanyahu: Islamic Extremism Getting Closer

Jordan: Iraq Crisis Could Affect the Entire Region

Jordan’s King Abdullah II meets American delegation, warns of effects of Iraq crisis.

Jordan's King: Iraq Crisis Could Affect the Entire Region

ISIS Declares an Islamic Caliphate

Jihadist group which seized territory in Iraq and Syria declares itself an Islamic caliphate, calls others to pledge allegiance.

ISIS Declares an Islamic Caliphate

U.S. Flying Armed Drones Over Baghdad

Pentagon official says U.S. is flying armed drones over Baghdad, stresses airstrikes against Sunni insurgents have not been authorized.

U.S. Flying Armed Drones Over Baghdad

ISIS Crucifies One of Its Own in Syria

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant executes and crucifies one of its own men for corruption.

ISIS Crucifies One of Its Own in Syria

Germany Extradites ISIS Recruiter to France

Germany extradites a man suspected to have joined ISIS in Syria back to his native France, 10 days after he was arrested in Berlin.

Germany Extradites ISIS Recruiter to France

U.S.: Iran Has Small Numbers of Operatives in Iraq

The Pentagon says Iran has sent a small number of operatives to help Iraq, but has no "major units" there.

Pentagon: Iran Has 'Small Numbers' of Operatives in Iraq

Cleric Calls for Attacks on American Targets

A Sudanese cleric called last week for attacks on American targets, should the United States launch an airstrike on ISIS jihadists in Iraq.

Watch: Sudanese Cleric Calls for Attacks on American Targetsplayer

Obama to Send 300 'Advisers' to Iraq

U.S. President announces he is sending up to 300 troops to Iraq, who will operate as “advisers” to the Iraqi forces.

Obama to Send 300 'Advisers' to Iraq

Iraqis to ISIS: Bring It On

Watch: A group of Shiite Iraqi poets rouse the crowds in anti-ISIS rhetoric, as the Islamists move in on Baghdad.

Iraqis to ISIS: Bring It On, We Have Dug Your Gravesplayer

Iraq Fires Senior Officers Over Islamist Rebellion

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki dismisses senior officers for failing to halt a sweeping advance by ISIS.

Iraq Fires Senior Officers Over Islamist Rebellion

UN: ISIS 'Almost Certainly' Committed War Crimes

UN's human rights chief, Navi Pillay, says ISIS terrorists have almost certainly committed war crimes by executing hundreds in Iraq.

UN Rights Chief: ISIS 'Almost Certainly' Committed War Crimes

U.S. Beefs Up Security at Baghdad Embassy

United States beefs up security at embassy in Baghdad in wake of takeover of cities by Islamists.

U.S. Beefs Up Security at Baghdad Embassy

Iraq: Cleric Calls on Citizens to Fight ISIS

Iraq's most senior Shiite cleric calls on citizens who are able to bear arms to fight ISIS Islamists who are taking over cities.

Iraq: Senior Shiite Cleric Calls on Citizens to Fight ISIS

Obama Rules Out Sending Troops to Iraq

President Obama rules out sending U.S. troops "back into combat" in Iraq despite threat from Islamists.

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Report: Iran Sends Forces to Iraq

Iran has deployed Revolutionary Guards units to Iraq, according to security sources in Tehran.

Report: Iran Sends Forces to Fight Islamists in Iraq

ISIS Imposing Islamic Law on Mosul Residents

After taking over Mosul, Al-Qaeda-inspired group requires women to cover their faces, demands that men participate in public worship.

ISIS Imposing Islamic Law on Mosul Residents

Turkey Threatens Retaliation in Iraq

Turkish Foreign Minister says Ankara will retaliate if any citizens and diplomats held in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul are harmed.

Turkey Threatens Retaliation if Citizens in Iraq Are Harmed

Iraq: ISIS Islamists Sieze Tikrit

Islamists attack Turkish embassy in Tikrit, the birthplace of Saddam Hussein, as politicians blame weakened Maliki government.

ISIS Siezes Tikrit as Islamist Takeover of Iraq Continuesplayer

Syria: Jihadist Rebels Kill 102-Year-Old

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant kills a 102-year-old Alawite and his entire family.

Syria: Jihadist Rebels Kill 102-Year-Old

French Jihadist Dies in Iraq Suicide Attack

A French jihadist who crossed over from Syria to Iraq was killed recently in a suicide attack in Mosul.

French Jihadist Dies in Iraq Suicide Attack

Syrian Jihadists Ban Mannequins in Shops

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant bans mannequins in shops in its stronghold of Raqa.

Syrian Jihadists Ban Mannequins in Shops

Syria: 74 Jihadists Killed in Inter-rebel Fighting

Fighting continues among rivals Al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Syria: 74 Jihadists Killed in Inter-rebel Fighting

Al-Qaeda Group Threatens Canada, US in Viral Video

Terrorist from ISIS throws passport into fire as he vows revenge on US President Barack Obama.

Al-Qaeda Group Threatens Canada, US in Viral Video

Syria: Jihadists Execute 22 People in Aleppo

Jihadists from the ISIS execute 22 people after taking control of a town in Aleppo province.

Syria: Jihadists Execute 22 People in Aleppo

Saudi Arabia Blacklists Brotherhood, Jihadists

Saudi Arabia blacklists the Muslim Brotherhood and two Syrian jihadist groups as terrorist organizations.

Saudi Arabia Blacklists Muslim Brotherhood, Syrian Jihadists

Syrian Rebel Forces Extorting Christian Population

Document surfaces showing Al Qaeda group charging 'protection tax' for Christians stuck in war-torn Raqqa.

Report: Syrian Rebel Forces Extorting Christian Population

Syrian Jihadists Take Amputation to Social Media

ISIS rebels amputate the arm of a thief and live-tweet it for the world to see.

Syrian Jihadists Take Amputation to Social Media

Head of Jihadist Group Gives Rivals an Ultimatum

Al-Nusra Front leader warns ISIS: Accept arbitration in five days or be expelled from Syria.

Head of Syrian Jihadist Group Gives Rivals an Ultimatum

Norway Faces Danger from Syrian Jihadists

Norway’s intelligence agency says it fears an increased “terrorist threat” due to Norwegian nationals fighting in Syria.

Norway Faces Danger from Syrian Jihadists

Bin Laden's Associate Killed by Syrian Jihadists

Syrian rebel commander who fought alongside Al-Qaeda founder killed by members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).

Bin Laden's Associate Killed by Syrian Jihadists

Syria: Car Bombing Kills Dozens in Bloody Day

At least 33 people killed in car bombing outside a mosque in a rebel-held village.

Syria: Car Bombing Kills Dozens in Another Bloody Day

Too Extreme: Al Qaeda Cuts Ties with ISIS

Too extreme: Al Qaeda cuts ties with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the powerhouse behind clashes in Aleppo.

Al Qaeda Severs Ties with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levantplayer

Al-Qaeda Head Calls for End to Syria Infighting

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri calls for an end to clashes between jihadists and Islamists fighting to oust Syria’s regime.

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Syria: ISIS Calls for End of Rebel Infighting

Al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant reaches out to other rebel groups which have declared war on it.

Syria: ISIS Calls for End of Rebel Infighting

Syria: ISIS Executes Members of Rival Groups

Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist State of Iraq and the Levant executes dozens of rival Islamists as fighting between rebels continues.

Syria: ISIS Executes Members of Rival Islamist Groups

Turkey: Assad and Jihadists Are 'Partners'

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu claims that the Assad regime is collaborating with Al-Qaeda affiliate ISIS.

Turkey: Assad and Jihadists Are 'Partners'

Syria: ISIS Vows to 'Crush' Other Rebel Groups

Al-Qaeda-affiliated group urges fighters to “crush” other rebel groups, as another jihadist group urges unity to fight Assad.

Syria: ISIS Vows to 'Crush' Other Rebel Groups

Video: Rival Syrian Rebels Exchange Insults

Fighting the “moderate” rebels takes precedence over fighting Jews and Christians, says ISIS fighter in two-way radio argument.

Video: Rival Syrian Rebels Exchange Insultsplayer