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Counterattack launched against ISIS near Ramadi

After days of ISIS fighters advancing east out of Ramadi, an alliance of Iraqi forces opposed to the terror group have launched a counterattack -- hoping to push them away from a key Iraqi military base and the country's capital.

The Iraqis repelled…

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ISIS claims Saudi mosque bombing; 21 die

A suicide bomber detonated himself at a Shiite mosque Friday in the predominantly Sunni kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the country's official press agency said, killing 21 worshipers in an attack claimed by ISIS.

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2 Calif. men accused of trying to join ISIS

Two Southern California men have been arrested on federal charges of conspiring to support ISIS, authorities said.

FBI agents arrested Muhanad Badawi, 24, and Nader Elhuzayel, 24, both of Anaheim, on Thursday night.

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ISIS gets Husayba, extends control of Palmyra

On one side of the Bzebiz Bridge is Anbar province, where ISIS has made its most recent gains. It was barely visible Friday from the Baghdad province side -- a sandstorm obscured the view in a translucent, sepia murkiness.

The bridge is the only safe…

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War against ISIS: Successes and failures

Is ISIS winning? There are no easy answers in the back-and-forth conflict that dominates the Mideast.

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ISIS controls 'every thing' in ancient Palmyra

"They are everywhere."

That's a 26-year-old Syrian's stark observation about ISIS fighters in Palmyra, detailing the terrorist group's swift, destructive takeover of yet another city in the brutal quest to expand its caliphate in the Middle East.

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ISIS claims Saudi mosque bombing; 21 die

A suicide bomber detonated himself at a Shiite mosque Friday in the predominantly Sunni kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the country's official press agency said, killing 21 worshippers in an attack that has been claimed by ISIS.

If ISIS' claim of…

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Obama pitches Iran plan at Adas synagogue

President Barack Obama on Friday strongly defended his intentions with Iran, telling congregants at the Adas Israel synagogue in Northwest Washington that his reputation is on the line if the country ends up securing a nuclear bomb.

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Palmyra: Will ISIS bulldoze ancient city?

Another world wonder is on the brink of destruction as ISIS continues its rampage through the cultural heritage of Iraq and Syria.

This time it is the ancient oasis city of Palmyra in Syria, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back 2,000 years.

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Is ISIS running out of money?

ISIS militants are having to work harder to finance their war in Syria and Iraq as low oil prices and Western military action choke off a key source of income.

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