Erdal Inci clones himself in digital form to create a surreal selfi army. The effect is pretty trippy.
A recent attempt to rescue American James Foley and others in Syria failed, a U.S. official told CNN on Wednesday
The beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS militants has stirred grim memories, bringing into focus the risks faced by war reporters
Strikes and counterstrikes between Israel and Hamas resumed as talks aimed at agreeing to a longer-term truce fell apart.
U.S. launches airstrikes in Iraq, the same day President Barack Obama vowed to act against ISIS in the beheading of an American journalist.
Here's a look at the life of Hassan Nasrallah, secretary-general of Hezbollah, a Lebanese Shiite Muslim militant group.
Here's a look at the country of Iraq which borders Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Iran and the Persian Gulf.
The sights at the Gaza zoo couldn't be sadder.
A video released by ISIS shows the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and threatens the life of another American.
Sisters Aziza and Dunya Hamid escape Mount Sinjar in a helicopter rescue. CNN's Ivan Watson tracked them down to a makeshift shelter in Zakho
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have agreed to extend the current Gaza cease-fire by 24 hours.
Rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza, Israel's military said Tuesday, hours after a truce in the conflict was extended until the end of the day.
U.S. airstrikes help Kurdish and Iraqi forces take control of Mosul Dam, fighting back ISIS militants who had seized the dam, President Obama says
His long hair has been shaved off, he has to wear a Marine's uniform and is given orders like a soldier, but Udi Segal is not in the military -- he has in fact refused to join the Israel Defense Forces. He may have refused to join then, but he's still forced to look like a soldier in prison.
Here's a look at the life of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy, Egypt's first democratically-elected leader.
Here's a look at the life of the former Prime Minister of Iraq, Nuri al-Maliki.
Syria is a Middle Eastern country sharing a border with Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey. The Syrian uprising began in March 2011. As of August 2013, more than 100,000 Syrians have been killed, according to the United Nations. The death toll is no longer being updated by the United Nations due to methodology issues.
Here is some background information about the trials and execution of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
Here's a look at the life of Ahmed Chalabi, leader of the Iraqi National Congress (INC) since 1992.
Here's a look at the life of the sixth Iraqi President Jalal Talabani.
Iran is a republic in Central Asia, sharing a border with seven countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Iraq, Turkey, and Turkmenistan. It has been officially known as the Islamic Republic of Iran since the overthrow of the Shah in 1979. Iran is a Shiite Muslim country, but the majority of its people are Persian, not Arab.
Here is a look at the life of Massoud Barzani, the president of the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq.
Here is a look at the life of Pervez Musharraf, former president of Pakistan.
They are the faces of an entire community on the run.
Skateboarding is growing in popularity in Iran and one entrepreneur is looking to capitalize by designing his own boards.
Kurdish forces fired mortars and explosives at extremist militants Sunday as the battle to retake a strategic dam in northern Iraq raged on.
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck early Monday in western Iran, near the border with Iraq, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Palestinian and Israeli delegations have returned to Cairo for indirect talks a day before the cease-fire is due to end.
When ISIS arrived, a Yazidi says Arab neighbors of his joined the militants in carrying out their slaughter in northern Iraq.
U.S. warplanes hit militant targets as part of an effort to retake a key piece of infrastructure in northern Iraq -- Mosul Dam.
The Iraqi air force and Kurdish peshmerga carried out a dramatic rescue Monday at Mount Sinjar, safely evacuating some Yazidis driven there by ISIS.
Faced with the choice of converting, getting killed or fleeing, many Yazidis in Iraq ran -- only to find themselves struggling to stay alive.
Extremist fighters swept into a Yazidi village in northern Iraq on Friday, killing at least 80 men and taking more than 100 women captive, officials say.
As new Iraqi prime minister, Haider al-Abadi will inherit the political reins of a country deeply divided along sectarian lines
Nuri al-Maliki says he is stepping down as Iraq's leader, but true to form, he's doing it on his own terms.
Mohammad Reza Najafi is one of Iran's foremost businesspeople and he sees a promising economic future for his country if sanctions are lifted.
Why is the U.S. intervening in Iraq but not Syria? The answers lie in some clear differences in the conflicts.
Israel has accepted a five-day extension of the cease-fire in Gaza, Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev told CNN on Thursday.
Amid the death and destruction of life in Gaza, a spark of hope for the future: A Palestinian couple have married in a makeshift wedding ceremony at the UNRWA shelter which has become their temporary home.
Iran will invest $5b to save one of the world's largest saltwater lakes from dying.
I've seen death in war zones -- Afghanistan, Pakistan's tribal region, Libya -- but never have I seen as much bloodshed as I saw in Cairo on August 14, 2013.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called moves to replace him in office a "conspiracy woven from inside and out" in a taped televised address Wednesday.
As Yazidi refugees flee ISIS into Kurdistan, the Islamist fighters confirm the abduction of Yazidi women and children from the Iraqi town of Sinjar.
Israeli airstrikes, as well as rocket attacks toward Israel, raise questions about the viability of the extension of a cease-fire in and around Gaza.
About 130 additional U.S. military advisers are being sent to northern Iraq to look at relief options for minority Yazidis who fled ISIS fighters.
There may not be many issues on which the Islamic Republic of Iran and the White House agree, but dumping Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in favor of Haider al-Abadi is one of them. The message from a growing number of actors inside and outside Iraq is the same: Maliki must go if the country is to be saved.
A large portion of Syria's remaining declared chemical weapons stockpiles has been neutralized, a chemical weapons watchdog group said Wednesday.
Thousands of Yazidis trying to escape ISIS militants flee into the Sinjar Mountains in northern Iraq.
With just 72 hours of calm under the current truce, Palestinians are rushing to try to fix some of the worst of the destruction caused by the Gaza conflict.
Iraq's President nominated a new Prime Minister on Monday, further complicating the country's intense power struggle amid a dire humanitarian crisis.
A crisis so dire that families are fleeing to Syria. A militant threat so strong that U.S. forces are striking from the sky.
Hundreds of young Sunni men have joined ISIS in recent weeks in Iraq, senior Iraqi defense officials tell CNN.
Indirect talks between Palestinians and Israelis, aimed at ending the hostilities in Gaza, have resumed in Cairo, Egyptian state-run EgyNews said Monday.
Iraqi troops, security forces and tanks surged into Baghdad on Sunday as political turmoil deepened over who should lead the country.
An uneasy, but welcome, calm descended on Gaza and Israel late Sunday with the start of a 72-hour cease-fire.
A passenger plane crashed in Tehran on Sunday, killing at least 39 people on board, official news agencies in Iran reported.
U.S. airstrikes can help, but it will be up to Iraq to vanquish the Sunni Islamic militants -- and that will be a long-term struggle, President Obama says.
The latest failed cease-fire quickly becoming a distant memory, the two sides in the Israel-Gaza conflict traded rockets and airstrikes Saturday.
With ISIS making gains, bomb makers sharing their expertise and terrorists forging new ties, there's concern that Mideast terror could spread to the West.
An Egyptian court has dissolved the Muslim Brotherhood's political wing, state-run MENA reports.
Iraq's largest Christian town has been overrun ISIS militants, the French government confirmed.
In a church in Irbil, 40-day-old Yeshua lies asleep in a crib, his sister playfully rocking him. It's a peaceful scene. Their mother watches over them, but her face shows the fear and despair many Iraqi minorities have felt over the past few days.
Israel reported rocket fire from Gaza on Friday as a three-day cease-fire in the region came to an end without an agreement to extend it.
About 40,000 people from the Yazidi minority are hiding in the mountains of northwest Iraq. The Yazidis fled after ISIS fighters stormed their home in Iraq.
What's going on in the Mideast? A casual observer could be forgiven for being lost. The region, rich in history, is as complex as it can be confusing.
Obama's decision to authorize airstrikes escalated U.S. involvement in Iraq. Is it a response to possible genocide or an opening to take on extremists?
Here is a look at the life of Gilad Shalit, a former Israeli soldier abducted and imprisoned by the military wing of Hamas from 2006 to 2011.
Rockets from Gaza hit Israel early Friday morning, breaching a cease-fire that had held for more than two days, the Israeli military said.
A volatile Middle East has changed the tenor of Ramadan programming in Egypt. Now, no topic is too taboo
As the tales of horror trickle out from areas ISIS controls, a growing chorus of voices is calling for action.
At least 13 people were killed and 41 others were wounded in three car bombs that targeted Shiite communities in Baghdad and Kirkuk on Thursday, police and medical sources said.
Anthony Bourdain doesn't believe he's naive about Iran, but what's happening there to two journalists has him stumped.
A day into a 72-hour cease-fire, officials from Israel and Hamas gather in Cairo for talks about how to make the truce last.
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt is on a mission -- to return his country to its rightful place as the "indispensable" Arab state.
If the Gaza truce holds and Israel's Operation Protective Edge comes to its conclusion, some things are certain.
When radical Islamist fighters stormed the Iraqi town of Sinjar over the weekend, the Yazidi minority who call it home fled into the surrounding mountains.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been crystal clear about the goals of Operation Protective Edge. Destroy Hamas' tunnels, end its rocket-fire (and that of Islamic Jihad), and bring about "sustainable quiet" for the people of Israel by demilitarizing Gaza.
The Israel-Hamas cease-fire disintegrated after less than two hours Friday, after the capture of an IDF soldier.
At least 76 men were killed Wednesday when the Iraqi air force struck a building in Mosul believed to be used by Islamic militants as a temporary detention center, an Iraqi official told CNN.
As violence continues unabated in Iraq, the United States has agreed to sell $700 million in military aid, including 5,000 Hellfire missiles.
More than 1,800 Palestinians have died in Gaza, while Israel has lost 64 soldiers and three civilians. Why is the death toll so lopsided?
Israeli spokesman: A suspect arrested in the kidnapping and killing of Israeli teens is a Hamas "senior member."
Withdrawing its ground forces Tuesday for a three-day cease-fire with Hamas, Israel announced that its central goal was achieved.
The director of Iraq's largest hydroelectric dam shot down reports Monday it had been seized by the Islamic State.
As fighting rages between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza, Hamas' political leader, Khaled Meshaal, sat down with CNN for an exclusive interview.
As other big news stories push Syria out of the headlines, grisly photos of killed detainees may bring the Syrian conflict back in focus.
A temporary humanitarian cease-fire declared by Israel began Monday in Gaza without the agreement of Hamas.
It may have started as a TV debate about the Israel-Hamas conflict, but it's now turned into a seemingly endless online war of words between Russell Brand and Fox News anchor Sean Hannity.
At least eight Lebanese soldiers were killed amid clashes with insurgents who had crossed the border from Syria,
The latest conflict with neighboring Israel has compounded the misery for many of Gaza's 1.8 million inhabitants.
Fighters with the Islamic State in Iraq reached the triangle border between Iraq, Syria and Turkey, the militant group said in a Twitter message on Sunday.
Israel has agreed to a 7-hour humanitarian cease-fire, according to the Israel Defense Forces, but a spokesman for Hamas says it's a no go.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu doesn't deny a report he scolded U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, telling him "don't second guess me again."
In new ad campaign, Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel writes about Israel-Gaza conflict, calls Hamas "a death cult."
The soldier that Israel claimed Hamas militants captured Friday, as a cease-fire to the conflict in Gaza rapidly unraveled, is dead, Israel said.
The conflict raging in Gaza is different this time.
After weeks of fighting, hundreds of deaths, a 72-hour cease-fire could bring some semblance of peace to the Middle East -- at least temporarily.
The political and the military arms of Hamas appear to have contrasting aims. Who's calling the shots?