After the Arab Spring
Complete coverage of the Arab Spring uprisings in the Middle East and the tumultuous rebuilding
Egypt airstrikes target ISIS camps in Libya after mass beheadings
Egyptians, both Christians and Muslims, are mourning the deaths of their countrymen after ISIS released a graphic video appearing to show the execution of 21 Coptic Christians. Retaliation was swift, as Egyptian warplanes bombed ISIS training camps and arms depots in Libya overnight. Alex Ortiz reports from Cairo.
Brave Syrian villagers hold the line against ISIS
CBS News correspondent Holly Williams traveled to Syria, where a small group of villagers have given up their day jobs in order to fight back against ISIS. Williams met one woman who says she used to be an elementary school teacher before becoming a sniper on the front lines.
Killing of female protester rallies Egyptian women
Photos and videos of Shaimaa El-Sabbagh gunned down in broad daylight during a protest have rallied large groups of women to protest against the Egyptian government. Despite the outrage, police have claimed that these images may have been "fabricated." Alex Ortiz reports from Cairo.
Flash Points: New king in Saudi Arabia, chaos in Yemen
CBS News Homeland Security Correspondent Bob Orr talks with CBS News Senior National Security Analyst Juan Zarate about the peaceful transfer of power in Saudi Arabia and the not-so-peaceful overthrow of the Yemeni government.
Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi “pessimistic” about Syria
In a discussion with Charlie Rose at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that he is pessimistic about the conflict in Syria and that his country has paid a heavy price for the war due to the rise of ISIS. Senior Producer, Lulu Chiang; Digital Journalist Gilad Thaler.
CIA insider on Yemen: Current crisis will give space for AQAP to grow
As rebel fighters gain ground in Yemen's capital of Sanaa and threaten the power of the country's president, U.S. Navy ships are reportedly on standby to evacuate American embassy workers from Yemen. Yemen is a staunch U.S. ally, but a major base for al Qaeda. CBS News senior security contributor and former CIA deputy director Michael Morell joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington.
Young women entering Syria to join jihadist groups
Missing suspect Hayat Boumeddiene in the French terror attacks is believed to be in Syria. She flew to Istanbul, Turkey, one week before her partner killed four hostages at a Kosher market in Paris. Holly Williams reports from Istanbul.
Libyan on trial for U.S. Embassy attacks dies at 50
Abu Anas al-Libi, accused of involvement in 1998 bombings in Kenya, Tanzania, dies of complications from liver surgery
Hundreds of Syrians found in 2nd abandoned vessel
The Italian Coast Guard rescued more than 400 migrants left stranded at sea after their traffickers abandoned ship. This is the second time this week that the Italian Coast Guard has found a vessel packed with migrants, many of whom are believed to be Syrians desperate to leave their war-torn country.
Eyewitness accounts and video from inside the besieged city of Homs offer a rare and disturbing window into the cruel realities of the Syrian civil war. Bob Simon reports.
Filmmakers were the enemy
Ossama Mohammed, director of “Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait,” says the Assad regime considered anyone with a camera an enemy.
Raw reporting from the Syrian civil war
Bob Simon, accustomed to being on the front lines, tells the story of a brutal civil war through the eyes of filmmakers inside Syria.
King Abdullah on core issue of mideast unrest
Jordan’s King Abdullah discusses how the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the core issue to the extremist problem in the Middle East with CBS News’ Charlie Rose.
Flash Points: After Mubarak's murder charges dropped, what's next for Egypt?
CBS News Homeland Security Correspondent Bob Orr and CBS News Senior National Security Analyst Juan Zarate discuss the social and political ramifications of a judge's decision to drop murder charges against former President Hosni Mubarak over the killing of protesters during Egypt's 2011 uprising.
Syrian war refugees flee through desert wasteland
Scott Pelley reports as hundreds of Syrian families pour into Jordan after fleeing 300 miles through "no man's land" desert. Watch Pelley’s full report, "War and Hunger."
Egypt court drops charges against former president Mubarak
A court in Egypt dismissed criminal charges against former president Hosni Mubarak. He was accused of presiding over the murder of more than 900 people protesting his government in 2011. Alex Ortiz reports from Cairo.
2 senior army officers killed in Egypt
Massive lockdown in Cairo, as 145 Islamists are arrested ahead of planned anti-government rallies across nation
How Saudi Arabia reforms terrorists
The Saudis claim they have reformed thousands of terrorists and turned them into law abiding citizens, using a three month program with an 80 percent success rate. Holly Williams gets a rare look at how it works.
Obama: Iran nuclear talks not linked with fight against ISIS
President Obama says the negotiations over Iran's nuclear program will not be affected by the fight against ISIS, and he says the U.S. is not coordinating that fight with Iran, despite their common enemy.
Up to 1,500 more Americans headed to Iraq
President Obama announced Friday that as many as 1,500 more soldiers will be deployed to Iraq in the coming months to train and advise the Iraqi military in the fight against ISIS. It will almost double the number of troops there. Julianna Goldman reports from Washington.
Flash Points: Can the U.S. rally Sunni tribes against ISIS?
CBS News Homeland Security Correspondent Bob Orr talks with CBS News Senior National Security Analyst Juan Zarate about the fight against Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria.
Details emerge on three Colorado girls headed for Syria
Three Colorado girls apparently tried to join a militant group in Syria -- possibly ISIS. They boarded a flight from Denver to Chicago and on to Frankfurt, Germany. That’s where law enforcement officials stopped them. Margaret Brennan reports.
Colorado teen girls intended to join ISIS, authorities say
FBI officials in Denver say that three runaway teen girls were interested in meeting up with ISIS fighters in Syria. The girls were apprehended in Frankfurt, Germany, and are now back home. Bob Orr reports from Washington.
ISIS prisoners provide a glimpse into militant's savage world
A group of suspected ISIS fighters is being held by Kurdish troops in Northern Syria. Some of the prisoners, like Suleiman Mohammed, who claims he was forced to join the terrorist group, are lending insight into the group's vicious tactics. Holly Williams reports.
Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurds to join battle against ISIS in Kobani
The Turkish government says it will allow Kurdish fighters in Iraq to join the battle for Kobani. Meanwhile, the U.S. and its coalition partners have ramped up their airstrikes against the ISIS militants in northern Syria. Holly Williams reports from Erbil, Iraq.
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