After the Arab Spring
Complete coverage of the Arab Spring uprisings in the Middle East and the tumultuous rebuilding
Syrians once revered ISIS, now fear group
Many Syrians have drastically changed their opinions of ISIS; while they once supported the terrorist group, they are now too frightened to speak out, and those that do, mention executions and beatings. Holly Williams reports.
Flash Points: What is the U.S. strategy in Iraq and Syria?
CBS News Homeland Security Correspondent Bob Orr talks with CBS News Senior National Security Analyst Juan Zarate about U.S. efforts to push back ISIS extremists in Iraq and Syria and what will be needed to defeat the group.
Libyan militants breach deserted U.S. embassy compound
A residential building in the American embassy compound in Tripoli, Libya, was infiltrated by Libya militants Sunday. The embassy has been vacant for a month after American diplomats evacuated due to safety concerns. Margaret Brennan reports.
What should Obama’s strategy be for ISIS?
Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute and Michael Singh of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy spoke with CBS News White House Correspondent Major Garrett on “Face the Nation” about the threat posed by ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
American held captive nearly two years in Syria back home
Jeremy Herb, Defense Reporter for POLITICO, talks about the latest in Syria and President Obama considering expanding airstrikes.
Obama: "We don't have a strategy yet" on ISIS in Syria
President Obama said a decision on air strikes in Syria is days, if not weeks, away. He questioned whether they would be effective against ISIS without the help of neighboring Middle Eastern countries. Major Garrett reports.
American journalist held prisoner in Syria returns to U.S.
Peter Theo Curtis, held captive by insurgent forces in Syria for nearly two years, returned home to the Boston area. David Robichaud from Boston affiliate WBZ reports on Curtis' reunion with his family.
ISIS recruitment threat
Pamela Falk, CBS News Foreign Affairs Analyst, gives insight into who is ISIS, how they operate and their recruiting efforts.
U.S. set to begin military surveillance flights over Syria
The surveillance missions scheduled to fly over Syria are a major step toward launching airstrikes against ISIS bases there. A senior Pentagon official said a primary objective is to determine how ISIS commands and controls its forces. David Martin reports.
John McCain: "Go after ISIS in Syria"
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., urges the administration to step up its military campaign against militants with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Egypt stops Human Rights Watch workers at airport
Group poised to release report accusing gov't of orchestrating mass killings of Muslim Brotherhood backers says Egyptian leaders "trying to silence us"
Flash Points: Why are foreign fighters so hard to track?
CBS News Homeland Security Correspondent Bob Orr and CBS News Senior National Security Analyst Juan Zarate discuss video released by an al Qaeda-linked group of 22-year-old American citizen Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the Syria’s civil war.
ISIS attacks in Syria and Iraq may be emerging genocide
The Islamic army known as ISIS stormed more towns in northern Iraq; graphic videos show ISIS fighters executing Shiite men in mass graves
Flash Points: Why all the global crises?
CBS News Homeland Security Correspondent Bob Orr and CBS News Senior National Security Analyst Juan Zarate discuss the influx of foreign fighters aiding ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria, the continued rise of Boko Haram, and the bloody clashes currently plaguing Libya.
Western jihadists alarm European intelligence networks
In a rare interview, Rob Bertholee, the head of the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service, told CBS News that European intelligence agencies are alarmed by the spike in the number of westerners going to fight Jihad in Syria. Clarissa Ward reports.
Obama asks for funding to support Syrian rebels
The White House is asking Congress for new arms and aid for moderate Syrian rebels as ISIS militants make gains in Iraq. The $500 million request would fund U.S. training of rebels in neighboring countries and supply small arms, but not the anti-aircraft missiles rebels are seeking. Bill Plante reports.
Syria struggles to keep war-torn Aleppo running
As the Syrian civil war rages on, the governor of Aleppo often finds himself, and City Hall, wedged squarely between the Syrian army, and rebel forces. The city is under constant threat of rebel mortar attack, while Syrian forces drop devastating "barrel bombs" on rebel strongholds. Meanwhile, refugees continue to flood the smoldering city. Elizabeth Palmer reports.
Is Syria launching airstrikes on ISIS targets?
U.S. officials are claiming there is evidence to suggest that Syrian war planes have bombed ISIS targets in the Al Qa’im area. If the reports are accurate, it puts the U.S. in an awkward position – on the same side as Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. Clarissa Ward reports.
Syria open to U.S. help against "terrorism," says deputy FM Faisal Mekdad
Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal tells CBS News his country is "still together," but vast areas are controlled by what his government believes they and the U.S. have in common
Did Syria ignore ISIS threat on its own territory?
ISIS fighters at first dug in in eastern Syria, yet their forces did not seem to be targeted by the Syrian army.
Syrian official pleads ignorance of deadly barrel bombs
The U.N. and human rights groups have condemned the Syrian military for dropping barrel bombs, which cause appalling civilian carnage.
Cairo metro station blasts spark panic
Few casualties reported as homemade bombs go off at several locations in Egyptian capital
International outcry over Egypt’s conviction of Al Jazeera journalists
After a trial that dragged on for six months, three Al Jazeera journalists were charged with supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and broadcasting false news. Alex Ortiz reports from Cairo.
Al Jazeera journalists sentenced to seven years in prison in Egypt
An Egyptian court sentenced three journalists from TV network Al Jazeera to seven years in prison. The men were accused of reporting false information and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. Alex Ortiz reports from Cairo.
Egypt convicts 3 journalists of aiding terrorism
Cairo court sentences Al-Jazeera English's staff to 7 years in prison over alleged support of Muslim Brotherhood in widely criticized case
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