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What comes next for the devastated city -- and for ISIS
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:16:59 GMT
US-backed forces in Raqqa said Tuesday that major military operations against ISIS had ended as they worked to clear out the remnants of sleeper cells and mines in the ruins of the Syrian city.
Bergen: No, Trump didn't defeat ISIS
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:30:03 GMT
On Tuesday, US-backed forces announced that Raqqa, the de facto capital of ISIS in Syria, had fallen.
ISIS' power is waning, but its child slave trade is still booming
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:34:37 GMT
A lonely four-year-old stands on a patch of waste ground that passes for a football field. This is where he plays, silent and alone. After years in ISIS slavery, Lazem is finally safe. But he has no one to talk to and, until a few days ago, didn't even know his own name.
Video shows Raqqa execution spot
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:04:25 GMT
This exclusive drone footage shows empty streets and destroyed buildings in Raqqa, a city on the brink of being liberated from ISIS.
ISIS defeated in Raqqa as 'major military operations' declared over
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:22:41 GMT
US-backed forces fighting ISIS in Raqqa say "major military operations" in the city have ended and that the jihadists have lost control of their self-declared capital.
Life inside Raqqa
Fri, 04 Dec 2015 14:17:05 GMT
It's notoriously difficult to get information out of Raqqa. ISIS monitors everything inside the city and CNN has a policy of not contacting anyone in the city directly as it would put their lives in danger. Much of the information in this gallery has been provided by activist group Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered and many of the sources are unnamed for their own protection. CNN cannot independently verify their information.
Did Japan just ban tattoo artists£
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:16:29 GMT
Black is a color you won't find on the walls of Ron Sugano's tattoo parlor in the upmarket Meguro district of south-west Tokyo, where quaint geometric houses line quiet streets.
N. Korea: War may begin 'at any moment'
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:22:19 GMT
Brian Todd reports on a North Korean ambassador's warning, that nuclear war could break out "at any moment."
How Xi Jinping's China stacks up with the rest of the world
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:07:18 GMT
In a pivotal three-hour speech, China's President Xi Jinping on Wednesday painted a rosy picture of the country's accomplishments over the past five years.
Kenya's election chief fears presidential vote won't be credible
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:13:54 GMT
Kenya's electoral commission chief warned Wednesday that he lacked faith in the possibility of Kenya delivering a free and fair presidential election next week -- and pointed to political leaders as the greatest threat to a credible vote.
Diwali: One festival, many customs
Sat, 17 Nov 2012 17:43:38 GMT
Diwali is one of the most important Hindu festivals in India -- but the colorful customs and meanings associated with it can vary dramatically depending on whether you reside in the countryside or the city.
The future of China: Muscle
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:52:28 GMT
China is on a mission. That much at least one can conclude from the nearly three-and-a-half hour speech that President Xi Jinping gave in Beijing at the start of the 19th Communist Party Congress.
Driving out ISIS is just the start -- rebuilding Raqqa will take years
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:10:57 GMT
As the smoke over Raqqa slowly clears, questions about the governance of the Syrian city and its stability will soon need answering.
The Kurdish people have won the moral argument -- the world should embrace our independence
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:23:23 GMT
Many who follow what is happening in the Middle East will be wondering what's next for the failed former states of Iraq and Syria in a post-ISIS world.
Google to build futuristic neighborhood
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:00:30 GMT
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