|CNN.com - RSS Channel - World|
|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|