In an interview on '60 Minutes,' the Syrian president claimed that IS was expanding and gaining more recruits. He also expressed optimism about 'dialogue' with the US.
Saudi Arabia, looking for soldiers willing to fight on the ground in Yemen, asked Pakistan if it would send troops. So far, that looks unlikely.
Oil revenues are declining and the flow of foreign jihadists may be slowing. Airstrikes in Syria by a US-led coalition come as Iraqi forces continue to battle IS in northern Iraq.
Iraq is attacking Tikrit from the north and south in its largest counteroffensive yet against the Islamic State. But the use of Shiite militias could prove problematic.
While they are taking seriously Al Shabab's video threatening attacks on malls in the US, Canada, and Britain, officials say the group does not have capacity to follow through, and that its threats add little on top of the danger posed by 'lone wolves.'
Egypt's airstrikes came in response to the mass beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians by IS militants in Libya. The Libyan government has called for the US-led coalition in Syria and Iraq to turn its attentions to Libya.
The fate of Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian, and Baher Mohamed, an Egyptian, hangs in the balance. Their colleague Peter Greste was deported last month to his native Australia.
Islamic State militants released a video Tuesday showing the burning to death of a captured Jordanian pilot, igniting anger across the Arab region, but also raising doubts among US coalition allies.
Dozens of civilians and at least seven Ukrainian soldiers died over the weekend amid a new wave of violence in eastern Ukraine. Western leaders have once again accused Moscow of supplying troops and weapons to the pro-Russian rebels.
Over the past year, Houthi rebels have expanded their sphere of territory, seizing Yemen's capital last September and clashing with government forces today. The upheaval has thrown the already fragile country – and key US ally against Al Qaeda – into chaos.
Thousands of police will guard Jewish schools across France, while the military is also being deployed. Millions of people attended solidarity marches in France Sunday, including many world leaders.
Just days after US-led forces officially ended combat operations in Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani said there's more work to be done and there should be a willingness to reconsider withdrawal deadlines.
Police have arrested a suspect, whose threat forced the emergency evacuation of a commuter train between stations.
North Korea, amid ongoing fallout over 'The Interview,' has issued a new threat against the United States and refused to appear at a UN meeting on the country's human rights record.
A five-year Senate investigation into the CIA's use of torture and other practices that violate international law has US embassies on alert around the world.
Gill Rosenberg, a foreigner fighting with Kurdish forces in Syria, was allegedly captured by the Islamic State. Various Kurdish sources report Ms. Rosenberg is safe, but military officials have not provided evidence of life.
China says its construction of an island on top of a reef in the contested Spratly Islands is 'completely justifiable.' It appears the expanded island could accommodate an airfield.
Two militants in a video showing the beheadings of a dozen hostages, including US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig and Syrian fighters, are thought to be French. The video, which was released Sunday, also appears to include two Britons.