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Kerry: ISIS is a 'disease,' stamp it out

ISIS is a cancer that must be stamped out, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wrote Saturday in an opinion piece for The New York Times.

Kerry called the Islamist extremist group, known for beheadings, crucifixions and terror campaigns against religio...

Children of ISIS

CNN, ISIS

Exclusive: Child witnesses ISIS atrocities

The little boy looks barely old enough to walk, let alone understand the dark world he's now inhabiting.

He should be toddling around a playground with his friends. But instead, he wears a black balaclava, crouched down in a desolate street with his t...

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CNN

U.N.: ISIS fighters besiege Turkmen town

As violence continues to wrack Iraq, the United Nations warned Saturday of another ethnic slaughter in the making by Sunni extremists from ISIS.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Syrian Arab News Agency

Report: Assad says Russian plan prompted weapons move

Syria's decision to place its chemical weapons arsenal under international control was the result of Russia's proposal rather than the threat of a U.S. military strike, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told a Russian TV channel Thursday.

John McCain playing poker

CNN

McCain caught playing poker in Syria hearing

Sen. John McCain, perhaps the Senate's most outspoken voice in favor of military action in Syria, was caught playing poker Tuesday at the first congressional hearing about giving the president authority to use force in the war-torn country.

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Timeline: A history of sarin

scientist doing experiment, medicine, chemistry

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A United Nations report due out Monday is expected to say say the perpetrators of last month's chemical weapons attack in Syria had up to 350 liters of sarin gas Look back at the history of sarin, a man-made nerve agent.

Crisis in Syria: What you need to know

Syria protest, opposition flag

Majed Jaber / Reuters

As the U.S. considers a military strike in Syria, take a look at some of the key things to know about the conflict and the country.

Timeline: Unrest in Syria

UN chemical weapons experts visit victims

Abo Alnour Alhaji/Reuters

Two years after the first anti-government protests, the conflict in Syria rages on. Learn about the major events in the country's tumultuous uprising.

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