muslim extremists

How ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi became feared preacher of hate

A preacher of hate. The instigator and inspirer of some of the most hideous acts of violence ever put to video. An elusive fugitive, hunted by drones, only once seen in public. The perverter of Islam with a nauseatingly infectious ideology that had a greater lure to a disenfranchised minority than anything comparable since the 1970s.

US rules out 'knee jerk' response to Saudi attack

US defense officials were ordered to plan potential responses to the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities in a Monday meeting with President Donald Trump, but the White House is waiting for the Kingdom's rulers to decide on a response before charting a path forward, administration officials and sources familiar their thinking tell CNN.

Trump says it looks like Iran was behind Saudi oil field attack

President Donald Trump told reporters Monday that "it's looking like" Iran was behind this weekend's attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia but suggested it was too early to say for sure. He also said he was "not looking to get into new conflict, but sometimes you have to."

White House declines to rule out Trump-Iran meeting

White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that President Donald Trump has "many options on the table" when it comes to responding to what his administration has described as Iran's role in a crippling strike on Saudi Arabia's oil production this weekend.

Yemen fighting brings Saudi-led coalition to brink of collapse

Yemen's government and the United Arab Emirates are supposedly on the same side in the country's long-running conflict. But the government is now accusing the UAE of killing dozens of its troops in a series of airstrikes this week. And that's left the Saudi-led coalition that was formed to fight the Houthi rebels in disarray.

White House rebuffed DHS attempts to combat domestic terrorism

White House officials rebuffed efforts by their colleagues at the Department of Homeland Security for more than a year to make combating domestic terror threats, such as those from white supremacists, a greater priority as specifically spelled out in the National Counterterrorism Strategy, current and former senior administration officials as well as other sources close to the Trump administration tell CNN.

CNN exposes systematic abuse of aid in Yemen

Issham Beshir is two years old. She's twig-thin and so badly malnourished she's yet to take her first steps. The world is trying to help her and nearly 16 million more hungry people in Yemen by sending food.