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CNN: Convicted Israel spy Jonathan Pollard free after 30 years

21 Nov 2015
As a Jewish-American teen moving to South Bend, Indiana, in the 1960s, Jonathan Pollard immediately struggled to fit in.   The family moved so his father, Morris Pollard, could take a job as a virologist at the University of Notre...

For Syrian refugees in US, fear gives way to hope

18 Nov 2015
They share a small two-bedroom apartment in Sacramento with few possessions, but for Syrian refugee Mohammad Abd Rabboh, his wife and two daughters, there is finally freedom from fear.   Just six weeks after arriving in the United...

CNN: Paris fallout - Why the West has to recalculate its ISIS strategy

© AFP | Soldiers secure the area near La Belle Equipe, rue de Charonne, after a series of gun attacks across Paris on November 14, 2015
15 Nov 2015
by Sajjan M. Gohel, Special for CNN   CNN editor's note: Sajjan M. Gohel is International Security Director for the London-based Asia-Pacific Foundation, a policy assessment think-tank monitoring emerging geopolitical threats and...

CNN VIDEO: 12-year-old Paris attack survivor speaks

15 Nov 2015
A 12-year-old and his father survived the terror attacks that rocked Paris. CNN's Clarissa Ward has more.

Video: I was raped 43,200 times - human trafficking survivor

Who's fighting human trafficking? U.S. releases rankings
11 Nov 2015
Karla Jacinto is sitting in a serene garden. She looks at the ordinary sights of flowers and can hear people beyond the garden walls, walking and talking in Mexico City.   She looks straight into my eyes, her voice cracking slightly,...

Blaming the Kalash for calamity in north-west Pakistan

10 Nov 2015
Conservative Muslims in Pakistan's northwest are blaming the animist Kalash for a powerful earthquake that flattened entire villages in October, claiming their immoral ways provoked Allah's wrath, in the latest attack on a...

How Iranian general plotted out Syrian assault in Moscow

07 Oct 2015
At a meeting in Moscow in July, a top Iranian general unfurled a map of Syria to explain to his Russian hosts how a series of defeats for President Bashar al-Assad could be turned into victory - with Russia's help.   Major General...

Exclusive: Unification with China not on agenda, says Taiwan president

01 Oct 2015
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou said on Thursday the island was not ready to discuss unification with China, sending a firm message to an increasingly assertive Beijing eager to absorb what it considers a renegade province.   Ma, 65,...

Defectors: ISIS is killing Muslims, not protecting them

21 Sep 2015
Opinion piece by Peter R. Neumann    Much has been written about the young men and women who join the Islamic State. We are familiar with their biographies and pathways, backgrounds and motivations.   But virtually...

9/11 Anniversary: How has terrorism changed in the past 14 years?

In 2001, this was the definitive image of terrorism. It's a much more muddled picture in 2015.


11 Sep 2015
In the 14 years since the 9/11 attacks, the face of terrorism has changed out of recognition. To many experts, the threat of Islamist terror is in some ways greater and in some ways diminished. It is geographically more diverse and...