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August 26th, 2014
12:00 PM ET

Scaling a skyscraper for a selfie

It's a thrillseekers' selfie that can induce vertigo in mere mortals. But what's the story with snacking on bananas more than 73-stories up in the sky? CNN's Jeanne Moos unpeels the mystery.

Filed under: International • Jeanne Moos
August 25th, 2014
10:08 PM ET

Is this where American journalist James Foley was killed?

Investigators are using clues from the video of the brutal execution of American journalist James Foley to find his killer. Investigative blogger, Elliot Higgins believes he's located the exact spot where the video was shot, outside of Raqqa in Syria.

CNN's Jim Sciutto has more.

Filed under: International • ISIS • News • Syria
August 25th, 2014
09:48 PM ET

Syria ready to cooperate with U.S. to fight ISIS

The terror group ISIS is making terrifying new gains. United States officials tell CNN the Pentagon is now preparing options for air strikes against ISIS targets inside Syria.

Syria says it is ready to work with the U.S and the international community against ISIS.

Will the president take the U.S. war against ISIS to Syria? And might the U.S. fight alongside a government the administration had sworn to remove?

OutFront, retired Colonel Peter Mansoor. He served as the executive officer to General David Petraeus during the surge in Iraq. Shadi Hamid is a fellow with the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings institution.

Filed under: International • ISIS • News • Syria
August 22nd, 2014
09:29 PM ET

White House: James Foley killing first ISIS terrorist attack on U.S.

The Obama administration is calling the beheading of American James Foley by ISIS a terrorist attack.

The U.S is now considering more airstrikes against Iraq and perhaps even inside Syria to stop the terror group. On Friday, One of the president's top National Security Advisers made it clear that Foley's horrific murder was an attack against all Americans.
"Clearly, the brutal execution of Jim Foley represented an affront, an attack, not just on him, but he's an American," Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said. And we see that as an attack on our country when one of our is killed like that."

Is the White House making a case for war?

OutFront, Bob Baer, a Former CIA Operative who lived and worked in Syria; and retired General Wesley Clark, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.

Filed under: International • Iraq • ISIS • James Foley • Terror Attack
August 22nd, 2014
08:45 PM ET

ISIS wanted "Lady Al Qaeda" freed for James Foley

The Obama administration, under questioning over how it handles hostage negotiations, reiterated Friday that it will not pay ransom to terrorists groups.

"We will not provide funds for terrorist organisms," Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said, confirming a long-standing Washington policy amid claims from Islamic State jihadists that other countries had paid to have their nationals freed.

But in the case of James Foley, we also know that ISIS was demanding more than just money. The Islamic state also asked the United States to release a prisoner known as "Lady Al Qaeda."

Jean Casarez has more on the world's most famous female terrorist.

Filed under: International • Iraq • ISIS • James Foley • Terrorism
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