With the death of Peter O'Toole, everyone is talking about one of his great roles, as Lawrence of Arabia — the British intelligence officer who lead an Arab revolt in World War I. So that led producer Christopher Woolf to examine just how much of the film is actually based on history.
Among the many disturbing aspects of the execution of journalist James Foley is the fact that it was part of a deliberate PR campaign. Groups like ISIS rely on hundreds of tech-savvy foreign fighters from the West to disseminate their radical vision — often with success.
ISIS moves may not make much practical military or political sense, but that violent illogic may be part of the group's appeal to recruits. And despite their errors, they don't appear to be on the verge of defeat any time soon.
Paulien Bakker has been reporting from Iraq since 2008. For her, it’s the real stories of Iraqis that count. Stories about people like Khduer Hawakeen who weighed 538 pounds and after watching the American TV show “The Biggest Loser” became determined to lose weight.
One of the big sticking points between the Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq is where the money has been spent over the last several years. We've pulled the data and mapped out where the international development projects are located.
Fighters from ISIS, the militant Islamist group in Iraq and Syria, have taken over large parts of Iraq and threaten many others. Most ordinary Iraqis can't do much to stop them, but they can turn to a new show called "State of Myths" that mocks the group.