The nature of war is that it’s impossible to predict its outcome, and the current military campaign against ISIS is no exception. But some conflicts can have peaceful conclusions — like the Camp David Accords that ended the Israel-Egypt conflict. Author Lawrence Wright argues that we can turn to the diplomacy of Jimmy Carter to learn how to deal with ISIS.
Figures suggest that thousands of Iraqi women from the minority Yazidi sect are being subjected to rape, forced conversions and forced marriages by the militant group ISIS. But even those who have escaped the violence have uncertain futures.
One year ago, Somali terrorists stormed an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, leading to an armed siege that lasted four days and killed 67 people. Now, at the first anniversary of the attack, Kenyans are demanding more accountability from the country's police and army for their response.
Although the US military has the militants of ISIS in its crosshairs, it's not clear who will step in to fill any territory they may leave behind. Some activists worry that, despite finally receiving direct US intervention, the Syrian opposition will still fall short in the wake of airstrikes.
ISIS is the most well-know Islamist group in Syria, but it faces a wide range of competition from al-Qaeda and other groups. Yet ISIS still seems well-prepared to stick it out against other militants — and even survive US-led airstrikes for the foreseeable future.
After resisting involvement for months — and even years — the US and five other countries finally launched airstrikes in Syria against ISIS, the Khorasan Group and other Islamist militants. But will the US be able to keep its long-standing vow not to send ground troops to defeat ISIS?
Before the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, al-Qaeda was the most-feared jihadi group in the world. But like a nimble start-up, ISIS broke away from al-Qaeda and let the parent fight the big powers, while it used new tactics and social media to gain money, power and a big reputation.
Over the weekend, the militant group ISIS posted a video showing another beheading. This time, it was of a Scottish aid worker. Muslim leaders in Scotland have banded together to reject the group's claim to Islam. Terrorism, they say, twists their religion's teachings.
Buzzfeed reporter Ellie Hall got a disturbing look at the online world of young women — often from the West — who claim to be members of the Islamic militant group known as ISIS. They go to the Middle East to be married, raise young Jihadists and spread propaganda on social networks.
When the US responded to terrorism after 9/11, it used troops and massive force in the Middle East. The new war declared last night by President Obama against the terrorist organization know as the Islamic State, or ISIS or ISIL, will look very different.
When Steven Sotloff's friends discovered he was being held captive by ISIS militants, they set out to hide any reference to the fact that he was Jewish and a dual American-Israeli citizen — and succeeded.
Kony 2012 captured millions of eyeballs and about as much controversy. Two years on, the organization behind the video is still operating and still focused on capturing Joseph Kony — but the group's leaders say they've learned a lot from their experience with their viral video.
The Green Prince was the code name for a top Israeli informant, a man who was the son of a Hamas founder. It's also the name of a new documentary that chronicles the path of informant Mosab Hassan Yousef, and his relationship with his Israeli handler.
James Foley's kidnapping and murder is a sad trend in the war in Syria, but it's paying off for terrorist groups. They've collected millions of dollars in ransoms, and journalist David Rohde, who spent seven months in Taliban captivity, says current kidnapping policies aren't keeping journalists safe.
The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to tackle a particularly disturbing tactic of war this week: the use of rape as a weapon. Jeb Sharp talks with Anne-Marie Goetz of UNIFEM, the UN's development agency for women.
Attackers in the western Chinese city of Urumqi, the capital of the restive province of Xinjiang, killed 31 people and injured more than 90 at an outdoor market. It was just the latest in a series of terror attacks Chinese officials are blaming on separatists from Xinjiang.
Edward Snowden is slowly starting to emerge from self-imposed isolation in Russia — including agreeing to an exclusive interview with NBC News, set to air Wednesday night. Snowden, according to a Guardian reporter, is trying to change the perception of him, back in the US.
Private security company Blackwater is offering to help fight pirates in the Indian Ocean. The company known for its contract work for the Pentagon in Iraq is now offering its sevices to shipping companies.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was in New Delhi, India today. Secretary Rice made the trip to try to diffuse tensions between India and Pakistan. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from the BBC's Tinku Ray in New Delhi.
We listen in on a conversation between two political kidnap victims: the BBC's Alan Johnston, who was held hostage in Gaza, and Ingrid Betancourt, who was held for years by Colombia's main rebel group, the FARC.