Egypt is striking back against ISIS for the brutal killing of 21 Egyptian Christians. Airstrikes have targeted ISIS camps and other facilities in Libya, where the Egyptian Christians were beheaded. This latest brutality shows ISIS' expanding influence beyond Iraq and Syria.
The release of Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste from an Egyptian jail may have been meant to deflect criticism on the Egyptian government. But there's no getting around the Sisi regime's poor record on human rights and the law.
The US and its allies have been bombing ISIS for almost two months now. But the militants are continuing to advance and are now threatening the Syrian city of Kobane, on the border with Turkey, while Iraq and its Western allies are making piecemeal progress.
The revolt in Syria began almost three years ago, in the early, hopeful days of the Arab Spring. Back then, more or less peaceful protests ousted long-time dictators in Tunisia and Egypt. But since then, those two nations have taken very different paths.
It's been quite a week for an al-Qaeda spin-off called ISIS. Last week, ISIS took over Fallujah in Iraq. But it seems some of the local Sunni tribes abandoned the group and have joined government forces fighting against al-Qaeda. Then, rebel groups in Syria combined to attack ISIS there. Borzou Daragahi of the Financial Times explains the politics that work for and against ISIS.
The Egyptian general who helped lead the ouster of Egypt's elected president is in a pretty sweet place for the moment - on chocolate bars. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has won the hearts and minds of at least a segment of the country's population.
Mohammed Morsi is marking his first year in office. This anniversary however, doesn't come with much celebration. Host Carol Hills speaks with Financial Times' Borzou Daragahi who has been following the events in Cairo.
A new proposal by Iran today is creating confusion among international negotiators. Iran wants to buy enriched uranium rather than send the uranium it already has to another country for processing. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Borzou Daragahi.
A fatal plane crash in Northwest Iran has left 168 people dead. For more, The Takeaway turns to Borzou Daragahi, Beirut bureau chief for the LA Times, and Graham Warwick, senior technology editor of Aviation Week.
The battle for Libya continues. On Monday, forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi apparently won more than they lost. We reached reporter Borzou Daragahi of The Los Angeles Times earlier in Tripoli.
The Damascus suburb of Douma was subject to an intense attack today. Shells fell on residential areas for hours before troops moved in. The Syrian government is supposed to observe a ceasefire, but many international officials are skeptical.