The coalition has now recaptured at least 100 square kilometers of territory, a CNN analysis of the battlefield shows.
A US service member has been killed in northern Iraq, the Pentagon announced Thursday.
Nowhere is the messy geopolitics of the fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq more complicated than in the question of the Kurds.
"I can't talk to you," the woman in the black headscarf insisted. "They'll kill my relatives." Adamant, she refused our entreaties for an interview.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Thursday that he will accept the results of the general election next month -- if he wins.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggested Wednesday night that he might not accept the results of the November 8 presidential election -- and that he would "look at it at the time."
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump wouldn't even shake hands on the debate stage Wednesday night.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met Wednesday for their final debate, and CNN's Reality Check Team spent the night analyzing their claims.
With the election weeks away, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump got into it one last time in their final presidential debate.
Meet the new Donald Trump, same as the old Donald Trump.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's claim the presidential election is rigged is reminiscent of a fascist.
Did Rodrigo Duterte's China gamble pay off?
Rafael Nadal has prematurely ended his 2016 season in a bid to fully recover from a wrist injury that has hindered him this year.
Giggling and chatting among themselves, it's hard to imagine that just one week ago, these girls were at the mercy of one of the world's deadliest terrorist organizations.
Tens of thousands of gay and bisexual men who were convicted of now-abolished sexual offenses in Britain will be posthumously pardoned, the government announced Thursday.
A man who was a viral sensation a few years ago because he has half a head is back in the news.
As scientists butt heads over brain-training programs, a new review paper suggests that there's little evidence supporting their effectiveness.
Thousands of people wearing black clothes braved the torrential rain in Buenos Aires to protest the rape and killing of a 16-year-old girl in Argentina.
Moammar Gadhafi died five years ago today -- ignominiously pulled from a drainage pipe and executed by a young fighter whose parents had likely been children themselves when the Libyan dictator first came to power in 1969.
He has always insisted he would break Jack Nicklaus's record of 18 major titles, but it seems Tiger Woods is now not so sure.
An electric shuttle named "Olli" -- powered by artificial intelligence from IBM -- will launch in 2017 in several US cities, including Las Vegas and Miami.
How would you try to balance traveling to give speeches and meeting world leaders, while simultaneously preparing for exams at the age of 19?
A fleet of Russian warships and fighter jets, including the flagship aircraft carrier the Admiral Kuznetsov, has reached the North Sea and is headed for the English Channel, according to the UK's Ministry of Defence.
Victor Ehikhamenor is on a mission to recount his country's history and the newer influences shaping its future. The award-winning visual artist was born in Udomi-Uwessan, a small village in Edo State, Nigeria, which he left in 1994 during political turmoil.
He's used to pushing his Mercedes car to the limit on the racetrack but Lewis Hamilton could be about to get his hands on an altogether more powerful machine -- in the virtual world at least.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has confirmed the Schiaparelli spacecraft, which was expected to land on Mars on Wednesday, has been lost.
A couple sit together for breakfast, their plates piled high with vegan sausages, broccoli and rice, what they consider a typically vegan meal.
How do you make more Americans switch on to Formula One? Bobby Epstein, chairman of the Circuit of the Americas thinks he has the answer.
It's not every day you get to hold a 700-year-old banknote in your hands.
In Tokyo, 14% of commuting traffic is on bike, according to the Japanese Transport Ministry.
When Donald Trump was a boy growing up in Cold War America, his mentor Roy Cohn played chief henchman in Senator Joseph McCarthy's witch hunt, ruining lives by accusing people of ties to the menacing autocrats in the Kremlin.
We should be under no impression that Donald Trump is innocent of racism and sexism because he didn't use certain words in the debate, writes John McWhorter.
Wednesday night's third and final presidential debate took place against an unprecedented backdrop of controversy over the Republican nominee's history of alleged sexual assault and harassment of women, his more recent unsubstantiated allegation of widespread voter fraud and his suggestion the election is being rigged in favor of his opponent.
There are few creatures as uninspiring as the over-rehearsed actor. As a theater critic, I've seen quite a few of them: men and women whose speeches run a bit too quickly off the tongue, whose performances seem to have been set in stone weeks before the curtain rises.
American expats in London are generally a well-off bunch who have profited greatly from the global economy, either as owners of capital or the well-paid servants of it.
As Lauren Chopek painfully details her story, she does so with the reticence of a survivor, as if somehow remaining silent would have been better.
A group of undercover officers in Winnipeg, Canada, is leading a new way to fight human trafficking -- firmly focused on helping victims.
"When I woke up I didn't know that I was in China."
Across the U.S., there is a movement to prioritize human trafficking prevention in our nation's communities. Schools, youth service programs, juvenile corrections services, group homes, and other youth-oriented spaces have begun to recognize their great potential to empower youth to stay safe from exploitation.