Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday it will be only a matter of weeks before the US and its allies are ready to drive ISIS from Raqqa, its symbolic capital in Syria.
It has been more than a week since a coalition of Iraqi government and Kurdish Peshmerga ground troops backed by US and allied aircraft launched an offensive against ISIS forces in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
US military officials expect that senior leaders of ISIS may try to flee Mosul, the capital of ISIS' self-styled caliphate in Iraq, as their control of the city comes under attack from Iraqi forces, backed by the US.
The Afghan woman, whose striking green eyes in a National Geographic cover photo, made her face known around the world is under arrest in Pakistan.
More than two thirds of the world's wildlife could be gone by the end of the decade if action isn't taken soon, a new report from the World Wildlife Fund revealed on Thursday.
Hillary Clinton's campaign has reason for optimism in several swing states -- and appears to have turned Arizona into a battleground -- as millions of Americans vote early.
Donald Trump stepped off the campaign trail Wednesday to promote his new hotel here, less than two weeks from Election Day and trailing in the polls.
Russia has withdrawn a request for a flotilla of warships, including its flagship aircraft carrier the Admiral Kuznetsov, to refuel in the Spanish port of Ceuta as the ships head towards Syria, Spain's foreign affairs ministry said Wednesday.
Rickety boats that should never have sailed. Unscrupulous smugglers with no regard for life. And desperate people risking everything.
When it comes to generosity, few countries can match Myanmar.
Two powerful earthquakes Wednesday struck central Italy about 50 miles north of the site of a deadly quake in August that killed nearly 300 people, the US Geological Survey said.
Anti-government demonstrators took to the streets in Venezuela on Wednesday, renewing their calls for a referendum to remove President Nicolás Maduro from power.
As of last week, it seemed next to impossible for Kyle Schwarber even to play in the World Series.
It's been a fall ritual in New York for a quarter century. Holiday shopping, the city's marathon, and the US voting against the rest of the world at the UN over Washington's Cuba embargo.
Apple is delaying the launch of AirPods, its wireless earbuds designed for the iPhone, saying on Wednesday that the accessory is not quite ready for prime time.
There was another big win in the advancement of immunotherapy treatments for cancer this week.
Police in the Brazilian city of Guarulhos say they have discovered a man who may have been kept captive by his family for at least 15 years.
Han Jong-sun sleeps with the lights on.
It pays to work for Rory McIlroy.
Filming on "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" has resumed, three weeks after an armed robbery of Kim Kardashian that put the show on hold.
Morning at the Conway household is like mornings in most homes with children. It's a scramble to get the kids fed, dressed and out the door on time for school -- organized chaos that would look familiar to any parent. But the mother of four young children in the New Jersey home we visited is not just any parent -- she is Donald Trump's campaign manager.
When it comes to architectural innovation, some of the most significant changes to urban skylines over the past half-century have occurred in Asia.
ISIS is sending "suicide squads" from Syria to its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, witnesses have told CNN, as tens of thousands of troops close in on the key city to take it from the militant group's control.
With recent broadsides against the US still fresh, Philippines president Duterte is in Tokyo meeting with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe.
A new study has found that women have almost caught up with men when it comes to drinking alcohol.
A picnic, an afternoon of kite flying and a drug haul worth more than $5 million -- it wasn't quite the day trip Michael Vaughan had bargained for when he and his family headed to the beach.
Take a look at some selfies taken by celebrities during the month of October.
Los Angeles police are looking for the man who destroyed Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star with a sledgehammer and a pick ax.
To defeat Islamist extremism we need to come to a common agreement, with a clear perspective, on what is the cause of this global threat.
On Wednesday, the world will watch on with bemusement as the British people unite to bid farewell to one of their most beloved institutions: a TV program about people baking cakes.
Denmark is obsessed with an American reality TV star.
Why would the man who rode a tide of populism to a shocking victory over the Republican establishment throw it all away?
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.