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September 26th, 2014
08:16 AM ET

U.S. aims to cut ISIS oil revenue

U.S. is targeting ISIS' oil installations in Syria and Iraq in an attempt to disrupt the groups' flow of oil wealth.

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Filed under: Elise Labott • ISIS • National security • Oil • Terror
September 23rd, 2014
05:44 PM ET

U.S., Arab allies strike ISIS in Syria

Five Arab states have joined the U.S. in the operation against ISIS in Syria. Elise Labott explains the coalition.

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Filed under: Elise Labott • International affairs • ISIS • National security • Syria • Terror
September 19th, 2014
06:57 PM ET

Kerry argues for war against ISIS at U.N.

Secy. John Kerry's address at the U.N. reminded some people of Colin Powell's case to go to war against Iraq.

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Filed under: Elise Labott • International affairs • Iraq • ISIS • John Kerry • United Nations
September 11th, 2014
09:58 PM ET

Kerry: Engaging in significant operation

Secretary of State John Kerry discusses his visit to the Middle East to help form a coalition that will take on ISIS. Full story

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Filed under: Elise Labott • International affairs • ISIS • John Kerry • Terror
August 5th, 2014
07:21 PM ET

Egypt the key truce-broker in Middle East deal

As an Israeli delegation arrives in Cairo for peace talks with Palestinian representatives, Egypt will, once again, play a crucial role as an intermediary. CNN's Elise Labott reports on what is different this time around.

July 31st, 2014
07:12 PM ET

U.S., U.N. announce 72-hour cease-fire

The U.S. and U.N. have announced that all parties have agreed to a three-day unconditional cease-fire in Gaza.

MORE: Details of the humanitarian cease-fire - and what happens next

June 16th, 2014
07:24 PM ET

Kerry: U.S. could partner with Iran

The U.S. may soon be working with an unlikely partner to stem the violence in Iraq: Iran. After more than 35 years of bitter tension, the two countries have found a common ground in the terrorist militants rampaging across Iran. CNN's Elise Labott on statements from U.S. officials that indicate a willingness to work together.


Filed under: Elise Labott • International affairs • Iran • Iraq
June 13th, 2014
08:14 PM ET

Time to evacuate Americans?

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad cost over $1 billion to build, but can it protect the approximately 5,000 Americans on the ground in Iraq if the terrorist group ISIS makes it to the capital city? CNN's Elise Labott reports.


Filed under: Elise Labott • International affairs • Iraq
June 5th, 2014
11:23 AM ET

American couple missing in Afghanistan

Months after they first went missing, an American woman and her husband are seen in a newly released video that allegedly shows them held captive in Afghanistan. CNN Foreign Affairs Reporter Elise Labott reports on the pressure their families are putting on the U.S. government to negotiate their release.

May 29th, 2014
08:39 PM ET

Iran hackers use social media to spy on U.S.

Hackers in Iran are using social media to target American and Israeli officials in an elaborate cyber-spying scheme. CNN's Elise Labott reports.


Filed under: Elise Labott • International affairs • Iran • National security
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