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Taiwan on alert for ‘near perfect’ super typhoon

Story highlights Rainfall of up to 900mm expected to fall in parts of Taiwan, as military put on alert Meteorologists on social media described the incoming storm as "near-perfect" Currently surging at speeds of up to 280 kilometers per hour

Violence directed at Muslims on one of Islam’s holiest days

Story highlights Checkpoint near massive prayer meeting attacked by gunmen Comes after 22 people were killed in a terrorist attack on cafe The perpetrators were surrounded after they took shelter in a house, Dhaka range Deputy Inspector Mahf

Read Tony Blair’s letters to Bush

Story highlights Tony Blair's correspondence to George W. Bush released as part of Chilcot report Blair's letters offer prescient glimpse into sectarian rifts that still plague Iraq Newly declassified letters Blair sent to President George W

Families struggle to cope

If you're in North America, go here to watch a live stream of our coverage of the Chilcot inquiry on CNNgo. Leon Spicer had faced his own personal battle before he even made it to Iraq: A serious leg injury meant the 26-year old couldn't travel wit

Opinion: What Blair and Bush left behind

Story highlights After 13 years, the Chilcot inquiry delivers damning verdict on Britain's march to war But the findings will be of little use to Iraqis living with the consequences If you're in North America, go here to watch a live stream o

Trump praises Saddam Hussein

Story highlights "But you know what? He did well? He killed terrorists," Donald Trump said While acknowledging that Saddam Hussein "was a bad guy," Trump praised the former Iraqi dictator's efficient killing of "terrorists" -- despite the fa

Was invading Iraq necessary?

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UK report delivers damning verdict on Iraq War

Story highlights "I believe I made the right decision," says embattled former PM Tony Blair Official inquiry finds UK plans for post-invasion Iraq were "wholly inadequate" If you're in North America, go here to watch a live stream of our cove

Iraqi official resigns after Baghdad security failure

Story highlights Interior Minister Mohammed Salem al-Ghabban cites security failures as reason Analyst: Push to retake Mosul could be delayed while government shores up security Mohammed Salem al-Ghabban submitted his resignation at a press

Searching for loved ones in Baghdad

Among them was Sami Hadi, a government employee looking for two of his cousins and their three children who had come here Saturday evening to buy clothing for Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that follows the holy month of Ramadan. Sami had scoured floor

How attacks failed

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Opinion: How to stop the cycle of hate

Story highlights Khalid Latif: Hate crimes towards Muslims go unnoticed Bigotry will not make America safer, he says For those of us who live in the United States, it's hard enough dealing with the reality that Muslims are being killed in l

Opinion: Muslims’ sacred cities are no longer off-limits

Story highlights Haroon Moghul: The Muslim community is in shock after the Medina bombing The attack on the sacred city is an attack on Islam, he says Every year, millions of pilgrims descend on Medina's Great Mosque, usually before or afte

Indonesia: Ramadan attacks continue

Story highlights The attacker died while one police officer was injured It's the latest in a series of attacks at the end of Ramadan The attacker tried to get inside on a motorcycle. When officers tried to stop him, he detonated explosives,

Suicide bomb near U.S. consulate

Story highlights Blast occurred at around 3 a.m. local time Two police officers were injured A suicide bomber launched an attack Monday in the Saudi Arabian city of Medina, killing four people and wounding another, according to an official w

In waning days of Ramadan, ISIS unleashes spasm of terror

What is Ramadan? ISIS either claimed responsibility or is suspected in each of them. In Lebanon and Kuwait, ISIS plots were said to be foiled. Here is a chronological compilation of developments: At least six members of Jordan's securi

Dhaka attack: ‘That is not my son,’ killer’s horrified father cries

Story highlights Family of Dhaka attacker Meer Sameh Mobasheer in shock Father says they reported Mobasheer missing in February That was February 29. For four long months, the family looked for him, considering and dismissing scenario after

UK Brexit leader steps down

He said UKIP was "in a good position" following the EU referendum and that his political ambition had been achieved. "I came into this struggle from business because I wanted us to be a self-governing nation, not to become a career politician," Far

Death toll soars: Families clinging to hope after Baghdad bombs

Story highlights 200 people were killed in Baghdad's Karrada neighborhood 81 bodies are so charred they will require DNA testing to identify Angry over the failure to stop ISIS attacks, people threw objects at the PM's convoy as he made his way t

Photos: Terror in Baghdad

Car bombs target Baghdad Iraqi firefighters extinguish a blaze after a car bomb at a commercial area in the Karrada neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, early Sunday. The terror attack killed 125 people, including 25 children, and injured at least 147

Airstrike kills 2 ISIS commanders, U.S. says

The June 25 airstrike near Mosul killed ISIS' deputy minister of war, Basim Muhammad Ahmad Sultan al-Bajari, and Hatim Talib al-Hamduni, a military commander in the area, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said. Bajari oversaw ISIS' efforts to capture M

Two bombs kill at least 126 people in Baghdad

Story highlights Two bombs kill at least 126 people in a Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad ISIS claims responsibility, angry residents throw objects at prime minister The first detonation occurred Saturday on a busy shopping street in the centr

Flood hits mosque in Pakistan, dozens feared dead

Authorities fear more monsoon rains will bring further disaster this week. The death toll hit 41 in the Chitral district in far northeast Pakistan by the Afghanistan border, where 23 people are reported missing, said Kyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) provinc

Dhaka cafe attack: Bangladeshis mourn hostages, officers killed

Story highlights Bangladesh begins two days of mourning Attack occurred as the holy month of Ramadan nears its end Watch live coverage of what's going on in Bangladesh on CNNgo. Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared two days of n

Stunned residents after terror attack: ‘Bangladesh was never like this’

Cars blared their horns at rickshaws drifting into their path. Street peddlers scurried by, calling out the names of the fresh fruit nestled in baskets on their heads. Pedestrians hurled profanities at drivers as they dodged and weaved in between t