Extremists capture 2 small town in northern Iraq

CBS World News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:39pm
Sunni militant fighters drove out Kurdish security forces in the Zumar and Sinjar, forcing residents to flee, the United Nations said

U.S. plans "surge" in efforts to fight Ebola in West Africa

CBS World News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:24pm
CDC chief says U.S. trying to combat the spread of the virus at its source; second infected American comes home Tuesday

Israel withdraws most of its ground troops from Gaza

CBS World News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 7:52pm
Apparent winding down of nearly monthlong operation comes after widely condemned U.N. school bombing; Israel warns of more airstrikes

U.N. agency head: Israel does too little to protect Palestinians

CBS World News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 2:28pm
Pierre Krahenbuhl, the commissioner general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, said that Hamas' actions do not justify the Israeli response

Israeli military announces "new phase" of Gaza operation

CBS World News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 2:08pm
U.N. school sheltering displaced Gazans hit by apparent Israeli airstrike, killing at least 10, including 1 U.N. staffer; Israel says it's going after rockets

Scores killed by strong earthquake in southern China

CBS World News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 12:05pm
Magnitude-6.1 quake struck in Yunnan province, site of 1970 earthquake that killed thousands

Tropical Storm Bertha slams Dominican Republic

CBS World News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 11:35am
Storm so far disorganized and expected to curve northeast, likely remaining just off U.S. Eastern Seabord; could worsen Monday

8 square miles and 80 victims to go: Recovering Flight 17

CBS World News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 10:27am
International investigators finally on scene of shot down jet in Ukraine using sniffer dogs to hunt for body parts in middle of war zone

Gaza residents struggle after Israel strikes power plant

CBS World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 11:47pm
Gaza's power plant shut down after shells hit its fuel tanks, which erupted into massive fires. Technicians say it could take a year to repair the extensive damage. And as the war rages on between Israel and Hamas, Gaza can no longer depend on Israeli electricity.

Israel declares missing soldier dead

CBS World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:14pm
Soldier was previously believed captured by Hamas, which has denied holding him captive

Israel: Hamas will pay "intolerable price" if attacks go on

CBS World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 7:43pm
Israeli prime minister says his country prefers diplomatic solution to the ongoing crisis in Gaza, but will keep military options open

​Israel bombards Gaza while searching for soldier

CBS World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 2:20pm
Dozens more Palestinians killed in new onslaught; Hamas launches more rockets towards Tel Aviv

Young Americans risking lives for Israel

CBS World News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:33pm
As many as 1,000 Americans are fighting as part of the Israel Defense Force, including two who were killed, to protect what they consider a distant homeland

Gaza conflict scrambles delicate dance of Mideast diplomacy

CBS World News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 8:50pm
The fighting between Israel and Hamas has created some strange bedfellows amid the already-complicated web of Middle Eastern statecraft

Flash Points: Gaza crisis scrambles Mideast diplomacy

CBS World News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 8:13pm
CBS News Homeland Security Correspondent Bob Orr talks with CBS News Senior National Security Analyst Juan Zarate about the fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, and the impact it's had on regional diplomacy.

Obama calls for release of kidnapped Israeli soldier

CBS World News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 6:59pm
President Obama said the U.S. will keep working towards a ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hamas. He also called on Hamas to release an Israeli solider captured today. Charlie D'Agata reports from Tel Aviv.

What am I seeing?

CBS World News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 5:08pm
Mysterious looking photos from the week explained

U.S. calls Israeli soldier's alleged abduction "barbaric"

CBS World News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:32pm
Kerry denounces as "outrageous" deadly militant attack as U.N. chief urges both sides "to show maximum restraint"

Congress backs $225M bill to replenish Israel's Iron Dome missile defense

CBS World News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 3:37pm
Missile system credited with shooting down dozens of incoming rockets fired by Palestinian militants

Ebola moving faster than control efforts, WHO warns

CBS World News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 2:55pm
"We must not give this virus opportunities to deliver more surprises," says director-general of the World Health Organization

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