Myanmar's election, results and transition
Egypt police kill leading Islamic State militant in Cairo
Editor behind Denmark's Mohammed cartoons steps down
Islamic State kidnaps, kills seven in southern Afghanistan: police
More US troops possible in Syria: Pentagon chief
Support for Germany's right-wing AfD rises to 9 percent
Two Serbian embassy staff seized in Libyan 'ambush'
Russian soldiers geolocated by photos in multiple Syria locations, bloggers say
Knife, car attacks in West Bank wound 6, attackers shot
11,000 Russian travellers fly home from Egypt: deputy PM
Surrounded, hungry and afraid, many Syrians in Aleppo still refuse to leave
Eastern Aleppo could turn into "the largest humanitarian tragedy" of the Syrian conflict, the European Union said.
Hillary Clinton wasn't the only one to break barriers at the Democratic National Convention
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the fastest growing segment of the US population. Their votes count more than ever.
Rio mayor tears into Olympic organizers over snags
Fifteen of the 31 buildings in the athlete's village had plumbing problems, ranging from leaks to toilets clogged by cement blocks.
Save the Children-supported Syria maternity hospital bombed
A maternity hospital supported by Save the Children was bombed Friday in an air raid in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, causing casualties and damage, the Britain-based charity said.
Turkey's veteran protesters face a scary new reality
Erdogan's old Gezi Park redevelopment, which triggered massive protests in 2013, is back. But the anti-Erdogan activists who protested last time are more fearful now.
What it means to be 'American' is different for Puerto Ricans
Outside Philadelphia's city hall, Puerto Rican activists gathered the first day of the Democratic National Convention to protest for attention from the mainland.
Meet the last native speakers of Hawaiian
Hawaiian is often offered up as a language revitalization success story, a model for other endangered languages to follow. But language revitalization isn’t so simple.
Asia's Meth Wars
Asia’s Meth Wars: Speed and brutality in Myanmar’s borderlands (VIDEO)
A GlobalPost documentary on the biggest drug epidemic in Asia.
Defiant Merkel defends refugee stance after attacks
'Despite the great unease these events inspire, fear can't be the guide for political decisions,' she said.
Russia announces aid operation for Syria's besieged Aleppo
Syria regime ally Russia on Thursday announced a "large-scale" aid operation to allow civilians and fighters to flee besieged Aleppo, as the president offered an amnesty to rebels who surrender.
Indian couple hacked to death over 22-cent debt
Hundreds of people are murdered in India each year over sudden provocations, often trivialities.
Yes, Bill Clinton, I am a Muslim who loves America. But why is “terror” part of this conversation?
Commentary: I listened to Bill Clinton's speech on Tuesday. I was particularly shaken by the former president's words about black people and Muslims.
'Missing' ex-Gitmo inmate has resurfaced in Venezuela
Uruguayan officials said last month Abu Wa’el Dhiab, a free man released from Guantanámo Bay prison, had quietly left the country. Now he has reportedly resurfaced in Venezuela.
Top pope aide investigated for Australia child sex abuse
Vatican finance chief George Pell is reportedly under investigation over child sexual abuse allegations.
Reagan's would-be assassin to be released after 35 years
John Hinckley, who tried to assassinate president Ronald Reagan 35 years ago, is to be freed from a psychiatric hospital to live full-time with his mother, a federal judge ordered Wednesday.
Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law kidnapped in Brazil
The kidnappers have reportedly demanded a ransom worth $36.6 million.
Three essential takeaways from Michelle Obama's DNC speech
If you missed the first lady's speech on Monday night, here's why you should watch it now.
Under strict gun laws, Japan's mass killers must rely on knives instead
Japan just had its deadliest mass killing since World War II. It was the fatal stabbing of 19 people with mental disabilities.
French church attackers pledged allegiance to IS: what we know
Two jihadists who attacked a French church and brutally murdered a priest had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, a video showed Wednesday.
Ex-employee kills 19 in Japan care home knife attack
The 26-year-old attacker had been hospitalised earlier this year after delivering a letter to parliament in which he threatened to kill hundreds of the disabled.
Israel and Palestine
Hamas 'summer camp' trains young Gazans for war
'Our message to this (young) generation is that the future is yours ... It is thanks to you that we will be victorious.'
The new Latina Disney princess somehow lives in precolonial times
Her name is Elena, and she hails from Avalor — a fictional place that draws from several real-world cultures.
In France, there's a call for a Black Lives Matter movement
Many French are protesting the death of a black man in police custody. As they channel the US Black Lives Matter movement, they're also challenging France's "color-blind" norms.
Syria regime pounds Aleppo as UN backs call for truce
Syria's regime intensified air strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo province Monday, as the UN backed a call by its top aid official for a humanitarian truce in the city.
Tens of thousands of babies may be born with Zika disorders
Some experts say the new estimate may be conservative.
Islamic State group claims second German attack in a week
A Syrian asylum seeker who blew himself up outside a German music festival had made a video pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group, authorities said Monday, in the second attack claimed by the jihadists in Germany in a week.
US resisters to the Iraq War are living under the threat of deportation in Canada
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed early support for letting conscientious objectors from the US remain in Canada, but little has been done to formalize their status.
Olympics: No blanket ban for Russian athletes in Rio Games
The International Olympic Committee on Sunday decided not to hit Russia with a blanket ban for the Rio Games over state-run doping.
Iraq's marshlands, nearly destroyed under Saddam, are coming back
The wetlands in southern Iraq, now a UN World Heritage site, span thousands of square miles in the middle of desert.
Can't find a room at Rio Olympics? Try the luxury sex suite
With 500,000 tourists expected to flood Rio de Janeiro for the Games starting August 5, Brazil's second biggest city is bending over backwards to make sure there's enough lodging.
Whispers of a US conspiracy swirl in the Turkish president’s home neighborhood
Residents in the Kasimpasa area of Istanbul blame the failed military coup on either the United States, a Turkish cleric in exile in Pennsylvania, or some combo of the two.
80 dead as IS claims twin blasts during Kabul protest
Islamic State jihadists claimed responsibility for twin explosions Saturday that ripped through crowds of Shiite Hazaras in Kabul, killing at least 80 people and wounding 231 others in the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since 2001.
Trump’s trade policies are worrying economists
If there's one thing economists agree on: Trump’s trade policies are deeply flawed.
Munich gunman 'obsessed' with mass killings
The teenager who shot dead nine people in a gun rampage in Munich was "obsessed" with mass killers like Norwegian rightwing fanatic Anders Behring Breivik and had no links to the Islamic State group, police said Saturday.
US Foreign Policy
How a President Trump would change US foreign policy
It's not all about the wall.
Destroyed by a quake. Targeted by organ traffickers. Will a monsoon break this village?
For decades, organ smugglers have targeted Nepal's Hokse village so frequently that it’s become known as Kidney Village.
A protest over education has turned into a movement in Mexico
Who killed 9 protesters during a police action? One month later, no one has been held responsible, and a regional protest on education has mushroomed into a movement.
You have to see these kids' drawings that were displayed at the RNC
Patriotism, racism, freedom, war. Here's how some of America's kids are thinking about grown-up themes.