Iran's supreme leader bans negotiations with the United States
Suspected Saudi-led air strike kills 13 at Yemen wedding
World soccer rocked by suspension of Blatter and Platini
Under fire in refugee crisis, Merkel goes on offensive
HRW urges West to act over jailed Bahrain opponents
Stabbing attacks reach Israel's commercial capital
Obama apologizes to MSF for deadly Kunduz air strike
US-backed Syria rebels say Russia raids destroyed arms depots
Yemen rebel-allied party says ready for UN-brokered peace
Here's how Vladimir Putin spent his 63rd birthday
He won at ice hockey, made a new best friend, and sent a whole new round of Russian bombs into Syria.
US says Russia launched cruise missile strikes in Syria without giving advance notice
"We've seen increasingly unprofessional behavior from Russian forces," US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday.
Disguised as stone-throwers, Israeli special forces open fire on Palestinians
In a matter of seconds, the men wearing scarves over their faces and throwing stones along with a group of Palestinians pulled out their pistols, opened fire and blew their cover.
A call and an apology for the bombing of a hospital is apparently not enough these days
The Doctors Without Borders president was unimpressed with a phone call from the US president.
India's Hindus won't eat cows, but they might just drink their pee
Cow urine and dung are big business in India, where some practitioners of traditional medicine claim it can cure cancer.
Corruption charges dampen launch of new UN global goals
The Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 already have received mixed reviews.
Before-and-after video shows what US airstrikes did to the MSF-run hospital in Afghanistan
Over the last four years, tens of thousands received free care at the hospital operated by Doctors Without Borders. Then US forces bombed it, killing 22 people.
Could the Vatican face racketeering charges for harboring abusive clergy?
To date, the Holy See has completely avoided prison and fines, despite the thousands of accused sex abusers in its ranks.
Why Australia has fallen bizarrely in love with a Chinese dating show
"The Bachelor" it ain't.
Mexicans are determined to have the last laugh on Donald Trump
This is how abusive priests are able to relocate abroad
The Vatican's laws are clear, but often ignored.
Russian warships fire cruise missiles as Moscow backs Syrian army offensive
Russia's navy has joined the assault its air force started.
Doctors Without Borders calls for international inquiry into US bombing of Afghan hospital
Even war has rules, the aid organization said.
Israel and Palestine
The violence in Jerusalem is spreading. Here's why it could be really hard to stop
Conflict over Jerusalem's holy site is older than the state of Israel itself.
Major US companies are holding $2.1 trillion overseas to avoid taxes
The 500 largest American companies would collectively owe an estimated $620 billion in US tax if they repatriated the funds, according to a new study.
8 million new toilets later, India isn't much cleaner
The government set itself an ambitious target to give every Indian access to a toilet by 2019. Is it all just money down the U-bend?
Nightmare week for US in Afghanistan forces policy review
A deadly strike on a hospital capped a disastrous week for US forces. But for war-weary Afghans, the Taliban's brief capture of Kunduz only exposed their lack of credible options.
With the Trans-Pacific Partnership, there is always a 'but'
Pretty much everything about the world's biggest trade deal is good. And bad.
The refugee girl who changed Merkel's mind: Where is she now?
Germany has opened its arms to refugees escaping violence in the Middle East, but just a few months ago things were very different.
Chernobyl has evolved from a nuclear disaster zone into a nature reserve
"When humans are removed, nature flourishes — even in the wake of the world's worst nuclear accident."
The Syrian conflict was destroying Palmyra well before the Islamic State showed up
The Islamic State has reportedly blown up the Arch of Triumph. The group is finishing what four years of conflict started.
Turns out people get angry when you say white Americans are terrorists, too
There's a common post-9/11 assumption about terrorism in the United States — that it’s mainly the work of Muslims and foreigners. It’s not.
The war in eastern Ukraine may finally be ending
But not so fast — now come the negotiations.
Trans-Pacific trade deal faces test in US Congress
US lawmakers cautiously welcomed a massive free trade deal sealed by 12 Pacific rim countries Monday, but the accord faces intense scrutiny in Congress which will vote on its ratification in 2016.
The US plans to arm more people and drop more bombs on Syria
A plan is in motion to take the Islamic State's de facto capital.
A daily hustle to survive: This is the life of a Syrian refugee
The often unbearable existence of a Syrian refugee drives some to unthinkable acts.
Uruguay (finally) names companies to grow public marijuana
In theory, the country is now one step closer to selling government-sanctioned cannabis in pharmacies across the nation.
Assad says Russian air campaign vital to save Middle East
US-MIDEAST-CRISIS-SYRIA-RUSSIA:Assad says Russian air campaign vital to save Middle East
Australia is betting your smartphone can save you from shark attacks
In the great battle between human and shark, human has technology.
The biggest obstacle to European resettlement may be the refugees themselves
It's not just that countries like Slovakia don't want refugees to resettle there — the refugees don’t want to go there, either.
Peru just offered amnesty to potential grenade attack plotters
After vicious attacks and threats, the government says anyone with illegal grenades can hand them over anonymously.
UN chief urges the US to curb its 'appalling' gun violence
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged the United States to take action to curb gun violence, saying it was taking an 'appalling toll' on American society.
At a loss for words after Thursday's shooting? Consider this one: Terrorism
Americans are the biggest terror threat in America.
From Aleppo to Argentina: The lives of Syrian refugees in Buenos Aires, in pictures
'I changed a lot here. I really felt the need to be responsible. I felt that if I did not study, I would lose years and time and I wouldn’t move forward.'
Fugitive Fathers: How the Vatican’s alleged sex abusers hide and preach in South America (VIDEO)
A GlobalPost documentary.
3D printers are a surprising new weapon in the fight against landmines
The idea is to teach the principles behind why something explodes.
US Foreign Policy
How a 5-minute phone call put the 9/11 trial on hold for more than a year
Ramzi bin al Shibh, who military prosecutors say relayed money and messages to the 9/11 hijackers, asked his lawyers to send a message to his nephew in Yemen. The rest is history.
75 percent of Republicans say they're 'less likely' to vote for a Muslim: Reuters/Ipsos poll
When the poll was narrowed to just likely Republican primary voters, the total jumped to 84 percent.