Leaks and Hacks
Syria 'doubts Turkey's intentions in anti-IS effort'
Top U.S. general says Iran deal lowers near-term atomic arms risk
Cincinnati police officer indicted in shooting death of black man
Mysterious plane wreckage sparks MH370 speculation
Afghanistan says Taliban leader dead, urges peace talks
Munich opts for controversial Holocaust memorial compromise
Israel approves hundreds of new housing units in West Bank
Why witches are still being beheaded in India
Thousands of women have been killed over the last decade and a half.
Mexico just issued a ‘gender alert’ to stop the rampant killing of women
The United Nations has called the murders a 'pandemic.'
Afghanistan says Taliban leader Mullah Omar died more than two years ago
As the country urges peace talks, the news will likely deepen Taliban divisions over who should lead the group.
Afghanistan's model city is also its kidnapping capital
The kidnappers in Herat are not usually members of the Taliban or any other armed opposition group. Their motives are not ideological.
There's feces-covered cilantro in your guacamole because of labor abuses in Mexico
The FDA ban isn't just a contamination alert. It's a rare window into the labor that brings produce from the farm to our tables.
Why US hedge funds are attacking struggling Puerto Rican schools
Billionaire hedgefund managers have a message for debt-stricken Puerto Rico: Shut down your schools and pay us back.
People all over the world have risen up to condemn a single man
And it's none of the usual suspects.
What Americans have been missing out on in Iran
A lot has happened in 35 years.
Drug traffickers are wiping out the jaguar in Central America
Local conservationists trying to keep the big cats alive are now fearing for their own lives, too.
A rap anthem called 'F*ck Communism' is going viral in Vietnam
The US-based, 24-year-old rapper behind the song could face jail time when he returns home next year.
Anywhere but Lebanon: Why the Palestinian girl Angela Merkel made cry doesn't want to leave Germany
Reem Sahwil's family still lives in Lebanon, a place where Palestinian refugees like them face great hardships.
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 sad story behind the world's cheapest Big Mac
This isn't just about burgers.
Weed lovers in UK and Australia could be celebrating soon
A petition will force the UK's Parliament to debate marijuana legalization.
Now that Boston's out, who should host the Olympics?
They may be nine years away, but the competition to host the 2024 Summer Games is already hot.
The US says it's okay for Turkey to bomb the Islamic State and anti-IS Kurds at the same time
'These are two separate things,' a State Department spokesperson said of things that don't seem separate at all.
This Nicaraguan native community endured Spanish conquest. Will it survive modern times?
Only a handful of elders speak more than a few words of the local language in the community of Sutiaba.
This crazy Ukrainian election shows the country has a ways to go toward reform
Welcome to electoral district 205, where votes can be bought with sunflower oil.
Leaks and Hacks
White House finally responds to petition calling for Snowden to be pardoned
The whitehouse.gov petition has been live since June 9, 2013.
Obama probably won't be invited to speak at the African Union again any time soon
The US president tore into corrupt African leaders without mentioning any names.
Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion gets mauled on the internet
Walter Palmer might be the most hated person on the planet right now.
Kenya's anti-terror police are inflicting terror of their own
President Obama's visit spotlighted abuses against Muslims.
Obama just pulled off two important firsts for a sitting US president
Obama addressed all of Africa at the headquarters of the African Union in Ethiopia today.
China stocks plummet because of poor economic data
Hong Kong stocks also slumped.
The US and Turkey are going to try to create an 'Islamic State-free zone'
It's not as simple as it might sound.
Obama said some weighty things in Kenya
As Barack Obama jetted off to Ethiopia, ending his first and likely only visit to Kenya as US president, a hashtag trended here: #NowThatObamaIsGone.
Assad says Syrian army 'fatigued' but will prevail
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad acknowledged the shrinking ranks of his government's army in a rare public speech on Sunday.
Islamic State recruiters are coming for Russia’s best and brightest
Officials hope hotlines and psychology courses will help.
Obama is a proud Kenyan-American
The US president leaves Kenya for Ethiopia today, ending his visit with a tough-love message only family can get away with.
Meet George Obama, the US president's half brother on the sidelines
Barack Obama's visit to Kenya had the trappings of a family reunion. Just a selective one.
The drug war isn’t the only battle Mexico is losing
The country now has 2 million more poor people than it had in 2012.
Politico says Kenya is Obama's 'most dangerous trip yet.' Everyone else says, what?
Call it the cringe heard 'round the world.
Obama disappoints Kenya's bombing survivors
Barack Obama laid a wreath today for victims of the 1998 US embassy bombing in Nairobi. But some Kenyan survivors of the attack were hoping for much more.
Kenyans welcome Obama as their own 'son of the soil'
But as the US president nears the end of his time in office, what legacy does he leave in Africa?
A Global Church
Pope Francis and the revolution in Vatican foreign policy
Francis assembled a "progressive" brain trust of mayors this week to focus on climate and modern-day slavery.
Turkey has finally joined the fight against the Islamic State
Turkey has started launching airstrikes against Islamic State positions. And it says the US is now welcome to use its bases to do the same.
US Foreign Policy
US President Barack Obama begins landmark Kenya visit
US President Barack Obama arrived in the Kenyan capital Nairobi late Friday, making his first visit to the country of his father's birth since his election as president.
If you thought NASA's New Horizons mission was done blowing your mind, you were wrong