Women tell UN to give them a seat at peace table
Korean-American Harvard student challenges Trump
UN chief wants 'serious review' of Israeli use of force against Palestinians
Ukraine PM accuses Russian forces of shooting down flight MH17
Over 710,000 migrants crossed into EU this year
Turkey warns U.S., Russia against backing Kurdish militia in Syria
New Syrian rebel alliance formed, says weapons on the way
Student arrested for threatening US university massacre
Sting slams 'epidemic' of disappearances in Mexico
Sea level rise will swallow Miami, New Orleans
5 things other countries do that could change American minds about socialism
Bernie Sanders has his work cut out for him running for US president as a "democratic socialist." These things should help.
Israel and Palestine
As 3 more Israelis die, police consider making it easier for citizens to carry guns
Three Israelis and at least three of their Palestinian attackers were killed during Tuesday's 'Day of Rage,' making it the deadliest day yet in the current rash of violence.
US Foreign Policy
US patrols in the South China Sea will enrage Beijing — and Washington knows it
The Pentagon is poised to send US warships skirting closer than ever before to the secretive island outposts that China is determined to claim.
Investigation says Russian missile almost definitely downed MH17
The Dutch investigators stopped short of assigning blame, they'll let Dutch prosecutors do that instead.
Turkey’s deadliest terror attack divides the country more than ever
The weekend's bombings are threatening to plunge Turkey, a key NATO member, into deeper instability.
Austria held thousands of refugees in a squalid camp run by a for-profit company
The system bears comparison to US private sector prisons.
Why India's beef lynching is not about a dead cow
A man is murdered in a village outside Delhi and the headlines say it was because he ate beef. The real story is even more frightening than that.
A warning to the leaders of the rich world
Wealthier countries are not doing nearly enough to share the burden of taking in refugees, Amnesty International says.
Watch Palestinian protesters smash a hole in Israel's dividing wall
The destruction was largely symbolic, but it pointed to the growing frustration among Palestinians over what they see as an increasingly oppressive occupation.
The EU is propping up Spain’s ‘fiestas of blood.’ Is it time to let them die?
It might take the UN committee on children to limit bullfighting in Spain.
Turkish author and Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk blames Erdogan for bringing country to brink
Turkey's leading writer warned the country could collapse into sectarian conflict and blamed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Sea level rise will swallow Miami, New Orleans
Say goodbye to Miami and New Orleans. No matter what we do to curb global warming, these and other beloved US cities will sink below rising seas, according to a study Monday.
Israel and Palestine
In Jerusalem, Jews and Palestinians share an intifada frame of mind
Whether or not it's the beginning of a third intifada, the recent spate of violence in Jerusalem and surrounding territories has everyone on edge.
Iranian court finds Washington Post reporter guilty of espionage
Jason Rezaian holds both Iranian and American citizenship. He has been in a notorious Iranian prison, known for holding political prisoners, for 14 months.
Whoever bombed Ankara succeeded in further polarizing Turkish society
The government has made it clear that elections will still be held on Nov. 1. Let's hope there are no more opening acts.
Indigenous women take climate matters into their own hands
Women are disproportionately impacted by climate change, and they are central to solutions, say activists.
Can a Nobel Prize open up Belarus?
Even before Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize for literature, there were faint signs of change for her closed country.
Why China doesn’t mind being left out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
The largest regional trade agreement in history is no big deal to China.
North Korea ready for 'any kind of war waged by US imperialists'
Kim Jong Un marked the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party with a particularly forceful speech.
In these four countries, the TPP’s rules on generic drugs could kill people
The secretive mega-trade deal would bar some of the poorest citizens in Peru, Mexico, Malaysia and Vietnam from accessing life-saving medicines.
Trawlers from China and Russia are threatening to destroy West African fishing communities
Local fisherman are no match for the European and Asian trawlers pulling enormous hauls of seafood from the same Atlantic fishing grounds.
Scientists warn El Niño coral damage could be worst ever
The world faces mass global 'coral bleaching' next year driven by the warming effects of the El Niño weather phenomenon, scientists say.
El Niño could help California’s drought — but it will make India’s much worse
For India's hard-up farmers, the problem of too little water has been going on for two years.
US abandons Syria rebel training effort; will focus on weapons supply
A Friday announcement marked the effective end to a short-lived $580 million program to train and equip units of fighters at sites outside of Syria.
NASA Mars rover finds clear evidence for ancient, long-lived lakes
'If one discovers evidence of lakes, that's a very positive sign for life.'
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.
Israel responds to rising violence by tearing down more Palestinian homes
Rights groups say the practice is illegal and doesn't work. Even a military committee agrees it's ineffective.
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.
Corruption charges dampen launch of new UN global goals
The Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 already have received mixed reviews.
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.
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.
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.