Terror attacks claim 588 lives in Pakistan in 2015
Emirati rights activist wins 'Nobel prize for human rights'
US 'mistakenly' struck Afghan hospital: US commander
Mysterious human skulls found at Afghan presidential palace
EU to 'step up' taking refugees now in Turkey
NATO doubts Russia on Turkish airspace, says ground troops in Syria
Trans-Pacific trade deal faces test in US Congress
Chinese herbal expert among Nobel medicine prize winners
US calls for rapid return to calm in Jerusalem
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mexico's 13-year-old psychologist is amazing
But the country has a real problem with its little Doogie Howsers.
A year at war with the Islamic State
The US has been bombing the Islamic State for a year. What has been achieved?
Analysis: Certain figures paint a rosy picture of the anti-IS campaign. But numbers can be misleading.
This is what the Russians are saying about Moscow’s airstrikes in Syria
The Kremlin is waging a 'holy battle.'
Indigenous leaders, women and youth call for community-led development at UNGA
Including civil society in international development plans is not new, but their increased prominence is.
Al Jazeera journalists are free, but Egypt’s jails still host thousands of political prisoners
The Egyptian authorities are 'effectively holding political prisoners like bargaining chips, releasing them only when politically expedient.'
Russia just forced the US into an impossible position in Syria
Analysis: The situation is more precarious than it has ever been.
Where would Afghanistan be today if the US and Russia had just left it alone?
The two superpowers might be able to draw some lessons from the past.
The reason Australia denied Chris Brown’s visa is more complicated than you think
The issue of domestic violence has dominated Australian headlines this month, and not because a convicted girlfriend-beater wanted to tour there.
Belarus' president has a 'Mini-Me' — and he came to the United Nations
Often called 'Europe's last dictator,' Alexander Lukashenko brought his 11-year-old son to the UN.
Why rich Indian landowners are rioting to be seen as oppressed
Call it the Patel Uprising.
The whole story.
Trevor Noah’s Daily Show debut gets rave reviews — from South Africa, at least
Sept. 29, 2015: From Comedy Central's world news headquarters in New York, it's #TrevorDay.
Here's how Russia has been involved in Syria's civil war from the beginning
Airstrikes on Wednesday were Moscow's first military engagement in a distant theater of war since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979.