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.