Myanmar's election, results and transition
Egypt police kill leading Islamic State militant in Cairo
Editor behind Denmark's Mohammed cartoons steps down
Islamic State kidnaps, kills seven in southern Afghanistan: police
More US troops possible in Syria: Pentagon chief
Support for Germany's right-wing AfD rises to 9 percent
Two Serbian embassy staff seized in Libyan 'ambush'
Russian soldiers geolocated by photos in multiple Syria locations, bloggers say
Knife, car attacks in West Bank wound 6, attackers shot
11,000 Russian travellers fly home from Egypt: deputy PM
China’s reach over fleeing dissidents is expanding worldwide
Here's why more and more countries are willing to help China capture its critics on the lam.
Merkel’s trip to Turkey highlights a major problem with Europe’s refugee policy
The EU wants to shut out refugees but is pressuring Turkey to take care of more of them.
Why Indians are turning down Facebook's free internet
Free Basics by Facebook lets users access certain websites free of charge. But at what cost to net neutrality?
Canada will end its airstrikes in Iraq and Syria on February 22
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the decision on Monday at a press conference with Defense Minister Hargit Sajjan and other senior officials.
The latest crisis in the ongoing human tragedy that is the Syrian civil war
A Russian-backed Syrian offensive in Aleppo has sent tens of thousands of civilians fleeing to the Turkish border. Now they have nowhere to go.
40,000 people are starving to death in South Sudan
New figures released in a UN report describe some of the worst conditions yet in more than two years of civil war.
Experts worry Zika today may cause more birth defect cases later
It's Carnival time in Brazil — that means lots of skin showing for bloodthirsty mosquitoes.
The US is killing more civilians in Iraq and Syria than it acknowledges
The US government has publicly acknowledged just 21 civilian deaths in coalition airstrikes. That number is impossibly low.
WHO declares the Zika virus a global health emergency
The UN health body said that a surge in cases of microcephaly was likely caused by the Zika virus and declared the situation a 'public health emergency of international concern.'
Putin's crony in Chechnya is making some unbelievable death threats on Instagram
Ramzan Kadyrov is tight with Vladimir Putin and puts critics in his crosshairs.
Vote wisely, Iowa. The world is watching
What's stranger than a bunch of candidates trying to persuade a sparse swathe of the Midwest to back their nomination? Perhaps the fact that one of them is the next POTUS.
Amazingly, key leaders are still optimistic about Syria talks
The Islamic State claimed twin blasts in Damascus on Sunday that killed at least 60 people and threw off negotiators in Geneva, where peace talks were maybe somehow about to start.
Around 50 killed as Boko Haram hits NE Nigeria village
Around 50 people were killed when Boko Haram fighters armed with guns and explosives attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria, medics and local residents said on Sunday.
This is how the US-led coalition investigates itself when accused of killing civilians
The Pentagon admits to killing just 21 innocent people in Iraq and Syria since the war began. There is a critical reason that number is so low.
In Moldova, even the ‘good guys’ are accused of corruption
It goes to show just how chaotic politics are in the former Soviet republic, one of Europe’s poorest countries.
On Gandhi’s death anniversary, not everyone is grieving
Opposition to Gandhi persists in India and around the world.
At least 37 dead, including children, as migrant boat sinks off Turkey
The Turkish coastguard on Saturday recovered the bodies of women and children washed up on a beach after yet another migrant boat sank while trying to reach Europe, leaving at least 37 dead.
16 more starve to death in Syria's besieged Madaya
Several dozen more residents of the town are in 'danger of death' because of severe malnutrition, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
Get ready for El Chapo-brand luggage, jewelry, toys and more
The infamous druglord's daughter now owns the rights to his nickname.
The sketchy numbers behind Brazil’s Zika crisis
There is a problem, but don't hit the panic button.
So, what is the Zika virus?
It won't kill you. But it's spreading 'explosively' across the Americas.
Venezuela's capital ranks as the world's most murderous city
Take note, Americans: There are 4 US cities on the list, too.
Iranian oil won't flood the market as quickly as you might think
Now that crippling sanctions have been mostly lifted, oil is a key part of Iran's revival. But it won't be easy, or fast.
Iran's president is basically just touring Europe, picking up checks at this point
With the era of sanctions mostly over, governments and businesses are lining up to meet the Iranian leader.
'Dead Syrian' Facebook hoax spotlights genuine fears among Germany's refugees
A Facebook post about a Syrian refugee's death in Germany sparked a social media storm this week. It was fake, but the feelings it expressed are real for many refugees in Europe.
No breakthrough as Merkel, Renzi pledge to tackle migrant crisis
The German and Italian leaders Friday pledged to tackle Europe's migrant influx but failed to resolve discord on an EU deal with Turkey to limit arrivals, a day after Berlin moved to tighten asylum rules.
The Zika virus has reignited Brazil’s abortion debate
Rights activists are gearing up to push the courts to allow abortion for microcephaly cases.
Remember swine flu? It’s back
Experts say it's preventable, but more than 100 people in Eastern Europe have died from H1N1.
Up to 34,000 flee clashes in Sudan's Darfur
As many as 34,000 people in Sudan's western Darfur region have fled fierce clashes between government forces and rebels around the mountainous Jebel Marra area, the United Nations said on Wednesday.
10 million African children are now obese or overweight
It's a familiar story: As more families move to the city, children get less physical exercise and eat more sugary and fatty foods.
UN panel says Saudi Arabia has violated humanitarian law in Yemen
Saudi Arabia did this by striking at least 146 civilian targets in less than a year.
There’s only one country in the world as corrupt as North Korea
So says Transparency International, which ranks the hermit kingdom at the bottom of its list for the fifth year running.
David Cameron found out the hard way that Muslim women are not #TraditionallySubmissive
The British prime minister might want to update his views.
China's economic nosedive is reverberating around the world
Chinese stocks fell to their lowest point in more than a year today. That's bad for a whole lot of people.
Why cow-loving India wants to keep bullfighting
Cows may be sacred to India's Hindu majority, but many are campaigning to allow a tradition that involves competing to 'tame' bulls by force.
Introducing the gangster warlords of Latin America
In an excerpt from his new book, former GlobalPost correspondent Ioan Grillo finds his way to a Brazilian cocaine party.
The Mexican actress who brought Sean Penn to El Chapo isn't talking now
Kate del Castillo no longer wants to give details of her contacts with the brutal drug lord.
Argentina, land of beef, might have to start importing steaks
'The government is very worried,' the vice president said.