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
With US help, Saudi Arabia is obliterating Yemen
The Saudi-led coalition may be guilty of war crimes in Yemen. And that means the US might be complicit as well.
Global warming: What happens if we do nothing?
If mankind fails to curtail climate change, we will have to deal with fallout ranging from massive refugee crises and submerged cities to scorching heatwaves and drought.
Turkey will not apologize for downing Russian fighter jet
But Moscow should still reconsider retaliatory sanctions, Turkish premier Ahmet Davutoglu said Monday.
This Iranian asylum-seeker crossed an ocean for her daughter
'Will they welcome us? Do they like Arabs? How about Iranians? Does it make a difference?'
The Paris climate talks and the future of planet Earth
Are world leaders ready to get serious about climate change?
2 Israelis convicted of 2014 burning alive of Palestinian teen
The court held off convicting a 31-year-old viewed as the ringleader of the crime that shattered a community.
China's relationship with Africa is way overblown
Analysis: China beats the US in terms of trade, but the US invests more.
These are the real victims of Boko Haram
“I don’t know how I’m not crazy.”
Why Myanmar’s massive jade industry is so deadly
Myanmar's multibillion-dollar mine business is marked by neglect for human life.
Ebola is back in Liberia
A teenager has died in Liberia in the first such death since the country was declared free of the virus in September, an official said Tuesday.
Argentina’s election was a huge victory for frackers and capitalists
For fans of lefty populist ways, not so much. But there is one thing they agree on.
When Europe closed the door: A week on the migrant trail
Thousands upon thousands of refugees, most of whom had fled war and traveled across a dangerous sea, arrived to find a very different Europe than the one they imagined.
Iran is gearing up for the most important elections in the Islamic Republic's history
The establishment in Iran is getting more than a little excited ahead of February's parliamentary elections.
Russian thieves made off with a full bomb's worth of highly enriched uranium
Western spies say they have proof the thieves are looking for a buyer of that highly valuable material — and have been for the past 16 years.
A haunting tale of isolation, loyalty, murder, and survival
In 2004, 34 people stepped out of a forest believing they were refugees of a war that had ended 25 years earlier. This excerpt from 'Ghosts in the Forest' introduces their story.
Buenos Aires street art is crying to stop oil drilling
But both candidates in Sunday's presidential election were pretty gung ho about fracking.
The new front line in the fight against HIV: 'Sugar daddies'
The sugar daddy phenomenon is a transactional relationship in which a young woman has sex with an older, wealthier man in exchange for gifts or money.
Brazil just observed Black Awareness Day. A look at Congress proves they need it
It's pretty sad for a country with the largest population of Afro-descendants outside Africa.
Boko Haram deadlier than Islamic State? Here’s the story behind the headlines
The Nigeria-based terror group became the world's deadliest in 2014, but it also pledged allegiance to the Islamic State earlier this year.
More Mexican migrants are leaving the US than entering
Most Mexicans leaving the US are doing so voluntarily to reunite with their family or to start one, Pew research says.
Women will start earning as much money as men do in 2133
The World Economic Forum says it will take a few more generations to close the global gender pay gap.
Why so many Cubans are fleeing to the US and getting stuck on the way
The new migrant crisis at America's doorstep.
Asia's Meth Wars
A potent new type of meth is named after Myanmar’s pro-democracy heroes
How the country's most famous uprising became a brand name for its go-to drug.
How the hero of the Beirut bombing saved so many lives in a split second
'The kids and I are all doing fine. He made us proud, put our heads up high, what more do I need? He gave me dignity, pride, and respect.'
Why refusing to accept Syrian refugees in the US is a terrible idea
Analysis: Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie said even orphans under the age of five shouldn't be allowed to settle in the United States.
Will terrorism make Russia and the West friends again?
The recent Paris attacks and Russian jet crash may actually forge a closer alliance between the two against a common enemy.
Here are 8 key takeaways from Myanmar’s inspiring election
Voters of Myanmar overwhelmingly rejected the military generals who've ruled them for decades. What happens now?
Brazil's shocking violence against women, in 5 charts
The rate of female homicides, especially for women of color, is staggeringly high.
How India built the International Space Station, and other lessons from an Indian propaganda video
Someone needs to fact-check this ode to Modi.
Asia's Meth Wars
Myanmar's army is backing militias that make a fortune off of meth
As Myanmar soaks up international praise for holding elections that could end decades of tyranny, its government quietly fuels a massive drug trade.
'America has forgotten about us': Former US allies in Vietnam flee persecution
The 'fearless' tribespeople who fought alongside US Special Forces in the Vietnam War now face harassment at home and disinterest abroad.
Inside Molenbeek, the troubled Brussels neighborhood linked to terror in Paris
'When Belgo-Belgians from outside do see the real Molenbeek, they are often astonished to discover that it's not like they've been told.'
Vile tweets and spiking femicides: It's a tough time to be a woman in Brazil
It started with men tweeting sexual remarks about a 12-year-old TV show contestant.
Asia's Meth Wars
Asia’s Meth Wars: Speed and brutality in Myanmar’s borderlands (VIDEO)
A GlobalPost documentary on the biggest drug epidemic in Asia.
Should India get its cows off the streets?
India agonizes over how to deal with stray dogs, but there's another problem animal on its streets: holy cows.
The US has a law to stop NASA from working with China, and scientists hate it
Is it time for the US and China to start cooperating in space?
Possibly the worst El Niño ever is coming. And there's little aid groups can do about it
El Niño puts 11 million children in East and Southern Africa at risk of disease, hunger and lack of water, according to UNICEF.
A year at war with the Islamic State
Captured by the Islamic State, these two Sinjar teens went through hell. Then they ran
Sara and Leila both survived the mass capture of Yazidi women and children in Iraq last year. These are their stories.