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
Why the US should hold on to Indian students
Indians bring high test scores — and tuition fees — to US universities. But could visa difficulties keep them from wanting to apply?
Putin and friends say Turkey’s doing the terrorists' bidding
Turkey shot down a Russian jet, and Russians are about as angry as could be. But it's no World War III.
Fed up with Russia, Turkey shoots down one of its jets
Ankara had warned Russia about violating its airspace.
France may join US in perpetual 'state of emergency'
Lawmakers have extended for 3 months a set of laws that give French authorities extraordinary powers.
Brazil's new abortion rules would require tests for rape victims
Backers think it would increase rape prosecutions. Its critics say it just assumes women are lying.
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.
These are the real victims of Boko Haram
“I don’t know how I’m not crazy.”
Asia's Meth Wars
Myanmar’s state-backed militias are flooding Asia with meth
A GlobalPost investigation tracks the narco-armies in Myanmar’s highlands fueling the region's worst addiction.
Witnesses to the Beirut bombings describe carnage in the street
'My friend saw the second guy and tried to stop him. He wrapped his arms around him and then it exploded.'
Kurdish forces launch offensive to take back Sinjar in northern Iraq
Sinjar's fall more than a year ago partly compelled the US to launch its air campaign.
Myanmar's president pledges a peaceful power shift to Suu Kyi's party
Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party swept national elections.
Twin bombings kill at least 37 in Beirut's first attacks since 2014
Beirut’s southern suburbs, home to a large Shia population, were the target of a number of attacks last year by radical militant groups from Syria.
A new Amazon highway threatens some of the rainforest's last uncontacted tribes
Its backers say it'll bring development to remote communities. Environment officials warn it will help illegal miners and loggers.
What Jeb Bush doesn't know about Lebanon
The Republican candidate for US president thinks Lebanon is as bad for Christians these days as Syria. He's wrong.
EU to require labels identifying goods that come from Israeli settlements
Anything sold in the EU and produced in territories occupied by Israel since 1967 will be subject to special labeling.
China probably doesn't want you looking at these photos
Three weeks from the Paris climate change talks, China is again blanketed in smog.
Leaks and Hacks
German intelligence spied on the FBI, UN agencies, US and EU companies and more
The latest news on the BND spy service fuels a debate in Germany about state surveillance that was kicked off by the revelations of NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
Why Australia is running out of baby formula (Hint: China)
The shortage is so bad that supermarkets and pharmacies have resorted to rationing.
Russia thinks its doping scandal is the latest Western plot
The World Anti-Doping Agency alleges Russian officials supported prohibited performance-enhancement drug use, took bribes and trashed test samples.
Catalonia keeps pushing to secede from Spain, whether you like it or not
Popular support for independence among Catalans, though, is debatable.
India's biggest festival is really bad for its health
Diwali may be beautiful, but it's choking India's city dwellers.
China's online shoppers just smashed the single-day world record for sales
11/11 may have started as a holiday for bachelors, but these days it's about making billions off of bargain-hunters.
Indonesia plans crocodile-guarded prison island for drug convicts
The proposal is the pet project of anti-drugs chief Budi Waseso, who plans to visit various parts of the archipelago in his search for fierce reptiles to guard the jail.
Living and dying in East Jerusalem
Most of the suspected attackers in recent stabbings have been from these neighborhoods. Here's what it's like inside them.
Ex-soldier is first arrest in N.Ireland Bloody Sunday probe
British police arrested a former soldier Tuesday on suspicion of murdering three people on Bloody Sunday in 1972, one of the most notorious incidents of Northern Ireland's troubled past.
Ukraine’s anti-corruption drive isn’t working
That’s a problem, since cracking down on graft was a key demand of last year’s street revolution — and, foreign aid depends on it.
The military just got crushed in Myanmar
National elections in Myanmar appear to have given the opposition democratic party a huge mandate.
How Myanmar's ruling party tried (and failed) to win voters
The ruling military-backed elites pressured the public to overlook their misdeeds and let them hold power. It didn't work.
Athletics: Russia responds as doping scandal threatens to spread
Russia rejected Tuesday explosive accusations of doping and corruption and promised a rapid response to avoid suspension from the 2016 Olympics due to the scandal that threatens to spread far beyond the borders of Russia and athletics.
Meet the Peruvian Rasta behind a landmark case for the right to grow weed
He’s taking his case to the country’s Supreme Court after being given a jail sentence for growing his own grass.
Food & Travel
Now investigators are '90 percent sure' it was a bomb that downed the Russian plane
Confirmation that militants brought down the airliner could have a devastating impact on Egypt's lucrative tourist industry.
Backlash mounts against Merkel, 'Traitor to the People' (PHOTOS)
The German chancellor's open door policy has ushered in right-wing vitriol along with a slew of immigrants.
Myanmar prepares for first free vote in 25 years
The sense of excitement was palpable on the eve of the election as around 30 million people prepared to vote in the first free nationwide poll in a quarter of a century.
Oppose Taiwan independence, China's Xi says at historic meeting
The talks, at a luxury hotel in Singapore, lasted less than an hour but were heavy with symbolism.
A 30-year timeline of Catholic Church sex abuse scandals
The Vatican has been slow to hold leaders accountable for covering up allegations against thousands of priests.
The UK has a serious curry problem
Immigration restrictions are driving restaurants short on chefs to close every week. But it's not just food that's at stake.
Turns out emojis are really bad for diplomacy
The cartoonish icons are everywhere. But maybe they shouldn't be. Just ask Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.