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
These 6 major companies keep popping up in Brazil's biggest corruption scandals
GlobalPost analyzed Brazil's recent corruption cases to find a handful of the same engineering firms named.
The Cold War analogies are back. Again
The fallout over Turkey’s decision to shoot down a Russian warplane continues.
US bombing of Afghan hospital 'avoidable,' caused by 'human error,' DOD says
US forces who launched a deadly airstrike on an Afghan hospital had intended to attack a nearby Taliban-controlled compound, US military officials said.
Uh oh, copper has fallen to its lowest price since the financial crisis
Market analysts call the metal 'Dr. Copper' because it's such a useful barometer of the global economy. Here's what it's saying right now.
Pope Francis might become the first modern pontiff to visit an active war zone
Could the Pope help bring peace to Central African Republic? That depends on how bad the fighting gets.
Why India’s Uber rival had to replace its cabs with boats
'Your boat will arrive in six minutes.'
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.
These are the real victims of Boko Haram
“I don’t know how I’m not crazy.”
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.
Paris attack sites: from national stadium to party district
The string of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late Friday left nearly 130 people dead and hundreds more injured, in the worst such violence in France's history.
A year at war with the Islamic State
Iraq Kurd leader announces the 'liberation' of Sinjar from IS
Iraqi Kurdish regional president Massud Barzani on Friday said the town of Sinjar was freed in a major operation against the Islamic State.
It's official: Myanmar's military was defeated in free elections
The next couple of months are going to be really interesting for Myanmar.
Ukrainians are waiting and waiting for help rebuilding their bombed-out homes
For these residents, the war is over, but it's been a battle to get their houses back up.
Austria to build fence on Slovenia border in new blow to Schengen pact
Austria announced Friday it would erect a metal fence along its border with Slovenia, in a new blow to the EU's cherished open-border Schengen accord.
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.