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
Surrounded, hungry and afraid, many Syrians in Aleppo still refuse to leave
Eastern Aleppo could turn into "the largest humanitarian tragedy" of the Syrian conflict, the European Union said.
Hillary Clinton wasn't the only one to break barriers at the Democratic National Convention
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the fastest growing segment of the US population. Their votes count more than ever.
Rio mayor tears into Olympic organizers over snags
Fifteen of the 31 buildings in the athlete's village had plumbing problems, ranging from leaks to toilets clogged by cement blocks.
Save the Children-supported Syria maternity hospital bombed
A maternity hospital supported by Save the Children was bombed Friday in an air raid in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, causing casualties and damage, the Britain-based charity said.
Turkey's veteran protesters face a scary new reality
Erdogan's old Gezi Park redevelopment, which triggered massive protests in 2013, is back. But the anti-Erdogan activists who protested last time are more fearful now.
What it means to be 'American' is different for Puerto Ricans
Outside Philadelphia's city hall, Puerto Rican activists gathered the first day of the Democratic National Convention to protest for attention from the mainland.
Meet the last native speakers of Hawaiian
Hawaiian is often offered up as a language revitalization success story, a model for other endangered languages to follow. But language revitalization isn’t so simple.
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.
Alarmed conservationists warn that Borneo's orangutan is on the verge of extinction
A top conservationist body said the world's biggest fish, the whale shark, is also sliding toward extinction.
Up to 300,000 Syrians could get Turkish citizenship
The plan aims to keep wealthy and educated Syrians in the country, a Turkish newspaper reported on Saturday.
Obama to travel to Dallas
The US president will cut his European trip short to address the crisis at home.
Five tips on how to deal with trauma and the news
There's a program in Philadelphia that helps inner-city kids deal with trauma and PTSD. What they teach the children can also help you deal with the tragic news this week.
Thousands of people are ‘treated’ with radon baths every year in Ukraine
You may know radon as that radioactive gas that can cause cancer. Well, people from all over the former Soviet Union head to Khmilnyk, Ukraine to sit in baths of the stuff.
Here's why Salvadorans don't reach for their cellphones to record police abuse
Many Salvadorans say they're harassed and worse by armed police patrolling poor neighborhoods. But few dare to use the latest technology to hold security forces accountable.
Arrests in US protests as racial tensions heat up
Police arrested scores of people in demonstrations overnight Saturday to Sunday in several US cities, as racial tensions simmer over the killing of black men by police.
Poor, bereaved, hopeless: faces of Venezuela crisis
Yasmari Bello can no longer get the treatment she needs for her breast cancer. 'I suffered stress. I lost weight. I felt I had fought the illness for months and I could relapse.'
These asylum-seekers are being forced to raise their kids in immigration 'jails'
Even short-term stays in immigration detention can be harmful to children, mental health experts say. So why does the US government still hold young asylum seekers?
What’s wrong with Russia’s version of the Patriot Act
Critics ranging from telecom firms to Edward Snowden are slamming new Russian legislation that was pushed through in the guise of fighting terrorism.
Baghdad blast killed 292, many burned alive
A Baghdad bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed 292 people, according to a new toll issued Thursday, many of whom were trapped in blazing buildings and burned alive.
France Telecom execs may be tried over suicides
Thirty-five France Telecom employees took their own lives between 2008 and 2009.
Soviet-style youth squads are making a comeback in eastern Ukraine
Pro-Russian teenagers in eastern Ukraine spend their weekends practicing for war and recruiting peers to their cause.
Obama slows Afghanistan pullout, 8,400 troops to stay
President Barack Obama on Wednesday put the brakes on the US pullout from Afghanistan, saying 8,400 troops will remain in the war-ravaged country into next year to tackle the threat from a resurgent Taliban.
Three students slain in Bangladesh attacks shared ties in the US
Among the victims of the terror attack in Dhaka were students from Bangladesh who were attending US colleges.
Brexit could completely blow apart English Premier League soccer
European players make the English league great. But Brexit could change that.
Blair defends Iraq war after damning inquiry report
Former British prime minister Tony Blair on Wednesday defended his case for going to war in Iraq, after a long-awaited report found the 2003 invasion was based on flawed evidence and woefully executed.
Muslims mark end of a Ramadan marred by deadly attacks
The three-day Eid al-Fitr festival traditionally means family gatherings and the exchange of gifts and sweets after a month of fasting from dawn until dusk.
Seven very bad omens for the Rio Olympics
We couldn't tell which was worse: the Olympian muggings, the washed-up body parts or the executed mascot jaguar. Oh, wait — there's also super bacteria.
Thailand’s top female monk hacked the system to bring women into the fold
Dhammananda and her flock of 15 female monks are shunned by the all-male Buddhist hierarchy. But "that’s their problem,” she says.
I wanted to be bigger than Bill Gates — but then I fell in love with the blues
Aki Kumar left his home in Mumbai to work as a software engineer in Silicon Valley. But then, Kumar discovered American blues and everything changed.
Muslim world condemns Saudi holy site bombing
A deadly suicide bombing near Islam's second-holiest site in the Saudi city of Medina sparked condemnation across the Muslim world Tuesday, with even the Taliban and Hezbollah denouncing the attack.
NASA's Juno spacecraft orbits Jupiter
"We are there. We are in orbit. We conquered Jupiter," said Scott Bolton, NASA's principal investigator from the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas.
French PM forces through contested labor law
The controversial law sparked four months of strikes and street protests because it is widely seen as being too pro-business and a threat to cherished workers' rights.
Brexit losers and winners alike are dropping out of UK politics
What ever happened to that stiff upper lip? Resilience through adversity? The implosion of British leadership after the nation's Brexit vote has shocked Anglophiles everywhere.
Food & Travel
Your Machu Picchu Tinder photo makes me angry. But I'll get over it.
The Andean mountains will humble you.
Watching Brexit from 3,000 miles away
Commentary: When the biggest-selling newspapers in the country print stories every day about how immigrants are taking people’s jobs, it has a cumulative effect.
Leading Brexit campaigner Farage quits as UKIP leader
Leading Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage on Monday stepped down as leader of the UK Independence Party, the latest figure to step down as shockwaves from Britain's decision to quit the EU reverberate.
Aide to former Chinese president Hu Jintao jailed for life
The verdict and sentence come as part of a high-profile corruption crackdown by current President Xi Jinping that has deposed of several senior officials.
Fury over insecurity as Iraqis mourn 200 dead in Baghdad blast
Iraqis on Monday mourned more than 200 people killed in a Baghdad suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group and accused the government of not doing enough to protect them.