Women and girls endure unspeakable horrors during war and the UN isn't doing enough about it
Commentary: The international organization's efforts to prevent sexual violence has failed to stop abductions and forced marriages by extremists.
Tunisia declares state of emergency after beach attack
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on Saturday declared a state of emergency following last week's jihadist beach massacre in which 38 foreign tourists were killed.
Abuse of Congo's LGBT community puts US Supreme Court ruling in perspective (PHOTOS)
The Democratic Republic of the Congo denies LGBTs their basic human rights.
South Sudan army raped then burnt girls alive: UN
Witnesses also described how troops made a women squeeze "burning-red coals" in her hands to reveal the whereabouts of rebels or cattle.
Love in the time of Ebola: How sex is keeping the outbreak alive
Ebola has proved resilient. But people are keeping it going, too.
Horror on the sand in Tunisian hotel massacre
'When he saw a Tunisian he shouted out 'Get out of the way' and shot at foreigners,' said Wadia, a waiter.
First lions to return to Rwanda after its war wiped them out over 20 years ago
Seven lions, two males and five females, are being transported from South Africa right now.
Tunisia beach resort massacre death toll rises to 37
The attack happened the same day that a suicide bomber killed 25 people at a Shiite mosque in Kuwait and a suspected Islamist beheaded a person in a factory in France.
Rwandan protesters call for the release of spy chief accused of ordering massacres
Karenzi Karake, the head of Rwanda's National Intelligence and Security Services, is accused of ordering reprisal killings in the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
There are now more refugees around the world than any other time in the last 50 years
The world is breaking the wrong kinds of records.
The terrorist formerly known as 'The Uncatchable' might just need a new nickname
Algerian terrorist leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar is dead. Or is he?
Libya says 'uncatchable' veteran militant killed in US strike
Military sources said an air strike on a farmhouse near Benghazi on Saturday had killed seven members of the Ansar al Sharia militant group.
Africa and the ICC: A vexed relationship
A court order blocking the departure from South Africa of Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir brings to the fore the troubled relationship between Africa and the world tribunal.
Anti-LGBT groups are making inroads across East Africa
In Africa, 37 of 54 countries consider homosexual acts criminal.
In three weeks, being gay won't be a crime anymore in Mozambique
The country's new penal code, which removes articles criminalizing homosexuality, will come into effect June 29.
The Islamic State claims to have captured the Libyan city of Sirte
The Islamic State group claimed to have seized full control Tuesday of the Libyan city of Sirte from the Fajr Libya militia, including a power plant, according to a US monitor.
New case of UN soldier accused of child sex abuse in Central African Republic
The new allegation came just a day after UN officials ordered an independent review of the organization's handling of alleged child sex abuse in the country.
More than 70 dead in Ghana petrol station fire
Many of the victims were searching for cover from the torrential rains flooding Accra, the capital.
10 transgender icons around the world who should be as famous as Caitlyn Jenner
All over the planet and in all sorts of fields, transgender women and men have earned their places in the limelight.
Burundi opposition to resume talks with government
Regional leaders still want to postpone the June 26 election.
WHO warns that the Ebola crisis isn't over
Officials say there could be another wave of infections.
Q & A: Why doesn't humanitarian assistance go to nurses?
During the Ebola outbreak, many frontline health workers went unpaid and underpaid. Jim Campbell heads up the Global Health Workforce Alliance, which works to find solutions.
Madagascar's parliament votes to dismiss president Hery Rajaonarimanpianina
Madagascar's parliament voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to dismiss the president for alleged constitutional violations and general incompetence.
Burundi's president is crowdfunding his unconstitutional re-election
Dozens have died in protests against Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term.
Demonstrator shot dead as protests spread outside Burundi capital
Police opened fire on a group of 100 protestors in a town about 40 miles southeast of Bujumbura.
Tunisian soldier kills 7 in barracks rampage
Authorities say the gunman had psychological problems and that the attack wasn't a terrorist act.
Gay marriage around the world
Ireland has voted to legalize same-sex marriage, joining 18 countries which have made, or are in the process of making the change.
Burundi protesters defy police crackdown
Parliamentary polls, initially set for May 26, have been postponed to June 5.
Thirty-five new Ebola cases hit Guinea and Sierra Leone
The spike in reported infections has dashed hopes that the deadly outbreak was almost finished.
A Texas hunter paid $350,000 to shoot and kill an endangered black rhino in Namibia
A US hunter who paid $350,000 to kill a black rhinoceros in Namibia successfully shot the animal on Monday, saying that his actions would help protect the critically-endangered spe
Burundi demonstrators defy calls to end anti-government protests
Opposition groups say that President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term is unconstitutional.