Uganda foils 'imminent' Al Shabaab attack, US says
The US government warns that the Al Qaeda-linked insurgents from Somalia could try to exact revenge for a US airstrike that killed the militant group's commander.
US banks on strong Iraq coalition, but allies are hesitant
The United States says it is "comfortable" it can forge an alliance, but will it end up finding itself out on a limb?
What Obama said vs. what the Islamic State heard
President Barack Obama laid out a four-point plan to 'destroy' the Islamic State. The extremists are likely hearing he has zero points. Here's a closer look.
Obama announces his plan to 'degrade and ultimately destroy' Islamic State (LIVE VIDEO)
The White House has said Obama has the authority he needs to take action against the militant group.
In a speech Wednesday, Obama will lay out plans for Islamic State offensive
The speech underscores the degree to which Islamic State has become an urgent issue for the United States.
NATO to Putin: Don't even think about messing with eastern allies
The crisis in Ukraine is forcing the Western alliance back to a Cold War-style focus on collective defense.
'Comfort women' who serviced US soldiers demand justice
They are suing the South Korean government for allegedly encouraging the prostitution that ruined their lives.
Scientist Paul Mayewski talks about the immense climate changes we're already seeing and how we have to adapt.
So this is Obama's motley crew to counter the Islamic State
With NATO, Iran, reluctant Mideast allies and Kurdish separatist rebels, what could go wrong?
The West is raising the stakes over Ukraine
France halts warship sale to Russia, the EU is poised to impose more sanctions and NATO is boosting its defenses. But will it deter Putin?
These Peruvian circus lions could be headed to a new life in Colorado (PHOTOS)
The Andean nation is the latest to join the global crackdown on performing wild animals.
Tourists are pouring back to Mexican beaches after a security image facelift
Mexico is receiving record foreign visitors. It must be safe again, right?
Should the US team up with Assad against the Islamic State in Syria?
The pros and cons of an intervention that would likely benefit a president the US has sworn to bring down.
How the US militarizes the world's police, not just Ferguson's
The story of police militarization in the US and abroad is complicated, and involves the importation and exportation of equipment, tactics, and funds for the purposes of domestic and international security. Here's one part of that story.
Rick Perry's Islamic State remark joins a list of Mexican-border terror threat claims
Here’s a look at four major claims of faraway terrorism stirring in America's southern frontier. In some of those cases, at least, officials actually attempted to provide evidence, with varying success.
US announces crackdown on shady puppy imports
The move comes two months after a GlobalPost investigation into the dark world of Korean puppy mills.
This map shows which countries prefer China over the United States
The Middle East is a much bigger fan of China. The US wins Europe. And Argentina can't make up its mind.
Social media users censored how they TRULY felt about Snowden's NSA leaks
New Pew Research study finds people don't share as much as we think they do on social media.
British homing in on Foley's killer
The Sunday Times said that intelligence services have identified the fighter suspected of killing journalist James Foley but have yet to divulge the suspect's name.
After 2 years, US hostage Theo Curtis freed in Syria
The news comes days after video surfaced of fellow American journalist and hostage James Foley being executed by the Islamic State.
Everyone from Tibetan monks to Iran's Supreme Leader is watching Ferguson. Here's how they're reacting
The killing of Michael Brown matters to folks around the globe.
The US considers going after the Islamic State in Syria
'We will do what's necessary to protect Americans and see that justice is done for what we saw with the barbaric killing of Jim Foley,' said White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes.
White House calls James Foley's execution a 'terrorist attack' against the US
'When you see somebody killed in such a horrific way, that represents a terrorist attack,' Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said.
Media backgrounder: The investigation into James Foley’s kidnapping
A timeline of key moments during the 21-month investigation.
Full text of the last email the Islamic State sent to the Foley family
The last time James Foley's parents heard from their son's captors was on Aug. 12. They received this message.
Decoding Obama's 'relentless' quest for justice against the Islamic State
The president has promised to ‘see that justice is done’ for the brutal killing of journalist James Foley. But what does that actually mean?
Love and outrage pour out on social media after James Foley's killing
'ISIL must be destroyed/will be crushed' - @JohnKerry
'The whole world is appalled by the brutal murder of James Foley,' Obama says (VIDEO)
US President Barack Obama said the United States will continue to do 'what we must do to protect our people.'
Can kimchi cure Ebola?
Some Koreans are convinced it could. Either way, the stuff is so good for you that you may as well indulge.
Palestinians have some advice for the people of Ferguson, Missouri
They know perhaps better than anyone how to handle what is looking very much like a military occupation.
How scared should Americans be of the Islamic State?
The United States is grappling with the risk level of the extremist militants retaliating as Obama inserts military might into Iraq.