GlobalPost announces yearlong war reporting initiative, 'Longreads on Conflict'
The series will deliver long-form journalism that shines a light on the Middle East’s most dangerous conflicts and tells the human stories of war at a critical time in our history.
Even a dusty outpost at the edge of the Sahara Desert has taken in Syrian refugees
Isolated Mauritania is a rare country where the borders remain wide open.
Libya's recognized government rejects peace deal amendments
Libya's internationally recognised government said Tuesday it had rejected changes introduced by its rivals to a draft UN peace deal, denting hopes of a breakthrough in the country
Fourteen years after 9/11, a return to Foreverstan
The GroundTruth Project's founder Charles Sennott on America's longest war.
Why Iranian youth are endorsing the nuclear agreement
Young Iranians have been among the most vocal supporters, as they are most impacted by the country's pariah status.
It's official. Earth just had its hottest month ever recorded
How long before July 2015 loses the title?
Life on the front lines: A view from James Foley’s camera
A montage of the American journalist's best reporting for GlobalPost.
Refugees or migrants? The distinction is important and often misunderstood
The movement of people leaving their countries is becoming a civil rights issue where mobility, not semantics, matters.
The struggle for power in Yemen continues, and Qatar is playing a key role
Because of its strategic location, Yemen attracts extra interest from its neighbors.
Geeks in Gaza build businesses under duress
Gaza Sky Geeks, the territory's first and only startup accelerator, propelled its members through last summer’s 50-day war.
The UN has set itself some ambitious new goals
No. 1? End poverty in all forms everywhere.
Mitigating Sunni-Shia conflict in 'the world’s most charming police state'
Oman is living proof that the conflicts in the Middle East have more to do with economics and geopolitics than religion.
Americans and Middle Easterners are scared of the same thing after all
Turns out ISIS really brings the world together.
Global warming will fuel mass migration and terrorism
Extreme competition for water and productive land will likely be a source of conflict in the future.
UAE executes woman convicted of US teacher's murder
Alaa Bader al-Hashemi was sentenced to death last month for stabbing to death mother of three Ibolya Ryan in a restroom of an Abu Dhabi shopping mall.
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.
A week after Kuwait bombing, Sunnis and Shi'ites pray together for unity
"This heinous crime only brings us further strength and tolerance."
4 times the Israeli government tried to explain complicated issues with crude cartoons
War, terrorism, the media — there are few subjects that cannot be explained with crayons.
Syrian rebels execute Islamic State fighters while wearing the orange jumpsuits of their victims
A Syrian rebel group operating around Damascus has executed 18 alleged members of the Islamic State group in a video mimicking the extremist organisation's own productions.
Why Iran’s Kurds don’t want US sanctions to end
The head of the the largest Kurdish party operating underground in Iran says the framework deal between the US and Iran over its nuclear program is not good enough.
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 Islamic State is on the march in Libya
The claimed capture of Sirte is the latest in a series of bold moves by the terror group in the country.
Inside Al Jazeera: Is the pan-Arab channel a propaganda outfit or an essential voice?
Critics say Al Jazeera has compromised its coverage to meet the foreign policy needs of Qatar, its host country and financial backer.
The oil price slump that is good for America is hurting Oman
Some in the Sultanate are worried about what the future holds. 'We're sitting on a time bomb,' one economic analyst says.
6 times human rights were violated in the name of soccer
The dark side of the beautiful game.
This fake Coca-Cola ad is going viral. Will it force them to pull out of World Cup 2022 in Qatar?
It's starting to look like the only parties happy about Qatar hosting World Cup 2022 are Qatar, FIFA, and the corporations sponsoring the event.
What Qatar's migrant workers have to say about building the 2022 World Cup
Human rights groups say the Gulf country is exploiting foreign workers, failing to make good on promised labor reforms. Here's what the workers say.
The meeting at Camp David today is going to be really awkward
US President Barack Obama is hosting Arab leaders at Camp David. But who is there and who isn't has everyone talking.
Bahrain's king snubs Obama for a horse show
Observers say he's trying to send a message about the United States negotiations with Iran.
Vatican strategy promotes Pope Francis as catalyst on climate change
Francis will attend key gatherings ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.
War and poverty deprive 21 million children of education in Middle East
One in four children in the region either are not in school or are at risk for dropping out.