In Jerusalem, one murder shattered a whole community's way of life
As Hamas and Israel trade fire, the family of Mohammad Abu Khdeir, kidnapped and burned alive, is still mourning. And the neighborhood, still bearing the scars of riots, is reeling.
These are the images from Gaza that are too graphic for many US news outlets to publish (DAY 31)
Human misery is hard to look at. But it's one way to understand the true cost of warfare.
Day 1,210: Women who like jihadists, and other news from Syria
There's a new National Council leader. Also, rebels shot up a village for no apparent reason.
The bodies of 50 executed civilians turn up south of Baghdad
The victims were blindfolded and shot in the head and chest.
Day 1,209: Eric Holder calls on European governments to keep Westerners out of Syria
At a speech to Norwegian diplomats, the US attorney general speaks on the theme of the month.
Is this the end for Christianity in Iraq?
With the recent gains of the Islamic State, the country's Christians have found themselves subject to an unprecedented level of harassment and danger.
Here's everything we know so far about the Islamic State's mysterious leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
There are still lots questions and few answers about the man calling himself 'Caliph Ibrahim.'
Day 1,208: ISIL kicks out thousands of Syrians, while courting others with oil
Day 1,204: ISIL seizes Syria's largest oil field
In other news, please do not date ISIL fighters, ladies.
Day 1,203: Syria's chemical weapons are destroyed. That's the only good news
We need a new word for 'hotbed,' as in 'hotbed of terrorism.' Syria's taking it to unprecedented levels.
Watch this English-speaking ISIL fighter explain how a 98-year-old colonial map created today's conflict
In 1916, two men from France and the UK drew borders in the Middle East. Therein lies the problem.
This is what the world's newest Islamic caliphate might look like
The terror group now controlling large parts of Iraq and Syria has declared borders.
Libyan suspect in Benghazi attack now in US custody
Ahmed Abu Khatallah was taken aboard a Navy warship after his seizure by US special ops in a raid on the outskirts of Benghazi.
Iran is thinking of restricting birth control options in order to grow its population
It would be a reversal of what had been progressive policies on reproductive rights in Iran.
Humans are not entirely cruel, violent and intolerant creatures. Here's the awesome video that proves it.
Torture. Cruelty. Religious strife. It's all in the human makeup. But, thank our stars, so's this.
This video got 2 people arrested for celebrating the World Cup
Sure, you can celebrate. Just not in public. Or without a headscarf.
Maybe the world should just let Iraq split apart
It's been in the cards for a long time.
Day 1,188: Syrian planes striking ISIL inside Iraq as US deploys
This is getting messy.
Death at sea beats taking a bullet
For Hazara Muslims in Pakistan, the options are grim.
5 political crises that are threatening to wreck the global economy and life as we know it
What the Iraq mess means for oil
Hint: It's not good.
This Syrian bride wants the decapitated heads of 15 pro-Assad soldiers as her dowry
Like Bridezilla, but not in that fun, reality-show way.
Day 1,183: In Syria and Iraq, all eyes turn to the Kurds
Can they stop ISIS?
The militant group taking over Iraq and Syria right now is seriously scary
Even Al Qaeda thinks ISIL is too extreme. Here's why.
Iraqi forces are so scared of ISIL fighters they're ripping off their uniforms and fleeing
The streets of Mosul are littered with security uniforms.
Day 1,181: Today, further proof that Iraq and Syria are one battlefield
When ISIL attacked Mosul today, fighters took US equipment and immediately brought it back over the border to use in the fight in Syria.
Are any countries seriously trying to tackle the climate crisis?
Obama wants the US to lead. Is anyone interested in following?
This map shows which disease is most likely to kill you depending on where you live
Most of the world will die of heart disease.
Here's what World Cup teams would look like if immigrants weren't allowed to play
Europe is resounding with cries of 'immigrants, go home!' Here's what would happen to the World Cup if they did.
A new weapon in the fight against the Taliban: Theater
Using drama to push back against misinformation and intimidation in the elections.
Amid celebrations for Sisi, more mob sexual assault in Cairo's Tahrir Square
Activists say harassment of women in Egypt has reached endemic levels.