Putin plans to leave G20 early after West blasts Russia over Ukraine
"I guess I’ll shake your hand but I have only one thing to say to you: you need to get out of Ukraine," Canadian PM Stephen Harper said to Putin.
The faked ‘hero Syrian boy’ video was irresponsible and dangerous
Analysis: A filmmaker's experiment could do real damage.
Yemen Shia militia shelling kills 15
Meanwhile, thousands rallied Friday for independence in the main southern city of Aden waving the flags of the former South Yemen.
FIFA clears Qatar, Russia World Cup bids but its own investigator disputes findings
Qatar has been criticized over its treatment of migrant workers in the construction industry.
Tending to the graves of WWI dead, Gazan gardener weathers modern conflict
As a Palestinian gardener cares for the headstones of fallen soldiers in a World War I cemetery, he also works to protect his family from Hamas-Israel violence.
Extremist group that killed hundreds in Egypt pledges allegiance to the Islamic State
The 'caliphate' is growing.
UN says 13.6 million people displaced by wars in Iraq and Syria
UNHCR says it is short of $58.5 million in donations to prepare 990,000 people for winter.
CSI Baghdad: Meet the small forensics team struggling to deal with a new wave of violence in Iraq
The lack of a functioning forensics program means that many families are unable to identify their loved ones, and bombers escape justice.
Gunmen kill 5 in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province
An interior ministry spokesman said six people had been arrested in connection with the attack in al-Dalwah village, SPA news agency reported.
The Islamic State's slave market
This video appears to show IS fighters discussing the buying and selling of Yazidi women.
Syria’s moderate rebels now stand alone, fighting on three fronts
An unofficial non-aggression pact with Jabhat al-Nusra is on the verge of unraveling.
The ‘silent intifada’ in Jerusalem grows louder by the day. Here's how things got so bad
Months of tensions have erupted into clashes in the holy city.
Iraqi peshmerga head to Kobani to join the raging battle against IS
In Iraq, security forces said they had advanced to within 1.2 miles of the city of Baiji on Wednesday in a new offensive to retake the country's biggest oil refinery that has been besieged by IS.
An author questioned God in Afghanistan's press. Here's what happened next
A newspaper closed, an editor arrested, protests popping up in the capital, all over an article that almost no one has seen. What gives?
Tunisia is the birthplace of the Arab Spring. So why are so many Tunisians uninterested in voting?
A precarious security situation and flat economy has left many wondering what they fought for.
This map shows which is the deadliest infectious disease where you live
'Tuberculosis' and 'AIDS' aren't trending on Twitter, but they probably should be.
5 reasons Turkey is dragging its feet in the fight against the Islamic State
Ankara's anti-Western rhetoric isn't new. Here's what is.
Kurds and the US intensify fight against IS for key Syrian town of Kobani (LIVE BLOG)
Turkey has been under mounting pressure to go beyond humanitarian assistance for those fleeing the violence.
This is the simple but effective Islamic State strategy to win hearts and minds
Village by village, the extremist group has manipulated Arabs, Yazidis and Christians alike with a campaign of kindness one day, terror the next.
US-led coalition jets strike Kobani, Islamic State shells hit Turkey
Islamic State militants have battled Kurdish fighters for a month to take control of Kobani.
Think the Islamic State is bad? Check out the 'good guys'
US-backed Iraqi forces and their band of ruthless Shia militia groups have been carrying out atrocities of their own against Sunni civilians.
Libyan Red Crescent calls for Benghazi ceasefire as fighting rages
The plight of Benghazi underlines the central government's inability to control rival armed factions.
Libyan army, residents battle militants in Benghazi
The United Nations has started negotiations to bring an end to the fighting among the various factions, but some hardliners have so far refused the idea of any talks.
Kobani latest: Islamic State fights way into center of Syria border town
Local politician: "If they manage to take control of that area, they will close all access to the town and will begin a massacre."
UK to Assad: After we deal with the Islamic State, you're next!
GlobalPost interviews British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on the strategy for defeating IS and the Assad regime.
Concerned Obama's war against the Islamic State is a clusterf*ck? Here's how Britain sees it
Exclusive: British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond explains the grand strategy for Syria and Iraq.
Kurds hold off Islamic State in Kobani; fighters strike in Iraq
The top US military officer suggested that Washington may increase its role 'advising and assisting' Iraqi troops on the ground in future.
These maps reveal how long you probably have to live
If you are in Japan, you've got some time. Not so much if you live in Chad.
Suicide bombing kills at least 42 people in Yemeni capital Sanaa
In a separate incident, at least 20 government soldiers were killed in a suicide car bombing and gun attack in the country's east, state news agency SABA reported.
Kurds battle IS for key Syria town as fire spills over border
A Syrian Kurdish official said IS fighters were less than a mile from Kobane and air strikes alone won't stop them.
Islamic State says it has executed British hostage Alan Henning
In the 1-minute video, the Islamic State also revealed another hostage: American Peter Kassig.