British parliament approves airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq (LIVE BLOG)
Denmark says it is ready to send seven F-16 fighter jets to Iraq, following a request from the US.
The United States and Arab allies have begun bombing Islamic State positions in Syria
The strikes reportedly hit Raqqa, the city in northern Syria that has become the militants' stronghold, and other targets.
Shia rebels guard key offices in Sanaa after Yemen peace deal
The rebels have taken advantage of shifting alliances among the region's Zaidi tribes to advance from their mountain strongholds and lay claim to a stake in power in Sanaa.
The 2022 World Cup may not be in Qatar
Both FIFA and Qatar World Cup organizers have also been fending off questions of corruption ever since Qatar was awarded the tournament back in 2010.
More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State have crossed into Turkey
Meanwhile, Syrian Kurdish fighters have halted an advance by IS to the east of a predominantly Kurdish town near the border with Turkey, a YPG spokesman said.
Islamic State militants shoot down Syrian war plane, monitoring group says
Syria has offered to join a coalition the US is assembling to fight Islamic State, but Western governments see President Bashar al-Assad as part of the problem.
After 47 years, the US is still pretending Israel doesn't have nuclear weapons
A growing number of US experts say that feigning ignorance about Israel’s nuclear arsenal creates more trouble than it averts.
On Location Video: What the front-line fight against the Islamic State looks like
Even Iran is on the ground in Iraq now, fighting on the same side as the United States.
Australia answers US call to join coalition fighting Islamic State
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State John Kerry is touring the Middle East to try to secure backing for the plan.
In Baghdad, defending minorities charged with 'terrorism' is great business
A corrupt legal system and sectarian strife has left young Sunnis imprisoned, with huge bribes required to get them out.
Germany, Britain say they won't take part in airstrikes against IS in Syria
Meanwhile, a Syrian government minister said any foreign intervention would be 'an aggression against Syria.'
Targeted strikes have worked in Somalia. But are they a lesson for Syria?
President Obama says US strategy against terrorism in Somalia offers a model for taking on the Islamic State.
US teen admits plotting to help Islamic State militants
A 19-year-old US woman was arrested before attempting to wed a jihadist fighting in Syria.
Drone footage shows how completely destroyed Gaza is right now
It's depressing, and probably worse than you'd imagined.
Yemeni soldiers fire on protesters trying to storm government building
Protesters have blocked the main road to Sanaa's airport and have held sit-ins for weeks at ministries in an attempt to oust the government.
These maps show where the world’s youngest and oldest people live
Does this tell us where the next revolution will take place?
Qatar 'detains' two British nationals for probing World Cup labor conditions
Nothing to see here.
Can Libya still be saved?
The West screwed up after Gaddafi's ousting. But experts say this doesn't have to be yet another failed intervention.
Video of beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff is authentic, Obama says
The video released by the Islamic State Tuesday shows the killing of a second American journalist. The same group murdered James Foley last month.
Bahrain jails photojournalist, detains rights activist
Rights watchdogs say Ahmed Humaidan was merely covering the Arab Spring-inspired pro-democracy protests.
Nearly three dozen trapped UN peacekeepers safely rescued in Golan Heights
Another 44 Fijian peacekeepers have been detained by militants nearby since Thursday.
Turkey has stepped in to help Gazans where Arab countries didn't
Nael Salamah lost his entire family, except for his sister, in an airstrike. Now, his sister is being treated in Turkey. Egypt almost didn't let him in on his way through to meet her.
UN says 43 peacekeepers have been seized by militants in Golan Heights
It said that another 81 UNDOF peacekeepers were being restricted to their positions in the vicinity of Ar Ruwayhinah and Burayqah.
Short on space, Germany is housing refugees in hotels, forests and stadiums
Cities have started rejecting asylum claims as growing violence in Iraq and Syria threatens to make a refugee housing crisis even worse.
'If it wasn’t for the Kurdish fighters, we would have died up there'
Yazidis who escaped the Sinjar mountains say the US airstrikes were all very well, but if it weren't for the Syrian Kurds, they wouldn't have made it.
A summer of violence is exposing Europe’s foreign policy weaknesses
Conflicts raging just outside its borders are challenging the EU's focus on 'soft power.'
Here’s what James Foley meant to us
GlobalPost's editorial team pays tribute to our slain colleague and friend.
On Location Video: The Yazidis who survived the assault on Sinjar
The Islamic State killed hundreds and kidnapped thousands when it overran the city in northern Iraq. This is the story of those who got away.
Turkey's emergency room doctors are tired of getting beaten up
The past 10 to 15 years have seen increasing numbers of attacks on health workers in Turkey. Most of the time, it’s because patients are tired of waiting in line.
Islamic State continues onslaught as US mulls military intervention
Yazidis, Christians and Shia Muslims remain under threat as IS thrives.
These maps show the best and worst countries for journalists, and how much has changed in recent years
Our time-lapse GIFs show you how conditions for journalists have changed over the last 12 years.