Egypt isn't doing much to help Gaza
Cairo has backed away from its relationship with the Palestinians, but the two sides need each other now for any chance of brokering peace between Israel and Gazan leaders.
Obama says he authorized airstrikes in Iraq, speaks of 'genocide'
The president said aid and possible strikes are intended to counter gains by Islamic militants and save the lives of persecuted minorities.
How did GlobalPost get a pub full of Israelis free beers?
Well, it all began with this story about the conflict with Hamas.
60 Seconds on Earth: What it's like to be displaced by the Islamic State (VIDEO)
'We left our money, our house, everything behind and ran.'
'This is the Holy Land, and there will never be peace here'
In the last ten minutes of legal fighting before the ceasefire on Tuesday, Hamas launched around twenty rockets. One hit a home in the West Bank by accident.
Ceasefire declared as two attacks push Jerusalem to brink of general violence
Monday morning, a man used a bulldozer to flip a bus. In a separate incident elsewhere in the city, a gunman shot an Israeli soldier.
'Bomb Gaza' is just one of several disturbing Israel-Gaza video games for your Android smartphone
This is insane.
Europe has had a growing anti-Semitism problem for years now
The war in Gaza is just shining a bright light on it.
22 killed in Tripoli clashes
Tripoli International Airport and surrounding areas have been subjected for the past three weeks to violent armed clashes.
True or false? 15 rumors about the Islamic State, fact-checked
Can you tell which are real and which are fake? Lots of news organizations couldn't.
Baghdad's police force is being flooded by inexperienced volunteers
The new trainees are mostly Shia. That might only increase sectarian conflict.
US Congress fails at almost everything before a much-deserved vacation
It's cool. It's not like there are any pressing issues around the world at the moment.
As world watches in horror, many Israelis still say this is a necessary war
The few residents left in Israel's borderlands say that though the deaths in Gaza are shocking, the threat they themselves face is still real.
Turkey may have problems. But it also has plenty to teach the rest of a very troubled neighborhood
Commentary: The view from Istanbul.
Clashes kill 30 in Benghazi as violence escalates in Libya
Three years after Gaddafi's fall, the OPEC nation has failed to control ex-rebel militias who refuse to disband.
Spend an evening with Baghdad's speed-loving stunt drivers (PHOTOS)
Islamic State? What Islamic State? Who?
Camel milk. It's the new superfood
It's nutrient-rich, been said to help kids with autism and also serves as an aphrodisiac in some cultures. What's not to love?
Is this the man who broke Iraq?
Sunni dissenters blame Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for the fall of northern Iraq to the jihadists. But some also say the US shares the blame.
Here are the world's cat countries and the world's dog countries
Which is more popular — cats or dogs — in your country?
A 29-step guide to understanding Libya's descent into total chaos
What began as a promising Arab Spring protest movement is now a violent disaster, and the oil-rich nation is rapidly becoming a failed state.
More than 50 killed overnight in Libya
The US, the UN and Turkey have all pulled their diplomats out of the North African country.
US evacuates embassy in Libya amid heavy clashes
F-16 fighters and Osprey aircraft provided security during the five-hour drive to Tunisia and there were no incidents.
Day 1,126: A portrait of Syrian exhaustion
Yet another person is pulled from rubble.
At home with Ahmed Chalabi
The once-discredited Iraqi politician is back, within striking distance of the prime minister spot. And he has book recommendations.
Has Kerry's push for ceasefire come too late?
Following the shelling of a UN school and fatalities during demonstrations in the West Bank, it's not clear whether there's will for compromise either in the halls of power or on the street.
These maps show the deadliest climate-related disasters for every part of the world since 1970
The Ethiopian drought remains one of the world's worst climate disasters ever. Are more like it in our future?
Day 1,225: Norway braces for a possible Syria-linked terror attack
Police Thursday issued an unusual public announcement, saying an attack could come within days.
Israel is really not happy about those suspended flights
Authorities say Hamas wins when international carriers stop flying to Ben Gurion.
This is what the war in Gaza looks like from space
Things are so bad on the ground that you can literally see it from outer space.
Day 1,224: The Islamic State is running bus tours
Because that sounds like fun.
The Islamic State, which is taking over Iraq, is now forcing shopkeepers to veil their mannequins
It appears that in the group's interpretation of Sharia law, statues in human form are banned.