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.
Here's some of James Foley's finest reporting for GlobalPost
Although he was killed by Islamic State militants, Jim's quest to chronicle modern war lives on through his selfless journalism.
Why is the Islamic State still so strong?
And where are its weak spots?
The guys who hold the key to stability in Baghdad
Iraq's Shia militias say they'll facilitate the transition of power from former Prime Minister Maliki to his successor. But smooth sailing is not guaranteed.
The dark sport of ceasefire-watching
Israel and Hamas are at it again after several ceasefire extensions.
No more Mr. Nice Islamic State
When IS first made inroads in Iraq, it didn't enforce its most stringent policies. Now, the group is blowing up sacred shrines, and Sunni residents are re-evaluating their prior support of the extremists.
How the US pulled off its humanitarian aid missions to the Yazidis
Everything you could want to know about the technology that made the aid airdrops in Iraq possible.
Iraq's Christians feel the US and the church have abandoned them
As President Obama declares mission accomplished on Mount Sinjar, those gathered in Erbil feel forgotten.
Israel, Palestine, and racism at the beach
Not even a swimming day is safe from the ugly feelings this conflict has engendered.
As Libya deteriorates, Egyptians are desperate to get out
It’s easy to spot workers returning from Libya at the Cairo airport. They come through the doors of the arrival hall almost at a run.