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.
Arming the Kurds could be a big mistake for the US. Here's why
The Kurdish peshmerga are battling the Islamic State and winning the world's affection. But step back for a minute. There's reason to be concerned.
Once, Gazans commuted to this Israeli community every day. Not anymore
The conflict, as seen from the border towns.
Who are the tribesmen standing up to the Islamic State in Syria?
IS has turned to brutal measures to suppress their rebellion. Yet this group keeps fighting.
Here's how much aid the US wants to send foreign countries in 2015, and why (INFOGRAPHIC)
The Obama administration wants to give Israel more than $3 billion. Will it get it?
This man has lost 63 relatives to the Islamic State
IS militants have kidnapped nearly every member of Assad Haig's family. He'll risk his life to get them back.
Even without any voting fraud, Turkey's elections aren't a fair fight
To understand why Sunday's outcome isn't in doubt, look to the countryside, where farmers depend on support from the current prime minister's party.
Iraqi forces prepare for US-backed counter-offensive
"The Iraqi army and the peshmerga are fighting side-by-side in the same trenches now," said Iraq's foreign minister.
Ceasefires are a strange business
Maybe they'll last, maybe they won't. The last one didn't. A few minutes before 8 a.m., the sirens sounded again.
Hundreds of thousands of minorities in Iraq are fleeing the Islamic State (PHOTOS)
Yazidis, Shabaks, and Christians have all had to rush to Erbil, as IS advances. Their cultures may not survive in this country.
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.