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.
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.