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.
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.