Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
Obama admits the US lacks 'complete strategy' to help Iraq fight IS
The president also said more progress was needed to stem the flow of foreign fighters into Syria and Iraq.
EU set to extend Russia sanctions until the end of 2015: diplomats
The sanctions, which target Russia's banks and oil industry, were imposed after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
Colombia's FARC rebels could accept going on trial after 50 years of war
Here's why that's a turning point for peace.
Yemen rebels and government forces agree to peace talks
The meeting is provisionally set for June 14 in Geneva.
Pakistan court frees eight men charged with attack on schoolgirl Malala
US-PAKISTAN-MALALA-COURT:Pakistan court frees eight men charged with attack on schoolgirl Malala
Ukraine's gay pride march is facing down war, politics and bigotry
It’s no time for an LGBT parade, says the mayor of Ukraine’s capital city.
Yemen's national soccer team makes daring escape from war at home to play World Cup qualifier
The squad is on its way to Doha to play North Korea.
New case of UN soldier accused of child sex abuse in Central African Republic
The new allegation came just a day after UN officials ordered an independent review of the organization's handling of alleged child sex abuse in the country.
The fighting in eastern Ukraine is getting worse again
The Ukraine president warns of "full-scale" war as battles involving tanks erupt again in the east.
Israeli warplanes strike Gaza after rocket attacks
The bombing targeted three training bases in Gaza City.
Ukraine's Poroshenko warns of Russian invasion threat after fighting surge
US-UKRAINE-CRISIS-FIGHTING:Ukraine's Poroshenko warns of Russian invasion threat after fighting surge
Saudi-led coalition intensifies bombing in Yemen
In the meantime, a US envoy met with rebel forces.
Burundi opposition to resume talks with government
Regional leaders still want to postpone the June 26 election.
Ukrainian army accuses rebels of launching 'large-scale offensive'
Government troops fought back with heavy artillery.
What really hit MH17? Russia still can’t make up its mind
A Russian state-run defense firm says it was a Buk missile. Investigators are still blaming a Ukrainian air force jet.
Ex-detainee says CIA sexually abused and tortured him in ways not detailed by Senate report
Majid Khan said interrogators, some of whom smelled of alcohol, poured ice water on his genitals, videotaped him naked and repeatedly touched his "private parts."
Chaos in Yemen is changing the way kidnappers do business
Kidnappers' tactics are changing, and current instability may be about to make things a lot worse.
After secret talks, American captive freed in Yemen
Several more US citizens are believed to be held by Houthi rebel forces.
UN says more than 6,400 killed amid 'tremendous hardship' in Ukraine
Another 1.2 million people who have been displaced inside the war-ravaged country.
How to defeat the Islamic State, according to Republican presidential candidates
Analysis: First, get more bombs.
Islamic State suicide bomber in women's garb kills three in Saudi Arabia
US-SAUDI-SECURITY:Islamic State suicide bomber in women's garb kills three in Saudi Arabia
Fighting in Yemen kills 40 rebels
Dozens more were wounded.
Al Qaeda's Syria branch seeks image makeover in West
Al-Nusra Front leader Abu Mohamed al-Jolani vowed to protect religious minorities in a rare television interview.
Iraq exhumed 470 bodies from Tikrit mass graves: minister
Iraq has exhumed the remains of 470 people believed to have been executed by jihadists near Tikrit last year in what is known as the Speicher massacre, the health minister says.
Russia and Ukraine are gearing up for all-out war
New evidence shows Russia building a huge arsenal along the Ukrainian border. Ukraine, meanwhile, it lobbying the West to send it weapons.
The West should really be arming Ukraine already, says former NATO chief
Anders Fogh Rasmussen says NATO allies have an 'obligation' to help Ukraine if Russia continues its aggression.
Iraq forces tighten noose around Ramadi
The provincial capital held off the Islamic State for more than a year, but was captured earlier this month after the jihadists launched a major offensive.
If Iraqi forces have their way, it’s going to be a bad week for the Islamic State
Iraq is launching a large-scale military offensive that it says will liberate Ramadi and regain control of Anbar province.
Demonstrator shot dead as protests spread outside Burundi capital
Police opened fire on a group of 100 protestors in a town about 40 miles southeast of Bujumbura.
Fierce fighting erupts in Yemen as peace hopes fade
Clashes are raging in the city of Taez. As one resident puts it, 'There's a real massacre going on.'
Saudi-led coalition pounds Yemen rebels in three cities
The UNestimates that at least 1,037 civilians have been killed in Yemen since the start of the air campaign on March 26.