Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
Islamic State claims huge truck bomb attack in Baghdad's Sadr City
A statement circulated online by IS supporters said the blast had targeted what it called a stronghold of the 'charlatan army' and Shiite militias.
Reporting on Syria is nearly impossible at this point
A year after the murder of American reporter James Foley, journalism from inside Syria is hard to find.
The Afghanistan war was supposed to be over by now
Instead 2015 could be Afghanistan's bloodiest year yet.
The devastating conflict in Syria is only getting worse
The violence continues to expand, drawing more and more nations and groups into the fight.
The US has been bombing the Islamic State for a year. What has been achieved?
Analysis: Certain figures paint a rosy picture of the anti-IS campaign. But numbers can be misleading.
IS Egypt affiliate threatens to kill Croatian hostage in 48 hours
US-EGYPT-ISLAMIC-STATE-HOSTAGE:IS Egypt affiliate threatens to kill Croatian hostage in 48 hours
Hiroshima simulation: Enter any location in the world and visualize the bomb's aftermath
Scary — but not as scary as the real thing, which happened 70 years ago on Thursday.
Fears of more violence haunt village where Palestinian child was killed
'You feel like they are dreaming every night that a settler will come to kill them,' one West Bank resident said of his children.
A Saudi-led coalition has launched a ground war in Yemen
It's a major escalation, but no one's talking about it.
More than 450 civilians killed in US-led airstrikes against the Islamic State
'The present Coalition policy of downplaying or denying all claims of non-combatant fatalities risks handing Islamic State and other forces a powerful propaganda tool.'
Iran is now calling on everyone else to disarm
Iran's foreign minister says nuclear powers should eliminate their arsenals.
Kenya's new Westgate mall opened with more security guards than shoppers
Westgate shopping mall was the site of one of Kenya's worst terrorist attacks two years ago. But analysts don't think that will keep customers from coming back.
Mullah Omar's death: Taliban's loss, Islamic State's gain
Will the Taliban splinter in the wake of its leader's death?
The apparent death of the Taliban's leader could actually be bad for peace
Peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghanistan government are supposed to start today.
Afghanistan says Taliban leader Mullah Omar died more than two years ago
As the country urges peace talks, the news will likely deepen Taliban divisions over who should lead the group.
Afghanistan says Taliban leader dead, urges peace talks
US-AFGHANISTAN-TALIBAN:Afghanistan says Taliban leader dead, urges peace talks
Libyan court sentences Gaddafi son Saif, eight other ex-officials to death
US-LIBYA-SECURITY:Libyan court sentences Gaddafi son Saif, eight other ex-officials to death
The US says it's okay for Turkey to bomb the Islamic State and anti-IS Kurds at the same time
'These are two separate things,' a State Department spokesperson said of things that don't seem separate at all.
The US and Turkey are going to try to create an 'Islamic State-free zone'
It's not as simple as it might sound.
Turkey has finally joined the fight against the Islamic State
Turkey has started launching airstrikes against Islamic State positions. And it says the US is now welcome to use its bases to do the same.
Turkey lets U.S. strike Islamic State from Incirlik base: U.S.
US-MIDEAST-CRISIS-USA-AIRBASE:Turkey lets U.S. strike Islamic State from Incirlik base: U.S.
Iraqi forces gear up to take back Ramadi
First Ramadi, then Fallujah. The two cities now under Islamic State control are only a few dozen miles outside of Baghdad.
Turkey blames IS for suicide attack that killed 32 in Suruc
This is the first time the government has directly blamed the Islamic State for a strike inside Turkey.
Don Winslow's crime fiction about Mexico's drug violence is as painful as the true story
Do novels about the drug war glorify violence? The best-selling author of 'The Cartel' says he wrestles with the question constantly.
Afghanistan's model city is also its kidnapping capital
The kidnappers in Herat are not usually members of the Taliban or any other armed opposition group. Their motives are not ideological.
The Islamic State is taking its fight to Turkey
Turkey says it will ramp up security after a suicide bomber strikes a Turkish town near the border.
David Cameron says Iraq War has almost nothing to do with why people join the Islamic State
Analysis: It's no surprise that Western government officials would want to downplay the impact of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. But the UK prime minister went further than that.
Suicide bomber kills 31 in Turkey attack blamed on IS
A suspected Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 31 people Monday in an attack on a Turkish cultural centre where activists had gathered to prepare for an aid mission in the nearby Syrian town of Kobane.
Kenya massacre mall reopens in capital
Kenya's Westgate shopping mall reopened for business on Saturday, almost two years after Somali Islamists stormed in and massacred 67 shoppers and staff in four days of carnage.
Saudi Arabia arrests 431 IS suspects
The announcement came after a car bomb exploded at a checkpoint near the kingdom's highest security prison on Thursday, killing the driver and wounding two security officials.
IS executes journalist in Iraq's Mosul
Jala al-Abadi was taken from his home with his phone and laptop on June 4 and executed on Wednesday by firing squad after being sentenced by an IS court.