Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
What happens in Kirkuk could determine the future of Iraq
The Kurds have long laid claim to the city of Kirkuk. Now that they're defending it from the Islamic State, they're unlikely to let it go.
This is the worst thing about Yemen right now
One of the poorest countries on Earth is also one of the hungriest. And it's getting a lot worse.
Kenyan court orders six suspects detained after university massacre
Five Kenyans and a Tanzanian are being held for a month.
Meet Mexico’s fastest growing drug cartel. It even builds its own rifles
The Jalisco New Generation cartel is expanding its territory, ambushing government forces and even assembling its own assault weapons.
Kenya's tourism industry braces for mass cancellations after al Shabaab attack
Along Kenya's coastal region, 23 hotels have already closed this year.
Iraq's army and Kurds will join forces to retake Mosul
Even if the Islamic State’s various enemies present a united front, the battle for Mosul will probably be a messy one.
Boko Haram militants disguised as preachers kill at least 24 in Nigeria
The attackers gathered people at a mosque and then opened fire.
Kenyan officials claim they destroyed two al Shabaab camps in Somalia
Militants dispute the assertion.
Life in Yarmouk is 'beyond inhumane'
The Islamic State continues to control large parts of the Yarmouk refugee city outside of Damascus, Syria. It's hard to imagine a worse scenario.
No refuge but the sea — fleeing Yemen's war by boat
The rocket that tore through a minivan outside the Aden Grand Hotel last week killing nine men, women and children was a clear message that it was time to leave.
Iraq's Christians fear no one can protect them from the Islamic State
Christians living under the threat of the Islamic State fear their ancient community is under threat.
Kenya says government official's son was among gunmen in Garissa attack
President Uhuru Kenyatta said the planners and financiers of Islamist attacks were 'deeply embedded' within Kenyan communities and urged Muslims to do more to fight radicalization.
Somali militants vow to turn Kenyan cities 'red with blood'
Somali militants vowed on Saturday to wage a long war against Kenya after the group's fighters killed nearly 150 people during an assault on a Kenyan university.
Looting and lynching in Tikrit bodes ill for Iraq’s fight against the Islamic State
Can Iraq win back Sunni cities without further deepening the sectarian resentment that allowed the militant group to capture those areas in the first place?
Special Report: After Iraqi forces take Tikrit, a wave of looting and lynching
The mayhem and violence in Tikrit risk signaling to Sunni Iraqis that the central government is weak and not trustworthy.
Suspected Al Qaeda fighters seize military base in east Yemen
The suspected Al Qaeda fighters also raided local banks, broke into local government buildings and set fire to the broadcasting station.
Netanyahu demands Iran nuclear deal include recognizing Israel
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanded Friday that any nuclear agreement signed with Iran must endorse Israel's right to exist, while also insisting pressure be kept up to ensure a sound deal is reached.
It's a deal
The United States and Iran have agreed, mostly, on a means to limit Iran's ability build nuclear weapons. And that's great news for Iranians.
Laughing Somali gunmen taunted victims in Kenyan university massacre
Piles of bodies and pools of blood running down the corridors: survivors of the Kenya university massacre described how laughing gunmen taunted their victims amid scenes of total carnage.
Dawn in the Creeks: Former Niger Delta militants move toward a more peaceful future
As Nigeria looks to a new president to lead, meet three young people working to leave violence behind.
WATCH LIVE: Obama speaks about Iran nuclear deal
Iran and world powers said they had reached agreement on Thursday on "key parameters" of a potentially historic deal aimed at preventing Tehran from building the bomb.
Al Shabaab seige ends, leaving 147 dead
Gunmen from the Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed a university in Kenya and killed at least 147 people on Thursday, in the worst attack on Kenyan soil since the US embassy was bombed in 1998.
Al Shabaab gunmen storm a university in Kenya
Six months after a US airstrike killed its leader, Al Shabaab — like so many terror groups before it — has demonstrated its resiliency.
Boko Haram uses children as human bombs: UN
Human rights chief says the group also forces women and girls into sex slavery.
Arab nations want to build a united army
But will it work?
A deal with Iran is so close yet so far
A self-imposed midnight deadline between Iran and world powers to strike a deal on Iran's nuclear program has passed. But it ain't over yet.
Palestinians prepared to trigger case as they join ICC
US-ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS-ICC:Palestinians prepared to trigger case as they join ICC
US says Iran nuclear talks will continue past tonight's deadline
"We've made enough progress in the last days to merit staying until Wednesday," acting spokeswoman Marie Harf said in a statement. "There are several difficult issues still remaining."
Hostage-takers in Turkey are holding an Istanbul prosecutor and threatening to kill him
The kidnapping may be tied to the investigation into the death Berkin Elvan, who died after sustaining a head wound during anti-government protests.
In the midst of conflict, Ukraine’s children are vulnerable to polio outbreak
Commentary: Shortage of vaccines and health care workers raise the danger of a new epidemic that could spread through Europe.
Airstrike at Yemeni refugee camp kills 45: IOM
The strike hit the vicinity of the Mazraq refugee camp in Houthi-controlled northern Yemen, according to the International Organization for Migration.