Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
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.
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.
IS cements grip on Iraq-Syria border in jihadist surge
They now hold roughly 50 percent of the territory in Syria.
Burundi protesters defy police crackdown
Parliamentary polls, initially set for May 26, have been postponed to June 5.
It's been a very good week for the Islamic State
The terrorist group has taken over two key cities in two different countries in the last week.
The Syrian conflict was destroying Palmyra well before the Islamic State showed up there
If the Islamic State levels Palmyra and erases another piece of human history, they’re just finishing what Assad, other rebel groups, and four years of conflict have started.
Islamic State says it has full control of Syria's Palmyra
US-MIDEAST-CRISIS-SYRIA:Islamic State says it has full control of Syria's Palmyra
Osama bin Laden was bent on a spectacular US attack until the end
The documents released Wednesday show that bin Laden's group was deeply divided about which targets to attack.
North Korea is making lavish claims of nuclear advancement again
The claims probably aren't true. But why all the bluster?
Scores displaced in Yemen as air raids on Sanaa intensify
The five-day humanitarian ceasefire is clearly over.
Kiev shows off captured 'Russian soldiers' to media
Moscow acknowledges the presence of Russian "volunteers" and off-duty servicemen in Ukraine but rejects charges that they were there under orders from President Vladimir Putin.
Burundi demonstrators defy calls to end anti-government protests
Opposition groups say that President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term is unconstitutional.
Al Shabaab somehow sounds levelheaded in this amazing exchange with Burundi's president
The terrorist organization briefly made some sense over the weekend.
Shiite militias head for Iraq's Ramadi after IS takeover
They're hoping to reverse Baghdad's worst setback since it started winning back territory from the Islamic State late last year
The Islamic State takes another major Iraqi city
You might remember Ramadi. More than 1,300 American soldiers and Marines died there after the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.
Assad, under pressure, may need his friends more than ever
US-MIDEAST-CRISIS-SYRIA-INSIGHT:Assad, under pressure, may need his friends more than ever
Burundi president warns protesters as coup attempt fails
After 48 hours of heavy fighting, coup leaders admit defeat.
At least 17 wounded as Israeli soldiers, Palestinians clash on 'Nakba' day
Despite reports, the Israeli military denied using live ammunition.
The fight for Burundi played out on its radio stations
Control of the message beaming out on radios across Burundi was key to an attempted coup, and its defeat.
Thailand’s death camps may be the most horrifying places in Southeast Asia
When the world's most persecuted people flee, it only gets worse.