Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
Kenya's riot police fired tear gas into a high school for no apparent reason (PHOTOS)
There were protests for electoral reforms, but they weren't going on in this high school when police shot tear gas inside.
Where the US went wrong in Yemen
There is a sense in the Yemeni south that the Saudi intervention helped prevent a slaughter. Other Yemenis are focused on the damage caused by heavy Saudi attacks.
The new Taliban leader has more experience issuing fatwas than negotiating peace
Hibatullah Akhundzada was a deputy of the former mullah, who reportedly died in a recent US drone attack. Nothing in his murky past suggests he's ready to negotiate for peace soon.
Jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko freed by Russia in prisoner swap
Savchenko was exchanged for two Russian soldiers who had been sentenced by Ukraine to 14 years in prison for fighting in the rebel-held east.
The average city dweller in Kenya pays 16 bribes a month
Everyone pays bribes, and almost all of them go to officials. But police officers treat one Nairobi neighborhood in particular like an "ATM machine."
The US just took out the head of the Taliban. Here's what could happen next.
A look at possible successors and fallout after the US drone killing of Mullah Akhtar Mansour.
Morley Safer's coverage of the Vietnam War changed everything
In 1965, when a CBS news correspondent filmed US Marines setting fire to Vietnamese homes with Zippo lighters, America was stunned. Morley Safer died Thursday at the age of 84.
At least 60,000 dead in Syria regime prisons
Tens of thousands have died in Syrian government prisons over the past five years from torture or dire humanitarian conditions, a monitor said Saturday.
Chibok girl rescue raises hopes for others held by Boko Haram
One of 219 schoolgirls held hostage by Boko Haram Islamists for more than two years has been found, the military and activists said Wednesday, the first rescue that has raised hopes for those still being held.
The questions that linger six months after ISIS shot up the Bataclan
'It’s like I’ve lost 130 friends.'
94 dead in triple Baghdad car bombings claimed by IS
"These are cowardly terrorist attacks on civilians who have done nothing but going about their normal daily lives," the UN's top envoy in Iraq, Jan Kubis, said.
UN reminds members not to kill doctors
The UN Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution reminding its members that deliberate attacks on medical facilities are war crimes.
Residents emerge as truce takes hold in Syria's Aleppo
The Syrian army has agreed to a two-day ceasefire in the city.
This man lost his daughter to a Saudi bomb. Now he’s fighting back.
A Yemeni man who saw his daughter killed in a Saudi airstrike may never be done grieving. But now his anger has kicked in, and he's fighting back.
The one place where al-Qaeda and the US are on the same side
The forces aligned against the Houthis in Yemen contain some strange bedfellows.
The other Islamic state: al-Qaeda is still fighting for an emirate of its own
A woman who fled war in a Syrian city speaks about life under al-Qaeda's strong Syria branch, Jabhat al-Nusra.
Aleppo mourns Syrian doctor killed in airstrike
"Dr Maaz was considered the best pediatrician and was one of the last ones left in this hell," said one of his colleagues.
US, UN condemn Syria hospital bombing in war-ravaged Aleppo
The United States and the United Nations Thursday condemned an air strike on a hospital in Syria's Aleppo, with Washington demanding that Russia restrain its Syrian ally.
A former hostage of extremists in Syria thinks the US needs to talk to Assad
American journalist Theo Padnos thinks much more can be done to help Westerners still held captive by extremists in Syria.
Raised by war: This is what it’s like to come of age in Iraq
It's unlikely the architects of the Iraq War considered the devastating impact 13 years of conflict might have on the country's children.
Obama to send 250 more special forces, troops to Syria
President Barack Obama said Monday the US would send up to 250 more special forces and other military personnel to Syria to help rebels fight the Islamic State group.
New Pentagon rules allow anti-ISIS airstrikes that could cause more civilian deaths
Previously, US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria that risked civilian deaths were permitted in limited cases. New rules allow for strikes that risk as many as 10 civilian casualties.
You can still take the bus into Syria, even to ISIS-held areas
Despite civil war in Syria, and airstrikes by US, Russian and Syrian jets, bus service continues to towns and cities across the country.
30 dead, hundreds wounded as Taliban attack rattles Kabul
Thirty people were killed and hundreds wounded when a Taliban truck bomb tore through central Kabul and a fierce firefight broke out Tuesday, one week after the insurgents launched their annual spring offensive.
Getting the Chibok girls home is one thing. Knowing what to do with them afterward is another
Rebuilding communities torn apart by Boko Haram isn't as easy as returning children forced to be soldiers and brides to their homes.
Pakistani to the US: I don't deserve to be on your drone 'kill list'
Malik Jalal lives in northern Waziristan and has survived four drone attacks that killed some of his family. Now he wants the US government to hear him out.
Hashtag fail? Two years after the first #BringBackOurGirls tweet not much has changed
Most of the 276 girls are still missing, their Government Girls Secondary School is a broken ruin and Chibok is desperate for development.
Document leak in Syria ‘enough to convict Assad of war crimes’
The evidence of crimes against humanity is stronger against President Bashar al-Assad than against those who led the genocide in Rwanda, says a former war-crimes prosecutor.
The US is dropping bombs quicker than it can make them
The Pentagon’s stockpile of air-to-ground munitions has suffered an unexpected dip. Here's why.
Ukrainian PM Yatseniuk resigns, paving way for new government
Yatseniuk survived a no-confidence motion in February, but political infighting and graft scandals have fractured the ruling coalition and further delayed international aid.
In the West Bank, a killing and a handshake are caught on tape
An Israeli soldier's shooting of a suspected Palestinian attacker has become a national issue — because of a video of the incident.