Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
Obama says US will take in 10,000 Syrian refugees. Is that a lot?
How one Syrian student could start a wave of refugees to Mexico
Mexico has done surprisingly little to help Syrian refugees. That could be about to change.
One village in Lebanon is hosting more Syrian refugees than the entire United States
Lebanon is currently home to well more than a million Syrian refugees.
There’s really no stopping the Iran deal at this point
As Republicans continue to debate the Iran deal, another potential government shutdown looms.
Russian troops join combat in Syria, sources say
Russian forces have begun participating in military operations in Syria in support of government troops, three Lebanese sources told Reuters Wednesday.
Don’t forget about Europe's other major migration crisis
More than 2 million Ukrainians are displaced by war.
War is the problem, not refugees
And Syria's war, especially, has no end in sight.
Why one child of migrants is defending Eastern Europe in the refugee crisis
An Estonian politician says the region is too poor to accept people in desperate need of homes, services and work.
Gulf coalition readies for battle in Yemen's north
The Yemen war is entering a new and potentially decisive phase.
Gazans pay tribute to Syrian toddler Aylan with sand sculpture
'It reminded me of the children of the Bakr family who were killed on the Gaza beach during the last war.'
Catholic communities ready to open their doors after pope's refugee appeal
It takes six to eight months to process an asylum application in Europe, sometimes longer. During this time, many refugees are in desperate need of a place to stay.
Report: US to overhaul rebel force fighting IS in Syria
The effort amounts to an admission that the fledgling force is failing to be effective.
Hungary says it will send buses to border for refugee marchers
A crowd of migrants police estimated at 2,500, including people in wheelchairs and on crutches, set off at noon Friday determined to get to the Austrian border 110 miles away.
Somalis used to flee to Yemen to escape war. Now it's the other way around
'We prefer being in Somalia than Yemen, because we hope that aid workers might come to our rescue before we die.'
UK's Cameron bows to pressure to take more Syrian refugees
The change in policy will apply to Syrians already living in refugee camps.
How social media transformed the image of a drowned Syrian child into an iconic symbol
The world's paying attention now.
'My children slipped through my hands': Father of drowned Syrian boy
Abdullah Kurdi now wants to return to the Syrian city he and his family fled to bury his loved ones.
Desperate refugees mob a train in Budapest but don't get far
Hundreds stormed Budapest's main station early Thursday after police re-opened it following a two-day standoff — only to find that train services to western Europe were suspended.
Celebrate WWII's end by eating the ice-cream head of a Japanese war criminal
You can't say the Chinese ice cream makers aren't innovative.
White House clinches support for Iran nuclear deal
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday earned sufficient congressional backing to ensure the Iran nuclear deal does not get blocked, when a veteran Democrat became the crucial 34th senator to back the controversial accord.
Beijing’s WWII parade is so much fun they’ve banned balloons, birds, and reality TV
Oh, and you're not allowed to watch it from your window.
Violence flares in Ukraine’s capital just as it’s easing up in the east
This time Kyiv had the fierce clashes — the bloodiest violence in the capital since last year’s street revolution.
Ukraine is still at war, and its bloodiest battle isn't over
The year-long war in the east continues to grip the country despite two ceasefires and other diplomatic efforts to end the violence that's killed nearly 7,000 people.
Children among 71 migrants found dead in truck in Austria
The deaths highlighted the dangers faced by migrants at the hands of traffickers on arrival in Europe, even if they survive perilous voyages across the Mediterranean.
The migration crisis threatens the 'soul' of Europe. Here are 6 figures that explain why
Europe is struggling to cope with the influx of so many people in such a short period of time.
Turkey’s war in the east has killed 60 soldiers in a month. Their families blame the government
Government officials speak of the fallen soldiers as 'martyrs' who died defending their country. Mourning relatives say 'Let them send their own children!'
More than 40 cops have been killed in El Salvador so far this year
The Central American country looks set to become the world's most murderous outside a war zone.
'Microbes' are making life hell in Ivory Coast's biggest city
Child criminals are committing serious crimes. The interior minister says they're traumatized, but not everyone's sympathetic.
Thousands of migrants at Greek border push past police into Macedonia
Macedonian police fired stun grenades, but didn't manage to stop the rush.
North, South Korea reach agreement to ease tensions
US-NORTHKOREA-SOUTHKOREA:North, South Korea reach agreement to ease tensions
Here's what the first two female Army Rangers had to do to earn the title (VIDEO)
Hint: Exactly what the men did.