Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
A father's split-second heroism saved countless lives in another terror attack, in Beirut
Adel Termos, a Beirut resident out with his young daughter, witnessed a horrific bombing on Thursday. Then he made a split-second decision that saved countless lives.
How France's state of emergency works
France's state of emergency, imposed across the country after the terrorist attacks which killed at least 129 late Friday, is based on a 1955 law which has been rarely used.
France strikes back
In mostly symbolic attacks, France strikes the Syrian city of Raqqa dozens of times.
US states turn back on Syria refugees after Paris attacks
At least 19 US states moved to shut the door on Syrian refugees on Monday as governors cited security fears in the wake of the Paris attacks.
Colombia to legalize medical marijuana
It's another big blow to the US strategy to fight the drug trade in Latin America.
After the Paris attacks, all the talk is of more war
More than 14 years later, the 'War on Terror' marches on. Perhaps there's another solution?
Pressure builds for big military response to the Islamic State
A French carrier is on its way to the Middle East. And the White House is weighing options for a larger military campaign.
Shock turns to anger in Paris as death toll rises
'This is war,' one resident told GlobalPost.
French president blames the Islamic State for Paris attacks
Diplomats in Vienna are now shifting their focus from finding a political solution to the Syrian conflict to discussing military options.
Southern Beirut residents are dazed but defiant after Islamic State bombings
'Whatever happens I am staying in the neighborhood. This only makes me more stubborn to stay.'
Iraq Kurd leader announces the 'liberation' of Sinjar from IS
Iraqi Kurdish regional president Massud Barzani on Friday said the town of Sinjar was freed in a major operation against the Islamic State.
Mastermind behind Indonesia’s crocodile-guarded prison also considering piranhas
And he's not stopping there. 'We could use tigers too — for conservation at the same time.'
Witnesses to the Beirut bombings describe carnage in the street
'My friend saw the second guy and tried to stop him. He wrapped his arms around him and then it exploded.'
Twin bombings kill at least 37 in Beirut's first attacks since 2014
Beirut’s southern suburbs, home to a large Shia population, were the target of a number of attacks last year by radical militant groups from Syria.
Kurdish forces launch offensive to take back Sinjar in northern Iraq
Sinjar's fall more than a year ago partly compelled the US to launch its air campaign.
Myanmar’s state-backed militias are flooding Asia with meth
A GlobalPost investigation tracks the narco-armies in Myanmar’s highlands fueling the region's worst addiction.
EU to require labels identifying goods that come from Israeli settlements
Anything sold in the EU and produced in territories occupied by Israel since 1967 will be subject to special labeling.
How Asia's meth is made
This quick animation shows you how the region's most popular drug gets sourced, cooked and sold across borders.
Watch the trailer for Asia’s Meth Wars (VIDEO)
The biggest drug epidemic in Asia is propped up by Myanmar's army. Here's a look at what our documentary found.
Asia’s Meth Wars: Speed and brutality in Myanmar’s borderlands (VIDEO)
A GlobalPost documentary on the biggest drug epidemic in Asia.
Living and dying in East Jerusalem
Most of the suspected attackers in recent stabbings have been from these neighborhoods. Here's what it's like inside them.
Indonesia plans crocodile-guarded prison island for drug convicts
The proposal is the pet project of anti-drugs chief Budi Waseso, who plans to visit various parts of the archipelago in his search for fierce reptiles to guard the jail.
Ukraine’s anti-corruption drive isn’t working
That’s a problem, since cracking down on graft was a key demand of last year’s street revolution — and, foreign aid depends on it.
Myanmar Emerges: Revisit GlobalPost's award-winning series
As Myanmar votes in landmark elections, understand why the country’s emergence is so significant.
Get ready for one of the most symbolic handshakes in decades
The leaders of China and Taiwan meet Saturday. It's the first meeting of its kind since their 1949 split following a civil war.
Ukrainians are waiting and waiting for help rebuilding their bombed-out homes
For these residents, the war is over, but it's been a battle to get their houses back up.
'America has forgotten about us': Former US allies in Vietnam flee persecution
The 'fearless' tribespeople who fought alongside US Special Forces in the Vietnam War now face harassment at home and disinterest abroad.
Pope Francis might become the first modern pontiff to visit an active war zone
Could the Pope help bring peace to Central African Republic? That depends on how bad the fighting gets.
Russia says Syrian 'opposition' guided its warplanes to bombing targets
Russian jets bombed 24 targets in Syria Tuesday using coordinates supplied by 'opposition representatives' — the first time Moscow has claimed to work with opposition groups.
How Ahmad Chalabi helped George W. Bush invade Iraq
A key lobbyist for the US-led invasion of Iraq, who was blamed for providing false intelligence to justify it, died of a heart attack Tuesday.
Obama to send special forces to Syria
President Barack Obama has authorized the first sustained deployment of special forces to Syria, the White House said Friday, reversing a long-standing refusal to put US boots on the ground.