Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
A children's book introduces German kids to the true story of Syrian refugees
In “Everything Will Be Alright,” Kirsten Boie writes the story of one Syrian family that fled bombings in Homs for safety near Hamburg, Germany.
'From one hell to another': Humanitarian disaster looms as thousands escape Fallujah
As Iraqi forces drive ISIS out of Fallujah, thousands of civilians have finally been able to escape. But the camps they are arriving at, in 120-degree heat, are "nightmarish."
Belgium stages dozens of anti-terror raids, 12 held
Belgian police staged sweeping nationwide anti-terror raids and arrested 12 people, officials said Saturday, as security was reinforced over fears of an 'imminent' attack.
Iraq forces retake central Fallujah from IS
Iraqi forces raised the national flag over the government compound in Fallujah on Friday, top commanders said, a breakthrough in the nearly four-week-old offensive against the Islamic State group's bastion.
Heavily armed gangs are taking back Rio's 'pacified' slums ahead of the Olympics
Brazil’s lauded pacification effort is crumbling. The drug gangs are gaining back ground and crime is rising across Rio de Janeiro ahead of the Olympics.
Hindu lecturer wounded in latest Bangladesh attack
Nearly 50 people have been killed over the last three years in a wave of gruesome murders targeting Hindus, Christians, Sufi Muslims, secular activists and foreigners.
Belgium, France face 'imminent' terror attacks
'Fighters travelling without passports left Syria about a week and a half ago in order to reach Europe by boat via Turkey and Greece.'
Muslim refugees stuck in Greece miss home more than ever during Ramadan
For those stuck in limbo in tough conditions, the holiday can be a painful reminder of better days.
Terror returns to US shores with gay club massacre
US anti-terror strategy came under fresh scrutiny after a gunman previously cleared of jihadist ties launched a hate-fueled rampage in a Florida gay club that left 50 dead.
Tens of thousands of civilians trapped in Syria's Manbij
US-backed fighters began an offensive in the Aleppo province city, which has been held by ISIS since 2014, nearly two weeks ago.
PKK claims attack on police in southeast Turkey
At least 17 people were killed in bombings blamed on Kurdish militants in the southeast and mega-city Istanbul.
Four killed in shooting at Tel Aviv nightspot
Two Palestinians opened fire at a popular Tel Aviv nightspot near Israel's military headquarters on Wednesday, killing four people in one of the worst attacks in a months-long wave of violence.
When the White House said 'No' to the Saudis
The US has sold tens of billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia. But last month the Obama administration decided to hold one back.
US says Assad vow to reconquer Syria 'discouraging'
The Syrian leader vowed to recapture "every inch" of Syria in his first address to a newly-installed parliament in Damascus.
Civilians die trying to flee Iraq's besieged Fallujah
IS jihadists opened fire on people as they crossed the Euphrates River on boats and makeshift rafts.
NPR journalist David Gilkey and translator killed in Afghanistan
"As a man and as a photojournalist, David brought out the humanity of all those around him. He let us see the world and each other through his eyes."
This photo looks a lot like US boots on the ground in Syria
When do military advisers become combatants? After Delil Souleiman's photos, many are wondering again about the US role in Syria.
Iraq forces fear protracted IS last stand in Fallujah
"Daesh (IS) are besieged. They can't escape at this stage. Their only option is a suicide holdout."
A once-deported US Marine finally gets his citizenship
It happened in one day. Daniel Torres was interviewed for citizenship and took the oath in San Diego — years after he served in Iraq.
'Thank you for your service' brings up mixed emotions for US veterans
Memorial Day is about remembering the 1.2 million people who’ve died in US wars going back almost 250 years.
Becoming a refugee: Essays by young Syrians
Five people who fled the war write about their life-changing journeys to a new home in Europe.
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.'