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By the numbers: The terror attacks we paid attention to
There's the amount of media coverage an attack gets. Then there's the number of readers who actually search for it.
Syria troops press advance after blow to IS in Palmyra
Syrian forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group on Monday, the day after seizing control of the ancient city of Palmyra in a major blow for the jihadists.
Worst fears come true for Pakistan's Christians in Easter attack
Taliban militants said they were targeting Christians with a suicide bombing which killed at least 72 people, nearly half of them children, in a crowded park in Lahore.
Syria forces retake Palmyra from IS in major symbolic victory
Syrian government forces recaptured the famed ancient city of Palmyra on Sunday in a major symbolic victory over the Islamic State jihadist group, a military source said.
'Maximum state of emergency' declared in Libya's capital
Libya has had two rival administrations since mid-2014, when an armed alliance overran the capital.
Nigerian troops free 800 Boko Haram hostages
Nigerian troops have rescued hundreds held by Boko Haram Islamist fighters in multiple villages in the country's restive northeast, the army said Thursday.
MSF pulls out of Lesbos hotspot as aid groups slam migrant deal
International aid organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Wednesday it had suspended activities at a refugee centre on the Greek island of Lesbos to avoid being complicit in an "unfair and inhumane" EU deal to send newcomers back to Turkey.
Brussels suicide attack brother left desperate last will in trash can: 'I don't know what to do'
Belgian prosecutors say that one of the two brothers who carried out suicide attacks left a desperate last will in a trash can.
Global financial markets are getting used to terrorism
Investors reacted to the deadly terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday with predictable swiftness. But it didn’t take long for calm to return. Here's why.
Italy wants common European defense after Brussels attacks
Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi called Tuesday for a 'European pact for freedom and security' following attacks claimed by the Islamic State group.
Since Paris, there have been hundreds of terrorist attacks
Many of them were ignored by most of the world.
Deadly Islamist attacks in Europe since 2004
Around 35 people were killed and more than 200 wounded in a series of attacks in Brussels on Tuesday claimed by the Islamic State group and described as a strike at the very heart of Europe.
The Hague finally convicts someone for using rape as a weapon of war
What took so long?
Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam 'wanted to blow himself up' at stadium
Captured fugitive Salah Abdeslam initially planned to blow himself up outside the Stade de France during the Paris attacks but changed his mind, a prosecutor said Saturday.
Greek minister likens Idomeni refugee camp to Dachau
Greece's interior minister on Friday likened the grim camp holding thousands of refugees on the border with Macedonia to the infamous Nazi concentration camp.
If the Syrian civil war happened in your country, it would look like this
This application simulates what the scale of the war would be if it were happening where you live.
Ukraine topples its biggest remaining Lenin statue
It took two days and a giant crane, but Ukraine on Thursday finally managed to lift its biggest remaining statue of Soviet founder Lenin off its pedestal and consign it to the dust
Here’s the other reason Putin is pulling out of Syria
'Mission accomplished' does not quite cover his motivation for calling time-out.
If these Syrian kids’ drawings don’t move you, what will?
This conflict has starved millions of young minds, and that must stop now.
Putin says Russians to start withdrawing from Syria, as peace talks resume
President Vladimir Putin announced out of the blue on Monday that 'the main part' of Russian armed forces in Syria would start to withdraw.
Government and opposition far apart over Assad before Syria peace talks
The government won't talk about the fate of the presidency, and the opposition won't consider transition until Assad is out of the picture.
The US sees hope in the Syria peace talks after progress with Russia
A State Department spokesman says Russia and the US have “closed the gap” somewhat when it came to their respective positions on Syria.
Meet Myanmar’s new puppet president
This is the man who will serve as proxy to Aung San Suu Kyi, beloved in the US as a symbol of resistance to the military and the most famous person to ever emerge from Myanmar.
Inconsistencies in the alleged Islamic State recruit files sound 'alarm bells'
There were thousands of repetitions in the 22,000 documents.
The big questions behind the EU's migrant deal with Turkey
Here's one: Is the plan to send back all migrants arriving in Greece legal?
Mozambique fears a return to war
The country had defied its traumatic past, but an escalating political crisis is threatening its future.
Over 50 dead as Tunisia foils 'emirate' bid on Libya border
Tunisian forces repelled a jihadist assault Monday on a town near the Libyan border, killing 36 assailants in what authorities said was a thwarted effort to establish an Islamic emirate.
UN seeks to build peace talks on fragile Syria truce
A total of 135 people were killed in the first week of a partial truce in Syria in areas covered by the deal.
Europe's 2016 migrant crisis by the numbers
EU President Donald Tusk sent a stark message Thursday to would-be economic migrants not to come to Europe as the bloc seeks to get a grip on the crisis.
N. Korea fires missiles after UN imposes tough sanctions
North Korea fired six short-range projectiles into the sea Thursday in a show of defiance just hours after the United Nations adopted the toughest sanctions to date on Pyongyang over its fourth nuclear test and rocket launch.
US forces capture a major IS operative in Iraq. Now what will they do with him?
'We are not back in the business of having long-term detainees,' a US defense official said.