Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
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.
A key suspect in the Paris attacks has been arrested in Brussels
Mohamed Abrini was tracked down in the gritty neighborhood of Anderlecht.
Paris attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini arrested: police source
Abrini was reportedly arrested in the Anderlecht district of Brussels, home to several other suspects linked to November's assaults.
The news agency that breaks stories for ISIS
Amaq has the trappings and appearance of a legitimate news organization, though it's anything but.
Nigerians are writing steamy romance novels to escape religious violence
Nigeria's romance novels, known as "littattafan soyayya," shift between morality tales and pulp romance. They help a lot of people escape the stress of life in the country's north.
To some Iraqis, the Mosul Dam is scarier than ISIS
The US says the dam is at risk of bursting this spring, sending a flood down the Tigris that could wipe out villages and kill hundreds of thousands of people in a matter of hours.
It's official — North Korea is pursuing a nuclear program
A top Pyongyang envoy told Reuters the hermit kingdom will move ahead with its nuclear and ballistic missile program, in defiance of the US and its allies.
Libya now has three governments, none of which are able to govern
The next few weeks will be crucial in deciding Libya’s fate.
Boko Haram kidnapped 300 children and it barely made the news
Human Rights Watch calls it the biggest documented school abduction by Boko Haram militants. The Nigerian government denied it happened.
Brutal Bronze Age battle discovery changes understanding of history
Archaeologists have uncovered what might be the oldest battlefield in the world, and it's changing much of what we know about society and war in ancient Europe.
Burundi’s last civil war killed 300,000. A new one is coming
Once again, Burundi is spiraling toward civil war.
Why the mixed feelings about Assad's recapture of Palmyra from the Islamic State
Some experts are glad the archaeological gems are free from ISIS's grip, but they're afraid of what the Syrian regime will do with this victory.
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.