Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
It's been a very good week for the Islamic State
The terrorist group has taken over two key cities in two different countries in the last week.
The Syrian conflict was destroying Palmyra well before the Islamic State showed up there
If the Islamic State levels Palmyra and erases another piece of human history, they’re just finishing what Assad, other rebel groups, and four years of conflict have started.
Islamic State says it has full control of Syria's Palmyra
US-MIDEAST-CRISIS-SYRIA:Islamic State says it has full control of Syria's Palmyra
Osama bin Laden was bent on a spectacular US attack until the end
The documents released Wednesday show that bin Laden's group was deeply divided about which targets to attack.
North Korea is making lavish claims of nuclear advancement again
The claims probably aren't true. But why all the bluster?
Scores displaced in Yemen as air raids on Sanaa intensify
The five-day humanitarian ceasefire is clearly over.
Kiev shows off captured 'Russian soldiers' to media
Moscow acknowledges the presence of Russian "volunteers" and off-duty servicemen in Ukraine but rejects charges that they were there under orders from President Vladimir Putin.
Burundi demonstrators defy calls to end anti-government protests
Opposition groups say that President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term is unconstitutional.
Al Shabaab somehow sounds levelheaded in this amazing exchange with Burundi's president
The terrorist organization briefly made some sense over the weekend.
Shiite militias head for Iraq's Ramadi after IS takeover
They're hoping to reverse Baghdad's worst setback since it started winning back territory from the Islamic State late last year
The Islamic State takes another major Iraqi city
You might remember Ramadi. More than 1,300 American soldiers and Marines died there after the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.
Assad, under pressure, may need his friends more than ever
US-MIDEAST-CRISIS-SYRIA-INSIGHT:Assad, under pressure, may need his friends more than ever
Burundi president warns protesters as coup attempt fails
After 48 hours of heavy fighting, coup leaders admit defeat.
At least 17 wounded as Israeli soldiers, Palestinians clash on 'Nakba' day
Despite reports, the Israeli military denied using live ammunition.
The fight for Burundi played out on its radio stations
Control of the message beaming out on radios across Burundi was key to an attempted coup, and its defeat.
Thailand’s death camps may be the most horrifying places in Southeast Asia
When the world's most persecuted people flee, it only gets worse.
The US military is hosting a 'lab day' to show off its latest killer robots
Saudi Arabia has made the situation in Yemen so much worse
Whether a pause in airstrikes last or not, the bombings have fundamentally altered the face of Yemeni society.
Coup target in Burundi banned group jogging, and sentenced violators to life in prison.
Jogging has never been so revolutionary.
The Taliban targeted foreigners in another deadly Kabul hotel attack
A five-hour assault on Kabul's Park Palace guesthouse killed at least 14, including an American, a Briton, four Indians and a Kazakh.
Foreign journalists can finally report from one of Asia's oldest conflicts
Will it matter?
Pentagon decides not to punish Navy nurse who refused to force-feed Guantanamo prisoners
Maybe Pentagon officials calculated that one scandalous Guantanamo story was enough for the month of May.
What happens next in Burundi could transform the whole region
Burundi's president faces a coup after trying for unconstitutional third term. Leaders in neighboring countries, also up against term limits, are watching closely.
43 Shiites killed as gunmen attack bus in Karachi
Jundullah militants, a group associated with the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the massacre.
Humanitarian ceasefire begins in Yemen after weeks of heavy bombing
A ceasefire after weeks of Saudi-led coalition strikes began on Tuesday night, but the coalition warned Iran-backed rebels it would strike back at any violation.
Nemtsov report claims hundreds of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine
Despite Moscow's denials, the report says Russia sent troops to aid the separatists in advance of key negotiations.
This spinning globe tells you the chances of getting murdered in each country
And, yes, the US is the most dangerous Western democracy.
Raids, arrests in Colombia target illegal mines
The mines reportedly financed the FARC guerrilla group.
Jeb Bush says he would have authorized 2003 US invasion of Iraq
Presumed Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush says he would have authorized the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, though he acknowledged mistakes made after Saddam Hussein's fall.
Special Report: Russian soldiers quit over Ukraine
Their accounts call into question the Kremlin's assertions it isn't meddling in the Ukrainian crisis.
Watch how Paris celebrated V-E day in 1945
Can you imagine being this happy?