Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
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.
Mud-soaked migrants fight for food as Greek border blockade drags on
Desperate and freezing, migrants scramble over each other to grab food thrown out from the back of a van. It has been a long, cold night on the Greek-Macedonian border.
What the newly released bin Laden documents teach us about Al Qaeda
Here's what you'll find inside the latest batch of documents recovered in the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
Clashes in Calais as France destroys a major migrant camp
Charities petitioned to stop the demolition, but the court rejected their call.
Syria rebels say attacks by army and Russian planes threaten truce
The agreement, which is in its second day and has drastically curbed violence but not stopped it entirely, is the first of its kind to be attempted in four years.
European Parliament calls for Saudi arms embargo
The body says Britain, France and other EU governments should no longer sell weapons to a country accused of targeting civilians in Yemen.
What happened to these detainees after Guantanamo wasn't pretty
The transition to a new way of life, a new language, and a new continent has not gone smoothly.
7 things you should know about Guantanamo Bay prison
President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a much-anticipated Pentagon roadmap aimed at finally closing Guantanamo Bay. Here are the key facts on the controversial military prison.
Syria's ceasefire is set to begin Saturday, say the US and Russia
The United States and Russia announced they are 'prepared to work together' on this.
War crimes are rampant in Syria, UN inquiry finds
It's not surprising, of course. But a UN commission of inquiry says that accountability for these horrors must be part of the peace process.
IS blasts kill more than 150 as US, Russia press Syria truce
A string of suicide bombings near a Shiite shrine outside Syria's capital and in Homs claimed by jihadists killed more than 150 people Sunday, as Washington and Moscow worked to secure a ceasefire.
US air strike on Libya kills two abducted Serbians
A US air strike in Libya believed to have killed an Islamic State group operative behind the mass murder of tourists on a Tunisian beach also killed two kidnapped Serbian embassy employees, Belgrade said Saturday.
Islamic State cuts salaries as coalition torches their cash
Hundreds of millions of dollars are believed to have been destroyed in coalition air strikes targeting cash hoards used to finance the terror group.
Turkey blames Syrian Kurdish fighters for Ankara attack
Turkey on Thursday blamed Kurdish militants based inside the country and in Syria for a car bombing targeting a military convoy in Ankara that killed 28 people and risked a new escalation of the Syrian conflict.
China just put very powerful missiles in the South China Sea
Surface-to-air missiles in the middle of the planet’s most contested waters? Seems sensible.
Things are heating up in the South China Sea
China just upped the ante, big time. It now has surface-to-air missiles parked in the middle of the planet’s most contested waters.
The story behind the Rwandan refugee camp that inspired Kanye’s Yeezy Season 3
Exploring a confusing connection between genocide and pop culture.
Missile strikes on north Syria schools and hospitals kill 50
Airstrikes have hit at least five medical facilities and two schools in northern Syria, the United Nations said Monday.
Syria doesn't look close to a 'cessation of hostilities'
Last week, world powers agreed to halt fighting in Syria — with many caveats. On Monday, airstrikes hit two Syrian hospitals, killing more than a dozen people.
Saunas, aquariums and bar found at Mexico prison
Authorities found "luxury cells" with aquariums, portable saunas and even a bar at a Mexican prison where 49 inmates were killed in a brawl, officials said Sunday.
Turkey strikes Kurd, regime forces in Syria, mulls ground attack
'If there is a strategy [against the Islamic State], then Turkey and Saudi Arabia could enter into a ground operation,' Turkey's foreign minister said.