Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
Just how many civilians have died in the West's campaign against the Islamic State?
Concerns are growing about the potential civilian toll ahead of a planned offensive against the Islamic State in Mosul, a crowded city of 1.5 million.
Car bomb kills three outside U.S. consulate in Iraq's Kurdish capital
US-MIDEAST-CRISIS-US-CONSULATE:Car bomb kills three outside U.S. consulate in Iraq's Kurdish capital
Apparently there are more Syrian refugees than the world can handle
The UN is calling on Western countries to take in more displaced Syrians. But so far the call has not been met.
Yemen tribesmen take control of southern oil terminal, airport: local officials
US-YEMEN-CRUDE:Yemen tribesmen take control of southern oil terminal, airport: local officials
Here's another part of Ukraine that Russia is allegedly terrorizing
An alarming spate of explosions is rocking Odessa, Ukraine's southern port city. The Kremlin denies having anything to do with it.
Saudi airstrikes in Yemen are having the wrong kind of impact
Hundreds of civilians have been killed, hundreds of thousands displaced, and millions cut off from food, water and power.
As hundreds die, Red Cross says Yemeni militias are stealing ambulances
The country is also running low on food, water and fuel.
This hardcore Russian biker gang is about to invade Poland
Tensions are rising.
Ten Colombian soldiers killed in apparent FARC attack
The bloodshed threatens to undermine the two-year-old peace process between the government and rebels.
Al Qaeda in Yemen says ideological leader killed by US drone
Ibrahim al-Rubaish, the ideological leader of Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, was reportedly killed along with five other militants.
Car bombings kill 15 in the Baghdad area
More than 45 were wounded in the attacks.
Here is why Boko Haram exists. And the terrible repercussions
Senior Correspondent Erin Conway-Smith traveled to Nigeria to investigate the roots and impacts of Boko Haram.
'Strong' evidence of Syria regime chemical attacks: HRW
Aid workers say they smelled chlorine gas on the victims clothes.
Six Ukrainian soldiers killed as clashes flare in east
Another 12 were injured as renewed fighting threatens the shaky ceasefire.
Saudi-led coalition seeks UN support on Yemen rebels
The move comes as fears grow of a humanitarian crisis in the impoverished country.
Boko Haram 'burned our houses, they burned our food' (VIDEO)
City of hope: Yola has taken in many of the 1.5 million Nigerians chased from their homes by the insurgency.
What Boko Haram terror looks like through the eyes of Nigerian children
Bloody faces, headless bodies, burned houses — these are some of the stark and haunting images drawn by children who have fled deadly Boko Haram violence.
Fresh aid reaches Yemen capital as clashes rage in south
The Red Cross on Saturday delivered a second planeload of aid to war-battered Yemen, as the Saudi-led coalition stepped up air raids on allies of Iran-backed rebels.
Soviet-era statues smashed as Ukraine likens Russia to Nazis
Masked men smashed communist-era monuments in Ukraine's second city overnight Friday after the country's pro-Western parliament voted to purge the nation of Soviet symbols and its head of state compared today's Russia to Nazi Germany.
Pakistan frees Mumbai attacks 'mastermind,' angering India
India, the Unites States and France have denounced the move.
An infamous Russian rebel admits to killing Ukrainian POWs: Report
Arseniy Pavlov, known as Commander 'Motorola,' is believed to have made a startling admission this week that he shot 15 prisoners dead.
Human rights groups are already freaking out over the killer robots of tomorrow
Keep one eye on your Roomba.
VIDEO: The Islamic State is digging tunnel systems to ambush its enemies
It's also using them to evade airstrikes.
The 'fighting season' returns to Afghanistan
The Taliban has stepped up attacks after the brutal Afghan winter. And it is now joined by the Islamic State. This fighting season could be one of the worst yet.
Iran pushes for unity government in Yemen after weeks of bloodshed
And calls for a halt to the bombing campaign.
What happens in Kirkuk could determine the future of Iraq
The Kurds have long laid claim to the city of Kirkuk. Now that they're defending it from the Islamic State, they're unlikely to let it go.
This is the worst thing about Yemen right now
One of the poorest countries on Earth is also one of the hungriest. And it's getting a lot worse.
Kenyan court orders six suspects detained after university massacre
Five Kenyans and a Tanzanian are being held for a month.
Meet Mexico’s fastest growing drug cartel. It even builds its own rifles
The Jalisco New Generation cartel is expanding its territory, ambushing government forces and even assembling its own assault weapons.
Kenya's tourism industry braces for mass cancellations after al Shabaab attack
Along Kenya's coastal region, 23 hotels have already closed this year.
Iraq's army and Kurds will join forces to retake Mosul
Even if the Islamic State’s various enemies present a united front, the battle for Mosul will probably be a messy one.