Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
Colombia finally cracks down on a horrific wave of acid attacks against women
Acid throwing is a relative anomaly in Latin America. But Colombia's got a big problem with it.
Some 19,000 civilians have been killed in Iraq in the last year
Another 3 million have fled their homes, according to the UN.
First Al Qaeda attack in Burkina Faso sends a scary message to West Africa
The Saharan branch of Al Qaeda has shifted to targeting cities, in what some say is a message to the Islamic State.
Americans kidnapped in Baghdad
Iraqi security forces are going to door to door looking for 3 Americans who were abducted over the weekend.
IS abducts over 400 in east Syria after deadly assault
Before the abductions, Islamic State militants killed at least 135 people in a multi-front attack on Deir Ezzor.
W. Africa to 'fight back' as Burkina hotel gunmen named
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) Monday named three gunmen behind a deadly attack on a top Burkina Faso hotel that has highlighted the growing reach of jihadist groups in west Africa, as French police joined in the probe.
There’s a huge reason US voters should care about Taiwan’s first female president
Tsai Ing-wen will preside over a simmering feud that, if ignited, would suck the United States into a very nasty conflict.
A small band of terrorists causes chaos in downtown Jakarta
A handful of attackers threw grenades and shot up a busy main thoroughfare in Indonesia's capital before being killed by police.
IS suicide attackers hit Indonesian capital
Islamic State suicide bombers and gunmen struck the capital of Muslim-majority Indonesia Thursday, in an assault that left at least seven dead, which police said bore the hallmarks of the Paris attacks.
UN peacekeepers are being accused of child sex abuse — again
The latest allegations are that aid workers in Central African Republic paid girls as young as 13 for sex.
Iran holds 10 US sailors in Gulf
Iranian forces seized 10 American troops on Tuesday after their patrol boats strayed into hostile Gulf waters, in a setback to thawing ties between the foes.
The US isn't setting a very good example for Iran
As Iran dismantles its ability to build a single nuclear weapon, the US is testing newer, smaller atom bombs in the Nevada desert.
IS suicide bomber kills 10 tourists in Istanbul
A Syrian suicide bomber struck the heart of Istanbul's busiest tourist district, killing 10 people, most of them Germans, in the latest deadly attack blamed on Islamic State jihadists.
12 killed as gunmen take hostages in Baghdad mall
Gunmen blew up a car bomb, sprayed gunfire in a crowded area and took hostages in a shopping mall in eastern Baghdad Monday, killing at least 12 people, police said.
Deadly strike on Yemen MSF clinic draws condemnation
A missile strike on a Doctors Without Borders clinic in Yemen killed at least four people Sunday, the group said, condemning what it called a "worrying pattern" of such attacks.
Dummy US missile disappears, turns up in Cuba
A dummy training version of a US Hellfire missile was shipped to Cuba after an apparent mix-up by commercial cargo handlers in Europe, a source said Friday, confirming media reports.
Iran will protest Saudi 'bombing' of its Yemen embassy to UN Security Council
Iran accused Saudi warplanes of deliberately bombing its embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.
Sometimes a day at work goes so wrong, it only lasts 14 minutes
That's the length of time active trading was open on China’s stock markets Thursday — making Jan. 7, 2016 its shortest trading day ever.
Paris police kill man armed with meat cleaver on Charlie Hebdo anniversary
The Paris prosecutor said the man was also carrying a mobile phone and a sheet of paper bearing the Islamic State flag and a claim of responsibility by the militant group.
Russia now officially considers NATO a top military threat
The year is off to a terrible start for relations between Russia and the West.
China lands two more planes in disputed South China Sea: state media
Two civilian aircraft landed on a reef Vietnam also claims, despite international condemnation of a landing on the same reef days earlier.
UN reports signs of nerve gas in Syrian victims
Western officials say it's unlikely Syrian opposition rebels would have the capability to deploy sarin gas.
The troubled history of Iran-Saudi relations, explained
Here's what you need to know about the ups and downs of the countries' relations over the last 20 years.
IS threatens Britain in new executions video
The video Sunday showed the killing of five 'spies' the Islamic State said worked with the international coalition fighting IS in Iraq and Syria.
Israelis charged over deadly arson attack on Palestinian family
A court charged two Israelis on Sunday over a firebombing last year that killed a Palestinian couple and their toddler, in an attack that sparked condemnation globally.
Shia cleric among 47 executed in Saudi Arabia, stirring anger in region
The executions took place in 12 cities, four prisons using firing squads and the others beheading.
Two killed in shooting on Tel Aviv thoroughfare, motive unclear
Police said a manhunt was under way in Tel Aviv, Israel's commercial capital.
Syrian, Iraqi militants said to have planned New Year attack in Munich
Police said they had received information that five to seven suicide bombers were planning to take part in the attack.
Israel's siege mentality is getting truly scary
In the face of desperation and dread, many find comfort in ultra-nationalism and xenophobia — and the politicians know it.
The double life of a Russian 'spy' beheaded by the Islamic State
Who was Magomed Khasiev?
Islamic State ruling aims to settle who can have sex with female slaves
The fatwa sheds new light on how the group is trying to reinterpret centuries-old teachings to justify the rape of women in the swaths of Syria and Iraq it controls.