Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
North Africa jihadi front spreads to Arab Spring cradle Tunisia
Libyan and Tunisian jihadists have streamed to the ranks of Islamic State and other militant groups in Syria and Iraq.
Houthis seize strategic Yemeni city, escalating power struggle
Residents of Taiz said Houthis militias took over the city's military airport without a struggle late on Saturday.
Tunisia arrests suspected militants after museum attack
Hundreds of Tunisians gathered for a mass in Tunis on Saturday, lighting candles to remember the victims of the Bardo museum attack.
With Yemen attack, IS aims to eclipse Al Qaeda: analysts
Suicide bombings at two mosques frequented by members of the Shia Huthi militia killed 142 people on Friday.
Death toll in Yemen mosque bombings rises to 126. Islamic State claims responsibility
In the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, suicide bombers attacked two mosques used mainly by supporters of the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi group that's seized control of the government.
Syria's war has drastically changed the lives of millions. Here are just four of their stories
Four years into Syria's war, extremists dominate the news. These are the stories that don't make the headlines.
Syria says this is the US Predator drone it shot down on Tuesday (VIDEO)
Gunmen attack Tunisian parliament and kill 8 tourists
Security forces surrounded at least two militants in the popular Bardo museum in central Tunis, the government said.
Netanyahu wins Israel election after sharp shift to the right
Netanyahu at the last-minute reached for his conservative base by abandoning a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state. And it seems to have worked.
The mayor of Lima is getting compared to the Islamic State for painting over murals
Luis Castañeda is swapping the Peruvian's capital's street art for his party colors.
A Bolivian is thought to be the first woman general in Latin America commanding combat troops
Gina Reque Teran’s rise is rooted back in the 1970s and 1980s when most Latin American armed forces allowed women to sign up for the first time.
Pakistan church attacks kill 14, spark deadly riots
The bombings occurred during prayers at two churches in Lahore's Youhanabad neighborhood, which is home to more than 100,000 Christians.
Kerry says US will have to negotiate with Syria's Assad
The rise of a common enemy, hardline militant group Islamic State, appears to have slightly softened the West's stance towards the Syrian leader.
Iraqi troops pause battle for Tikrit, await reinforcements
Islamic State fighters still hold about half the city.
An Iraqi offensive to dislodge the Islamic State from Tikrit seems to have stalled
IS militants have turned the city into a labyrinth of home-made bombs and booby-trapped buildings, and are using snipers to halt Iraqi progress.
What four years of conflict have done to Syria — in one infographic
Approximately 6 percent of the country's population has been killed or injured during the past four years.
This is how Russians get psyched before going to fight in Ukraine
Call it a pre-game warm-up.
Only 3 percent of the lights are still on in Aleppo, Syria
Eighty-three percent of all the lights in Syria have gone out since the start of the conflict four years ago. In hard-hit Aleppo, it's 97 percent dark.
Iraqi forces retake parts of Tikrit from the Islamic State
Driving the Islamic State out of Tikrit would be a much-needed and major victory for the Iraqi army.
Austria says Islamic State militants have kidnapped foreigners in Libya
'We know that they were not injured when they were transported away from the al-Ghani oilfield,' Austrian foreign ministry spokesman said.
East Ukraine rebels say heavy weapons pullback complete
An Ukrainian army spokesman assured reporters that the government was also upholding its end of the bargain
Five killed in Mali nightclub attack
The attack in Bamako was the first suspected attack targeting Westerners in a city braced for jihadist violence since 2012.
Gangs still run nightmarish 'chop-up' houses in this Colombian drug hub
More than 30 dismembered bodies have been found in the city of Buenaventura since 2013, according to Human Rights Watch.
Mexico is nabbing cartel leaders. Here's why the government is far from victory
Ninety of Mexico's 122 most wanted men have now been taken out of action — analysts say the high-profile arrests have created smaller, vicious splinter groups.
Russia starts large-scale military exercises in disputed territories
At a news conference in Moscow unrelated to the exercises, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said NATO activities on Russia's borders far exceeded anything the Russian military was undertaking.
Meet the Syrian sheikh battling Islamic State ideology one mind at a time
'When the funding came from the sheikhs, people grew beards. When the funding came from the international community, people started to shave and wear suits.'
The dangerous new calculus of conflict reporting
What it takes to tell the story of modern warfare.
Mexico busts another drug kingpin. This time it's Omar Trevino, leader of the Zetas cartel
His arrest came just days after the capture of Servando 'La Tuta' Gomez, leader of the Knights Templar drug gang, who was the most wanted capo still at large in Mexico.
Meet NATO’s man in Moscow
Robert Pszczel: ‘Sometimes I take a little pill before going on to stabilize my blood pressure.’
Jihadi John was radicalized by MI5 tactics, some Brits say
Details about Londoner Mohammed Emwazi are raising uncomfortable questions as much about terror suspects as the way the UK intelligence agency pursues them.
Pakistani police arrest more than 450 parents for refusing polio vaccine
Pakistan is one of only three countries in the world where polio remains endemic.