Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
Kurdish forces claim victory over Islamic State on Iraq's Mount Sinjar
'The siege on the mountain has been lifted,' a Kurdish official told reporters.
No, Putin doesn’t know how to fix Russia’s economy
But don’t worry, he says, things will get better. Seeking to calm fears, the president blames the West for his country’s crisis.
In Greece, young migrants fight to be considered Greek
Children of Greek migrants still face a long road to full acceptance in the country they call home.
Is the UN sure it wants Mexican soldiers keeping the peace?
The Mexican army faces multiple murder allegations as it prepares to join United Nations peacekeeping missions.
Pakistan mourns 148 killed in Taliban school massacre
The assault on an army-run school is the deadliest terror attack in Pakistan's history.
This graphic shows how dangerous it is for children to go to school in Pakistan
Pakistan saw more than 800 attacks on schools between 2009 and 2012.
Why that Australian hostage taker was a delusional phony
News analysis: Here are Asia-Pacific’s real jihadi groups.
From Ferguson to Plymouth Rock, protests against oppressive systems unite
Americans of various ethnic backgrounds cry out against modern-day exploitation.
For child migrants in France, growing up could mean losing it all
Thousands of unaccompanied minors face unemployment and homelessness in their adopted country as they come of age.
More than 120 people, mostly children, killed in Pakistan school attack
Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the city of Peshawar, taking hundreds of students and teachers hostage in the bloodiest insurgent attack in the country in years.
Europe’s refugee asylum systems buckling under pressure
For refugees fleeing violence and oppression, reaching Europe means facing a whole new set of challenges.
The 4 most interesting things about the freed Guantanamo prisoners in Uruguay
The small South American country looks like home for the four Syrians, one Tunisian and one Palestinian — at least for now.
Dozens killed in Afghanistan fighting as foreign troops head home
The army and police say they killed more than 50 militants nationwide in the past 48 hours.
Torture report divides leaders at home and abroad
The controversial document has sparked debate about core US values.
This is what the leading ISIS Twitter propagandist was tweeting before he was unmasked
Turns out @ShamiWitness was a corporate executive in Bangalore all along.
America is building a Sunni army in Iraq to take on the Islamic State
Impatient with the Iraqi government's failure to arm Sunni groups to tackle the Islamic State, the US is taking matters into its own hands.
Greece condemns gun attack on Israeli embassy
Israel's policies in the West Bank and Gaza have been widely condemned in Greece, with many protests held in support of the Palestinians.
America's legacy of torture
Declassified documents trace the CIA's torture program back to the 1950s, when the CIA developed a curriculum to teach Latin American militaries how to torture.
Smuggler gangs in the Mediterranean are big, deadly business
As the number of migrants traveling to Italy via Libya explodes, smuggling gangs stand to make a profit.
How far can a pope go?
Francis is a change agent rivaled by few other figures in power today. Does a reform-driven pope have the power to change doctrine?
Did [redacted] help the US torture?
Britain grapples with its own role in the torture and detention of terror suspects.
The future of the internet is up in the air
Big decisions about internet governance and freedom are in the making.
This graphic shows that torture is a global problem
79 out of the 155 countries that have adopted the UN Convention Against Torture are violating it, activists say.
The US Senate is about to blow the lid off the CIA's tortured recent history
Details like sexual threats and other heinous torture techniques used by the CIA are about to go public. US security personnel around the world are gearing up for a possible backlash.
With freed prisoners, Uruguay also receives a high-profile Guantanamo force-feeding case
One of the arrivals, Abu Wa’el Dhiab, is leading a legal battle against the United States for force-feeding him while he was on hunger strike.
Six Guantanamo detainees sent to Uruguay
Uruguay's leftist leader made the 'humanitarian' gesture to help Obama fulfill his long-delayed promise to close the US military prison.
At least 13 killed in failed US bid to rescue hostages in Yemen
US special forces raided the village of Dafaar in Shabwa province shortly after midnight on Saturday.
Fears for 43 missing Mexican students after body identified
One of the young men was identified among charred remains found in a landfill.
Additional 1,000 US troops to stay in Afghanistan
President Barack Obama approved the move despite an earlier plan to limit the US force to a maximum of 9,800 troops in 2015.
US, South African hostages in Yemen killed in rescue attempt
US Secretary of State John Kerry said the attempted rescue had only been approved because of information that the American's life was in imminent danger.
As religious leaders help in Ferguson, US churches remain mostly segregated
Just 13 percent of American churches are racially mixed, an increase since the late 1990s.