Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
The latest crisis in the ongoing human tragedy that is the Syrian civil war
A Russian-backed Syrian offensive in Aleppo has sent tens of thousands of civilians fleeing to the Turkish border. Now they have nowhere to go.
40,000 people are starving to death in South Sudan
New figures released in a UN report describe some of the worst conditions yet in more than two years of civil war.
20,000 Syrians stranded at Turkey border after Aleppo siege
Up to 20,000 Syrians fleeing a government advance in northern Aleppo province have gathered at a border crossing with Turkey, the United Nations said on Friday.
Hundreds more US troops in Iraq than previously stated
Hundreds more American troops are in Iraq than the Pentagon previously stated, an official said Wednesday in an acknowledgement underscoring the sensitivity of US deployments to the war-torn nation.
US demands Russia immediately halt airstrikes in Syria, as peace talks collapse
The United States demanded Thursday that Russia immediately halt its bombing campaign in Syria after a breakdown in peace talks exposed the deep rift among world powers.
Peace talks on Syria are stalled, but the war is moving quickly — in Assad's favor
Government forces are seeking to cut off a rebel-held part of Aleppo from a crucial supply line.
The US is killing more civilians in Iraq and Syria than it acknowledges
The US government has publicly acknowledged just 21 civilian deaths in coalition airstrikes. That number is impossibly low.
Around 50 killed as Boko Haram hits NE Nigeria village
Around 50 people were killed when Boko Haram fighters armed with guns and explosives attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria, medics and local residents said on Sunday.
This is how the US-led coalition investigates itself when accused of killing civilians
The Pentagon admits to killing just 21 innocent people in Iraq and Syria since the war began. There is a critical reason that number is so low.
France to recognise Palestinian state unless deadlock with Israel broken
US-FRANCE-PALESTINIANS:France to recognise Palestinian state unless deadlock with Israel broken
Venezuela's capital ranks as the world's most murderous city
Take note, Americans: There are 4 US cities on the list, too.
Up to 34,000 flee clashes in Sudan's Darfur
As many as 34,000 people in Sudan's western Darfur region have fled fierce clashes between government forces and rebels around the mountainous Jebel Marra area, the United Nations said on Wednesday.
UN panel says Saudi Arabia has violated humanitarian law in Yemen
Saudi Arabia did this by striking at least 146 civilian targets in less than a year.
There’s only one country in the world as corrupt as North Korea
So says Transparency International, which ranks the hermit kingdom at the bottom of its list for the fifth year running.
Introducing the gangster warlords of Latin America
In an excerpt from his new book, former GlobalPost correspondent Ioan Grillo finds his way to a Brazilian cocaine party.
Islamic State video purports to show Paris attackers, threatens Britain
The video was uploaded to Islamic State's official Telegram channel and showed some of the attackers wearing camouflage in a desert location, before the time of the Paris attacks.
After retaking key city, Syrian government in no mood to make concessions
Meanwhile, Syria talks set for Monday are certain to be delayed — in large part because no one can decide who will represent the opposition.
Tunisia might be facing its biggest test yet
It will all come down to how the government responds to a repeat of the events that launched the Arab Spring five years ago.
South Korea hopes this ballad by a middle-aged diva will sow dissent in North Korea
Currently playing somewhere in the demilitarized zone: a heartfelt South Korean pop song about defying death.
Take a front-row seat to Russia’s air war in Syria (VIDEOS)
The Kremlin is boasting with sleek videos of destruction, but monitors accuse it of killing more than 1,000 civilians.
Assault on university in Pakistan kills more than 20
Militants tossed grenades into crowds and opened fire on students and professors.
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.