Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
Indonesia plans crocodile-guarded prison island for drug convicts
The proposal is the pet project of anti-drugs chief Budi Waseso, who plans to visit various parts of the archipelago in his search for fierce reptiles to guard the jail.
Ukraine’s anti-corruption drive isn’t working
That’s a problem, since cracking down on graft was a key demand of last year’s street revolution — and, foreign aid depends on it.
Myanmar Emerges: Revisit GlobalPost's award-winning series
As Myanmar votes in landmark elections, understand why the country’s emergence is so significant.
Get ready for one of the most symbolic handshakes in decades
The leaders of China and Taiwan meet Saturday. It's the first meeting of its kind since their 1949 split following a civil war.
Ukrainians are waiting and waiting for help rebuilding their bombed-out homes
For these residents, the war is over, but it's been a battle to get their houses back up.
'America has forgotten about us': Former US allies in Vietnam flee persecution
The 'fearless' tribespeople who fought alongside US Special Forces in the Vietnam War now face harassment at home and disinterest abroad.
Pope Francis might become the first modern pontiff to visit an active war zone
Could the Pope help bring peace to Central African Republic? That depends on how bad the fighting gets.
Russia says Syrian 'opposition' guided its warplanes to bombing targets
Russian jets bombed 24 targets in Syria Tuesday using coordinates supplied by 'opposition representatives' — the first time Moscow has claimed to work with opposition groups.
How Ahmad Chalabi helped George W. Bush invade Iraq
A key lobbyist for the US-led invasion of Iraq, who was blamed for providing false intelligence to justify it, died of a heart attack Tuesday.
Obama to send special forces to Syria
President Barack Obama has authorized the first sustained deployment of special forces to Syria, the White House said Friday, reversing a long-standing refusal to put US boots on the ground.
The Syrian peace talks are going about as well as you'd expect
Aside from the fact that no representative from Syria is there, the discussions among the US, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Russia, are deeply strained.
The real winner in Yemen's civil war could be Al Qaeda
Largely spared from Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has expanded in Yemen, filling the security vacuum created by the civil war.
Iran will join the US for talks on the Syrian conflict
Iran's supreme leader said there would be no more discussions with America after the Iran deal. Seems things have changed.
Why Russia is afraid of its own dead soldiers
Russia's Defense Ministry said a 19-year-old serviceman committed suicide at a Russian Air Force base in Latakia — the first service member confirmed dead in Syria.
Life is so miserable for Syrian refugees that thousands are returning home to a war zone
‘In Syria there is only death. But it’s better to die in Syria than to live here in the dirt.'
EU risks 'tectonic changes' as migrant flow swells to over 700,000
Europe's worst migration crisis since World War II risks triggering "tectonic changes", a top EU official warned Tuesday, as figures showed more than 700,000 newcomers have reached the continent's Mediterranean shores this year.
US warship enters waters claimed by China
A whole lot of military posturing is going on these days in the South China Sea.
The Iran accord is going to change everything
Stephen Kinzer, one of the world’s leading experts on Iran, tells us why the Iran deal is going to make the world a better place.
Here is what's happening in Benghazi these days
Libya is deeply divided and still at war.
Three years after the US consulate attack, Benghazi is still at war
Instead of Hillary, pay attention to Libya for a minute.
Russian volunteer fighters may be headed for Syria, too
That would raise a bunch of questions about the supposed US-Russia proxy war that's unfolding.
Assad and Putin met up in Moscow yesterday
Oh to be a fly on that wall.
27 years later, prosecutors identify two new Lockerbie bombing suspects
Two Libyans are suspected in the 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in which 270 people were killed.
America’s longest war just got a little longer ... again
President Obama announced today that the US will delay its withdrawal from Afghanistan.
It is dangerously tense in Jerusalem right now
Yet the democratic American presidential hopefuls had nothing to say about it, or really any other foreign policy issue.
Investigation says Russian missile almost definitely downed MH17
The Dutch investigators stopped short of assigning blame, they'll let Dutch prosecutors do that instead.
Turkey’s deadliest terror attack divides the country more than ever
The weekend's bombings are threatening to plunge Turkey, a key NATO member, into deeper instability.
A warning to the leaders of the rich world
Wealthier countries are not doing nearly enough to share the burden of taking in refugees, Amnesty International says.
Turkey mourns 95 dead in twin Ankara blasts
Suspected suicide bombers carried out the country's deadliest attack in recent history at a peace rally of leftist and pro-Kurdish activists.
Unrest worsens as death toll rises, attack hits Jerusalem
A week of spiraling violence between Israelis and Palestinians saw more clashes and demonstrations Saturday and two more stabbings in Jerusalem.
Tunisians awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
The North African country that launched the Arab Spring continues to be an example for the whole world.