Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
IS claims beheading of US aid worker Kassig
The Islamic State released a video Sunday that also showed the gruesome simultaneous beheadings of at least 18 men described as Syrian military personnel.
Iraq forces break jihadist siege of main oil refinery
Iraqi forces broke the months-long siege by the Islamic State as America's top officer flew in to discuss the possibility of expanded war.
The faked ‘hero Syrian boy’ video was irresponsible and dangerous
Analysis: A filmmaker's experiment could do real damage.
Slavery in the supply chain: 'Who is behind the clothes we wear?'
Opinion: Over the past decade, along with cheap clothes we have also been sold a myth: that buying a t-shirt at two dollars is a democratic right of our times.
Why the US-China agreement is a big deal for climate change
Q&A: Nathaniel Keohane of the Environmental Defense Fund explains what the countries’ pledges mean for the climate fight.
Tending to the graves of WWI dead, Gazan gardener weathers modern conflict
As a Palestinian gardener cares for the headstones of fallen soldiers in a World War I cemetery, he also works to protect his family from Hamas-Israel violence.
Extremist group that killed hundreds in Egypt pledges allegiance to the Islamic State
The 'caliphate' is growing.
6 alarming statistics that prove the US government needs to care better for its veterans
Honor vets with deeds, not just words.
US just starting down the path toward net neutrality
Analysis: President Obama's statement supporting a free internet is the start of a larger, global process.
Golan Heights Druze sit precariously between Syria and Israel
As the Middle East ripples and swells with battle, the small religious minority is not a party to the fight.
In the West Bank, World War I never ended (VIDEO)
How history, from Islamic prophecy to imperial hubris, looms over the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Since #BringBackOurGirls, Boko Haram has only gotten stronger
The world was outraged by the kidnap of hundreds of schoolgirls, but a spate of attacks in recent weeks shows the Islamist group is growing bolder still.
The borders of the Middle East are being redrawn by force (VIDEO)
The Islamic State is trying to change the map created after World War I. America's Kurdish allies have a different outcome in mind.
The US just tried to take out the leader of the Islamic State
US airstrikes target a convoy of 10 armed trucks in Iraq. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may or may not have been in one of them.
Explosions rock Kabul
The relative calm that had come to Afghanistan's capital in recent months appears to have now left.
In denying Haiti cholera deaths, UN risks violating its core purpose
Evidence shows that troops from Nepal were infected with cholera when they arrived in Haiti in 2010.
Could Brazil be the worst place in the world to be gay?
Despite an absence of explicit anti-gay laws, the South American country has a disturbing record of deaths related to gender violence.
NATO has suddenly classified details of Afghan military and police capabilities
The decision to hide details about the fighting ability of Afghan security forces — the most expensive part of the reconstruction effort — is 'inexplicable,' a federal auditor says.
They survived the Islamic State. Can they make it through the winter? (VIDEO)
After fleeing IS militants in Iraq, many Yazidis are surviving in makeshift shelters in the open air. Just wait till the snow comes.
How to stop sexual slavery in conflict zones
Analysis: The international community needs a tougher, more coordinated response to militant groups who abuse women and girls.
Conflicting stories reveal depth of Iraq's sectarian war
To take steps toward peace, the international community must look beyond the surface struggle and into historic divisions between Arabs and Kurds.
The Islamic State's slave market
This video appears to show IS fighters discussing the buying and selling of Yazidi women.
A retired DEA agent dishes on his years spent infiltrating Mexican and Colombian cartels
GlobalPost interviews Mike Vigil, who spent longer than any other US anti-drug agent in Mexico and has a new book all about his time in the drug war.
Ukraine rattled by Russia troop movements as separatists vote
The polls undercut the teetering Sept. 5 truce between Ukraine's government and the heavily armed separatists.
Look out! China's got a drone defense system
China has successfully tested a homemade laser defense system specifically targeting small-scale drones flying at low altitude.
Boko Haram says kidnapped schoolgirls 'married off'
In the latest message, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said while laughing: 'We have married them off. They are in their marital homes.'
Poll: Millennials will be swing vote in midterms, 2016
Young people will be the determining demographic in upcoming elections, but they are also losing their faith in the abilities of their government.
These charts reveal the catastrophe of Ukraine's refugee crisis
What do last week's elections mean for 430,000 internally displaced Ukrainians?
Women in Singapore are embracing pole dancing (PHOTOS)
This seductive and demanding art is not just for strippers anymore.
No direct combat for Iraqi Kurds in Kobani
Meanwhile, the Islamic State loses ground in Iraq.
Tunisia is the birthplace of the Arab Spring. So why are so many Tunisians uninterested in voting?
A precarious security situation and flat economy has left many wondering what they fought for.