Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
Western embassies warn of threat against foreigners in Beijing
Foreign embassies in China issued a warning Thursday about possible threats against 'Westerners' in a popular Beijing neighborhood ahead of Christmas.
Leading pollster finds Palestinian public opinion on violence 'frightening'
'Their support for violence is not motivated by Islamic ideology. They are motivated by their despair.'
Burundi's streets are ‘littered with bodies,’ but its leaders don't want peacekeepers
The African Union plans to send in a peacekeeping force, whether Burundi wants it or not.
Iraqi forces might finally take Ramadi back from the Islamic State
Another Islamic State-controlled city is poised to fall.
Afghanistan is still a war that the United States is fighting
The Taliban is on the rebound, which was made tragically clear after the deaths of 6 American soldiers.
The Cecil effect: US just added lions to its endangered list to protect them from trophy hunters
The Fish and Wildlife Service is making it more difficult for American hunters to bring African lion trophies back home.
A novel way forward in the battle against the Islamic State
An anthropologist lays it all out in what might be the must-read essay of the year.
Passenger says Muslims protected Christians during Al Shabaab attack on Kenyan bus
Somali militants attacked a Kenyan bus on Monday, killing two people, but a passenger said he and fellow Muslims defied demands from the attackers to identify Christians travelers.
Yemen is now the world’s worst humanitarian crisis
Some 21 million Yemenis currently require humanitarian assistance, more than anywhere else in the world.
Behold: How the US blew $17 billion in Afghanistan
It did take some effort.
Lifeguards from Spain's party beaches are the quiet heroes of Lesbos
'I couldn’t understand why the children were dying so close to the beach and no one was saving them.'
Beijing slams 'provocative' US South China Sea flypast
Two US B-52 bombers flew close to islands in the flashpoint South China Sea this month in a 'serious military provocation,' Beijing said Saturday.
The world's refugee crisis is pretty much worse than ever
The UN says the number of those displaced will exceed 60 million for the first time in history.
Abuse of Afghan prisoners by SEAL Team soldiers outlined in new report
A Navy investigation details witness accounts of the abuse. The accused SEALs, however, were all cleared.
No evidence California attackers were part of terrorist cell: FBI head
The FBI also said it's found evidence that the suspects were radicalized in private messages, but not in public social media posts, as some have reported.
World powers make an attempt at diplomacy in Yemen and Syria
A ceasefire in Yemen and talks on Syria are both supposed to happen this week.
Finally naming Syria's dead: These are the victims of the Assad regime
They were detained by the Syrian government, and never seen again.
Canada's approach to the refugee crisis is so far very different from the American one
Canadians turn up at airport to welcome Syrian refugees.
US to approve huge arms sale to Saudi Arabia
It will include 13,000 bombs, most of which will probably be dropped on Yemen.
Kurdish-Arab coalition fighting Islamic State in Syria creates political wing
A Kurdish-Arab coalition fighting the Islamic State in northern Syria has announced the creation of a political wing, as momentum builds for a diplomatic solution to the war.
Germany sent its first troops and Tornado jets into battle against the Islamic State
The first batch of German troops and aircraft took off Thursday for Turkey as part of a deployment in the battle against the Islamic State group in Syria.
According to the draft climate deal, we've still got options
Like this one: We could phase out fossil fuels sooner and have less global warming, or wait longer to do that and heat things up a little more.
Turkey's prime minister accuses Russia of 'ethnic cleansing' in Syria
Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu says Moscow is trying to drive out local Turkmen and Sunni Muslim populations to protect its military interests in the northern Syria.
The scene in Beijing right now is apocalyptic
There are way too many poisonous particles in the air. But hey, that's what the Paris talks are for, right?
Oval Office the latest setting for Obama's mixed messages on terrorism
US President Barack Obama spoke to his people last night.
IS doesn't need to order an attack to inspire it
Europeans aren't the only ones worried about how heightened military efforts against IS in the Middle East will impact terrorist activities at home.
Europeans worry stepping up Islamic State fight means more terror attacks
More European military action in Syria will invite more attacks on Europe. At least that’s what many citizens think.
New gun laws after mass shootings have worked in Australia, the UK and Finland
There are things the US can do to limit gun violence.
Pentagon spent $150 million housing 'handful' of employees in private villas in Afghanistan
The US has spent nearly $1 trillion in Afghanistan since 2001. Some of that went toward flat-screen TVs and 24-hour access to 'light snacks' for 5 to 10 workers.
Another day, another country enters the war in Syria
Germany votes to joint the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
'Humanitarian superpower' Sweden struggles to house refugees as harsh Nordic winter looms
Sweden has taken in a greater proportion of asylum seekers than any other European country, and it's starting to get overwhelmed.