Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
The Japanese are fighting over their country's status as a pacifist country
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to amend the constitution so he can fight foreign wars. But many Japanese are having none of it.
Every Republican candidate did something weird last night
Foreign policy dominates second Republican debate.
The US military may be fabricating intelligence reports about its war with the Islamic State
The war is not going as well as some senior officers might like to think, intelligence analysts say.
North Korea says it can drop a nuclear bomb on the US at 'any time'
But no one really believes it.
Taliban storm Afghan prison, free hundreds of inmates
Taliban insurgents in military uniform stormed an Afghan prison Monday, freeing hundreds of inmates after detonating a car bomb and killing four policemen in the country's largest
Yemen government shuns talks, begins major military push
Yemen's exiled government backed out of UN-brokered peace talks as loyalist forces supported by a Saudi-led coalition launched a major offensive against Shiite Huthi rebels on Sunday.
Syrian war will displace a million more people this year: UN official
The conflict has already displaced one million Syrians so far in 2015, with intensified fighting in much of the country now in its fifth year of war.
Obama says US will take in 10,000 Syrian refugees. Is that a lot?
How one Syrian student could start a wave of refugees to Mexico
Mexico has done surprisingly little to help Syrian refugees. That could be about to change.
One village in Lebanon hosts as many Syrian refugees as the entire United States
Lebanon is currently home to well more than a million Syrian refugees.
There’s really no stopping the Iran deal at this point
As Republicans continue to debate the Iran deal, another potential government shutdown looms.
Russian troops join combat in Syria, sources say
Russian forces have begun participating in military operations in Syria in support of government troops, three Lebanese sources told Reuters Wednesday.
Don’t forget about Europe's other major migration crisis
More than 2 million Ukrainians are displaced by war.
War is the problem, not refugees
And Syria's war, especially, has no end in sight.
Why one child of migrants is defending Eastern Europe in the refugee crisis
An Estonian politician says the region is too poor to accept people in desperate need of homes, services and work.
Gulf coalition readies for battle in Yemen's north
The Yemen war is entering a new and potentially decisive phase.
Gazans pay tribute to Syrian toddler Aylan with sand sculpture
'It reminded me of the children of the Bakr family who were killed on the Gaza beach during the last war.'
Catholic communities ready to open their doors after pope's refugee appeal
It takes six to eight months to process an asylum application in Europe, sometimes longer. During this time, many refugees are in desperate need of a place to stay.
Report: US to overhaul rebel force fighting IS in Syria
The effort amounts to an admission that the fledgling force is failing to be effective.
Hungary says it will send buses to border for refugee marchers
A crowd of migrants police estimated at 2,500, including people in wheelchairs and on crutches, set off at noon Friday determined to get to the Austrian border 110 miles away.
Somalis used to flee to Yemen to escape war. Now it's the other way around
'We prefer being in Somalia than Yemen, because we hope that aid workers might come to our rescue before we die.'
UK's Cameron bows to pressure to take more Syrian refugees
The change in policy will apply to Syrians already living in refugee camps.
How social media transformed the image of a drowned Syrian child into an iconic symbol
The world's paying attention now.
'My children slipped through my hands': Father of drowned Syrian boy
Abdullah Kurdi now wants to return to the Syrian city he and his family fled to bury his loved ones.
Desperate refugees mob a train in Budapest but don't get far
Hundreds stormed Budapest's main station early Thursday after police re-opened it following a two-day standoff — only to find that train services to western Europe were suspended.
Celebrate WWII's end by eating the ice-cream head of a Japanese war criminal
You can't say the Chinese ice cream makers aren't innovative.
White House clinches support for Iran nuclear deal
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday earned sufficient congressional backing to ensure the Iran nuclear deal does not get blocked, when a veteran Democrat became the crucial 34th senator to back the controversial accord.
Beijing’s WWII parade is so much fun they’ve banned balloons, birds, and reality TV
Oh, and you're not allowed to watch it from your window.
Violence flares in Ukraine’s capital just as it’s easing up in the east
This time Kyiv had the fierce clashes — the bloodiest violence in the capital since last year’s street revolution.
Ukraine is still at war, and its bloodiest battle isn't over
The year-long war in the east continues to grip the country despite two ceasefires and other diplomatic efforts to end the violence that's killed nearly 7,000 people.
Children among 71 migrants found dead in truck in Austria
The deaths highlighted the dangers faced by migrants at the hands of traffickers on arrival in Europe, even if they survive perilous voyages across the Mediterranean.