Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
Why Ukrainians still care about Lenin
A year after the start of its pro-European revolution, Ukraine is still battling the communist leader’s ghost.
How the Department of Defense is using big data to combat sex trafficking
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) shows its humanitarian side.
Barack Obama and Aung San Suu Kyi: From optimists to realists
Together in Myanmar, the two leaders are chastened and strong — but no longer adored by those who once cheered them.
In Jerusalem, recent violence is measured by a long history (VIDEO)
The synagogue attack recalls a history of centuries of fighting over the ancient city.
Militant attack deaths soar to all-time high, according to new IEP report
The four most active militant groupings are Islamic State, Boko Haram, the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban and transnational al Qaeda-affiliated networks.
Women’s safety a key issue at this year’s Trust Women conference
The conversation around keeping women safe in public needs to focus on changing perspectives, panelists say.
For Syrian refugees fleeing to Europe, Bulgaria isn’t enough
Many of those stuck in the EU’s poorest country are desperate to get out.
How land rights for women could help fight climate change
Opinion: Evidence suggests that women’s economic empowerment is critical to mitigating climate change. But we have yet to integrate this thinking into our climate change efforts.
Inside the troubled history of Britain's fight against extremism
Where does free speech end and incitement begin?
Even with social media boost, big challenges ahead for Rohingya advocates
Other pressing issues threaten to overtake the fight to return citizenship to the beleaguered Muslim minority.
How Peter Kassig’s friends are choosing to remember him
His humanitarian work spoke for itself, but the impact he had on the people who knew him was immeasurable.
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.