Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
The Islamic State is apparently mining ancient ruins in Syria now
Islamic State militants have laid landmines and explosives at the site of the ancient ruins in Syria's Palmyra, a Syrian human rights groups says.
The Taliban have captured a key district in Afghanistan's north
The Taliban are overwhelming US-trained Afghan forces and now threatening to take Kunduz City.
Saudi airstrikes continue bombardment after Yemen peace talks break down
Saudi-led warplanes bombed Yemen's second-largest city on Saturday.
The US is helping Syria's Kurds achieve a long-held dream (whether it wants to or not)
US air strikes are helping the Kurds consolidate control of key territories in Syria. But Washington opposes any move towards autonomy.
Call it an arms race
Russia and NATO are gearing up, just in case.
The world has gone retro: Russia and NATO are making the Cold War hot again
Analysis: There’s an arms race, war games and even nuclear saber-rattling. But some important things have changed since the old Cold War.
There are now more refugees around the world than any other time in the last 50 years
The world is breaking the wrong kinds of records.
21 Republican US senators just voted against a ban on torture. Here are their names
Who are the elected lawmakers who read the CIA torture report and thought — meh?
'Living with fear': Syrian refugees recall IS-ruled Tal Abyad
Amputations ordered by a sharia court. Black-clad police patrolling the streets. Living in a climate of constant fear.
The US has killed Al Qaeda's No. 2 again. Does it even matter?
America keeps killing terrorist leaders. But terrorism doesn't go away.
Meet the foul-mouthed governor fighting to hold Ukraine's war-torn east together
The governor of Luhansk, Hennadiy Moskal, does not suffer fools — or Moscow-backed separatists.
Ukraine says it may freeze debt payments to fund war
Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk: 'Today, Ukraine spends as much on foreign and domestic debt servicing as it does on defense.'
Saudi Arabia is trying to stop its citizens from joining the Islamic State
As an increasing number of young Saudi men are attracted to IS ideology, the Kingdom has been forced to address its own rhetoric.
The Kingdom and the Caliphate: Inside Saudi Arabia’s fight against the Islamic State
The Islamic State has launched a series of attacks against Saudi Arabia. Some fear more may follow.
It's not looking good for the world's most distinguished terrorist group
This is the current state of Al Qaeda.
These are just a few of the groups the Islamic State has persecuted
To the Islamic State, pretty much everyone is a target.
The Islamic State is on the march in Libya
The claimed capture of Sirte is the latest in a series of bold moves by the terror group in the country.
A year ago the Islamic State took its first major city. And what a year it has been
A lot has changed since the Islamic State first took Mosul.
The Islamic State claims to have captured the Libyan city of Sirte
The Islamic State group claimed to have seized full control Tuesday of the Libyan city of Sirte from the Fajr Libya militia, including a power plant, according to a US monitor.
Four killed in Turkey clashes between rival Kurds
The violence comes just days after contentious legislative elections.
Israel frees Palestinian lawmaker after a year behind bars
Aziz Dweik, speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, was arrested on June 16, 2014 as Israel staged a massive crackdown.
Obama admits the US lacks 'complete strategy' to help Iraq fight IS
The president also said more progress was needed to stem the flow of foreign fighters into Syria and Iraq.
EU set to extend Russia sanctions until the end of 2015: diplomats
The sanctions, which target Russia's banks and oil industry, were imposed after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
Colombia's FARC rebels could accept going on trial after 50 years of war
Here's why that's a turning point for peace.
Yemen rebels and government forces agree to peace talks
The meeting is provisionally set for June 14 in Geneva.
Pakistan court frees eight men charged with attack on schoolgirl Malala
US-PAKISTAN-MALALA-COURT:Pakistan court frees eight men charged with attack on schoolgirl Malala
Ukraine's gay pride march is facing down war, politics and bigotry
It’s no time for an LGBT parade, says the mayor of Ukraine’s capital city.
Yemen's national soccer team makes daring escape from war at home to play World Cup qualifier
The squad is on its way to Doha to play North Korea.
New case of UN soldier accused of child sex abuse in Central African Republic
The new allegation came just a day after UN officials ordered an independent review of the organization's handling of alleged child sex abuse in the country.
The fighting in eastern Ukraine is getting worse again
The Ukraine president warns of "full-scale" war as battles involving tanks erupt again in the east.
Israeli warplanes strike Gaza after rocket attacks
The bombing targeted three training bases in Gaza City.