Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
In Gaza, destruction has become part of the landscape (PHOTOS)
Seven months after Operation Protective Edge, much of the coastal territory still lies in ruins.
Nigeria's refugee camp ballots add a new challenge to free elections
1.2 million people have been displaced by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria. How many of them will get to the polls today?
Israel to transfer frozen tax revenue to Palestinians
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said the move was to protect Israel's interests.
Nigerian president warns against bloodshed ahead of Saturday's vote
People are stockpiling food and supplies in anticipation of violence after the closest presidential race since the end of military rule.
Here is what the people who know Yemen best have to say about it
Can the fighting in Yemen be stopped before it's too late?
Under the bombs: Yemenis recount tense night sheltering from airstrikes
Residents of the capital Sanaa and elsewhere in Yemen react to Saudi-led airstrikes.
Yemen has turned from a local conflict into a regional Cold War
Saudi-led military action against the Houthis could well be the first salvo in a more muscular response to Iran’s growing influence in the region.
How America and the West got it wrong in Yemen
Analysis: Most Yemen watchers agree the country has been falling apart at least since the United States kicked off the 2011 “Yemen Model” that the Obama administration is still hailing a success.
It's getting ugly in Yemen
The Islamic State has arrived and the proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran is exploding in one of the word's poorest countries.
The situation in Gaza is so desperate that some are predicting another war
More than 100,000 people are still homeless after Israel's devastating offensive last summer.
IS claims killing 29 Yemeni police
The Islamic State jihadist group claimed responsibility Monday for an attack on police in south Yemen that left 29 dead, in a sign of its growing activity in the turbulent country.
North Africa jihadi front spreads to Arab Spring cradle Tunisia
Libyan and Tunisian jihadists have streamed to the ranks of Islamic State and other militant groups in Syria and Iraq.
Houthis seize strategic Yemeni city, escalating power struggle
Residents of Taiz said Houthis militias took over the city's military airport without a struggle late on Saturday.
Tunisia arrests suspected militants after museum attack
Hundreds of Tunisians gathered for a mass in Tunis on Saturday, lighting candles to remember the victims of the Bardo museum attack.
With Yemen attack, IS aims to eclipse Al Qaeda: analysts
Suicide bombings at two mosques frequented by members of the Shia Huthi militia killed 142 people on Friday.
Death toll in Yemen mosque bombings rises to 126. Islamic State claims responsibility
In the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, suicide bombers attacked two mosques used mainly by supporters of the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi group that's seized control of the government.
Syria's war has drastically changed the lives of millions. Here are just four of their stories
Four years into Syria's war, extremists dominate the news. These are the stories that don't make the headlines.
Syria says this is the US Predator drone it shot down on Tuesday (VIDEO)
Gunmen attack Tunisian parliament and kill 8 tourists
Security forces surrounded at least two militants in the popular Bardo museum in central Tunis, the government said.
Netanyahu wins Israel election after sharp shift to the right
Netanyahu at the last-minute reached for his conservative base by abandoning a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state. And it seems to have worked.
The mayor of Lima is getting compared to the Islamic State for painting over murals
Luis Castañeda is swapping the Peruvian's capital's street art for his party colors.
A Bolivian is thought to be the first woman general in Latin America commanding combat troops
Gina Reque Teran’s rise is rooted back in the 1970s and 1980s when most Latin American armed forces allowed women to sign up for the first time.
Pakistan church attacks kill 14, spark deadly riots
The bombings occurred during prayers at two churches in Lahore's Youhanabad neighborhood, which is home to more than 100,000 Christians.
Kerry says US will have to negotiate with Syria's Assad
The rise of a common enemy, hardline militant group Islamic State, appears to have slightly softened the West's stance towards the Syrian leader.
Iraqi troops pause battle for Tikrit, await reinforcements
Islamic State fighters still hold about half the city.
An Iraqi offensive to dislodge the Islamic State from Tikrit seems to have stalled
IS militants have turned the city into a labyrinth of home-made bombs and booby-trapped buildings, and are using snipers to halt Iraqi progress.
What four years of conflict have done to Syria — in one infographic
Approximately 6 percent of the country's population has been killed or injured during the past four years.
This is how Russians get psyched before going to fight in Ukraine
Call it a pre-game warm-up.
Only 3 percent of the lights are still on in Aleppo, Syria
Eighty-three percent of all the lights in Syria have gone out since the start of the conflict four years ago. In hard-hit Aleppo, it's 97 percent dark.
Iraqi forces retake parts of Tikrit from the Islamic State
Driving the Islamic State out of Tikrit would be a much-needed and major victory for the Iraqi army.
Austria says Islamic State militants have kidnapped foreigners in Libya
'We know that they were not injured when they were transported away from the al-Ghani oilfield,' Austrian foreign ministry spokesman said.