Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
Red Light Jihad: Thailand’s new breed of Facebook jihadis
An increasingly extreme Islamic insurgency surfaces from the shadows to taunt its prey.
Red Light Jihad: Islamic insurgency in Thailand’s strangest party town
A holy war in the city where Muslims indulge in sleaze forbidden back home.
Shock, anger as arsonists hit a Jewish-Arab school in Jerusalem
The Hand-in-Hand bilingual school was a rare symbol of coexistence in a city fraught by growing friction between Jews and Palestinians.
Kabul police chief quits after South African family dies in Taliban attack
Meanwhile officials said Afghan forces had ousted insurgents trying to seize former US and British base Camp Bastion in the south.
Boko Haram: spreading fear and blood in Nigeria and beyond
A mosque attack that killed at least 120 was part of an increasingly familiar pattern that has spread fear even beyond Nigeria's borders.
How to stop Islamic extremism in Europe
Some experts worry increased security and surveillance in Europe could lead to a backlash, and a more radicalized public.
Digging for the disappeared in Guerrero, Mexico
Fed up with authorities who haven't found their missing loved ones, citizens' brigades are defying the law to search themselves.
Missing students a symptom of a larger crisis in Mexico
Apart from being a human rights atrocity, the case is also a reflection of a faulty government system that the US helped cultivate.
The Kremlin is loving the Ferguson riots
Nothing is better for Russian propaganda than some good old fashioned American disorder.
Suicide bomber kills 45 at volleyball match in Afghanistan
The Taliban and other jihadist militants have unleashed waves of suicide attacks in Afghanistan this year as foreign forces pull out after 13 years of war.
Rwanda’s disappearing dissidents
Emile Gafirita said he had evidence that Paul Kagame ordered the shooting down of the Rwandan presidential plane 20 years ago. And then he disappeared.
Jimmy Carter says Bible no justification for discriminating against women
The former US president spoke about his efforts on gender equality at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.
Al Shabaab Islamists execute 28 non-Muslims on Kenya bus
Some 60 passengers on board were ordered off the vehicle, and the gunmen separated the travelers into Muslims and non-Muslims.
West wants Russian regime change over Ukraine, says Kremlin
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke out against Western sanctions on Russia after US VP Joe Biden hinted Friday at possible further measures.
Obama signs order expanding US Afghanistan role: NYT
The decision ensures a direct role for American troops in fighting in Afghanistan for at least another year.
Trafficking survivors work toward laws that end violence and exploitation
Policy makers are decriminalizing the sale of sex and focusing on pimps and brothel owners.
US transfers 5 more Guantanamo detainees to Slovakia and Georgia
There are now 143 detainees still at the US military facility in Cuba.
These charts show Miss Honduras is now a data point in her nation’s horrific homicide statistics
The fatal shooting of the beauty queen and her sister highlights how the ultra-violent Central American nation has the highest murder rate in the world.
Uber privacy fiasco suggests we are 'extortable'
As the world grows increasingly reliant on data, safeguarding the right to privacy becomes a tougher task.
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.