Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
Boko Haram says kidnapped schoolgirls 'married off'
In the latest message, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said while laughing: 'We have married them off. They are in their marital homes.'
Poll: Millennials will be swing vote in midterms, 2016
Young people will be the determining demographic in upcoming elections, but they are also losing their faith in the abilities of their government.
These charts reveal the catastrophe of Ukraine's refugee crisis
What do last week's elections mean for 430,000 internally displaced Ukrainians?
Women in Singapore are embracing pole dancing (PHOTOS)
This seductive and demanding art is not just for strippers anymore.
No direct combat for Iraqi Kurds in Kobani
Meanwhile, the Islamic State loses ground in Iraq.
Tunisia is the birthplace of the Arab Spring. So why are so many Tunisians uninterested in voting?
A precarious security situation and flat economy has left many wondering what they fought for.
The battle for Anbar could shape the future of Iraq. Here's why
The Islamic State has made gains in the province, and many fear Baghdad will be next.
Angry protests mushroom in Mexico over the forced disappearance of 43 students
A mayor in hiding, corrupt cops and narco gunmen are all implicated in the crime, which thousands of officers so far haven’t been able to solve.
International collaboration emerges as key to youth unemployment crisis
Will it be enough to put hundreds of millions of young people to work?
Chinese tourists treat Tibetans 'like zoo animals' (PHOTOS)
That’s what Tibet Watch says. Here are the photos that prove it, they say.
In a second, a bomb destroys one man's dream of reopening his Baghdad hotel
Bombings across Iraq take lives and put others on hold.
This heartbreaking UNICEF ad reminds you how much violence children face around the world
'There's no vaccine for violence.'
The US has waged a $7.6 billion drug war in Afghanistan, and now the problem is worse than ever
In other words, it ain’t working.
Britain sends drones to fly surveillance missions over Syria
So far, the Royal Air Force has conducted around 38 combat missions against IS in Iraq.
5 reasons Turkey is dragging its feet in the fight against the Islamic State
Ankara's anti-Western rhetoric isn't new. Here's what is.
How labor unions can help beat Ebola
Commentary: Rubber tappers in Liberia are helping with prevention and detection, representing an effective new approach.
Synod leaves questions about Vatican stance on homosexuality
Church leaders moved away from an early draft of the synod's record, but some LGBT rights advocates and clergy say evolution is underway.
The US is just one of 23 countries battling the Islamic State
But it's the only Western nation that's bombing inside Syria.
This is the simple but effective Islamic State strategy to win hearts and minds
Village by village, the extremist group has manipulated Arabs, Yazidis and Christians alike with a campaign of kindness one day, terror the next.
Fiercest fighting in days hits Syrian border town
Islamic State militants attacked Kurdish fighters with mortars and car bombs.
US-led coalition jets strike Kobani, Islamic State shells hit Turkey
Islamic State militants have battled Kurdish fighters for a month to take control of Kobani.
Australia is curtailing civil liberties in response to the Islamic State
IS has spooked Australia's government to push through a series of reforms reminiscent of post-9/11 America.
Boko Haram agrees to release kidnapped girls after ceasefire
The break in violence is a relief for Nigeria and for the world, but experts don't expect the peace to last.
New center to help coordinate global response to youth unemployment crisis
More than 400 million jobs will need to be created in the next decade to keep up with the growing labor force, the International Labor Organization reports.
Think the Islamic State is bad? Check out the 'good guys'
US-backed Iraqi forces and their band of ruthless Shia militia groups have been carrying out atrocities of their own against Sunni civilians.
Where are Mexico’s top 10 drug lords now?
Mexican security forces have captured or killed most major cartel bosses. But a number of them are still at large.
Vatican document fires up gay rights debate
As Catholic bishops from around the world discuss "family issues," friendlier language toward gays and lesbians is creating fireworks.
England, Northern Ireland brace for more health worker strikes
Demonstrations continue as the government refuses to budge on protesters’ demand for 1 percent wage hike.
Airstrikes help Kurds push back IS in Kobani, but it may be too late
Kurdish fighters won a symbolic victory in the Syrian Kurdish town with the recapture of a strategic hill.
The Islamic State does not discriminate when it comes to killing journalists
The extremist militants have shot dead two Iraqi journalists in three days.
Mozambique could elect 'Rambo' as the country's next president this week
An aging rebel has captured the imagination of this booming country’s frustrated youth.