Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
Some Cambodian farmers manage to reclaim their fields from landmine legacy (VIDEO)
'Cambodia is not the country that produces explosive items. We are the victims of the world.'
Meet the Yazidi family heading the fight against the Islamic State
Generations of the Shasho family have left comfortable lives in Europe to fight on the Yazidi front lines in Iraq.
Cambodians still live with the painful legacy of US 'secret war' (VIDEO)
As funding decreases for programs that serve amputees and landmine victims, some Cambodian officials are calling on Washington to pay more to fix a problem largely of its own making.
Thousands of Yazidi girls and women are still held by the Islamic State
With professional forces slow to come to their aid, young women held by IS rely on smugglers and death-defying luck to break free.
Kurdish women line up to take on the Islamic State
Kurdish women join the PKK in droves to fight the Islamic State, which has captured and enslaved up to hundreds of Yazidi women.
Kurdish group fighting Islamic State tells America: Stop calling us terrorists
The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has become a de facto ally of the US in its fight against IS. Now it wants to be taken off the State Department's terror list.
Iraq Kurd chief visits Mt. Sinjar after siege broken
'We did not expect to achieve all these victories,' said Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani.
North Korea threatens 'ultra-harsh action' on US soil over hacking allegation
The North vowed to surpass the 'proportional response declared by Obama.'
Deadly Debris: The US legacy of unexploded remnants of war
The US has a spotty record of paying for cleanup in areas where its military inflicted damage.
Europe takes a harder line on migrants
The EU is moving away from saving lives, focusing instead on keeping newcomers out.
Europe finds unity on Russia
But a stress-free year-end summit can't hide the huge challenges facing the EU in 2015.
Kurdish forces claim victory over Islamic State on Iraq's Mount Sinjar
'The siege on the mountain has been lifted,' a Kurdish official told reporters.
No, Putin doesn’t know how to fix Russia’s economy
But don’t worry, he says, things will get better. Seeking to calm fears, the president blames the West for his country’s crisis.
In Greece, young migrants fight to be considered Greek
Children of Greek migrants still face a long road to full acceptance in the country they call home.
Is the UN sure it wants Mexican soldiers keeping the peace?
The Mexican army faces multiple murder allegations as it prepares to join United Nations peacekeeping missions.
Pakistan mourns 148 killed in Taliban school massacre
The assault on an army-run school is the deadliest terror attack in Pakistan's history.
This graphic shows how dangerous it is for children to go to school in Pakistan
Pakistan saw more than 800 attacks on schools between 2009 and 2012.
Why that Australian hostage taker was a delusional phony
News analysis: Here are Asia-Pacific’s real jihadi groups.
From Ferguson to Plymouth Rock, protests against oppressive systems unite
Americans of various ethnic backgrounds cry out against modern-day exploitation.
For child migrants in France, growing up could mean losing it all
Thousands of unaccompanied minors face unemployment and homelessness in their adopted country as they come of age.
More than 120 people, mostly children, killed in Pakistan school attack
Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the city of Peshawar, taking hundreds of students and teachers hostage in the bloodiest insurgent attack in the country in years.
Europe’s refugee asylum systems buckling under pressure
For refugees fleeing violence and oppression, reaching Europe means facing a whole new set of challenges.
The 4 most interesting things about the freed Guantanamo prisoners in Uruguay
The small South American country looks like home for the four Syrians, one Tunisian and one Palestinian — at least for now.
Dozens killed in Afghanistan fighting as foreign troops head home
The army and police say they killed more than 50 militants nationwide in the past 48 hours.
Torture report divides leaders at home and abroad
The controversial document has sparked debate about core US values.
This is what the leading ISIS Twitter propagandist was tweeting before he was unmasked
Turns out @ShamiWitness was a corporate executive in Bangalore all along.
America is building a Sunni army in Iraq to take on the Islamic State
Impatient with the Iraqi government's failure to arm Sunni groups to tackle the Islamic State, the US is taking matters into its own hands.
Greece condemns gun attack on Israeli embassy
Israel's policies in the West Bank and Gaza have been widely condemned in Greece, with many protests held in support of the Palestinians.
America's legacy of torture
Declassified documents trace the CIA's torture program back to the 1950s, when the CIA developed a curriculum to teach Latin American militaries how to torture.
Smuggler gangs in the Mediterranean are big, deadly business
As the number of migrants traveling to Italy via Libya explodes, smuggling gangs stand to make a profit.
How far can a pope go?
Francis is a change agent rivaled by few other figures in power today. Does a reform-driven pope have the power to change doctrine?