Combat, riots and revolution, plus the weapons and warcraft that fuel them.
President Obama: America's millennials not really a 'lost generation'
With the midterm elections next month, the president pitched his plans for a generation disillusioned with his economic leadership.
This acclaimed Russian author believes he's found the embodiment of the Russian spirit — in Ukraine
Nationalist writer and activist Zakhar Prilepin shows how many of his countrymen view the conflict next door.
The international community must not consent to 'new Burmese apartheid'
Opinion: Muslims are suffering at the hands of Myanmar's government, which is now planning an awful new program.
The US is jailing immigrant women and children under appalling conditions
Most asylum seekers are law-abiding but are detained in spite of international law.
Why maternal health and mortality matters
The issue could be losing out to other global health concerns, but advocates insist it should be a top priority.
Russia could put a deadly freeze on Ukraine this winter
Moscow appears to be slashing gas exports to countries that supply fuel to the war-torn country.
There's a new threat to endangered rhinos in South Africa
Like poaching, it could make some people very rich. Unlike poaching, it's legal.
Investigating hate crimes is a top FBI priority, but local police often ignore them
Commentary: A look at hate and its relationship with terror.
To move forward, Jerusalem must steer its own fate
Analysis: Unless citizens of all faiths find a way to work together, weak leadership and old hatreds will keep the city from a potentially bright future.
Getting out of Gaza is hard, but staying can be even harder
Since this summer's damaging offensive, young people here are more desperate than ever to leave.
Mexican mass graves: A survivor’s story
Hit men confessed to working with local police to kill students. This 19-year-old managed to escape.
David Cameron heading the wrong direction on human rights, experts say
Breaking with the European Convention could set the UK back 50 years in human rights progress and have negative global impact.
Is Kim Jong Un’s powerful little sister running North Korea now?
With the dictator’s disappearance and other odd developments, an unconfirmed report puts Kim Yo Jong in charge.
Kurds battle IS for key Syria town as fire spills over border
A Syrian Kurdish official said IS fighters were less than a mile from Kobane and air strikes alone won't stop them.
Parents of American held by Islamic State appeal for his release
Peter Kassig, 26, was threatened in a video issued Friday by Islamic State militants.
Islamic State pounds key Syrian town after slaying Briton
Kurdish fighters backed by US-led air strikes held back jihadists attacking a Syrian border town Saturday.
Horror in Britain over IS hostage beheading
Prime Minister David Cameron led tributes to the 47-year-old taxi driver who went to the region as a volunteer to deliver aid.
Peace talks go nowhere as South Sudan's leaders blame everyone else
Those most responsible for the suffering are staying at luxury hotels, unable to agree during daytime negotiations but happy to mingle in the bar at night. Western supporters are getting fed up.
Some of Islamic State’s worst crimes are against women, UN report says
On the militant group’s long list of human rights abuses and potential war crimes, its treatment of women is stark in its cruelty.
Captured Mexican drug lord Hector Beltran Leyva was hunted by US agents
The State Department put a $5 million reward for the capture of the kingpin known as 'The H,' accused of running huge cocaine traffic to the US. His cartel was also a suspect in an attack on CIA agents.
Remembering why Sinead O'Connor tore up the pope's picture on national TV
Her tactics made her a target and a pariah. Today we know she was right.
Female artisans defy tradition to create Hindu goddesses
One of India's most joyful festivals, Durga Puja, is now in full swing.
The ferryman of Istanbul helps Syrian refugees
One man has made it his mission to help his Palestinian Syrian countrymen find safe harbor.
‘Women2Women’ is empowering young female leaders to help build global peace
Commentary: Empower Peace brings girls from the Middle East and Arab World to Boston for dialogue and mentorship.
Generations after WWII, is Germany ready to fight again?
Germans want a louder voice in global affairs, but their reluctance to take part in military operations is undermining that effort.
150 years after Geneva Convention set out to protect civilians, things are worse for them than ever
This Swiss diplomat says it's time to rethink how we protect people in war.
Mexico’s vigilantes are building scrappy DIY tanks to fight narcos
These 'monsters' are the home-built armored trucks deputized militias and drug cartels are using for battle.
Why Hong Kong’s demand for democracy is not just another Occupy
Amid tear gas fired by riot gear-clad police, demonstrators have stayed calm, collected and focused.
On Location Video: The Yazidi men and boys who survived an Islamic State execution
In village after village last month in Iraq, the Islamic State killed scores of Yazidi men. A few lived to tell about it.
Why the French are backing the US in Iraq this time
A decade after the US invasion of Iraq, France was the first ally to join the bombing campaign against IS.
Captured by the Islamic State, these two teenagers went through hell. Then they ran
Sara and Leila both survived the mass capture of Yazidi women and children in Iraq last month. These are their stories.