Would FIFA really take the World Cup away from Qatar over human rights abuses?
Soccer's governing body FIFA asked Harvard professor John Ruggie for guidelines on how to handle human rights issues. The question now is whether FIFA follows his recommendations.
During WWII, European refugees fled to Syria. Here's what the camps were like
Europeans once fled across the Mediterranean to Syria, Egypt and Palestine.
New Pentagon rules allow anti-ISIS airstrikes that could cause more civilian deaths
Previously, US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria that risked civilian deaths were permitted in limited cases. New rules allow for strikes that risk as many as 10 civilian casualties.
Libya now has three governments, none of which are able to govern
The next few weeks will be crucial in deciding Libya’s fate.
By the numbers: The terror attacks we paid attention to
There's the amount of media coverage an attack gets. Then there's the number of readers who actually search for it.
'Maximum state of emergency' declared in Libya's capital
Libya has had two rival administrations since mid-2014, when an armed alliance overran the capital.
Over 50 dead as Tunisia foils 'emirate' bid on Libya border
Tunisian forces repelled a jihadist assault Monday on a town near the Libyan border, killing 36 assailants in what authorities said was a thwarted effort to establish an Islamic emirate.
The job market for terror recruits is booming
And the competition for their membership is fiercer than ever.
Gene holds key to (no) grey hair
Dyeing one's hair may no longer be the only option for keeping grey at bay, scientists said Tuesday in announcing the discovery of a gene that makes hair lose its luster.
US air strike on Libya kills two abducted Serbians
A US air strike in Libya believed to have killed an Islamic State group operative behind the mass murder of tourists on a Tunisian beach also killed two kidnapped Serbian embassy employees, Belgrade said Saturday.
The 2016 World Press Photo winners — in pictures
The topics range from the war in Syria to the illegal ivory trade in many parts of Africa.
Bahrain releases US journalists after three days, but local reporters are still stuck in jail
Seven Bahraini journalists remain imprisoned in Bahrain.
Happiness: Is it in your DNA?
Happiness is a state of mind, the gurus say. Turns out, it could be more a function of genes.
New Year's Eve, without the letdown: Watch other people ring in 2016
Did your city cancel New Year's? Are you sick and staying in? You can still join the party.
Ireland had massive prehistoric migration from Middle East, Eastern Europe
Researchers say the massive wave of prehistoric migration could explain how modern farming arrived in the region.
Refugees, migrants — or just humans?
No child is born refugee or migrant. No child is born 'illegal.' Children deserve care, safety and dignity.
The scene in Beijing right now is apocalyptic
There are way too many poisonous particles in the air. But hey, that's what the Paris talks are for, right?
IS tightens Libya grip as world focuses on Iraq, Syria
The Islamic State group has strengthened its grip in its Libyan stronghold Sirte as new recruits and foreign fighters join its ranks while world attention focuses on Iraq and Syria.
This Iranian asylum-seeker crossed an ocean for her daughter
'Will they welcome us? Do they like Arabs? How about Iranians? Does it make a difference?'
Laws matter — even in Libya
The front-runner to become Libya's next prime minister has allegedly been recorded ordering a political assassination. Why doesn't anyone care?
Global warming could make Persian Gulf region too hot for human habitation by 2100
Global warming could create peaks of humid heat in the Persian Gulf beyond human tolerance by century's end, according to a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change.
Sausages, ham cause cancer, red meat 'probably' too
Sausages, ham and other processed meats cause bowel cancer, and red meat "probably" does too, a UN agency warned Monday, in a potentially heavy blow for the fast-growing livestock industry.
Want to get high abroad? There’s a travel guide for you
It contains practical, foolhardy, and sometimes harrowing stories of the search for weed in the world’s unlikeliest corners.
'Once and for all': Women are essential to global stability
The doctrine of inclusive security insists that it’s necessary to have women at the table to stop violent conflict and build lasting peace.
Three years after the US consulate attack, Benghazi is still at war
Instead of Hillary, pay attention to Libya for a minute.
There's no doubt Tunisians deserved the Nobel Prize. But will they keep the peace?
Commentary: Tunisia has to address rising insecurity, extremism and economic stagnation to keep its Arab Spring dream alive.
A Bahraini doctor — tortured and imprisoned for treating patients — pleads to the US for help
A letter from severely overcrowded Jaw Prison.
A daily hustle to survive: This is the life of a Syrian refugee
The often unbearable existence of a Syrian refugee drives some to unthinkable acts.
GlobalPost announces yearlong war reporting initiative, 'Longreads on Conflict'
The series will deliver long-form journalism that shines a light on the Middle East’s most dangerous conflicts and tells the human stories of war at a critical time in our history.
Even a dusty outpost at the edge of the Sahara Desert has taken in Syrian refugees
Isolated Mauritania is a rare country where the borders remain wide open.
Libya's recognized government rejects peace deal amendments
Libya's internationally recognised government said Tuesday it had rejected changes introduced by its rivals to a draft UN peace deal, denting hopes of a breakthrough in the country