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
Fourteen years after 9/11, a return to Foreverstan
The GroundTruth Project's founder Charles Sennott on America's longest war.
Why Iranian youth are endorsing the nuclear agreement
Young Iranians have been among the most vocal supporters, as they are most impacted by the country's pariah status.
It's official. Earth just had its hottest month ever recorded
How long before July 2015 loses the title?
Life on the front lines: A view from James Foley’s camera
A montage of the American journalist's best reporting for GlobalPost.
Refugees or migrants? The distinction is important and often misunderstood
The movement of people leaving their countries is becoming a civil rights issue where mobility, not semantics, matters.
The struggle for power in Yemen continues, and Qatar is playing a key role
Because of its strategic location, Yemen attracts extra interest from its neighbors.
Geeks in Gaza build businesses under duress
Gaza Sky Geeks, the territory's first and only startup accelerator, propelled its members through last summer’s 50-day war.
The UN has set itself some ambitious new goals
No. 1? End poverty in all forms everywhere.
Mitigating Sunni-Shia conflict in 'the world’s most charming police state'
Oman is living proof that the conflicts in the Middle East have more to do with economics and geopolitics than religion.
Americans and Middle Easterners are scared of the same thing after all
Turns out ISIS really brings the world together.
Global warming will fuel mass migration and terrorism
Extreme competition for water and productive land will likely be a source of conflict in the future.
UAE executes woman convicted of US teacher's murder
Alaa Bader al-Hashemi was sentenced to death last month for stabbing to death mother of three Ibolya Ryan in a restroom of an Abu Dhabi shopping mall.