During the past 12 months, more than 260 people have been killed in terrorist attacks by ISIS or Kurdish militants. Ömer Taşpınar, a Turkey expert at the Brookings Institution, explains the country's dual conflicts.
Tourist numbers were already sinking faster than they had since violence in the 1990s. Now, with the Ataturk Airport attack and other terror strikes, prospects for Turkey's travel industry this summer could not look much worse.
Nahida Ahmed Rashid began her military career years ago, fighting for the Kurdish separatist cause. Now she's the highest-ranking woman in the Kurdish peshmerga and squaring off with her troops against Islamic militants who've taken northern Iraq by storm.
YouTube took down copies of a highly controversial BBC documentary about the 2012 gang rape in New Delhi Wednesday and Thursday after Indian government officials blocked "India's Daughter" from airing on television or being excerpted in print. The director has appealed to the prime minister, saying “India should be embracing this film — not blocking it with a knee-jerk hysteria without even seeing it."
The United States was among the first foreign nations to move in to help the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan's devastation. The US has long had close, though not always happy, ties with the island nation.
Gal and Rawan met as teens in the United States. War has since tested their bonds several times since the two women returned to Jerusalem, but their friendship has remained intact despite tensions between their peoples.
Over the past 10 days, a herd of saiga, an endangered antelope in Kazakhstan has suddenly started to die off in the tens of thousand. Scientists are trying to figure out the reason for the sudden die-off.
If you've been following the climate change debate for a while, Rajendra Pachauri should be familiar. He's the former chair of the UN panel on climate change. Last February, he was accused of sexual harassment by a researcher who worked at his institute in India. An internal investigation found him guilty and Pachauri stepped down. Now a new allegation has been made.
In the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations, Russia's intelligence agencies see a new opportunity to increase electronic surveillance of ordinary Russians. What's odd is that Russians don't seem to care.