The flow of migrants and refugees into Europe is not slowing down. Thousands are sleeping at bottlenecks along various international frontiers. Cold, driving rain is creating what the UN is calling a real humanitarian crisis.
President Obama has announced that thousands of US troops will remain in Afghanistan through the remainder of his presidency — ending his plans to bring them home. Veterans are divided on the wisdom of the plan.
Few doubt that the US-backed alliance will beat the Islamic State out of the Iraqi city of Mosul. But solving that problem is expected to unleash new struggles in Iraq and beyond. Here are some of the biggest challenges ahead.
As Iraqi government forces battle militiamen linked to al-Qaeda in Anbar Province, US veterans are confronted with old memories. The American military lost more soldiers in that province than in any other part of Iraq during the war. The World's community of veterans share their feelings and frustrations.
British Prime Minister David Cameron says "the threat is growing" from groups like ISIS and the British subjects they've attracted to the fight in the Middle East. That's why the British government raised its terror alert level on Friday, but few other details are coming out about the threat.
The world has seemed pretty scary this year. War, polar vortex, Ebola, terrorism — they've all made an appearance in 2014. But things are actually still getting better — and here's the data that proves it.
"American Sniper" is a huge hit with audiences and critics, but it's also getting slammed for its portrayal of the war in Iraq and the sniper at its center. So what does the film say about the war's morality, and why do once-maligned snipers now star on the big screen?
These 16 women — who recently came together in Cambridge, Massachusetts — are working to end violence in their communities. From Mexico to Myanmar, Sudan to South Sudan, Iraq to Ukraine, they are defying the notion that violence is inevitable, or that injustice should be tolerated.
In Iraq, Salma was officially considered a man. She is intersex — someone born with indeterminate gender — and has chosen to live as a woman. After serving as an interpreter for the US military during the Iraq war, she received death threats and a grant of asylum in the US. Now, a new program is helping her and other lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) refugees establish new lives in America.