The leaders of Hamas know they can't defeat Israel militarily — but that's not their goal. The Islamic militant group appears to be moving away from governing the Gaza Strip and getting back to the its roots: active "resistance" against Israel.
The discovery of two giant holes in the ground in far northern Russia is raising all kinds of speculation about their origin. No one yet knows for sure how they were formed, but a leading scientist is pointing to an ever-more usual suspect—climate change.
When a language goes extinct, it takes a wealth of knowledge about its local environment along with it. A new reports says that may be why languages and biodiversity are declining at similar rates around the world.
Canada’s federal government recently approved energy company Enbridge’s proposed pipeline to bring Tar Sands oil from Alberta to Canada’s West Coast. But the coastal First Nations strongly oppose the plan, and the British Columbia premier has yet to agree.
For nearly two decades, the BBC Somali service has aired a straightforward but unusual program. It's little more than a list of names being read over the air, but it's become a success in helping reunite families scattered by Somalia's civil war.
The McDonald's menu in China is looking sparse ever since investigative reporters there filmed a local firm allegedly repackaging old meat — even scooping it off the floor — and selling it to fast food outlets. The company, Shanghai Husi Food, is a major supplier to many foreign chains in China, including McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut and Starbucks.
Like their neighbors in Mexico, many Central Americans head to the United States for better opportunities. They come from impoverished towns, some rife with gang violence and high crime rates. But on their journey north, hundreds of these migrants become targets for gangs, organized crime and even police.
A trillion dollars' worth of heavy crude oil has attracted the world's oil titans to western Canada — and they're making a mess. The World and GlobalPost's GroundTruth Project head to the skies for a look at the sweeping impact of oil extraction from the Alberta Tar Sands.
Airlines have been criticized for flying over Ukraine — now they're being criticized for halting flights to Israel. Who decides where it's safe to fly? Pilot Patrick Smith says it's a multi-layered process.
Music was a lifeline for eight-year-old Susan Cruz, when she and her mother fled violence in El Salvador in 1978 and headed for California. In this next in our series on immigrants' first days in the US, Cruz looks back on her tumultuous introduction to America.
There's a fundraising campaign underway in Germany to build a new home for three different houses of worship. If it's successful, it would be the first a church, mosque and synagogue are located under the same roof.
If you spot what appears to be a particularly intense volleyball match in your local Chinatown, you might do a quick head count. It may be a game of nine-man, a sport with roots in China and old, exclusionary US immigration laws.
Benjamin Netanyahu warned Israelis on Monday that a protracted campaign is coming in Gaza. But that doesn't mean he's likely to heed calls from the Israeli right to move permanently back into the Gaza Strip