It's been exactly a year since the first demonstration in Maidan Square in downtown Kiev. That protest led to a revolution in Ukraine, civil war and partial Russian occupation. Families have been torn apart. And it has left Ukrainians with mixed feelings.
France is trying to come to terms with the fact that two of the killers identified in a beheading video are not only French citizens but converts to Islam, showing the frightening reach of jihadi ideology.
ISIS militants released a graphic video of the beheading of American aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig and 18 Syrian prisoners this weekend. The footage was shocking, but also revealed faces and locations of the executioners in a move to incite the US and other Western countries.
Vladimir Putin has spent the past year pushing the West around, directly and indirectly. This week, he sent Russian tanks into Ukraine, seemingly in violation of a cease-fire deal. And now he's pushing a deal with Iran that he says will resolve that country's nuclear problem.
One of The World's audio engineers, Jane Pipik, didn’t know a whole lot about her Great Uncle Frank growing up. He died just at the end of World War I, but she never knew of his heroism — until a retired Belgian military officer took it upon himself to find her family.
In northeast Nigeria, Boko Haram is hiding in plain sight, so thousands of citizens there have formed their own vigilante group for protection. The idea is to do what the Nigerian military can't seem to do: root out the extremists
Abubaker Deghayes, a British property manager, is mourning the death of a second son who has died fighting in Syria with the extremist group Jabhat al-Nusra. Deghayes says Western governments must do more to reach out to youth who are tempted to enlist in jihadi groups.
Burkina Faso is temporarily in the hands of its military after longtime president Blaise Compaoré was forced to resign last week. Citizens are demanding that civilians retake control of the country soon, but the current leader, Lt. Col. Isaac Zida, is a man familiar to the US military.
Turkey has given in to international pressure and allowed Iraqi peshmerga, as the Kurdish fighting force is known, into Kobane, Syria. But Kurds in Turkey say they're still not happy with the way they're being treated by the ruling AK Party, headed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The Korean American community is standing by a new statue honoring thousands of "comfort women," or sex slaves, used by Japanese soldiers during World War II. Japanese conservatives say the statue has to go. And both sides are taking the issue to the White House.
The military picked up plenty of slang and phrases over the course of its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and pretty much all of it is unprintable or unknown to people who didn't serve. Here are a few choice terms that you can put to use.
The US State Department has resumed non-lethal aid to the more moderate rebel groups in Syria. Along with food, medical supplies and communications equipment, the aid includes 43 Toyota pickup trucks. The BBC's Afghanistan correspondent David Loyn explains the value of pick-up trucks in war zones.
D-Day veterans in their 80s and 90s are back in Normandy for the 70th anniversary of their landing — for many, most probably — it will be the last major milestone anniversary of the historic invasions they'll spend there.
Public support for Israel's military campaign in the Gaza Strip has remained strong and steady in Israel. But as the Palestinian death toll reportedly climbed above 1,400 people, divisions within the American Jewish community over the war are becoming more and more clear, says Peter Beinart, author of “The Crisis of Zionism.”
NATO says a Russian invasion of Ukraine is "highly probable." The Ukrainian government says a large convoy of humanitarian aid coming from Russia is just a "Trojan horse." If the humanitarian crisis is indeed a pretext for an invasion, it certainly wouldn't be Moscow's first time.
In the midst of the ongoing and divisive war in Gaza, some Israelis have made their anti-war sentiments known. Sometimes, though, that's easier said than done. A left-leaning couple in Jerusalem shares their story of ostracization after vocalizing their anti-war opinions.
After 10 years of wars in two countries, PTSD is a very real problem for more people than ever before. But PTSD can affect other people who have never served in a war zone. For them, sensitive material can trigger terrible, sometimes violent reactions.
The World's Alex Gallafent traces the history of the Pentagon's attempts to build a multilingual military. The problem is that different languages have been needed for different times and places, and the military has not always kept up with those needs.
Former British servicemen and officials may have passed on to Japan intelligence and training that might have aided the attack on Pearl Harbor. Producer Paul Elston tells host Aaron Schachter about the apparent espionage.
Mark Schneider has been obsessed with Napoleon since he was a kid. Now, he's in the running to play the famous French general at the 200th anniversary re-enactment of the Battle of Waterloo in Belgium.
NATO is under pressure to respond to Russia's recent actions in Georgia, but commitments in Afghanistan and turmoil in the financial world mean there isn't much new money for defense. The World's Laura Lynch reports.