Full story - January 06, 2016
Ivory carvings and seized elephant tusks at a Malaysian customs office in Port Klang, Dec. 13, 2011.
The fatwa comes as the threat of fines and jail terms seem to be having little effect in combating the lucrative illegal wildlife trade.
Full story - January 06, 2016
Manolis Tzanetos serves thousands of meals a day to refugees arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos.
Tens of thousands of refugees have entered Europe at the island of Lesbos, straining public services. But one man is stepping up to help out, on his own.
Full story - January 04, 2016
Spur Steak Ranches is a chain of Native American-themed restaurants popular in South Africa.
The theme of South Africa's most popular restaurant is an unabashedly clichéd take on “Native American.”
Full story - December 28, 2015
A group of children from a Romanian orphanage give New Year greetings to dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife on Dec. 30, 1977.
Children raised in Romania's nightmare communist orphanages are grown up now and demand respect.
Full story - December 28, 2015
A Vietnamese naval soldier stands guard at Thuyen Chai island in the Spratly archipelago, Jan. 17, 2013.
The White House partially nixed a longstanding embargo on lethal arms sales to Vietnam.
Full story - December 25, 2015
Many of the arms used by Mexican cartels come from the US and Central America, but that's not the full story.
At least 50 countries have exported military-grade weapons and associated materiel to Mexico over the past five decades.
Full story - December 25, 2015
Argentina's  former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has lost her verified Twitter status, but not her prolific style.
Argentina's former president has a new occupation: Twitter troll. Twitter had to unverify her.
Full story - December 24, 2015
An Israeli border policeman gestures to Palestinians as another searches a bag in the West Bank city of Hebron
A majority of Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza Strip support violence against Israelis, want to abandon the Oslo Accords, have little or no faith in their own government, and no longer believe in a two-state solution with Israel. About half of Palestinians think a new armed intifada would serve their national interests better than negotiations.
Full story - December 22, 2015
A young boy peaks from behind his tent at a camp for displaced people in Hajjah, Yemen. He and his family have been forced from their homes twice because of airstrikes in the nine months that a coalition led by Saudi Arabia, and supported by the United St
We're not talking about Syria. Some 21 million Yemenis now require humanitarian assistance, more than anywhere in the world.
Full story - December 21, 2015
Indonesian fires create a haze throughout Southeast Asia
There’s a lesser-known source of emissions that the public should fear alongside traffic jams and filthy factories. And if this top polluter isn’t reined in, humanity’s efforts to ward off climate change disaster won't work.