Officials in Bangladesh say growing numbers of Rohingya are trying to cross the Naf river that divides the two countries in rickety boats that are ill-equipped for the rough waters as they become increasingly desperate to escape.
The Rohingya people of Myanmar have faced discrimination and violence for years. But a recent surge in violence has sent thousands toward the border with Bangladesh, where they've largely been blocked.
Tropical Storm Harvey has led to unprecedented flooding in Texas, driving thousands out of their homes. In the Greater Houston area, some of those displaced by catastrophic flooding are finding refuge inside local mosques.
Libya is ground zero for Europe's migrant crisis. Thousands use it as a transit point because of the chaos there. But now the authorities in Libya are trying to get a handle on the migrants. Hundreds are being locked up prior to deportation. But conditions are terrible.
Over 600 people including ISIS fighters and their families were escorted from the Lebanon border by Syrian government forces. That angered the US, which launched airstrikes to block their path to a town near Iraq.
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.”
President Obama decried the latest mass killing, in the California town of San Bernardino, which took the lives of 14 people and wounded another 21. Two suspects have been killed in an altercation with police, who identified them as a husband and wife.
Lithuania's foreign minister says modified Iskander missiles have a range of up to 435 miles — meaning they could reach Berlin from the Russian outpost, which is sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania.
One-quarter of the civilians killed in the Yemen war have been children. A 10-year-old Yemeni girl makes her pitch for peace — in English — to urge people in the UK and the US to persuade their ally Saudi Arabia to end the war.