Ukrainian government forces are on the attack close to where Malaysia Airlines flight 17 came down almost two weeks ago. They're trying to surround the key rebel city of Donetsk, but they may prevent efforts to retrieve the remaining bodies and wreckage in the process.
Baghdad is an increasingly frightening place to raise a family, so many middle class parents have sent their children out of the country. As journalist Sahar Issa explains, the loneliness of the parents left behind is especially painful at Ramadan.
Travel and tourism has never really been bigger, with people hitting the road to find adventure. But for some, adventure comes with a trip to some place seemingly off-limits: war zones. Companies are marketing war tourism to appeal to a new type of tourist.
Israeli military officers have said they're surprised by how well Hamas is fighting against Israeli soldiers. That's because of a years-long effort by Hamas to boost their defenses and train their fighters for new kinds of battles.
The Israel Defense Forces are unmatched in the Middle East. But seven more of its soldiers died in fighting on Monday, bringing the total to 25 Israelis killed since ground operations began last Thursday. That's because Hamas is better on the battlefield than before.
In Gaza, the fighting and the civilian population are so tightly packed together that watermelon fields also serve as launching areas for rockets into Israel. And as bombs continue to fall, the streets have turned empty.
In the Middle East, Africa and even possibly the United States, the world created by World War I is starting to unravel. Now resurrecting that century-old history may be the best guide to understanding modern wars.
Last week, a group of activists, civil rights workers and military leaders were killed by Islamic militants — Tawfik Bensaud, a teenage peace activist, was among them. While politically-motivated killings are all too common in post-revolution Libya, the events of Benghazi's "Black Friday" are a new low.
"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?
War is very much a part of daily life in Sudan, with several marginalized minorities in revolt against the government in Khartoum. And while these wars may be forgotten by the wider world, aid groups like Doctors Without Borders are on the ground — and sometimes targeted for attacks.
A major offensive against ISIS forces is under way in Iraq, and the Iraqi army is getting plenty of support from Iran and its Iraqi Shiite allies. One country that isn't getting involved, however, is the United States.
Amid the celebrations this St Patrick's Day, there are also more somber commemorations taking place. In Mexico and in a small town in Galway, Ireland, they are remembering the hundreds of Irishmen who died fighting for Mexico against the United States: the San Patricio Battalion.
A few dozen elderly US veterans have traveled back to Iwo Jima, scene of one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific during World War II. One of them, former fighter pilot Jerry Yellin, talks about the battle and one buddy who never returned.
Former Defense Department official Michèle Flournoy says a new government should give Afghans reasons to be hopeful about their country's future. And Omar Sharifi, an Afghan graduate student in the US, is on board.
When photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus was killed in April 2014 while reporting in Afghanistan, the journalism community was stunned by her loss. Now the International Women's Media Foundation is carrying on her memory by honoring the work of photographer Heidi Levine with the first Anja Niedringhaus Award.
For Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a 26-year-old Yemeni American, fleeing Yemen meant dodging armed militiamen, airstrikes and riding a small fishing boat in the rocky Red Sea for hours. But many other American citizens remain trapped in the country.