New York, September 11th, 2001
It's become a cliche to call Sept. 11, 2001, a day when everything changed. But for men and women who chose to join the US armed forces after the attack, that day really did change everything.
Yara Yemen
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.
IS spokesman and head of external operations Abu Muhammad al-Adnani is pictured in this undated handout photo, courtesy the U.S. Department of State.
Abu Muhammad al-Adnani was a high-ranking member of ISIS and he was reportedly killed this week in Aleppo, Syria. The US had a bounty of $5 million on his head.
Syrian refugee
A year ago this Friday, a photo of 3-year-old Syrian Aylan Kurdi sparked outrage across the world and drove home the grim reality of Europe's growing migration crisis. Here is a recap of key events in the past year of a historic refugee crisis.
Fighters from Lithuania's army
Lithuania considers itself the frontline in ongoing tensions between Russia and NATO — and it worries any conflict could start in the Baltics. So its army is doing all it can to prepare for an invasion.
A participant reacts towards protesters as he takes part in the annual Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem
Beirut, Lebanon, may be the one Arab capital where LGBT people are increasingly comfortable and safe.
urvivors of the siege of Daraya being evacuated,after rebels surrendered the Syrian town to government forces.
The last bedraggled and hungry rebel fighters in the Syrian town of Daraya are laying down their arms after being under siege for four years. The government promised them safe passage, but the UN is concerned for their safety. Civilians burned their possessions before being evacuated, and said goodbye to the dead in the cemetery. Few expect to return.
Crater at MSF Hospital Yemen
The United States has withdrawn some of its advisors that have been coordinating Saudi bombing runs on Yemen. Some Yemenis say it's about time.
A boy stands near tents inside an informal settlement for Syrian refugees in Taanayel, Bekaa valley, Lebanon in January.
Lebanon is home to the world's most Syrian refugees per capita. Syrians say the Lebanese authorities are harassing them and locals suspect them all of being terrorists.
Bar Lyes refugee camp, Bekaa, Lebanon.
What happens when volunteers from 10 nationalities come together and make lunch for 1,500 people? Or when a band that incorporates US country folk music, Turkish, and classical Arabic music, plays to raise funds and awareness for refugees?