Many soldiers in Colombia's 53-year-long war have sustained wounds to their sexual organs. Here are the stories of a few remarkable men who've undergone surgery and rehabilitation to get on with their lives.
Iraqi forces have found the best way to fight ISIS block-by-block is with a wall of steel.
As Team Syria edges closer to qualifying to compete in the 2018 World Cup, many top soccer players face a dilemma — to play for the love of sport or to play for a team that's seen as boosting a brutal dictator.
Although suicide bombings grab headlines in the West, they comprise only .13 percent of all attacks globally in the last decade. They are, however, part of a predictable pattern, experts say.
A longtime Africa correspondent looks behind the headlines in Somalia and talks about his new memoir.
There are two conflicting narratives emerging from Mindanao, neither of which is entirely right.
The World’s Richard Hall reported aboard Save the Children's rescue ship in the Mediterranean. On Tuesday, they saved 635 people — a record for the group's sea rescue operations. Doctors Without Borders rescued another 1,004 people on the same day.
More than 62 percent of South Sudanese refugees arriving in Uganda this year are children, UN officials report. And in a worrying trend, aid workers say a growing number of these kids are coming alone.
"There's no more safe place in Yemen to stay in. I mean, the conflict is reaching out to every place in Yemen: every single village, every single place."
Boko Haram hasn't given up, but it's on the ropes after a push by the Nigerian military last year, and vigilance by regional peacekeepers. Also countering their influence is a regional shortwave radio network, Dandal Kura Radio International, started just over a year ago, as the world's first network to broadcast in Kanuri — the language spoken by 10 million people in the region, and by most members of Boko Haram. Anyone with a cellphone can call in and share information and ideas. This plus news, current affairs, radio dramas and other programming has started to help counter Boko Haram's power to attract, and is helping a bruised and fractured region move toward a less fraught future.