As usual, Palestinians in the West Bank city of Bethlehem are hosting Christmas festivities for thousands of visitors to the site where Jesus Christ is believed to have been born. But this year, US President Donald Trump's controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has caused tensions and dampened the holiday mood.
According to local media reports, more than 2 million of these papers have been found scattered on the streets of the capital and in provinces near the border since the end of 2015 — a volume not seen since the 1970s and '80s.
On March 26, 2015, Saudi Arabia entered the Yemen civil war with support from the US and the UK. A Western reporter and Yemenis from the north to the south tell how warring sides are dug in and civilians are becoming accustomed to the fighting.
On Monday, President Donald Trump named Russia and China as top rivals. But Laicie Heeley, host of PRI's new podcast "Things that go boom" says the speech was sometimes inconsistent with the written National Security Strategy document submitted to Congress by his advisors.
Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Donald Trump on Sunday to thank the CIA for a tip, which he says thwarted a terrorist attack in the Russian city of St. Petersburg. How unusual is this kind of intelligence-sharing between rivals?
Ethiopia has experienced one of its worst population displacements due to violence in decades. Now stuck in camps, displaced Ethiopians are trying to come to terms with what their future may hold — while accusations and conspiracy theories abound about why the violence occurred.
Forget about Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp if you're in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. Houthi authorities there have blocked social media while increasing security across the city. A resident tells what it's like to live under lockdown conditions.
Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos was designed to hold 2,000, but it is currently home to more than 6,000 refugees and migrants. Doctors working at the camp have seen a growing number of children suffer upper respiratory tract infections, colds, coughs, diarrhea and other illnesses associated with cramped and unsanitary conditions.
It has been 11 years since the last, devastating war between the Lebanese group Hezbollah and Israel, but talk of another round of fighting has grown louder in recent months. Near the border, however, UN peacekeepers say "it's pretty calm" and residents don't seem overly concerned.
In northwest Thailand, tourists flock to a village where ethnic Kayah women from Myanmar wear coiled brass rings to elongate their necks. Many of these women say it's a reliable way to make money as undocumented refugees after fleeing conflict and marginalization back home.
Some of Saudi Arabia's wealthiest and most prominent figures are being held inside the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh, as part of what's being dubbed an anti-corruption crackdown by Saudi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The BBC's Lyse Doucet is the first journalist allowed inside the hotel.
Aid groups are the lifeline for Yemenis enduring the world's worst humanitarian crisis. We've vetted a short list of organizations that provide the basics for people in Yemen and accept online donations.
Pope Francis arrived in Yangon, Myanmar on Monday. The UN and the US have accused the country of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, and the question on many peoples' minds is whether the pope will use the term "Rohingya" to describe the group.