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.
The United Nations says 620,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since August to form the world's largest refugee camp after a military crackdown in Myanmar that Washington has said clearly constitutes "ethnic cleansing."