With mass shootings seemingly on a daily basis, it appears no place in the United States is safe from carnage: not churches, not schools, not even the morning newscast.
The Islamic State group had ambitious plans for Afghanistan, but Taliban resistance, U.S. drone strikes, and a society less scarred by sectarianism mean the extremists have so far failed to repeat their Middle Eastern breakthrough.
Of the many adjectives used to describe the singular nature of North and South Korean relations, "normal" is one that rarely, if ever, crops up.
India and Pakistan aborted rare talks on their festering conflict in Kashmir this weekend under a cloud of recriminations, while on the front line, villagers cowering from artillery in mud huts despair of ever seeing lasting peace.
Slowing growth, slumping stocks, suspect data: the world's second-largest economy is sending shockwaves through global markets, and flailing authorities appear increasingly asleep at the wheel, say analysts.
The thwarted attack by a gunman on a high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris has underlined the difficulty faced by intelligence services in tracking the unprecedented numbers of potential jihadists, experts say.
Fierce criticism of the Iran nuclear agreement by figures in the U.S. opposition Republican Party seeking the U.S. presidency has raised a big question in Tehran -- will future American leaders keep their side of the bargain?
After embarrassing false starts, U.S. President Barack Obama is making a final push to close Guantanamo prison, but to fulfill that glaringly incomplete campaign promise he faces unpalatable compromises and internal resistance.
Turkey's almost month-long campaign of airstrikes against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the Turkish southeast and northern Iraq will weaken but cannot destroy the Kurdish militant group, analysts say.
The Mainland Chinese authorities' handling of the Tianjin explosions bears many of the hallmarks of their standard approach to the litany of disasters in the country -- a clampdown on discussion, official obfuscation, and carefully targeted media condemnation.