Map: How the world executed people in 2014

Yet again, China is believed to have executed more people than the rest of the world combined.

Saudi generals use Yemen war to showcase their new swagger

Every evening since the Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen began last week, the fortress-like grounds of the defense ministry in Riyadh has opened to journalists.

The key moments in the long history of U.S.-Iran tensions

A timeline of the turbulent relationship.

How the heart-wrenching photo of Syria’s surrendering child came to be

"I was using a telephoto lens, and she thought it was a weapon," the photographer said.

What Yemen’s crisis reveals about China’s growing global power

A high-profile mass evacuation is designed to keep options open, rather than close them.

Two German businessmen are on a daring mission to save migrants from drowning in the Mediterranean

They bought a ship for $162,000 to patrol the Mediterranean Sea.

Saudi Arabia’s hostile relationship with Russia is leaving Egypt stuck in the middle

"He speaks about the problems in the Middle East as though Russia is not influencing these problems," Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says of Vladimir Putin.

Islamists hack another blogger to death in Bangladesh

The incident comes just a month after a prominent Bangladeshi American writer was killed in a similar assault.

Watch: A wild rhino wreaks havoc in a town in Nepal

"Our focus is to rescue it," a local police officer said.

China jails a Muslim for six years — for refusing to shave his beard

Critics say crude attempts to wean Uighurs away from conservative Islam could backfire.

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