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  • These are the 10 hungriest nations in the world Monday, 12 Oct 2015 | 11:03 AM ET
    Children race into the drop zone to gather any food or seeds that were spilled during the air drop in Leer, South Sudan.

    A staggering 52 developing countries suffer from "serious" or "alarming" levels of hunger, according to the new Global Hunger Index.

  • Syria conflict: Where the battle lines are drawn Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 5:12 AM ET

    The latest escalation in fighting in Syria has heightened international involvement and threatens to bring the conflict from proxy to all-out war.

  • Doctors Without Borders (MSF) staff are seen during a surgery after a US airstrike on MSF hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on October 03, 2015.

    MSF is leaving Kunduz after an airstrike on its hospital there on Saturday that killed 22 people, the NYT reports.

  • Obama warns Russia's Putin of 'quagmire' in Syria Saturday, 3 Oct 2015 | 6:23 AM ET

    U.S. President Barack Obama warned Russia on Friday that its bombing campaign against Syrian rebels would suck Moscow into a "quagmire," after a third straight day of air raids.

  • Russia strikes in Syria: Why you should be worried Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 6:45 AM ET

    Syria has been threatening to become a proxy battleground for months, and Russian airstrikes on Wednesday and Thursday may have tipped the balance.

  • Syria: Russia’s ticket back to the table? Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 6:19 AM ET

    Russia is re-positioning its role on the global stage via Syria, but whether the West is willing to applaud its new starring part remains to be seen.

  • *Taliban says sending in reinforcements. KABUL, Sept 29- Afghan forces backed by U.S. air support battled Taliban fighters for control of the northern city of Kunduz on Tuesday, after the militants seized a provincial capital for the first time since their ouster 14 years ago. Hundreds of Taliban prisoners escaped during the jail attack.

  • KABUL, Sept 29- Afghan forces backed by U.S. air support clashed with Taliban fighters in Kunduz on Tuesday in a bid to retake the center of the northern city, the first provincial Afghan capital to fall to the insurgents since their movement was toppled 14 years ago. Hundreds of Taliban prisoners escaped during the jail attack. U.S. military planes struck Taliban...

  • Could Syria help bring Russia back from the cold? Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015 | 10:55 AM ET
    Moscow, Russia is now a bargain for tourists as the ruble's value continues to collapse.

    With signs that Russia is preparing to intervene more actively in Syria, there is speculation that Moscow may partner with the West in fighting insurgents — in return for some easing of sanctions.

  • US asks Greece to deny Russian flights to Syria Monday, 7 Sep 2015 | 12:36 PM ET
    The external courtyard of the sanctuary of Baal in the ancient oasis city of Palmyra, Syria.

    The United States has asked Greece to deny Russia the use of its airspace for supply flights to Syria, a Greek official said on Monday.

  • Europe's migrant and refugee crisis in photos Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 2:18 PM ET
    Hungarian policemen stand by the family of migrants as they wanted to run away at the railway station in the town of Bicske, Hungary, September 3, 2015. A camp for refugees and asylum seekers is located in Bicske.

    People displaced by wars in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan are fleeing to Europe, where leaders are divided over how to handle the influx.

  • Veterans do better in job market than you think Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 10:42 AM ET
    US Marines military

    For those enlisted servicemen and servicewomen who muster out, job prospects have improved as the overall recovery continues to put more Americans to work.

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

    Turkey's bombing campaign in Syria and Iraq has diverted attention from "exploratory talks" for a new governing coalition. However, Turkey's president is almost certainly seeking to reassert himself as Turkey's de facto executive.

  • Turkey attacks Kurdish militants in Northern Iraq Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | 5:38 AM ET
    Town of al-Qaim at the Iraqi-Syrian border

    Turkish fighter jets, which on Friday attacked Islamic State targets in Syria, launched a wave of airstrikes in northern Iraq on Saturday. The New York Times reports.

  • Gunmen kill at least 37 people on beach in Tunisia Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 3:57 PM ET
    Sousse, Tunisia

    Gunmen opened fire on a beach popular with tourists in Tunisia on Friday, killing at least 37 people, NBC News reports.

  • Has poor governance in the Middle East aided ISIS? Friday, 22 May 2015 | 2:58 PM ET
    An Iraqi fighter from the Shiite Muslim Al-Abbas popular mobilization unit monitors from his position near the village of Nukhayb west of Baghdad, on May 19, 2015.

    A senior political figure from the Middle East said that a lack of governance and "violent" policies were partly responsible for the rise of ISIS.

  • Women in the war zone Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 6:45 AM ET
    Women in the war zone

    Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, "Ashley's War" author, talks about the first all-army, all-female team to serve and die alongside special operations on the battlefield.

  • Sales of US arms fuel the wars of Arab states Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 7:31 AM ET
    A damaged car which was hit by Saudi-led Arab coalition forces to fight against Houthis, in Sanaa, Yemen, April 1, 2015.

    Soon, the Emirates are expected to complete a deal with General Atomics for a fleet of Predator drones to run spying missions. The NYT reports.

  • Iran slams Saudi-led Yemen campaign as 'genocide' Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:09 PM ET
    Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday accused Saudi Arabia of "genocide" in Yemen.

  • Bad to worse: ISIS brings fight to Syrian capital Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 3:07 PM ET
    Syrian opposition forces use tunnels as shelter from air attacks in Damascus, Syria, April 5, 2015.

    The arrival of ISIS in Syria's capital threatens Syria's government and brings the group closer to some of the region's last stable countries.