Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, which has been declared a terrorist organization and pushed almost completely underground.
A key political ally of Venezuela's embattled leader expressed sharp – and rare – criticism of the use of force to quell protests.
Joaquín Guzmán, head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, was arrested this weekend. His capture could unleash infighting within the cartel and turf wars with other groups.
The spillover from a civil war in Syria continues to roil Lebanon, where a new government was formed over the weekend. Wednesday's blasts killed at least five people.
After 13 months adrift at sea, and a flight across the Pacific, José Salvador Alvarenga returns to his native El Salvador — and is too overcome for words.
Nuclear negotiations are unlikely to be on the table as North Korea blows hot and cold over US-South Korea war games due later this month.
Jabhat al-Nusra, Al Qaeda's designated affiliate in Syria, has avoided the infighting with other Syrian rebel groups that was ISIS's downfall. It could see its support surge.
A state of emergency and a full-scale military offensive have not stopped horrific Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria.
But opposition leaders promised to go 'on the attack' if the Ukrainian government did not make political concessions, raising concerns that deadly fighting would reignite.
The spread of vigilante groups in Mexico's Michoacán State, a response to the rise of a powerful drug cartel, has placed the government in a law and order Catch-22.
Today's bombings come on top of ongoing violence in Iraq's Anbar Province, where Al Qaeda-linked fighters have tried to take over cities.
The murder of former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear and a companion in a roadside robbery was only unusual for the famous name in a country that suffers one of the world's highest murder rates.
Iran turned down a limited US invitation to the Syria peace conference, but the two have an increasingly common interest in stemming the rise of Sunni militancy in places like Iraq.
An estimated 500 people have been killed since fighting within the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) army broke out over the weekend in what the government calls an attempted coup.
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden wrote in an open letter to Brazil that he can't speak freely unless he has political asylum. Snowden is currently living in Russia.
Uruguay's senate passed a bill legalizing the cultivation, sale, and use of marijuana, putting it on the vanguard of drug policy reform in Latin America - and the world.