In an unusual step, the Iraq Museum of Baghdad is granting permission for 40 artifacts––some of them only recently repatriated after the museum’s 2003 looting––to leave the country and be displayed at the Venice Biennale.
A Benedictine monk works to save Christian and Islamic manuscripts under threat from the Islamic State.
Jamal al-Harith, who spent two years in Guantánamo between 2002 and 2004, became a suicide bomber for the Islamic State.
In Bahrain, a constitution amendment making its way through the legislature would enable military courts to try civilians.
Three Indian soldiers and a civilian were killed in a gun battle with militants in Kashmir.
The global arms trade is at its highest volume since the end of the cold war.
The humanitarian situation worsens in Myanmar despite hopes for Aung San Suu Kyi.
Malaysian police say that Kim Jong-nam, estranged half-brother of the North Korean leader, was killed by a nerve agent.
The Muslim member of Bosnia’s tripartite presidency has asked the International Court of Justice to reopen a 2007 case in which the court found there was not enough evidence to find Serbia responsible for genocide.
Everyone seems to have a peace plan for Ukraine. A reported plan presented to Trump included a provision that Ukraine conduct a referendum on whether Crimea would be leased to Russia for 50 or 100 years.