By Tess Owen
Shahram Amiri disappeared in Saudi Arabia in 2009 and reappeared one year later in the United States. He says he was kidnapped; the US says that's false.
A Bahraini court ordered the suspension of the country's main opposition group al-Wefaq on Tuesday in what appeared to be an escalating campaign against dissent in the Western-allied Gulf Arab kingdom.
Initially warned by Canada's foreign affairs department to stay silent, the family of Concordia University professor Dr. Homa Hoodfar is now speaking out publicly, saying they fear for her safety and health.
On the front line of the battle against IS, Peshmerga fighters say they're earning international support for a Kurdish state. They may be wrong.
Abadi's decision to halt, two days after elite Iraqi troops poured into the city's rural southern outskirts, postpones what was expected to be one of the biggest battles ever fought against Islamic State.
By VICE News
Iraqi government security forces and allied militias continued their assault on the Islamic State-held town of Fallujah on Wednesday, killing more civilians than militants in the process, according to sources inside the city.
By John Dyer
The reluctance of European banks to do business with Iran is threatening to undermine the nuclear deal the Islamic republic reached last year.
World powers and organizations including the EU and the Arab League are meeting to attempt to restart peace talks — while in Syria, there are fears a besieged town is about to be attacked.
By Matt Smith
The World Health Organization says air pollution is up 8 percent around the world and, while rich countries are becoming cleaner for the most part, 98 percent of cities in poor nations failed to reach minimum thresholds for healthy air.
Introducing 'ISIS Crisis': The Strategy Board Game the Canadian Military Could Use to Fight the Islamic State
By Justin Ling
A new report from the research wing of the Canadian military suggests that table-top board games could force military planners to think through their decisions in foreign intervention.
By Tess Owen
A new Amnesty International report found that 1,634 people were executed in 2015 – 50 percent more than were recorded in the previous year.
By Ky Henderson
Created by an Iranian-Canadian who worked on the Grand Theft Auto series, "1979 Revolution: Black Friday," forces players to make tough choices amid the chaos of Iran's revolution.
On Tuesday, the US and several European powers said Iran's tests defied a UN Security Council resolution that calls on Tehran not to test nuclear-capable missiles. Russia, meanwhile, disagreed.
The US government says the seven hackers broke into computers of dozens of US banks and tried to shut down the dam, in an indictment that for the first time accused individuals tied to another country of trying to disrupt critical infrastructure.
Trump was warmly received, delivering an unusually scripted speech from a teleprompter before the nation's largest gathering of pro-Israel activists.
By Reese Erlich
Chinese and European firms are signing lucrative deals in newly-opened Iran, but companies from the world's biggest economic power still can't go there.
The countries with the world's deadliest drug laws have been on full display — literally — this week during the UN's annual narcotics meeting.
Drug-related executions made up 65 percent of the nearly 1000 prisoners Iran put to death last year, marking a high in the number of executions in the country in more than 20 years.