The Turkish government recently relaxed a curfew in some southeastern Kurdish cities, after months of fighting with militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Residents of Cizre, Turkey, were allowed back home for the first time in months, discovering widespread destruction resulting from the military operation.
As migrants from across the Middle East and Africa continue to make the journey to western Europe by the thousands, the flow of refugees traveling the “Balkan corridor” is now being constricted.
On January 16, 1991, President George H. W. Bush announced the start of what would be called Operation Desert Storm—a military operation to expel occupying Iraqi forces from Kuwait.
For nearly a year now, Yemen has been torn by a ferocious war pitting rebels against the government, militias against each other, Al Qaeda and ISIS against everybody, a Saudi-led coalition against Iranian-backed forces, and a desperate civilian populace caught in the middle.
Late last week, Iraqi Kurdish militias, backed by a U.S.-led air campaign, launched an assault to retake the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq.
On October 17, Hungary closed its border with Croatia, blocking thousands of refugees still traveling from Mediterranean landing points to central and northern European countries. An estimated 58,000 migrants have arrived in Slovenia over the last week alone.
Several weeks ago, an eruption of new violence began across Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. At least 8 Israelis and 42 Palestinians have been killed in street violence since October 1, according to Reuters.
A series of photographs on Mecca and its surrounding area taken sometime around 1887 by the photographer Al Sayyid Abd al Ghaffar, compared with images from similar locations taken in 2015.
Over the weekend, anti-government protests in Beirut, Lebanon, turned violent for two nights, as demonstrators clashed with riot police near government offices.
On May 6, Reuters photographer Bassam Khabieh was in Damascus, Syria, covering the arrival of a Red Crescent convoy carrying medical aid and supplies used for activities to give psychological support to children affected by the war.
People from impoverished and war-torn countries in Africa, the Middle East and central and south Asia, continue to flee their homes in huge numbers, making perilous journeys to Europe, hoping for security, opportunity, and a new home.
The recent civil war in Yemen prompted neighboring Saudi Arabia to intervene militarily six weeks ago, launching airstrikes, bombing targets from border stations, shelling from the sea, and establishing a blockade.
The Associated Press photographer Oded Balilty recently followed a group of teenage boys in Israel as they prepared to join the Israeli military.
Thirty-six years ago, on March 26, 1979, Egypt and Israel signed a historic peace treaty that has held to this day.
For the past two weeks, 30,000 Iraqi soldiers and police officers, and several paramilitary popular-mobilization units have been advancing on the city of Tikrit and the surrounding ISIS-held territory north of Baghdad.
Bahrain's anti-government protests, violently put down in 2011, continue in different forms to this day. Opposition leaders face jail time for speaking out, while protests continue on the streets.
The Thomas Fire in southern California, leopards in India and New York, unrest in the West Bank and Argentina, Christmas in a Brazilian prison, and much more.
Early marriage is a common cultural practice within the Rohingya Muslim communities in Myanmar. Limited food rations in crowded refugee camps in Bangladesh causes even more families to force their young daughters to marry.
Out of an estimated 1,500 active volcanoes, 50 or so erupt every year, spewing steam, ash, toxic gases, and lava.
Winning images and honorable mentions from the four categories: Wildlife, Landscapes, Aerials, and Underwater.