Brazilian President Michel Temer has signed an emergency decree which puts the country’s armed forces in full control of security in Rio de Janeiro in an effort to contain rising street crimes and violence fueled by runaway drug gangs.
A major upsurge of violence in Northern Rakhine State, Myanmar, in late August 2017 forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes. Over 2,400 refugees are estimated to have arrived in Bangladesh during December 2017, with more people continuing to arrive each day as 2018 begins.
Anthropologists have debated for decades whether humans living in tribal communities thousands of years ago were more or less violent than societies today. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame wonder if the question of more or less violence is the wrong one —what if it's a matter of scale?
Suspected separatists in a restive English-speaking region of Cameroon have killed four more soldiers as violence continues to plague government efforts for reaching a settlement with the secessionists.
Iran’s ambassador to the UN said more than a decade on, the US’s so-called war on terror has failed to uproot violence and extremism in Afghanistan and the entire world, calling on the international community to help the Kabul government with its fight against terrorism.
US President Donald Trump says the United States was living in "dark times" as the country grieves a massacre at a church in the state of Texas that left 26 dead, but he insisted the latest gun violence tragedy cannot be blamed on firearms.