What joys will the Middle and Near East bring us in the New Year? NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel anticipates very few.
A corruption crackdown has helped Xi Jinping become China’s most powerful leader in decades. How will the president and his party use this power?
See the most powerful images of the year.
From ISIS to Ebola, here are the biggest news story of the year.
As the year winds down, it is palace intrigue and not Thailand's increasingly eccentric military leaders who are dominating discourse in Bangkok.
NBC News' Chief Global Correspondent Bill Neely takes a look at the past 12 tumultuous months in the Middle East, and asks what 2015 might hold.
This year shaped up to be one full of chaos and crises that left Washington struggling to respond to new threats and problems in desperate need of fixing.
There's still room for wildlife on a planet with 7 billion humans, experts say — but no guarantee for how much longer.
As the year draws to an end, see if you can match newsmakers with their soundbites.
Donations continue flowing to the ALS Association and the group’s leaders remain awestruck by the gush of goodwill as the year of the ice bucket ends.
Our daily health speak is often erroneously peppered with terms like “OCD,” and “sociopath.” And such linguistic mistakes do real damage, experts say.
Revisit the past year's highs and lows in space science and exploration, ranging from a successful Orion launch to the tragic loss of SpaceShipTwo.
Asian-American actors made huge breakthroughs, and suffered major setbacks, on network television in 2014. A look back at the highlights.
Antarctica and Greenland are melting and 2014 likely will go down as the warmest year on record globally -- will policy leaders act in 2015?
In the world of weird science, 2014 was the year of zero-G gecko sex, laser-guided sea monkeys ... and the black holes of Siberia.
Here are five marijuana storylines that stood out amid all the smoke in 2014.
Who's buried in a 2,300-year-old Greek tomb? Will the Ebola virus ever be vanquished? Those are just a couple of the scientific riddles posed in 2014.
Congress By The Numbers in 2014
When you look back at the past year in space, one achievement stands out: the unprecedented touchdown of the Philae lander on a comet.
The most captivating people and events introduced to us in 2014.
It was a volatile year for the world's rich (and for the rest of us).
Record wealth for the wealthy meant record prices for trophy purchases in 2014.