In 1914, the then-British colony was transformed in a way that forged bitter rivalries between the Christian South and Muslim North.
The synagogue attack recalls a history of centuries of fighting over the ancient city.
As the Middle East ripples and swells with battle, the small religious minority is not a party to the fight.
Analysis: The 'Great War' introduced mechanized technology and the soulless calculus of attrition into warfare.
How history, from Islamic prophecy to imperial hubris, looms over the Israel-Palestine conflict.
The Islamic State is trying to change the map created after World War I. America's Kurdish allies have a different outcome in mind.
Analysis: The "Great War" is often overshadowed by World War II and later wars.
A look at one of the most divided cities in Kosovo and how it is trying to move on 15 years after the Balkan War.
The date June 28 has resonated across the Balkans for hundreds of years. Why this year's observance is particularly poignant.
From World War I to the Balkan War, Sarajevo knows the trauma of violence all too well. Commemorating it has proven difficult.
Analysis: Modern conflicts in Iraq, Nigeria and the Holy Land all have origins in what was once called "the war to end all wars."