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Iranian boats 'harassed' US ship

A US defence official said the Iranian boats approached its vessel at high speed.

A US Navy ship fired 10 flares to warn off four Iranian boats that were approaching at high speed.

Turkish tanks on Syrian soil

Turkish army tanks on the Turkish-Syrian border.

The sight of columns of Turkish tanks rolling over the border into Syria was unprecedented.

Gunmen attack university video

Afghan security forces keep watch at the site of an attack at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul.

At least one student killed and 14 wounded after gunmen attack American University in Kabul.

Turkish tanks cross into Syria

Turkish tanks took up position on the Turkish-Syrian border in 2014.

Turkish tanks reportedly cross into Syria, as part of a military operation to rid Islamic State from town.

NZ calls for 'humanitarian pause' for Syria aid

Carolyn Schwalger, Deputy Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the UN, addresses the Security Council.

New Zealand is attempting to tackle the Syria situation at the UN Security Council.

Gaza rocket targets civilians

Palestinian masked members from the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades parade with a rocket launcher during a rally in Rafah ...

Israeli army spokesman believes their intentions are clear – "to inflict pain, cause fear and to terrorise".

Clark a handbrake for NZ at UN?

New Zealand permanent representative to the United Nations Gerard van Bohemen has been a straight talker on the Council, ...

OPINION: The Helen Clark question is on a few minds, but is it justified?

Brave children hardest hit stuff nation

Eleanor has finally been able to receive surgery to enable her to see better.

Kiwi Luciano Calestini has been deeply affected by two little Syrian refugee children he helped.

Brother of 'Aleppo boy' dies video

A photo of dazed and bloodied Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh shocked the world.

Days after Omran Daqneesh's photo shocked the world, his brother, Ali, has died from his wounds.

Horrors of Syria in one small face video

Footage released by the pro-rebel Aleppo Media Centre on August 17 appears to show a little boy rescued from rubble ...

A picture of a stunned and bloodied small boy is a vivid reminder of the horrors of war.

Fatal airstrike in Yemen

Damage is seen inside a hospital operated by Medecins Sans Frontieres after it was hit by a Saudi-led coalition air strike.

At least 11 people have been killed in an air strike which hit a hospital in northern Yemen.

Trump gets his history wrong video

Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump has made numerous claims during his campaign, but not all of them hold water.

In trying to outline how he would defeat Islamic State, Donald Trump himself launched several false claims.

Palestinian killer's home destroyed

Hillel Yaffe Ariel, 13, was stabbed to death in her bed in the Israeli settlement of Kiryat

Israeli troops demolish home of the family of a Palestinian who fatally stabbed an Israeli teenager.

Facebook friend to life-saver

Yehia was the first Afghan treated by the Israeli charity Save a Child's Heart.

A Facebook friendship helped a baby in Pakistan get life-saving heart surgery. 

Blow to Isis as town lost

A man cuts the beard of a civilian who was evacuated with others by the Syria Democratic Forces.

Residents stream back into Syrian town of Manbij after US-backed fighters oust militants.

Airstrike kills 10 children

A boy walks on rubble of a house after it was destroyed by a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen's capital Sanaa, August 11, 2016.

Saudi airstrike kills 10 children in Yemen, who were taking their exams.

Turkey demands US arrest Gulen

US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whose followers in Turkey are being blamed for the failed coup.

Islamic cleric living in Pennsylvania has been accused of masterminding coup against Tayyip Erdogan.

Isis leader killed by US drone

The air strike took place during joint operations by the US and Afghan special operations forces.

Senior Islamic State leader Hafiz Saeed Khan has been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan.

Suspected chemical attack in Aleppo video

A civilian breathes through an oxygen mask at al-Quds hospital, after a gas, believed to be chlorine, was dropped ...

A gas, believed to be chlorine, kills and injures residents in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Babies die in Iraq hospital blaze video

An electrical fire at a maternity hospital in Baghdad, Iraq has killed 11 newborn babies.

"I only found charred pieces of flesh," said one dad as an electrical fire rips through a maternity hospital.

The Kiwi journalist telling Syria's story

Freelance journalist Emma Beals in Aleppo, Syria. This photograph was taken by her friend, Saleh Mahmoud Laila, who was ...

Emma Beals is a New Zealand-born freelance journalist covering the conflict in Syria and the rise of Isis. In 2013, she went from working alongside reporters, to helping save them.

Clinton linked to executed scientist

Iranian scientist Shahram Amiri flashed the victory sign as he arrived back in Iran in 2010.

Donald Trump suggests her emails may be responsible for the death of an Iranian nuclear scientist.

Watch: Reporter survives explosion video

The Al Jazeera team were lucky to escape with minor injuries after being caught in an airstrike in Aleppo.

Miraculous escape for Al Jazeera journalist and cameraman after nearby tank explodes in Syrian airstrike.

Iran executes nuclear scientist

Iranian scientist Shahram Amiri flashed the victory sign as he arrived back in Iran in 2010.

"Abducted" by the US, Shahram Amiri returned home a hero. So why did the Iranian government kill him?

Foreigners wounded in Afghanistan

An Afghan policeman keeps watch near the site of a bomb blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, earlier this week.

At least six foreign tourists wounded in Afghanistan in an attack by gunmen on their convoy.

Jet crash: 'people were screaming' video

All on board the plane escaped, but a firefighter died battling the blaze.

300 people escaped after an Emirates plane hit the tarmac in Dubai and burst into flames, but the inferno killed a firefighter.

Screams, smoke and scrambling to safety

Passengers scrambling to get off the Emirates plane as smoke pours in.

As soon as the Emirates airliner touched down at Dubai International Airport, everyone knew something had gone wrong.

The All Blacks star and the refugees

All Black Sonny Bill Williams meets a young Syrian refugee in Lebanon. Photographer Christine Spring initially though ...

A chance meeting saw photographer Christine Spring invited to follow an All Black to Lebanon's refugee camps.

Toxic gas attack on Syrian town

A still image from a video said to be taken on August 1, 2016 posted on social media shows a man on a bed breathing ...

Claim toxic gas dropped on a town close to where Russian helicopter was shot down hours earlier.

Russian chopper shot down video

Men inspect the wreckage of a Russian helicopter shot down in the north of Syria's rebel-held Idlib province.

A Russian transport helicopter has been shot down in Syria, killing the five crew members.

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