Six-year-old writes to Barack Obama offering to the help boy who became the face of the crisis in Syria.
In the heart of the terrorist group's territory, signs of rebellion - and panic - are showing.
Impassioned debate on Syria at the Security Council has given main players a chance to "hit the reset button", PM says.
"We're not giving up, it's our absolute right." When Iran's Supreme Leader bans women from cycling, Iran's women cycle.
US carrying out testing on a shell which was fired at a military base in Iraq to see if it contained a chemical agent.
John Kerry accuses Russia of allowing Syrian ceasefire to collapse and preventing humanitarian relief.
An airstrike in northern Syria killed five medics responding to an earlier bombing raid.
"Syrian civil war is the most devastating conflict of the 21st century," John Key says.
PM criticises lack of leadership over Syria crisis and pushes for Helen Clark to lead UN, telling countries "she gets things done".
Iraq would like to see more NZ troops and for them to stay longer to help defeat Islamic State, says its PM.
Security forces scrambled after pilot hit hijack alarm in error - then the crew mistakenly confirmed the threat.
UN suspends all aid convoys in Syria after an air strike hit a 31-truck convoy.
OPINION: Gulf between diplomacy and bloody reality never seemed wider than in New York on Tuesday.
Marjory Woodfield shares her experience as a Kiwi woman living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Rebel official says week-long truce has "practically failed" as US and Russia scramble for extension.
Turkey-backed rebels may extend their zone of control in northern Syria by pushing south, focussing the Islamic State-held town of al-Bab.
Australian RAAF planes involved in the accidental bombing that killed Syrian government soldiers, in a mistake that may have helped Isis.
Despite US-Russian emergency line to stop such mistakes, airstrike kills 62 Syrian soldiers.
OPINION: After five years of conflict, it's a struggle to survive. But it will be the children who suffer the most.
Afghanistan's Government has failed to build on the progress made by international efforts, including New Zealand's.
Former Israeli President remains in a critical condition 24 hours after suffering a massive stroke.
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres has suffered a stroke and been rushed to a hospital, where he is reported to be in serious condition.
Tenuous ceasefire starts in Syria as its leader vows to take back the whole country.
How a single British mum on benefits fled to Syria to become the world's most wanted female terrorist.
A British special forces sniper saved a dozen hostages from an Isis attack with a single bullet.
Egyptian MP defends female genital mutilation, saying men are not strong enough to contain their lust.
To avenge a fallen militant, Isis has urged its followers to plot lone-wolf attacks on iconic Australian attractions.
We're talking live to Patrick Rose from Unicef NZ. He's on the ground in Damascus, Syria.
Taliban was behind the deadly attack near Afghanistan's Defence Ministry building in Kabul.
A building collapsed at a Tel Aviv construction site, trapping several people in the rubble.