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Turkish journo survives assassination

An assailant who attempted to shoot prominent Turkish journalist Can Dundar is caught by wife Dilek Dundar (left) and an ...

​An assailant attempts to shoot a prominent Turkish journalist outside a courthouse in Istanbul.

Ire in bin Laden raid's shadow

Photos have been released of the Tora Bora, Afghanistan, compound Osama Bin Laden lived in until a Western bombing ...

After the al-Qaeda chief was killed, some think Pakistani intelligence retaliated against CIA's station chief.

Women, children killed in strikes

A boy rides a bicycle near damaged buildings in the rebel held area of Old Aleppo, Syria, which has been hit by numerous ...

Air strikes on a camp housing Syrians uprooted by war killed 28 people near the Turkish border.

Whittington pleads with Australia

Adam Whittington was arrested over the botched child snatch in Beirut.

Child-recovery agent accuses Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop of "double standards".

Aleppo calm as truce begins

A fighter from the Free Syrian Army walks towards the front line against the forces of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.

War-torn Aleppo was quiet following a deal to extend a cessation of hostilities that had crumbled.

Rebels form union to end in-fighting

Fighters from a coalition of rebel groups called "Jaish al Fateh", also known as "Army of Fatah" (Conquest Army), secure ...

Syrian mainstream rebel groups have set up a task force to avoid the spread of inter-rebel warfare.

'Tom and Jerry' blamed for violence

Egypt's SIS head Salah Abdel Sadek has blamed the Tom and Jerry cartoon, video games and violent movies for violence in ...

Add Tom and Jerry to the list of reasons for violence and extremism in the middle east.

US combat death in Iraq

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters observe the front line with Islamic State in Northern Iraq.

The combat death of a US Navy SEAL in Iraq coincides with a deepening American role in fighting Islamic State.

Assad told to start transition - or else video

A man holds the hand of a girl as they rush out after rebels bombarded government-held areas of Aleppo, Syria on May 3.

Syrian President Bashar al Assad is on notice from the US.

Israeli jailed for burning teen alive

Mohammed Abu Khudair, 16, was burned alive in a revenge attack.

It was a revenge killing that shocked many with its savage nature and has ended with a life sentence for the ringleader.

Messi boy forced to flee

The photo of Murtaza Ahmadi in a Lionel Messi jersey fashioned out of a plastic bag went viral.

A boy whose Messi shirt made from a plastic bag brought internet fame has left Afghanistan due to kidnap fears.

Iraq declares state of emergency

Followers of Iraq's Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr storm Baghdad's Green Zone after lawmakers failed to convene for a ...

Shi'ite protesters storm parliament in rally against corruption, as Isis carries out another deadly attack.

Air strikes pound Aleppo video

Smoke rises after airstrikes on the rebel-held al-Sakhour neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria.

Air strikes hit rebel-held areas of Syrian city of Aleppo, killing more people in a ninth day of bombardments.

Aussies blame NZ for sober rules

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key visited Kiwi troops based at Camp Taji in Iraq in October 2015.

An alcohol ban at a military base in Iraq has angered Australian soldiers, who say Kiwis are to blame.

Bomb in Baghdad kills at least 17

A view of Baiji oil refinery, north of Baghdad.

​A suicide bomber driving a car killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 40 others.

'Double the refugee quota' gallery video

Labour leader Andrew Little said there was a strong sense of resilience in the people he met on his visit.

Labour leader Andrew Little left "shaken" by visit to Jordan's biggest refugee camp.

Dozens killed in hospital strike video

A civil defence member carries a child that survived from under the rubble at a site hit by airstrikes in the rebel held ...

Air strikes hit a hospital in a rebel-held area of Syria's Aleppo, killing at least 27 people.

Australian woman 'abducted'

An Australian woman working for a non-profit was abducted in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan.

An Australian woman reportedly abducted by armed men in Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan.

Air strikes leave 3 kids dead

Civil defence members carry a casualty after an airstrike at a field hospital in the al-Sukari district of Aleppo, Syria.

At least 20 people, including three children and Aleppo city's last paediatrician, have died in Syria.

Female suicide bomber strikes

A female suicide bomber struck near the main mosque in Bursa, the fifth suicide bombing in a major Turkish urban centre ...

Female suicide bomber wounds at least 13 people after blowing herself up in northwestern Turkish city.

Air strikes kill 5 rescue workers

White helmeted Civil defence members rest amid the rubble of damaged buildings after an earlier airstrike in Aleppo.

Overnight air strikes and a rocket attack in Syria killed five rescue workers in a civil defence centre.

60 Minutes' other child abduction case video

60 Minutes presenter Tara Brown was detained after the failed recovery attempt of Sally Faulkner's two children in Lebanon.

Australia's 60 Minutes was involved in filming another controversial child recovery operation in Turkey.

Ending 'addiction' to oil

The sweeping plan fell short of convincing sceptics that the kingdom can prosper in an era of cheap oil.

Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, has a plan to help it live without oil.

Dubai's push for driverless cars

Dubai is looking to cut down on costs and accidents by making 25 per cent of all trips on its roads done by driverless ...

Dubai's leader wants 25 per cent of all trips on its roads to be done by driverless vehicles by 2030.

Dawn service at Gallipoli video

Dawn breaks over Anzac Cove.

Security tight as New Zealanders and Australians make the pilgrimage to Gallipoli.

Marking Anzac Day in Iraq

Private Brandon James, from Mooroopna in Victoria, and Private Corren Ints, from Morayfield in Queensland, on the ground ...

Australians and New Zealanders join together for their biggest shared mission since Gallipoli.

Rockets hit Turkish town: witness

Turkey is part of the US-backed coalition fighting IS militants in Syria.

Two rockets have hit a town near the Syrian border, wounding some people, said a witness.

14 dead in suicide blast

One of the attacks struck a checkpoint, killing six civilians and four soldiers.

Car bombs in two Baghdad suburbs have claimed the lives of six civilians, with dozens wounded.

Faulkner sees her children video

Sally Faulkner after being released from Beirut women's prison, as estranged husband Ali Elamine dropped child abduction ...

Sally Faulkner is having an emotional reunion with her children after facing her estranged husband in court.

'It's great to be going home' video

Tara Brown and Sally Faulkner leaving the Beirut jail.

Freed Australian reporter Tara Brown flees Lebanon after she and her crew were released from jail.

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