Oil money can't buy happiness, so why not appoint a 'happiness minister'?
Car bomb driven by a suicide attacker explodes near a police officers' club in Damascus, killing at least 10.
Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the meeting will help guide the fight against "barbaric organisation".
The photographer wanted to show that life and love is stronger than death in Syria.
Air strikes targeting terrorist group's oil and cash sites have hurt its income, forcing it to cut fighters' salaries.
The conservative Muslim state will allow fans to drink alcohol in special zones - but what happens once they leave?
Government-sanctioned torture and mass deaths behind bars amount to crimes against humanity, United Nations says.
A member of a British group of IS militants dubbed "the Beatles" is identified as a 32-year-old Londoner.
Shattered buildings, overturned cars, empty streets - this drone footage shows reality of four years of war.
The abduction, bludgeoning, strangling and burning alive of 16-year-old Palestinian helped trigger 2014 Gaza war.
Australia hints at a bigger aid package to help Syrian refugees, after its planned contribution was dwarfed by others.
Saudi Arabia to whip poet convicted of insulting Islam.
Australia pledges $25 million in aid to Iraq and Syria, where millions are suffering a worsening humanitarian tragedy.
"Lucky Jack" was a military man for 30 years.
The anti-Islamic State coalition needs to work faster to destroy the terrorist state, John Kerry says.
UN pushes for cease fire in Syria following announcement of peace talks
Malala Yousafzai is seeking to raise US$1.4b to give Syrian children access to education.
Saudi Arabia's strict alcohol laws have brought out the inventive side of smugglers.
Islamic State claims responsibility for bombings, which hit as Syria's government and opposition began peace talks in Geneva.
Women win court case after Saudi prince wanted men-only drivers.
It looks like All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams has met his match - and it's a young girl.
Vulture accused of espionage after flying into Lebanon.
Islamic State claims bomb attack in the Syrian government-controlled city of Homs, killing at least 24 people.
At least 63 people, including nine children, have died in air strikes on a town in eastern Syria.
A 13-year-old Palestinian girl was shot dead on Saturday by an Israeli security guard she tried to stab.
Cashmere High School wins $100,000 to install solar panels, a wind turbine, and kinetic energy producing tiles.
The Saudi-backed Syrian opposition ruled out even indirect negotiations with Damascus.
At least 43, including 17 children, drown when their boats capsized off two Greek islands.
OPINION: Iranian pistachios in Kiwi supermarkets may not be the most significant consequence of the end of sanctions, but it may be the tastiest.
Russia will back an alternative Syrian opposition delegation to negotiate with Syria's government at peace talks.