New Zealand troops bound for Iraq have left on the first leg of their deployment.
OPINION: If New Zealand is serious about addressing the crisis in Iraq, Syria and beyond, it should withdraw from the US-led coalition and be guided instead by a UN mandate.
A new IS video apparently shows the shootings and beheadings of two groups in Libya.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says the US has created the "myth" of nuclear weapons to portray Iran as a threat.
Iraqi authorities uncover more than 160 bodies, most of them bound, shot and buried in mass graves.
Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewish news website cuts Kim Kardashian from a photo taken of her in Jerusalem this week.
Islamic State militants gained ground in western Iraq, overrunning another village near the capital of Anbar province.
ISIL fighters have largely withdrawn from a Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus.
Dramatic video shows moment Islamic State suicide bomber's car hits roadside bomb.
UN report highlights a shocking trend of sexual violence employed as a tactic of terror by radical groups.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has removed a second minister handling social welfare issues in a month.
Iran has partially lifted a ban on women attending men's sports matches days after a court pardoned an Iranian-British woman who had been jailed for protesting against the law.
An air strike on a village near the Yemeni capital Sanaa killed a family of nine, residents say, in what appears to be a hit by the Saudi-led military campaign against Houthi militia.
Iran's president says a nuclear deal was just the first step toward building a new relationship with the world.
Benjamin Netanyahu says Iran-America deal "would threaten the survival of Israel".
Nuclear framework reached in Switzerland would help make world safer, says Obama.
After victory in Tikirt, Iraq warn militants in other province they will fall next.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a last-ditch appeal for world powers to call off an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran.
Police had negotiated with the hostage-takers for six hours and only launched the assault after hearing gunshots
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New Zealand troops are in Australia preparing for a joint mission in Iraq.
An air strike hit a Yemeni refugee camp on Monday, killing 21 people, humanitarian workers told Reuters.
Foreign ministers of Iran and six world powers in final push for preliminary nuclear accord less than two days before deadline.
A suicide attacker targeting a prominent Afghan MP has killed three people and wounded seven.
Tunisia has killed the leader of the jihadists accused of organising the massacre at its national museum.
Arab states have agreed to form a combined military force to counter Iranian and Islamist extremism
A new video has been released by the Islamic State group which shows its fighters cutting off the heads of eight men.
Yemeni fighters loyal to the President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi clashed with Houthi fighters.
A family has been living above a 3m Israeli missile for seven months following the war in Gaza.
Hardline Islamist insurgents have taken the city of Idlib and are roaming the streets.