Middle East

Iraqi forces try to surround Falluja

Iraqi Shiite paramilitary personnel carry their weapons as they gather on the outskirt of Bayji.

Iraqi Shi'ite fighters and army troops make gains north of Falluja but efforts to seal off IS militants in the city meet heavy resistance.

Car bombs kill 11 in Baghdad

The fall of Ramadi prompted Iran's defense minister, Gen. Dossein Dehghan, to make a surprise visit to Baghdad for urgent talks.

Two car bombs killed 11 people in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Saturday, police and medical sources said.

Syria's lost generation

Injured children rest in a field hospital, after what activists claim were two air strikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.

Before Syria's war, nearly all its children went to school. Now, they're carrying guns, selling fuel, harvesting potatoes, repairing shoes.

Child labour on the rise in Syria

Ghazal, 4, (L) and Judy, 7, carrying 8-month-old Suhair, react after what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad near the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.

The number of Syrian children being forced to work keeps growing as the conflict drags on.

Saudi prince gives away $30b

We'd be that smiley if we had billions to throw around too Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.

Imagine being so rich you could just happily give it all away.

Dubai to 3D print building

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World's first office building made using a 20-foot tall 3D printer to be added to eye-catching skyline.

First Iraqi troops graduate Kiwi training

Iraqi soldiers march out of Taji Military Camp to fight IS.

More than 700 soldiers from the Iraqi Army march out of Taji Military Camp after training by Anzac forces.

IS beheads women for 'sorcery'

Peshmerga Kurdish soldier Hujam Surchi is beheaded by Islamic State jihadists in a Mosul street in February.

Islamic State has beheaded two women in Syria, the first time it has decapitated female civilians.

Kuwait detains 60

Police cordon off the Imam Sadiq Mosque after a bomb explosion following Friday prayers, in the Al Sawaber area of Kuwait City.

Kuwait has detained 60 people and closed a local charity for alleged violations in raising funds for Syrians.

Islamic State kills 28 in Yemen video

A police tape cordons the site of a car bomb attack in Yemen's capital Sanaa.

Terrorist group claims responsibility for 28 deaths in attack on "Shiite nest" in Yemeni capital.

'Die in battle or face jail'

Brisbane man Ashley Dyball, aka Mitchell Scott, is fighting against Islamic State.

Australian man Ashley Dyball has been warned his fight against IS will not end well.

Kiwi deported by Israeli military

Reporter Ruwani Perera was onboard the Marianne of Gothenburg, boarded by Israeli Forces after attempting to breach the blockade on Gaza.

New Zealander released by Israeli military after ship she was on attempted to break blockade on Gaza.

Car bomb targets mourners

The flag of Yemen.

A car bomb has exploded behind a military hospital in the Yemeni capital, causing dozens of casualties.

Bomber's identity rattles Kuwait

An Islamic State suicide bomber blew himself up inside the packed Imam Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait city, killing at least 27 people.

Saudi man named as Kuwait bomber as Islamic State releases audio statement from the suicide bomber himself.

Mosque bombing suspects detained

Police inspect the Imam Sadiq Mosque after a bomb explosion, in the Al Sawaber area of Kuwait City.

Kuwait arrests several people on suspicion of involvement in the bombing of a mosque that killed 27 people.

IS: Three continents under attack video

A broken glass window of the Imperiale Marhaba hotel is seen after a gunman opened fire at the beachside hotel in Sousse, Tunisia.

Attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait came one after the other in the space of a few hours.

Kuwait suicide bombing death toll rises to 25

Police cordon off the Imam Sadiq Mosque after a bomb explosion following Friday prayers, in the Al Sawaber area of Kuwait City.

Suicide bomber blows himself up in a packed Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Kuwait city during Friday prayers, killing 25 people.

Threat to Kiwis in Iraq

A New Zealand Defence Force force protection soldier observes Iraqi Security Forces soldiers at Camp Taji, Iraq

The Iraqi commander at Kiwi base has been killed in an ambush at his home as security deteriorates.

Warnings against 'weak' Iran deal

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the audience during an event on the sidelines of the VII Summit of the Americas in Panama City.

As talks on an Iran nuclear deal enter the final stretch, US lawmakers are warning against a "weak" agreement.

Bomb attacks kill in 12 in Syria

Mother-in-law of terrorist Khaled Sharrouf appeals to the government to allow her daughter and grandchildren to come home from Syria.

Twelve people were killed and 70 wounded in a car bomb blast and attacks by Islamic State militants in Syria.

He wouldn't get off the horse gallery

Mahmoud Elomar wouldn't come off his horse.

The grieving father wouldn't talk to the steady stream of well-wishers. All he would do was ride.

Explosion shatters windows of Afghan parliament video

A view inside the Afghan parliament after blasts shook the building.

Six Taliban gunmen who attacked the Afghan parliament have been killed, say police.

Australian terrorists killed: reports

Khaled Sharrouf is believed to have died in Mosul, Iraq.

Reports Australia's most wanted terrorists, Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar, killed while fighting with Islamic State.

France says Iran deal 'still not clear'

France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Sunday.

France's Foreign Minister says it is unclear whether an international deal can be reached on Iran's nuclear programme by June 30.

Wikileaks releases Saudi Arabia cache

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Saudi Arabia on Saturday urged its citizens not to distribute "documents that might be faked" in an apparent response to WikiLeaks' publication on Friday of more than 60,000 documents it says are secret Saudi diplomatic communications.

Bomb kills nine Afghan children

An Afghan policeman keeps watch after a suicide attack on a police headquarters in Jalalabad, Afghanistan June 1, 2015. Taliban militants stormed the police headquarters after a suicide bomb attack at its gate and wounded at least nine policemen, officials said on Monday. REUTERS/Parwiz

A roadside bomb killed at least 19 Afghan civilians including nine children in a southern province.

Retrial for Marine who shot Iraqi

United States Marine Sergeant Lawrence Hutchins III departs from his arraignment hearing with his wife Reyna after his conviction was overturned. He will face a retrial on the same charges.

US Marine is free less than a year after conviction for shooting bound, unarmed civilian.

Warrant issued for IS doctor

Australian doctor Tareq Kamleh is wanted on charges that he recruited for a terrorist organisation and entered a declared area.

An arrest warrant has been issued for an Australian doctor who joined Islamic State militants.

Al Qaeda leader killed in strike

Yemeni Al Qaeda chief Nasser al-Wuhayshi was killed in a US drone strike.

CIA "didn't know in advance" al Qaeda's leader in Yemen was among those targeted in a lethal drone strike.

Islamic State kills five policemen

Shi'ite paramilitaries and iraqi army riding on a tank travel from Lake Tharthar towards Ramadi to fight against Islamic state militants, west of Samarra, Iraq May 27, 2015. A campaign led by Shi'ite paramilitaries to drive Islamic State militants from Iraq's Sunni heartland was rebranded on Wednesday after criticism that the name chosen for the push was overtly sectarian

Islamic State has killed five policemen in a town near Iraq's biggest refinery.

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