Middle East

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.

‚ÄčA 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.

Crew's anguish leads to deal video

The personal anguish of Benjamin Williamson (bottom left) and David Bailment (top right) were crucial in securing 60 ...

Emotions of 60 Minutes crew lead to child abduction charges being dropped.

Deal struck in '60 Minutes' case video

Sally Faulkner and her two children in a safe house in Beirut after the alleged child snatch operation.

Freed Australian mum Sally Faulkner has relinquished custody of her children and the Channel Nine crew are free to leave Lebanon.

Dozens killed in Syria air strikes

Men inspect damaged shops after an airstrike on a market in the town of Maarat al-Numan in the insurgent stronghold of ...

‚ÄčAir strikes on two markets killed up to 50 people in insurgent strongholds in northwest Syria.

Kabul blasts kill dozens video

Afghan security forces carry an injured security personnel after a suicide car bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday.

A Taliban suicide bomb and gun assault on a government security building in Kabul kills at least 28.

Jesus-era beer recreated

A Jerusalem brewery says it has produced a craft beer with a taste that dates back to biblical times.

Blast rocks Afghan capital video

Afghan security forces carry an injured security personnel after a suicide car bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Several killed, hundreds wounded in suicide blast outside a national security agency office in Kabul.

'Terror attack' on Jerusalem bus

An explosion tore through a bus in Jerusalem on Monday setting a second bus on fire.

Police are investigating where an explosive device that exploded a bus came in Jerusalem came from.

Dad won't drop kidnap charges video

Sally Faulkner travelled to Lebanon to recover her two children, Lahala and Noah, from their father.

Australian mum Sally Faulkner and a 60 Minutes crew to remain in jail in Lebanon after a child-snatch gone wrong.

Eighteen Kurdish militants killed

Kurdish soldiers with the Peshmerga keep guard near the frontline with Sunni militants on the outskirts of Kirkuk.

Eighteen Kurdish militants were killed in clashes with Turkish security forces overnight.

Iranian filmmaker denied entry to NZ

Award-winning Iranian film director Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami has been declined a visitor visa by Immigration NZ, who claim ...

Award-winning director furious as Immigration NZ accuses her of being a potential overstayer.

60 Minutes kidnapping

The exact identities and roles of the couple's alleged travelling partners remains unclear.

There are still questions about the child-snatch attempt that led to the arrest of an Australian mother and a 60 Minutes crew.

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