Middle East

Vessel capsizes, killing migrants

The coast guard says the ship was carrying about 500 people. (FILE PHOTO)

More than 30 migrants have died after their vessel capsizes off Libya's coast.

Trump's selfie awkwardness video

US President Donald Trump (left) walks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after arriving at Ben Gurion ...

Israeli politician gives US President a version of his aggressive handshake and attempts to take a selfie.

Iran must stop funding 'terrorists' video

US President Donald Trump speaks during a joint statment with Israel's President Reuven Rivlin at the President's House.

US President says Iran must immediately stop its financial and military support for "terrorists and militias".

Trump has hope for peace video

US President Donald Trump (left) and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speak to reporters before their meeting ...

US President believes new reasons to hope that peace and stability can be achieved in Middle East.

Trump prays at Western Wall video

US President Donald Trump places a note in the stones of the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site.

US President makes historic visit, standing before the holiest place where Jews are permitted to pray.

Trump tells Middle East to step up video

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani meets with US President Donald Trump in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

US president tells Arab leaders to take the lead on fighting "Islamist extremism".

Trump seeks 'reset' with Islamic world

US President Donald Trump dances with a sword as he arrives to a welcome ceremony at Al Murabba Palace in Riyadh, Saudi ...

Despite attacking Muslims during his presidential campaign, Donald Trump is attempting a "reset" with the Islamic world.

Trump's 'tremendous' arms deal video

Donald Trump meets Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman.

Donald Trump shifts focus from FBI director firing by signing the largest arms deal in US history with Saudi Arabia.

Melania Trump shuns advice, headscarf

US first lady Melania Trump dressed conservatively, but shunned a headscarf, on her first day in Saudi Arabia.

Her husband criticised Michelle Obama for not covering up in Saudi Arabia, but she's done the same.

Trump gets elaborate Saudi welcome video

U.S. President Donald Trump has coffee during a reception ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

He hopes to forge new partnerships in fighting terrorism, and announce a $144 billion arms deal.

Syrian rebels leaving besieged Homs video

An image uploaded to the internet on February 25, 2017, purports to show air strikes in the rebel-held al-Waer area of ...

Syrian rebels began to leave the last opposition-held district of Homs city on Saturday.

Syria calls US airstrike 'terrorism' video

Syrian government negotiator Bashar Ja'afari says the US action caused a massacre.

Syrian negotiator says US action caused a massacre, as Russia calls it "unacceptable".

US air strikes hit Syrian fighters video

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian army had been sending reinforcements in the last few weeks to the desert ...

US-led coalition jets have launched air strikes in Syria, hitting convoy of Syrian and Iranian-backed militias.

Syria accused of mass killings

US President Donald Trump's administration blames Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government for the alleged atrocities.

USA alleges Syria executed thousands of political opponents, burning the bodies to hide the evidence.

Israel a democracy in sea of terror

Damien Grant: The world's obsession with Jews in general and Israel in particular is one of the many disheartening ...

OPINION: The world owes a debt to Israel that it can never repay, writes Damien Grant.

Nihad was an Isis sex slave

Nihad is seeking a new life in Australia after managing to escape Isis.

Nihad wanted to be a teacher. She was kidnapped, held as an Isis sex slave and raped. She wants a new start in Australia.

Yemenis compete for AK-47 in quiz

Al Qaeda's Yemeni branch has taken advantage of regional chaos to strengthen its positions in the country.  (File photo)

Al Qaeda is reportedly started reaching out for recruits in Yemen by offering big ticket quiz prizes.

US arming Kurdish fighters

Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) stand near a US military vehicle in the town of Darbasiya next ...

The US has decided to arm Kurdish fighters in Syria. They're fighting IS - but Turkey thinks they're terrorists.

Brownlee still a diplomacy student

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has given an assurance he's learned from an early gaffe, describing New Zealand's move ...

Newly-appointed Foreign Minister says he's honing his skills with help from his officials after Israel gaffe.

Brownlee finding feet on Israel: PM

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee was still "finding the right language" when it came to Israel, says the Prime Minister. ...

The PM put Brownlee's misfire down to inexperience in the Foreign Minister role.

Pakistan: 50 Afghan soldiers killed

Pakistan claims to have killed 50 Afghan soldiers since Friday. [FILE PHOTO]

Pakistan claims to have killed the soldiers in recent clashes, but Afghan officials say high death toll is "baseless"

Attempt to reduce Syria violence video

Russian lead negotiator on Syria Alexander Lavrentyev (left), Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari ...

Turkey, Iran and Russia sign agreement calling for the setting up of four "de-escalation zones" in war-torn Syria.

Iran mine blast kills 35 video

Emergency services rushed to the site of a mine explosion in Golestan province in northern Iran.

Large explosion strikes a coal mine in northern Iran, trapping dozens of miners and killing at least 35.

Last photo of blast that killed her

Specialist Hilda Clayton caught the moment her life was about to end.

It's a haunting view of a soldier's final moments: A photo that captures a dizzying burst of fire, smoke and debris.

IS claim Kabul bombing

Afghan policemen inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.

A suicide bombing in Kabul has killed eight people after an attack on a NATO convoy in rush hour traffic.

FBI agent flees to wed IS fighter video

Denis Cuspert, a German jihadist and former rapper who went by the name Deso Dogg.

US woman goes rogue, fleeing to marry the jihadist she was investigating.

IS attack kills nearly 40 video

Men inspect damaged housing for internally displaced people at a site hit by barrel bombs in a rebel-held area, south of ...

IS militants stage surprise attack at camp for civilians seeking safety in northeastern Syria, killing at least 37.

‚ÄčIs water the new oil of space? video

A could there be minerals worth mining for in asteroids?

Oil states investing in infrastructure that could one day mine water and minerals found on the moon and in asteroids.

Israel strikes arms depot

A civil war between the government of President Bashar Assad and his allies against opposition forces has left more than ...

Huge explosion and fire near the Damascus airport, amid ongoing Syrian conflict.

Former UK PM rips travel ban video

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron: "Our job is to take the side of the moderates and defeat the extremists."

Donald Trump's Muslim travel ban attempts helping the cause of extremists, says David Cameron.

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