Middle East

Running from Raqqa City

Displaced families some 50 Km north of Raqqa city. Some carried mattresses and blankets, while others brought their ...

Dodging the initial snipers and landmines, families escaping the conflict in Syria spend weeks running from death in search of safety.

Isis fighter could be missing teen

A picture thought to show Linda Wenzel was posted online by Vian Dakhil, a Yazidi member of the Council of ...

She reportedly ran away from Germany after falling in love with a Muslim man and ended up becoming a "Jihadi bride".

Iran's president talks tough

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani: "This plot will never succeed. We will always remain loyal to our international ...

Hassan Rouhani says Iran will stand up to the US and reciprocate for any new sanctions.

Short skirt woman released video

The video, first shared on Snapchat, shows the woman walking around an empty historic fort in Najd.

Saudi Arabia says woman in video wearing skirt and cropped top released without charge.

Israeli PM caught on 'hot mic'

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the news conference with the Visegrad Group Prime Ministers in ...

Benjamin Netanyahu rails against "crazy" European Union and says Israel essential to its survival.

Saudi woman arrested for miniskirt video

The video, first shared on Snapchat, shows the woman walking around an empty historic fort in Najd.

She was detained for wearing "suggestive clothing", state television reports.

A fatal inter-religious love affair

A group in Ramle, Israel, gathers to protest the death of Henriette Karra last month.

Henrietta Karra, 17, knew her family was furious because she loved a Muslim boy. The love led to her death.

Homework traded for hard labour

"Every day I go and look for scrap metal and gravel in the rubble of the houses which were destroyed in past wars," says ...

Ahmad, 13, swapped school for lugging rocks to the market. It's extremely tough, but ever day he works to earn money for his family.

Saudi fury over woman's miniskirt

The video, first shared on Snapchat, shows the woman walking around an empty historic fort in Najd.

A young Saudi woman videoed herself walking in the desert heat in a miniskirt and crop top. She could be arrested.

5000 civilians killed, wounded

A man is carried to a hospital on a strecher after a car bomb attack in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, Afghanistan on ...

UN calls on Afghan insurgents to curb attacks killing or wounding thousands of civilians so far in 2017.

Saving lives on the front line

A view of Mosul's Old City from an Iraqi forces sniper position in Adedat, a neighbourhood in the Old City of west ...

Nelson nurse Renee Barrett is back home after an extended stint in war-torn Mosul, Iraq.

Iran jails American 'spy' for 10 years

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has pushed to revive business and political ties with the West.

Princeton University historian was "spying under the cover of research", Iran claims.

Maths genius dies at 40 video

A 2014 file photo of Iranian-born Maryam Mirzakhani speaking at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul.

Mathematicians are mourning as breast cancer claims the first woman to be awarded the prestigious Fields Medal.

Snipers and rockets: Life for Kiwi nurse video

Kiwi nurse Rolands Selis has just spent three months working for the Red Cross in Mosul, Iraq.

NZ normality comes as shock after brutality of jihadist fighters who targeted civilians and ambulances.

Islamic State's Afghan boss killed

Islamic State's leader in Afghanistan has been killed.

Pentagon confirms terror group's Afghan leader is dead after a strike on its headquarters.

Jerusalem shooting: policemen dead

Israeli border policemen secure the area near the scene of the shooting attack, in Jerusalem's Old City.

Three attackers opened fire at once of the city's holy sites, killing two Israeli police officers.

IS leader killed - report

The death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has reportedly been confirmed.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed.

Mosul celebrates liberation

Iraqi people celebrate the liberation of the embattled city of Mosul in Baghdad.

Three years after Mosul's fall to jihadists, residents dance in the streets to celebrate its liberation.

Islamic State defeated in Mosul video

Iraqi Federal police celebrate in Mosul.

After three years of jihadist rule and thousands of deaths, Iraqi city is liberated.

Top cop: I'd like to talk to Cabon video

The Rainbow Warrior lies sinking in Auckland harbour. The boat had been en route to protest French nuclear testing in ...

Retired Detective Superintendent Allan Galbraith headed the Rainbow Warrior inquiry. For him, the escape of French spy Christine Cabon was a great frustration. Now, he would just like to talk with her.

10 arrested at human rights meeting

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey has jailed more than 50,000 people since last year's failed coup.

Turkish police have detained 10 rights activists on suspicion of being members of a terrorist organisation.

Electronics ban on flights lifted

A Turkish Airlines aircraft parked at Ataturk International airport in Istanbul.

Passengers were allowed onto US-bound planes with electronic devices - signalling end of the ban.

Arab nations: we have Qatar's response video

Qatar's foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani during a joint news conference.

Qatar has finally responded to a long list of demands from other Arab nations - but what will happen next isn't clear yet.

Airlines seeking US ban exemption

Emirates Airlines aircrafts seen at Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates. (File photo)

Middle East's biggest airline says it is working to implement increased security measures in response to US demands.

Australian Dr in IS propaganda video

Paediatric doctor Tareq Kamleh, who left Australia to join the Islamic State in Syria.

An Australian doctor once known for partying, who joined Islamic State in 2015, has surfaced in a new propaganda video.

Progress against IS in Raqqa

Syrian Democratic Forces SDF fighters walk on the rubble of a damaged street in Raqqa in June.

US-backed Syrian forces have had a success in the battle against Islamic State forces in the city of Raqqa.

Fire destroys refugee camp

Hotspots left after the fire at the refugee camp are doused by civil defence crews.

An entire refugee camp for Syrians in Lebanon has been engulfed by a fire that killed at least one person.

Waves of female suicide bombers video

Monday's two suicide bombings against Iraqi soldiers followed three other such attacks by women.

Isis sends the women among fleeing civilians as the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul reaches the final stage.

Qatar's deadline extended video

An aerial view of Doha's diplomatic area in March 2013.

Qatar's got more time to comply with demands of nations accusing it of supporting terrorism - not that it's expected to do so.

21 killed in three Syria blasts

Smoke rises at a blast site in the Baytara traffic circle near the Old City of Damascus, Syria.

The dead include civilians, soldiers, paramilitaries and the attackers.

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