Burkina Faso's army chief has declared he is taking over as head of state after the ousting of President Blaise Compaore.
DFAT has updated its terror threat advice in light of an online forum post, which urged attacks against teachers at international schools.
The federal government has teamed up with the Victorian government to target criminality, corruption and organised crime in the construction industry.
Israel has decided to reopen the Al-Aqsa mosque compound after closing it in a move Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas condemned as a declaration of war.
Israel is promising to reopen the a mosque compound after closing it in a move Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas condemned as "a declaration of war".
A US man has pleaded guilty to trying to help Islamic State jihadists, including an unsuccessful bid to travel from Lebanon to Syria to join IS.
Independent senator Nick Xenophon says a royal commission is the only way to address sexual and physical abuse in the defence force.
Labor's Tanya Plibersek has met with officials in the US to confirm that Australian health workers who contract Ebola will have access to a field hospital.
Labor has set up a new body to draft the ALP's policy platform ahead of its national conference next year.
The prime minister says he'll be disappointed if the Victorian coalition isn't re-elected in November and wants to help the premier secure a win.
In response to Sweden's recognition of Palestine, Israel's foreign minister has made a dig at IKEA, saying that relations in the Middle East were more 'complex'...
The Prime Minister may have wanted a mature discussion, but the week in politics started out as anything but.