Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani says the peshmerga have claimed unexpected victories in their fight against the Islamic State group.
Seven people including a policeman and paramilitary soldier were killed in two separate incidents when Pakistani security forces hit militant hideouts in the...
A call to the national security hotline about gunman Man Haron Monis did not expose his deadly plan, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.
Four Afghan detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay US military prison have been sent home following a review of their cases, the Pentagon says.
A caller rang the National Security hotline the weekend before the Lindt cafe siege to warn about Man Haron Monis's extremism.
Kurdish forces say they have broken a siege by Islamic State fighters in Iraq.
Thousands of people have continued to place flowers at memorials in Sydney's Martin Place to remember the victims of this week's deadly siege.
Comments broadcast on a TV breakfast show seven years ago may have sparked Man Haron Monis's decision to take hostages.
The wife and daughter of NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione were at the Lindt cafe in Sydney just an hour before it became the site of a siege.
The UN General Assembly has approved a resolution asking Israel to compensate Lebanon for an oil spill caused by an Israeli strike on oil storage tanks.
Australian super hornets are plundering Islamic State targets in Iraq as part of an international mission to disrupt and degrade the group.
Israeli air planes have struck targets in the Gaza Strip after a rocket was fired from the Palestinian enclave.