US military officials say an air strike in Iraq has killed a chemical weapons specialist linked to Saddam Hussein.
More than 120 Boko Haram militants have been killed in clashes with a Chadian army contingent in northern Cameroon.
Four people have been arrested in a nationwide swoop involving about 170 police in Belgium, and charged with participating in terrorist activities.
The UN has announced it has arranged the release of more than 3,000 child soldiers in South Sudan.
A Russian mother of seven has been arrested and accused of treason after she made a call to the Ukrainian embassy about Russian troop movements.
Twenty-seven people were killed in four attacks in Egypt's North Sinai and Suez, security and medical sources said, in some of the worst anti-state violence in...
Protesters who demanded Henry Kissinger be arrested for war crimes at a US Senate committee hearing have been called "scum" by Senator John McCain.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said a member of the insurgent movement was responsible for the deaths of three American contractors.
Witnesses will give evidence at a range of hearings as investigators look to form a fuller picture of what happened during the Lindt Cafe siege and why.
Israeli officials have played down the threat of a new war with Hezbollah after rockets killed two soldiers on the Lebanon border.
A suicide bomber has detonated himself at a funeral in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least eight people.
The EU has expanded its raft of sanctions against Russia as fighting continues in the east and fresh moves are made hold peace talks.
The International Cricket Council has confirmed the playing conditions for the World Cup, with a super over to be used if the final is tied.
Here is a timeline of how the Lindt cafe siege unfolded in Sydney on December 15-16, as it emerged from the first day of the inquest.