The IS attack on the Syrian border town of Kobane has stalled, the US military says, but the jihadists continue to take fresh ground elsewhere.
Palestinians have clashed with Israeli police overnight after a Palestinian man drove his car into pedestrians in Jerusalem, killing a baby.
Liberal Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm has slammed the latest Islamic State video, calling people who join the jihadist group ‘clowns’ and ‘d---heads’.
The United States military is trying to determine if an air-drop of weapons meant for Kurdish fighters in Syria is now in the hands of Islamic State militants.
The threat of living under ISIS rule is all too real for people in Baghdad. But the cast of a popular Iraqi television program is using humour to dispel some of...
A Cairo court has set an appeal hearing date in January next year for jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste and two Al-Jazeera colleagues.
Seven members of an al-Qaeda inspired jihadist group have been sentenced to death in Egypt for carrying out deadly attacks on the army, officials say.
Prime Minister John Key has told parliament New Zealand has to play its part in the fight against Islamic State extremists in the Middle East.
A poll finds that people in the Middle East see religious and ethnic hatred as their biggest threat; Europeans and Americans are more concerned about inequality.
Kurdish fighters have weathered an assault by Islamic State fighters as the US dropped weapons to them and they waited for Iraqi help to arrive.
Turkey will allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross the Syrian border to Kobane to fight Islamic State militants, the foreign minister says.
A suicide bomber has targeted a Shi'ite mosque in central Baghdad, killing at least 17 worshippers.
American-led air strikes near Kobane have been helping Kurdish fighters repulse a new IS attempt to cut their supply lines from Turkey.
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An estimated 2 million faithful mourners are expected to travel to Iraq for the festival of Ashura, despite ongoing threats from self-proclaimed Islamic State...
The mother of a man shot dead at the Canadian parliament after shooting a soldier dead says she is crying for her son's victims, not him.
“What is more offensive? A little girl saying ‘f**k’ or the f**king unequal and sexist way society treats girls and women?”
The creator said he made the game to "wake the people up."
After more than 30 years in the business, SBS football icon Les Murray's time as a host of live events has come to an end.
Sergeant-At-Arms Kevin Vickers has been hailed as a hero by Canadian MPs after reportedly shooting dead a gunman who stormed parliament.