A Melbourne researcher says the destruction of ancient heritage sites in Iraq and Syria by IS is unprecedented in human history.
A lawyer representing the Bali Nine duo says he's disappointed with Indonesia's reaction to Saudi Arabia's execution of an Indonesian.
Thousands of civilians have fled western Iraq as Islamic State gains ground.
The wail of sirens has brought Israel to a standstill for two minutes of remembrance during the annual Holocaust Memorial Day.
Islamic State militants gained ground in western Iraq on Wednesday, overrunning several villages on the edge of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, police...
A NSW academic says the involvement of Indian troops in the Gallipoli campaign has been largely overlooked.
Woolworths has pulled its Anzac commemoration website after it sparked a furore across the country.
A UN arms embargo on Houthi rebels in Yemen is the latest attempt to try to end weeks of fighting.
The United States is willing to give an additional $200 million to Iraq in humanitarian aid as it battles the Islamic State, President Obama said Tuesday.
About 400 migrants died in an attempt to reach Italy from Libya when their boat capsized
A contingent of 330 Australian troops is leaving for Iraq, to train Iraqi forces in the fight against the self-declared Islamic State group.
A former Blackwater security guard was sentenced to life in prison and three others got 30-year terms on Monday in the massacre of 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians at a...
A car bomb parked near an outdoor market in a busy commercial area in Baghdad has killed at least 10 civilians.
Advocates have slammed a decision to commission a $4 million telemovie to deter asylum seekers coming to Australia by boat.
Pope Francis has upset Turkey by describing the mass killing of Christian Armenians under Ottoman rule as 'genocide'. 

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