India said on Thursday it had conducted "surgical strikes" on suspected militants preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-ruled Kashmir, making its first direct...
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has lambasted former federal politician Wyatt Roy's trip to Iraq where he was caught in an attack by IS against Kurdish Peshmerga...
EXCLUSIVE: Former federal assistant minister Wyatt Roy says he was caught up in an IS attack on Peshmerga forces near the Iraq-Syria border last Thursday.
Israel and global leaders mourned the death of ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres on Wednesday as the country prepared for a funeral expected...
The United States threatened Wednesday to suspend its engagement with Russia over the conflict in Syria following escalating attacks on rebel-held parts of Aleppo...
Trade Minister Steve Ciobo has capped off a two-day visit to Tehran encouraging Iranian firms to tie with Australian businesses.

No asylum talks for Ciobo in Iran

Trade Minister Steve Ciobo expected to hold talks on the repatriation of failed Iranian asylum seekers during his visit to Tehran - but it didn't happen.
Iraq says the US will send more troops to help in the battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State expected later this year.

Peres shaped Israel's history

Shimon Peres, the Israeli elder statesman who shared a Nobel Prize for forging a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians, has died.
Etihad Airways says a Sydney-bound flight made an emergency landing in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday after an engine failed shortly after takeoff.
Nobel laureate and former Israeli president Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday, aged 93, left an indelible mark on world affairs. Here is a selection of the...
Playboy magazine, once famous for bunnies and soft porn, for the first time is featuring a Muslim woman wearing a hijab, in a spread that is drawing both praise...
Iranian media have slammed Trade Minister Steve Ciobo's remarks about its human rights record as "rude".
Trade Minister Steve Ciobo has spent his first day in Iran signing a slew of pacts on greater cooperation with Tehran.
US President Barack Obama is reportedly planning to attend Shimon Peres's funeral, which Israeli media said was expected to be held on Friday.
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