Israeli air planes have struck targets in the Gaza Strip after a rocket was fired from the Palestinian enclave.
A monitoring group says the bodies of 230 people killed by the Islamic State group have been found in a mass grave in Syria.
Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai says she's heartbroken by "the senseless and cold blooded" killing of scores of children by Taliban militants in Pakistan.
Iran's media say the Sydney siege by an Iranian-born gunman is linked to Islamic State.
The U.S. military shut its last detention center in Afghanistan on Wednesday, a day after a Senate Intelligence Committee report highlighted torture of terrorism...
Members of an Israeli family have been injured in an acid attack by a Palestinian hitchhiker near Bethlehem, the army says.
Images of a woman walking through Kabul with bare legs has sparked controversy across Afghanistan.
The Palestinian leadership has blamed Israel for the "killing" of Ziad Abu Ein, as tensions threaten to boil over again.
The International Criminal Court is a step closer to having the power to investigate crimes committed in the Palestinian territories.
Secretary of State John Kerry has come under fire as he asked the US Congress for new war powers so the government can continue its fight against IS.
The United Nations' nuclear monitor, the International Atomic Energy Agency says it needs more money if it is to keep a check on Iran's nuclear program.
Coalition partners fighting the Islamic State in Iraq, have agreed to send close to 1500 forces to Iraq to assist the country's army.
Israel's prime minister says Palestinians aren't prepared to confront violence by their own people, and were responsible for the collapse of peace talks.
Syria says Israel has bombed its international airport, as the UN envoy to Syria said he'd meet rebel leaders from Aleppo to discuss a freeze in fighting.
The family of South African hostage Pierre Korkie, who was killed during a failed US rescue raid in Yemen on Saturday, say they have chosen to forgive.

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