A child has died when a booby-trapped motorbike exploded in north-eastern Syrian.
SBS World News Radio: Iraq's prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, says the Kurdistan Regional Government is playing a dangerous political game by holding an...
Several hundred ultra-Orthodox Jews scuffled with police in Jerusalem on Sunday in protest against a court ruling that could require them to serve in the army...
Hamas says it's dissolved a contentious administrative committee that runs Gaza, invited Abbas' government to return to Gaza and is ready to hold new elections.
The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces accuse Russian warplanes of bombing its fighters for the first time in eastern Syria.
The US military says Russia knew of the presence of coalition forces in an area hit by an airstrike which wounded six fighters.
Iraqi forces have "completely liberated" the town of Akashat, near the Syrian border, just hours after commencing a major offensive.
Egypt's top appeals court has upheld a 25-year jail sentence for deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi on charges of harming national security.
The White House claims Iraqi Kurdistan's plan to hold an independence referendum is hindering the effort to defeat IS.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to hold a first meeting on the Iran nuclear deal with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and other parties to...
Eighty-three people have been killed 93 are wounded after a terror attack on a restaurant and a security checkpoint in southern Iraq.
A powerful new campaign ad by British charity Save the Children takes aim at the controversial role of UK arms sales in the Yemen conflict, as one of the world's...
Human Rights Watch says Saudi-led coalition air strikes in Yemen have caused indiscriminate loss of civilian lives in violation of the laws of war.
German authorities believe the IS group holds some 11,100 blank Syrian passports that can be completed with any individual's details, weekly newspaper Bild am...
Syrian government forces and US-backed fighters are closing in on IS in Deir al-Zor city from different directions.

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