30 people killed as Saudi-led coalition hits Yemen forces

2015-05-27 14:19

A Saudi-led coalition has targeted the headquarters of Yemen's special forces in the capital, killing at least 30 people, medical officials say.

Kids who break terrorism laws will face prosecution - Abbott

2015-05-27 11:43

An Australian boy who was photographed holding the several head of a Syrian soldier could reportedly return to Australia with his mother and siblings, prompting the PM to warn that children as well as adults who break terrorism laws face prosecution.

Militants killed in siege in upscale Afghan neighbourhood

2015-05-27 05:39

An all-night siege in an upscale neighbourhood of Afghanistan's capital ended in the early hours of the morning with the deaths of four heavily armed attackers, but not civilian casualties, an Afghan official says.

Turkish opposition candidate shot in knee while campaigning

2015-05-26 13:42

An official says an opposition party candidate has been hospitalised after being shot in the knee while campaigning for Turkey's general elections on June 7.

Australian mother abandons children to join ISIS

2015-05-26 06:01

A Sydney mother has abandoned her two children and fled to Syria for a new life under the Islamic State group, media reports have said, becoming one of more than 100 Australians who have joined the jihadists.

40 wounded in Taliban suicide attack in Afghanistan

2015-05-25 12:09

A Taliban truck bomber detonated around a tonne of explosives Monday outside a government complex in southern Afghanistan, wounding about 40 people in the latest attack of the summer fighting season.

Boko Haram in deadly raid on Nigeria town

2015-05-25 06:29

Boko Haram fighters killed several people and destroyed dozens of homes in a raid on a town in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, local residents, a vigilante and the military says.

Iraqi forces regain ground from Islamic State east of Ramadi

2015-05-24 14:28

Iraqi forces have regained ground from Islamic State militants in western Iraq, advancing towards the city of Ramadi one week after it fell to the insurgents.

ISIS cements grip on Iraq-Syria border

2015-05-23 11:22

The Islamic State group has consolidated its control of the Iraq-Syria border after capturing an Iraqi provincial capital.

MTN closes e-billing portal amid security fears

2015-05-22 17:43

The mobile network has been forced to shut down its unencrypted e-billing portal and resort to e-mails instead.


20 000 evacuated after World War II bomb discovery in Germany

2015-05-27 13:27

About 20 000 people have been evacuated in the west German city of Cologne after a 1 000kg bomb dating back to World War II was discovered in the city's north-east.

Papua New Guinea must stop 'sorcery' killings

2015-05-27 07:48

The Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea must crack down on crimes against people suspected of sorcery after a mob hacked a woman to death, Amnesty International says.

Multiple Taliban raids kill 26 Afghan police

2015-05-26 16:57

At least 26 Afghan police or soldiers have been killed in multiple Taliban attacks in the volatile south, including a 16-hour siege of a college dormitory, officials say.

Abbott: Australia to strip citizenship for terror links

2015-05-26 08:00

Australia has announced it will amend the law to strip dual nationals linked to terrorism of their citizenship for "betraying the country", but insisted no one would be left stateless.

Fighter jets scrambled for French flight to NY

2015-05-25 18:39

An Air France jetliner heading from Paris to New York was escorted by fighter planes for the last stretch of the trip because of a threat against the flight, the airline says.

3 dead in attack targeting President's son in Pakistan

2015-05-25 09:14

Three people have been killed and four others were injured when Baluch separatists targeted a convoy carrying the Pakistani president's son in the southwestern province of Baluchistan late on Sunday night, police said.

ISIS executes 200+ in ancient Syrian city - monitor

2015-05-25 05:54

The Islamic State group has executed at least 217 people, including civilians, in and around the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra in the last nine days, a monitor group says.

Israeli police say Palestinian stabs teens on Jewish holiday

2015-05-24 14:28

Israeli police say a 19-year-old Palestinian man has stabbed two Israeli teenagers as they walked to a holy site on a Jewish festival.

Two US men charged with supporting ISIS

2015-05-23 09:34

Two California men have been charged with allegedly providing support the Islamic State group and planning to join ISIS.

ISIS seizes Iraq-Syria border post, consolidating 'caliphate'

2015-05-22 15:26

The Islamic State group has kept up a counteroffensive that has rocked US strategy, seizing a key border crossing after capturing an Iraqi provincial capital and a renowned Syrian heritage site.

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