Russia blames Ukraine for renewed violence

2015-01-26 14:16

Russia has blamed Kiev for a surge in violence in south-eastern Ukraine and urged the West not to show its support with actions such as imposing new sanctions on Moscow.

All Muslims for peace must unite

2015-01-19 21:00

Saffiya Ismail encourages Muslims who do not support extremism to stand up and be recognised.

US to deploy 400 troops to train Syrian rebels

2015-01-16 10:17

The US military is planning to deploy more than 400 troops to help train Syrian rebels to fight ISIS, along with hundreds of US support personnel, a Pentagon spokesperson says.

South Sudan activists release first war victims list

2014-12-15 12:55

The first names of some of the tens of thousands killed in South Sudan have been released, which includes a 14-month old toddler and a 105-year old grandmother.

Palestinian official dies after Israeli beating

2014-12-10 15:25

A senior Palestinian official has died after being beaten by Israeli forces during a protest march in the West Bank, medical and security sources say.

ISIS attacks east Syrian airbase

2014-12-04 18:34

ISIS militants have launched an attack against the last major Syrian military air base in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour, activists say.

US drone strikes corner Pakistan militants

2014-12-04 14:03

Pakistani Taliban militants have been holed up in Afghanistan by a series of US drone strikes and a revolt against them.

UN threatens S Sudan leaders with sanctions

2014-08-13 10:15

The UN has warned South Sudan's warring leaders they would face sanctions if a civil war that has pushed the young nation to the brink of famine does not stop.

Tanker catches fire amid clashes in Tripoli

2014-07-28 12:38

The Libyan government is appealing for 'international help' after several oil tankers caught fire amid clashes over the country's international airport in Tripoli.

How Japan can use its military after policy change

2014-07-02 10:45

Japan's government has approved a reinterpretation of the war-renouncing constitution to allow greater use of military force to defend other countries.

Rival nations mark 64th anniversary of Korean War

2014-06-26 06:22

North and South Korea marked the 64th anniversary of the war between them that ended in a truce and left the nations bitterly divided.

Cheney slams wrong US direction in Iraq

2014-06-25 12:21

Former vice-president Dick Cheney, an architect of the 2003 invasion of Iraq HAS defended his choices at the time, and slammed the current US course as opening the door to insurgents.

Ukraine rebels agree to ceasefire, Russia warned

2014-06-24 12:45

Ukraine's pro-Russian insurgents have agreed to a temporary ceasefire and talks with the new Western-backed president, as US President Barack Obama warned Russia it risks fresh sanctions.

Iraq's capital lives in fear, expects the worst

2014-06-23 13:02

Without a respite in decades, Baghdad is gripped again by fear and anxiety as militants advance.

Israel launches air raids on Syrian positions in Golan

2014-06-23 11:12

Israel carried out retaliatory air raids on Syrian army positions in the Golan Heights after a teenager on the Israeli side was killed in an attack from Syria, the army says.

Obama's tough options on Iraq

2014-06-19 14:29

Barack Obama is mulling a sheaf of rather problematic options as he faces demands in Washington and Iraq to check the brazen advance of Sunni extremist militants.

Iran leader's Twitter warns of "war in Muslim world"

2014-06-19 13:40

A Twitter account Iran experts believe is run by the office of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that militants wanted to bring about a war in the Muslim world.

Iraq crisis stirs fears Afghanistan could be next

2014-06-19 07:44

The deteriorating situation in Iraq is giving Congress pause about President Barack Obama's plan to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2016.

Iraq sacks top officers as UN warns of break-up

2014-06-18 13:48

Iraq's premier fired several top security commanders in a major shake-up as fighting approached Baghdad in a militant onslaught that the UN warned risked breaking up the country.

Women under siege (graphic content)

2014-05-15 15:30

Women Under Siege have published testimonies from survivors to show the world what the truth behind political conflict looks like. We’ve listed a few.

Rwanda closes French cultural centre

2014-04-24 09:35

Authorities in Rwanda have forced the closure of the French cultural centre, just weeks after the two nations were in a major diplomatic spat over genocide commemorations.

World defence spending set to rise in 2014

2014-02-04 19:16

World defence spending will rise in 2014 for the first time in five years, a key study found, driven by arms races in Asia and the Middle East, as well as a resurgent Russia.

Pakistani army enraged by Islamist's comment

2013-11-11 08:54

The Pakistan army has demanded an apology from an Islamist leader for calling a dead militant a "martyr", saying his remarks "hurt the feelings" of the families of those who died fighting for their country.

Australia to pull out of Afghanistan

2013-10-29 09:20

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has declared Australia's longest war at an end during a surprise visit to Afghanistan, with more than 1 000 troops to return home before Christmas.

US drone kills 3

2013-09-29 08:59

A US drone strike has killed three militants in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border.


Canadian soldiers exchange fire with ISIS in Iraq

2015-01-20 10:17

Canadian soldiers opened fire on ISIS extremists in Iraq in what is apparently the first ground fire fight between Western troops and ISIS.

All Muslims for peace must unite

2015-01-16 13:16

Saffiya Ismail encourages Muslims who do not support extremism to stand up and be recognised.

ISIS shoots down warplane over Syria

2014-12-24 12:09

ISIS fighters have shot down a warplane believed to be from the US-led coalition over Syria and have captured its pilot, activists say.

South Sudan's civil war worsening, enters 2nd year

2014-12-15 08:38

War in South Sudan is worsening with 'extreme violence' and growing hunger, rights groups warn one year since the start of conflict in which tens of thousands have died.

Ukraine army, rebels to pull back heavy weapons

2014-12-10 14:53

The Ukrainian army and pro-Russian rebels are due to start pulling back heavy weapons from the frontline, after an agreed ceasefire.

Qaeda threatens US hostage in new video

2014-12-04 18:34

Al-Qaeda's branch in Yemen has threatened an American hostage, kidnapped over a year ago in a new video, giving Washington three days to meet unspecified demands.

8 corpses found in Pakistan after bombings

2014-12-03 13:36

The bullet-riddled bodies of eight suspected militants have been found in Pakistan's restive northwest where the military is battling insurgent groups, officials say.

US restocks Israel with ammunition

2014-07-31 07:48

The US says it has restocked Israel's supplies of ammunition, hours after finally sharpening its tone to condemn an attack on a UN school in Gaza.

Syria weapons moved onto US ship for destruction

2014-07-02 16:45

Cargo containers carrying hundreds of tonnes of Syrian chemical weapons were loaded onto a US cargo ship for destruction at sea.

Ukraine seeks Putin help to save crumbling truce

2014-06-25 12:50

Ukraine's new Western-backed leader has sought urgent talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin after rebels shot down an army helicopter despite ceasefire orders from their own commander to observe a fragile truce.

Iraq battles militant onslaught as Kerry presses unity

2014-06-24 20:00

Pro-government forces held off attacks on a key Iraqi town and oil refinery as John Kerry pushed for unity against a militant onslaught the UN says left over 1 000 dead.

Bangladesh Islamist leader faces death penalty

2014-06-24 11:16

Bangladesh's war crimes court is set to deliver a verdict against the leader of the largest Islamist party, who could face the death penalty for his alleged crimes during the 1971 independence struggle.

Syria rebels recruit teenage fighters

2014-06-23 12:11

Human Rights Watch has urged Syrian rebel groups to stop enlisting teenagers in their ranks and warned their foreign backers that they could be implicated in "war crimes".

Over 50m driven from homes by war, crisis

2014-06-20 14:35

The number of people driven from their homes by conflict and crisis has topped 50 million for the first time since World War II, with Syria hardest hit, the UN refugee agency says.

Obama under pressure to respond to Iraq situation

2014-06-19 13:40

President Barack Obama has not decided how to respond to rampant Sunni militants grabbing swathes of Iraq, but is looking at every option short of sending US combat soldiers back to war.

Iraq appeals for US air strikes on advancing militants

2014-06-19 12:19

Baghdad has called for US air strikes on militants who attacked Iraq's main oil refinery and seized more territory in the north, putting Barack Obama under pressure amid warnings the country could unravel.

Karzai says Afghanistan will not be a repeat of Iraq

2014-06-18 17:01

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has dismissed suggestions that his country could descend into the same chaos as Iraq when US-led troops pull out.

US forces move into Iraq with security mission

2014-06-17 08:33

Nearly 300 American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to help secure US assets as President Obama nears a decision on combating fast-moving Islamic insurgents.

Women under siege (Warning: graphic content)

2014-05-14 13:14

Women Under Siege have published testimonies from survivors to show the world what the truth behind political conflict looks like. We’ve listed a few.

China: Bigger soldiers causing cramped tanks

2014-02-18 19:47

China's military says its soldiers have grown taller and wider over the past two decades, leading to cramped tanks and other equipment problems.

Crisis looms in South Sudan

2014-01-12 14:17

The world's youngest nation was born with such high hopes, but four weeks since political rivalry spiralled into violence, little stands between impoverished South Sudan and all-out civil war.

Obama to meet Maliki as Iraq fighting continues

2013-11-01 14:46

President Obama is to meet with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to discuss the ongoing war in Iraq, now that the US has withdrawn out of the country.

Violent conflict is not inevitable

2013-10-18 15:27

The understanding of the causes of war and violence can and should be used to promote peace and overturn the belief that violent conflict is inevitable.

Guatemala massacre officer in US trial

2013-09-27 19:01

Former Guatemalan soldiers have recalled the massacre details at the trial of a former colleague.

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