Russia extends Snowden’s residence by 'a couple of years'

2017-01-18 18:01

Russian authorities have extended a residence permit for US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency.

Anxiety in Istanbul after series of extremist attacks

2017-01-11 11:29

After a series of attacks in Istanbul, some residents say they are adapting their daily routines because of fears they could become the latest victims of violent extremism.

Germany's Islamist scene growing: security chief

2017-01-08 22:06

Germany's domestic security chief has warned that the country's radical Islamist scene is not only growing, but becoming more decentralised.

Gunman wounds US consular official in Mexico

2017-01-07 22:24

Mexican police are looking for a gunman who shot and wounded a US consulate official who was driving out of a parking garage.

Shots fired at Fort Lauderdale airport, several victims: US media

2017-01-06 21:10

A gunman has been taken in to custody after opening fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport in Florida, killing at least one person and injuring nine, US media reported.

'Blood everywhere': Witnesses recount Istanbul horror

2017-01-02 22:59

Survivors recount the horror of the Reina nightclub attack in istanbul which left scores dead and injured.

ISIS suicide bomber kills 36 in Baghdad market

2017-01-02 20:04

A suicide bomber driving a pickup loaded with explosives struck a bustling market in Baghdad, killing at least 36 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

Israeli PM discusses Syria conflict with Putin

2017-01-01 11:26

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin has spoken by phone to Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the conflict in Syria and "continued security co-operation", his office says.

Dozens killed in Istanbul nightclub attack

2017-01-01 07:16

At least 35 people have died after a gunman reportedly dressed as Santa Claus stormed an Istanbul nightclub as revellers were celebrating New Year - the latest carnage to rock Turkey after a bloody 2016.

2017: Europe's leaders not expecting a smooth ride

2016-12-31 21:34

Europe's leaders are not expecting a smooth ride in 2017 following a year marked by political upheaval, terror attacks, unchecked immigration, and a rising military threat from Russia.


Zuma sends condolences after diplomats killed in Afghanistan bombings

2017-01-13 11:45

President Jacob Zuma has sent his condolences to Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates after five government officials were killed in a bomb attack.

Maritime kidnappings surge in 2016 - piracy report

2017-01-10 13:03

Maritime kidnappings have escalated to a 10-year high, according to the ICC International Maritime Bureau's annual piracy report.

Public areas of airports seen as most vulnerable

2017-01-08 21:00

Public areas of airports are viewed as the most vulnerable to attack and initial reports indicate the US authorities will re-examine ways to protect travellers.

Turkey detains 18 in connection with attack near courthouse

2017-01-06 22:13

Turkish police have detained 18 people in connection with a foiled attack near a courthouse in the western city of Izmir that nevertheless killed a policeman and a courthouse employee.

Suicide car bombing kills 11 in Baghdad - officials

2017-01-05 21:45

Iraqi officials say a suicide car bombing in a commercial area in central Baghdad has killed at least 11 civilians.

Bombing, air strikes kill 25 in Yemen

2017-01-02 21:14

Eleven civilians, including five members of one family, and 14 Huthi rebels have been killed in shelling and air strikes in Yemen in two days, military and rebel sources have said.

Manhunt after Istanbul nightclub massacre

2017-01-01 16:41

A manhunt is under way after 39 people, including many foreigners, were killed when a gunman went on a rampage at an exclusive nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey, where revellers were celebrating the New Year.

'We walked on top of people' says Istanbul attack survivor

2017-01-01 09:03

One of the revellers at the Istanbul nightclub which came under attack during New Year celebrations has described the chaos and panic as people tried to escape a gunman.

Man arrested after shouting 'bomb' at Berlin NY party

2016-12-31 22:42

Police say they have arrested a man who shouted "bomb, bomb, bomb" at Berlin's massive open-air New Year's party.

New Year revellers defy terror alerts to see in 2017

2016-12-31 21:33

Sydney kicked off New Year celebrations with a spectacular fireworks display as revellers across the globe defied global terror alerts to see in 2017 in style.

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