US strikes ISIS forces in Tikrit

2015-03-26 08:02

The US and its allies have launched airstrikes on the Iraqi city of Tikrit, in support of an Iraqi government offensive to retake the northern city from Islamist militants.

Myanmar charges 69 protesters with rioting

2015-03-25 16:33

A Myanmar court has laid charges, including rioting, against 69 students involved in a protest that was broken up in a police action that drew sharp criticism from Western governments, a student activist say.

200 suspected jihadis stopped from leaving Australia

2015-03-25 06:07

Officials say counterterrorism squads have prevented 200 suspected jihadists from departing Australian airports for the Middle East including at least three teenage boys this month.

30 killed in central Yemen clashes

2015-03-24 16:55

At least 30 people have been killed in clashes between pro- and anti-government forces in central Yemen, tribal sources say.

US sees hope for political solution to Yemen crisis

2015-03-24 13:07

The top US diplomat in Yemen say Washington and its allies need to make decisions quickly to preserve the possibility of a political solution to the crisis in Yemen.

Soldiers killed by roadside bomb in Egypt's Sinai

2015-03-24 13:05

An Egyptian security official says a roadside bomb struck a passing armoured vehicle in the north-eastern Sinai Peninsula, killing two soldiers.

House passes resolution urging Obama to send arms to Ukraine

2015-03-24 09:37

The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a resolution urging President Barack Obama to send lethal weapons to Ukraine to protect its sovereignty in its fight against Russian-backed rebels.

Libya unity government may be announced

2015-03-23 19:56

The first names for a new Libyan unity government could emerge after progress in UN-mediated talks between its warring parties, UN special envoy Bernardino Leon says.

Indonesia detains alleged ISIS recruiters

2015-03-23 14:38

Indonesian anti-terror police have arrested five men who allegedly arranged for a group of mostly women and children to try and enter Syria to join ISIS.

'I am responsible,' says grieving father of suicide bomber

2015-03-23 05:43

The heartbroken father of an Australian schoolboy believed to have died while carrying out an ISIS suicide bombing says he feels ‘totally responsible’ for failing to see that his son needed help.


US issues emergency terror attack warning in Uganda

2015-03-26 05:47

The US embassy in Uganda has issued an emergency warning to its nationals, saying a terrorist attack may take place soon in the capital Kampala.

Women, children taken in latest Boko Haram kidnappings

2015-03-25 06:16

Boko Haram militants have abducted hundreds of people in north-eastern Nigeria, with the majority of those kidnapped mainly women and children, a local government official says.

Children playing cricket among dead in Afghanistan attacks

2015-03-24 20:39

At least 25 people, mostly civilians and including six children playing cricket, were killed in separate attacks in Afghanistan.

Israel spied on Iran nuclear talks - report

2015-03-24 14:13

A US report says Israel spied on Iran's nuclear talks with the United States and other major powers.

US counterterrorism strategy in Yemen collapses

2015-03-24 13:07

US and Yemeni officials say the US counterterrorism strategy in Yemen has all but collapsed as the country descends into chaos.

Threat against Obama niece prompts security hike

2015-03-24 12:25

An AP source says a threat against President Barack Obama's niece, a player on Princeton's women's basketball team, prompted increased security at a college NCAA Tournament game in Maryland.

Tunisia museum to reopen following massacre

2015-03-24 05:59

Tunisia's National Bardo Museum is set to reopen to the public after a jihadist attack that killed 20 foreigners, as the country looks to restore faith in its tourism sector.

ISIS moves west to attack Syrian army in Homs

2015-03-23 16:37

Islamic State fighters have attacked a military airport in Syria's Homs province as they pushed on with an offensive against government strongholds towards the west.

Yemen on edge of civil war, UN envoy warns

2015-03-23 12:21

Yemen is nearing 'the edge of civil war', the UN envoy to the country warns as the Security Council voiced unanimous support for its embattled leader and Shi'ite militia seized the airport in a key city.

Islamic State claims deadly Syria attacks

2015-03-22 14:30

The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks across Syria that left dead dozens of people, in an announcement on its radio station.

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