Mosque raided after Australia 'terrorism-linked' shooting

2015-10-04 14:05

An Australian mosque reportedly visited by a 15-year-old boy before he shot dead a civilian police employee in an "act of terrorism" has been raided, police say.

Hospital hit, 3 staff killed in Afghan bombing

2015-10-03 12:01

Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres has said its hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz was partially destroyed, killing three staff, following a bombing.

Gunman opens fire outside Sydney police headquarters

2015-10-02 16:04

A lone gunman has shot and killed a civilian police employee outside the police headquarters in Sydney, Australia before being shot down himself, police say.

Israel army launches manhunt after couple killed

2015-10-02 12:03

Israel has deployed hundreds of troops in a hunt for suspected Palestinian gunmen after an Israeli couple had been killed in front of their children in the occupied West Bank.

UK boy, 14, convicted of plotting Aus terror attack

2015-10-01 19:48

A 14-year-old British boy has admitted to planning and organising a major terror plot to kill police officers in Australia that could have left several people dead.

At least 50 reported dead in September attack as China celebrates Xinjiang

2015-10-01 12:19

At least 50 people have died in an attack last month at a coal mine in China's violence-prone Xinjiang, US-based Radio Free Asia reports, as the country geared up to mark 60 years since the establishment of what it calls the Xinjiang Autonomous Region.

New explosion in southern China after bombs kill 7

2015-10-01 09:49

An explosion has hit a residential building in Liuzhou city in south China's Guangxi province, the day after parcel bombs killed at least seven in the same city, state media say.

Countries pledge 30 000 UN peacekeepers at summit

2015-09-29 11:12

US President Barack Obama announced that more than 50 countries have pledged some 30 000 peacekeepers for possible deployment on United Nations missions, as well as helicopters, medical units and training and equipment to deal with roadside bombs.

Maldives president escapes unhurt from speedboat blast

2015-09-28 07:41

Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom has escaped unhurt from a blast on his speedboat as he returned home after preforming Haj in Saudi Arabia.

Burkina Faso president disbands presidential guard

2015-09-26 07:57

Burkina Faso's transitional president has signed a decree to disband the presidential guard that staged a coup more than a week ago.


Obama warns Putin on 'recipe for disaster'

2015-10-03 15:01

US President Barack Obama has warned that Russia's aggressive military campaign in Syria supporting strongman Bashar Assad is a "recipe for disaster".

Russia targets ISIS in new airstrikes

2015-10-02 19:22

Russian aircraft have launched new airstrikes against the Islamic State extremist militia in Syria.

UK sentences 15-year-old boy for inciting terrorism

2015-10-02 14:14

A British court has ordered a 15-year-old boy to be detained for a minimum of five years after he was convicted of 'inciting terrorism' in connection with an alleged ISIS inspired plot in Australia.

Israeli couple 'were massacred right in front of their 4 kids'

2015-10-02 09:32

Palestinian gunmen killed an Israeli couple travelling in a car with their four young children in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli army says, vowing reprisals for the 'barbaric attack' amid a spike in tensions.

Pakistan kills 25 militants in northwest

2015-10-01 14:13

Pakistan's military says it had killed 25 militants in air strikes along its restive border with Afghanistan as part of a major offensive to clear Taliban and al-Qaeda strongholds that began last year.

Southern Philippines hit by 2 separate blasts

2015-10-01 12:19

Three people have been killed and 23 injured in two separate explosions in the southern Philippines.

Obama says Assad must go, revs up coalition against ISIS

2015-09-30 08:43

US President Barack Obama says that Syrian leader Bashar Assad must go if ISIS is to be defeated, as he rallied world leaders to revitalise the coalition campaign against the jihadists.

Australian ISIS fighters doubled last year

2015-09-28 13:24

The number of Australians fighting for ISIS in Syria and Iraq has doubled in the past year but was not expected to continue to grow so rapidly, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says.

Suspect in destruction of Timbuktu mausoleums sent to ICC

2015-09-26 08:56

An alleged Islamic extremist has been charged with involvement in the destruction of religious buildings in the historic city of Timbuktu in Mali in 2012 has been arrested and sent to the International Criminal Court to face justice.

Lawyer denies 'confession' by Bangkok bombing suspect

2015-09-25 13:44

The lawyer for a suspect in last month's Bangkok bombing denied reports Friday that his client had confessed to planting the device that killed 20 people in the city centre.

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