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Syria's Assad sworn in as president
Syria's Assad sworn in as president

Bashar Assad has been sworn in for a third seven-year term as Syria's president, after a vote that effectively excluded…

Dozens killed in Afghanistan attack

At least 89 people have been killed by a suicide bomber near a busy market and mosque in eastern Afghanistan.

The deadly fate of prostitutes in Iraq

'This is the fate of any prostitution' the inscription warned above a door. Inside the apartment block lay the bodies of…

Isis suspected of new slaughter

Iraqi officials discovered 50 bodies, many of them blindfolded and with their hands bound, in an agricultural area outside…

War

The areas you don't want to fly over

The list of war zones where militants hold weapons that could threaten passenger airlines is extensive, experts say.

Is this what brought down MH17?

Ukraine’s security services has released photographs and videos it says show Russian-made BUK-M1 surface-to-air missile…

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UK twin sisters now thought to be in Syria
UK twin sisters now thought to be in Syria

Two 16-year-old twin sisters from the UK are now thought to be in Syria, and it's thought they may have followed an older…

Kiwis avoid uncharged ban
Kiwis avoid uncharged ban

Kiwis flying from New Zealand to the United States will not be required to undergo strict new security measures being introduced…

Twin sisters flee UK to join terror group
Twin sisters flee UK to join terror group

Twin sisters have fled their UK home in the middle of the night and flown to Istanbul to join ISIS fighters in Syria, it's…

Kidnapped Kiwi: 'There was a sense of unreality'
Kidnapped Kiwi: 'There was a sense of unreality'

A former kidnap victim says being held hostage made her feel "invincible" enough to become the CEO of Callaghan Innovation…

Terrorism

US orders tighter airport security
US orders tighter airport security

United States authorities fear a new threat to planes from terrorists with explosives that evade detection…

'Angel of Woolwich' detained

A UK woman dubbed the "Angel of Woolwich" for confronting the killers of soldier Lee Rigby has been detained under the Mental…

Nigerian military busts abducted girls' terror cell

Nigeria's military says it has busted a terrorist intelligence cell and arrested a businessman who "participated actively"…

Isis claims state, warns of 'jihad era'

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (Isis) has declared the areas it occupies in Iraq and Syria as a new Islamic state…

ISIL claims global Muslim leadership
ISIL claims global Muslim leadership

The jihadist group ISIL is claiming leadership of the world’s Muslims, after a bloody sweep through…

Suicide bomber blows himself up in Beirut hotel

A suicide bomber blew himself up in his room at a Beirut hotel as Lebanese security forces raided the premises.

Bomb hits shopping mall in Nigeria

An explosion rocked a shopping mall in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, and police say at least 21 people have been killed and…

Nigeria: More women, girls kidnapped

Suspected Boko Haram militants have abducted more than 60 women and girls, some as young as three, in the latest kidnappings…

Australia ready to shut out militants

Australia is working on tough measures to keep Islamic militants out of the country including the possible stripping of…

Isis hijacks football World Cup hashtags
Isis hijacks football World Cup hashtags

Islamists leading the jihadist advance in Iraq are using the World Cup to seek recruits and spread their…

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