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Jordan 'ready' for Isis prisoner swap
Jordan 'ready' for Isis prisoner swap

Jordan says it is willing to free an Iraqi female jihadist from prison if the Islamic State group releases a Jordanian pilot…

Japan tight-lipped on Isis hostage

Secret talks in Jordan to secure freedom of Japanese journalist and Jordanian pilot captured by extremists.

Ten killed at luxury Tripoli hotel

Libya has descended further into chaos as gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the capital Tripoli, killing 10 people.

Australian Isis fighters killed in Syria

Australians are among the large number of foreign jihadists killed in the battle for the Syrian town of Kobane.

War

WWl: Writer's sorrow at war loss

Inscribed on one of the bells in the National War Memorial is a tribute to Leslie Heron Beauchamp.

Merkel: 'Disgrace' Jews are threatened

Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was a "disgrace" that Jews in Germany faced insults, threats or violence, as she marked…

Airliner shot while landing in Baghdad
Airliner shot while landing in Baghdad

A flydubai airliner was shot at as it came in to land at Baghdad airport, injuring a young girl.

Isis sets countdown to new executions
Isis sets countdown to new executions

An online message purportedly from Isis warned that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold have less…

Isis fight decision still weeks away
Isis fight decision still weeks away

Prime Minister John Key says any final decision on New Zealand's contribution to fighting Isis (Islamic State) in Iraq is…

Kurds repel Isis from key border town
Kurds repel Isis from key border town

Kurdish militia have driven the Islamic State group from the Syrian town of Kobane, dealing the jihadists a heavy blow.

Terrorism

Former CIA officer guilty of leaking secrets
Former CIA officer guilty of leaking secrets

A US jury has convicted a former CIA officer of leaking classified details of an operation to thwart…

The woman who's Isis' bargaining chip

After her husband blew himself up in a Jordanian hotel, she fled the chaos wearing her own suicide belt. Why does Isis want…

Insurgents on killing spree during Kerry visit

In fierce fighting yesterday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked…

Isis confirms death of Japanese hostage

The Islamic State group confirmed today its militants have executed Haruna Yukawa, one of two Japanese it has been holding…

The trouble with juries and death penalty
The trouble with juries and death penalty

Would you sentence someone to death or not? The process of finding "death qualified" jurors in the US…

Japan PM 'speechless' over Isis video

Japan's prime minister said Sunday he was "speechless" after an online video purported to show one of Isis' two Japanese…

Japanese hostage feared beheaded

A video has emerged online claiming one of the two hostages being held by Isis has been killed and showing the other hostage…

'Release him' mother begs

Japan is vowing to "never give up" its struggle to save two hostages held captive by Islamic State (Isis) militants.

Fight against terror takes a hit

The collapse of the government in Sanaa means the United States has lost a reliable partner in its fight against al-Qaeda…

Editorial: 'Club's' rules of engagement not set in stone
Editorial: 'Club's' rules of engagement not set in stone

The Prime Minister has told a BBC interviewer New Zealand's military contribution to the war against…

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