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It is the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, and yet most people wouldn't have heard of it, let alone being able to locate it on a map.
OPINION: It started as a fairly routine tweet from an inoffensive source - Canada's foreign affairs ministry. But in just a few days it escalated into a world-class diplomatic clash.
Dubai's Attorney General says a woman who claimed she was detained in the city after drinking a glass of wine on her flight from London was actually held because she verbally abused and photographed an immigration officer.
A what-can-be-assumed as a more tongue-in-cheek petition has launched in a bid to change the boundary of a Turkish province into a superhero's logo.
Do as the Trump administration says, not as the United States president's tweets, is the trade minister's message to Kiwi businesses looking to continue exporting to Iran.
Amid a diplomatic spat between Saudi Arabia and Canada, a pro-Saudi Government Twitter account shared - and then deleted - a digitally altered image that appeared to show a plane flying towards the skyline of Toronto, Canada's largest city.
Osama bin Laden's mother, Alia Ghanem, spoke out for the first time this week about her son's life and radicalisation in a bombshell interview with The Guardian.
Three foreign workers were abducted and killed in Kabul on Thursday (Friday NZ Time), their bodies later found in one of the city's more dangerous neighbourhoods, officials said. Meanwhile, a Taliban attack in northern Afghanistan left three policemen dead.
Unite union national director Mike Treen says he was tasered repeatedly by Israeli forces who intercepted a Freedom Flotilla boat taking medical supplies to Gaza.
US President Donald Trump has said he would "certainly meet" with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and without preconditions, if the Iranian leader were willing.
A few months before his killing rampage, convicted robber and prison inmate Benjamin Herman had a jailhouse conversion of a sort. A white suburban teen and a nominal Catholic when he was first incarcerated, he emerged in late May as an avowed Islamist who would murder three people within hours of gaining freedom on a work-release program.
Palestinian youth activist Ahed Tamimi was released from an Israeli prison on Sunday after serving an eight-month sentence on assault and incitement charges and arrived home to a hero's welcome.
An Egyptian court has sentenced 75 people to death, including top figures of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in, state media reports.
Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet it said had breached its airspace on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT) while advancing Syrian government forces retaking territory from rebels reached the Golan Heights frontier for the first time in seven years.
The Israeli military, in coordination with its US and European allies, evacuated hundreds of Syrian rescue workers known as the White Helmets from near its volatile frontier with Syria in a complex and first-of-a-kind operation.
Waving rainbow flags and demanding equal rights, members of Israel's LGBT community and their supporters rallied across the country, protesting the government's refusal to amend a law that would have allowed gay couples to father children via surrogacy.
Historians and archaeologists have traditionally linked bread to the dawn of agriculture, when people domesticated plants such as wheat, cultivated them and ground them into flour.
Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt's famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo.
With her husband in the passenger seat and her daughter cheering her on, Dania Alagili guided her sport utility vehicle onto the King Abdulaziz Road early Sunday, breaking a social barrier as she braved the roaring Saudi traffic.