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A bus carrying pilgrims from a Hindu temple in the hills of south India plunged off a road on Tuesday, killing at least 55 people including four children, officials said.
In the days after September 11, 2001, the United States set out to destroy al-Qaeda. US President George W Bush vowed to "starve terrorists of funding, turn them one against another, drive them from place to place, until there is no refuge or no rest."
What do you do if you're a fast-growing city in the desert with lots of thirsty people and little freshwater reserves? Park an iceberg off the coast.
The presidents of Iran and Russia on Friday (Saturday NZ time) backed a military offensive to retake the last rebel-held area of Syria as Turkey's president pled for a cease-fire, perhaps the final chance to avoid what activists warn will be a humanitarian disaster.
A senior aide to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia has dropped further hints that the country is planning to turn its Gulf rival Qatar into an island by digging a canal that will cut the peninsula off from the mainland.
The United States is ending its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees, the State Department announced Friday, a week after slashing bilateral US aid for projects in the West Bank and Gaza.
Isis has released a new militant audio recording, purportedly of its shadowy leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, his first in almost a year.
OPINION: Forget the kibbutz-building Zionists of the past; the new Zionism is not about "doing" and forging a vision for the future; it is about focusing on "hasbara" (Hebrew: explaining) and preserving the status quo.
Prosecutors in Saudi Arabia are seeking the death penalty for five activists in the country's Eastern Province, according to Saudi activists and Human Rights Watch. Among those being targeted is Israa al-Ghomgham, who Saudi groups say would be the first female human rights activist to be put to death in the Saudi kingdom if the execution proceeds.
For thousands of years beneath Egypt's desert sands a solidified whitish substance sat in a broken jar. Scientists now say it's "probably the most ancient archaeological solid residue of cheese ever found.''
A suicide bomber targeted students preparing for university exams in a Shiite neighbourhood of Kabul on Wednesday (Thursday NZ Time), killing at least 48 people and wounding 67 in an attack blamed on the Islamic State group, officials said.
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.