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Reports of Khaled Sharrouf’s death ‘reliable’, defence minister says

The defence minister, Marise Payne, says she has received reliable reports that Australia’s most wanted terrorist, Khaled Sharrouf, was killed last week. But she would...

Iran reformist leader Mehdi Karroubi ends hunger strike

Iran’s opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, who has been under house arrest for six years, has ended a hunger strike after the government agreed to...

Saudis in talks over alliance to rebuild Iraq and ‘return it to the Arab...

Iraq and Saudi Arabia are negotiating a new alliance that would give Riyadh a leading role in rebuilding Iraq’s war-torn towns and cities, while...

Christian factor

Christians have always been an influential part of Syrian society. Despite that they make up just 10% of Syria's population, Christians have long been...

Saudi Arabia to open border with Qatar to let pilgrims attend hajj

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered the reopening of the land border with Qatar to facilitate the annual hajj pilgrimage, according to state media,...

Can Benjamin Netanyahu survive the corruption investigations swirling around him? 

Benjamin Netanyahu has been Israel’s prime minister for 11 years and is on course to become the Jewish state’s longest-serving leader.  The 67-year-old is a...

The migration crisis hasn’t gone away, as EU leaders are finding to their increasing...

The migration crisis had its peak in the public consciousness two years ago, with its human cost tragically represented by the body of three year...

Iraqi workers sent home, as ‘ungodly’ heatwave hits Middle East with temperatures over 50C

The Middle East has been hit with an “ungodly” heatwave so extreme Iraq’s government ordered all of its civil servants to go home on...

Israel jails 19-year old woman for refusing military service 

A 19-year old woman has been jailed by the Israeli authorities for refusing to be conscripted into the Israel Defence Force. Noa Gur Golan is...

Drone enthusiast ‘amazed’ as he lands device on deck of £3bn HMS Queen Elizabeth...

It is a £3bn state-of-the-art investment, commissioned to reassert Britain’s supremacy on the high seas. But this week the Royal Navy was left blushing after...