ISIL fighters have abducted more than 8,000 families to use as human shields in Mosul, according to the United Nations’ human rights office.
Puan the orangutan at Perth Zoo has been named the world’s oldest Sumatran orangutan in captivity by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Syrian rebels have shelled two neighbourhoods in government-held western Aleppo, killing at least five children and a baby, a monitoring group reports.
More than a million people in Mosul are expected to be impacted by the military campaign aimed at retaking their city from ISIL.
Moscow has denied it was responsible for the attack in Idlib.
Samsung pledges to work hard to earn back the public's trust after the Galaxy Note 7 disaster which lowered its third-quarter mobile earnings by 96%.
The International Olympic Committee dealt another blow to drugs cheats on Thursday when they disqualified eight athletes from the 2012 Games in London.
Politicians and local residents say the militant group has executed scores of people as Iraqi forces advance on the northern city.
Miles of oil pipelines have been set alight, allegedly by ISIL, as they defend the city.
Maryam Mutlaq and 29 classmates are now qualified plumbers.Only 14% of women in Jordan work, but Maryam and her classmates don't see why.
Syrian or Russian airstrikes have killed at least 26 people, most of them schoolchildren, in a village in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province – according to rescue workers and a monitoring…
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said his recent visit to China was about economics and not security, as he sought to reassure Japan on an official visit to the…
Officials blame the attack in the province of Ghor on the so-called Islamic State.
Toyota is having to recall 5.8 million cars around the world over potentially faulty air bag inflators made by Japanese company Takata.
A field commander allied to the Syrian regime warned Turkey that any move towards their positions would be met 'decisively and with force.'
A meeting of Hong Kong’s legislative council once again descended into chaos on Wednesday after separatist lawmakers ignored an order barring them from the…
Two children have “miraculously” escaped death at an Australian theme park after an accident on a ride that killed four adults.
For three years, Russia’s Valery Rozov had dreamt of base jumping off the Himalayan mountain Cho Oyu, the sixth highest peak in the world.
International aid for the people of Mosul has begun arriving in Iraq, as the offensive continues to oust ISIL from its last major urban stronghold in the…
Fighting rages around Aleppo, as Russia says it will extend a moratorium on air strikes on the besieged Syrian city into a ninth day.
As Iraqi forces edge closer to Mosul in Iraq, anti-ISIL coalition members discussed preparations for an overlapping offensive on the extremists’ Syrian stronghold…
At the height of ISIL’s ferocious campaign that saw them sweep across Iraq and Syria in 2014 with astonishing speed, came one of the militant group’s biggest…
Day nine of the battle for Mosul: 78 villages have been liberated from the so-called Islamic State, according to the Iraqi army.
They have fled for their lives to a camp for the displaced – escaping the frontline of the fight for Mosul.
ISIL says it was behind an overnight attack on a police academy in Pakistan that has left at least 60 police cadets and guards dead.