Middle East

Iran map (file picture).

At least 21 reported killed in crash between bus and tanker in Iran

A further 20 people were injured in the accident.

It's the heaviest bombing of Syria's rebel-held province in weeks and is only expected to worsen.

Russian military aircraft with 14 on board inadvertently shot down by Syrian artillery -report

Syria was reportedly trying to stop a barrage of Israeli missiles.

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Children are among those believed to have been killed in airstrikes on the rebel-held province.

Turkey, Russia agree on demilitarised zone in Syria's Idlib

The deal marked a significant agreement between the two country's leaders.

Afghanistan suicide bombing kills at least 20 at protest

Dozens of people has turned out to protest against a local police commander.

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It's the heaviest bombing of Syria's rebel-held province in weeks and is only expected to worsen.

Russia, Iran and Syria execute large-scale onslaught on Idlib despite warnings from US

More than 60 air raids reportedly killed at least four civilians in southern Idlib, in northwestern Syria.

Iraq map.

Car bomb claimed by Islamic State kills 7 in western Iraq

The attacker detonated his explosives-laden vehicle at a joint security checkpoint managed by the Iraqi army.

Iran president blames economic woes on US sanctions

Hassan Rouhan also made a cryptic remark that Iran had a "third way" to deal with the crisis.

Palestine flag.

USA cuts Palestine aid funding by US$200m

The move comes as President Donald Trump and his Middle East pointmen prepare for the rollout of a peace plan for Israel and Palestine.

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The Chief of the Defence Force admits the number of charges is "high".

Kiwi personnel in Iraq mission rack up military charges

The Chief of the Defence Force admits the number of charges against NZDF personnel involved in our Iraq mission is "high" after 1 NEWS analysed newly-released documents.

Prince William touches down in Israel for historic visit, the first by a British Royal

He will stay at the King David Hotel, site of the former administrative headquarters of the British mandate.

A highly poisonous 'death cap' mushrom - Amanita phalloides.

Hundreds poisoned, 15 dead, from eating mushrooms in Iran

Iranian media say more than 1,000 have been poisoned after eating wild mushrooms in recent weeks.

Jacinda Ardern outlined her government’s stance on the US-led strikes on Syria today, speaking from the Comm Games in the Gold Coast.

Israel Embassy takes objection to PM's description of 60 deaths in Gaza as 'one-sided'

The embassy released a statement describing the NZ Government's response as regrettable.

Trump says Iran re-starting nuclear programme would lead to 'severe consequences'

Trump yesterday withdrew the US from the accord with Iran and abruptly restored harsh sanctions.

The Damascus sky lights up missile fire as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the capital early Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Russian President Vladimir Putin denounces US-led strike on Syria as an 'act of aggression', Iran labels them a 'military crime'

Loud explosions lit up the skies over Damascus today in "precision strikes" carried out by the US, Britain and France.

Syria conflict: US urges UN to condemn Russia over chemical weapons attack

The new US draft says the security council "will thoroughly assess how to take action".

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The Security Council called for a 30 day truce to allow for aid deliveries.

Russia to set up evacuation routes for civilians in Syria's besieged Ghouta

The suburb of Damascus has been under intensive bombing by government forces for weeks.

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The Security Council called for a 30 day truce to allow for aid deliveries.

Syria death toll continues to climb despite UN vote bringing fall in bombing intensity

Attacks on residential areas appear to have shifted to strikes on front lines.

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Chris Clarke says 'humanity is needed' amongst global leaders to bring an end to the war.

'The situation remains dire' - Govt pledges additional $1.5m for Syria war victims

The latest pledge brings NZs funding for the Syrian crisis since 2011 to $23.5m.

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Watch: Israel's PM says Iran is the 'greatest threat to our world'

Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments come as tensions rise between the two nations.

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A human rights campaigner has said changes to the role of Kiwi soldiers in Iraq should have been made public.

Kiwi troops in Iraq given 'mentoring role' but haven't 'extended beyond the mandate' - Ardern

The PM responds to a report NZ troops have helped Iraqi forces with military operations.

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One of his colleagues described him as a fantastic person.

Tributes paid to Kiwi as death toll from Afghanistan attack rises to 103

The explosion damaged or destroyed dozens of shops and vehicles in the heart of Kabul.

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The bombing killed at least nine people.

Turkey launches attack on US-backed Kurdish forces across Syrian border

Turkish jets bombed more than 100 Kurdish militia targets, killing at least nine people.

Palestinian girl accused of slapping Israeli soldiers denied bail

The ruling in the high-profile case of Ahed Tamimi drew condemnation from Israeli rights activists and her father.

Listen as foul-mouthed US radio shock-jock Howard Stern unloads on Lorde over Israel show cancellation

The 21-year-old Kiwi singer last month announced she would be cancelling a planned show in Tel Aviv.

Father of UK man killed fighting ISIS in Syria says he died 'protecting innocents'

The bodies of two men killed in battle were brought back to the UK.

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