Middle East

US military helicopter crashes in Iraq with seven onboard

Officials said that so far there is no indication that the Pave Hawk helicopter was shot down.

Civilians are trapped in a rebel-held area near Syria's capital and 13 trucks made the delivery.

Red Cross aid convoy finally reaches desperate civilians in Syria

Civilians are trapped in a rebel-held area near Syria's capital and 13 trucks made the delivery.

Britain's Prince William makes a speech during the first annual Royal Foundation Forum in London, Wednesday Feb. 28, 2018. Under the theme 'Making a Difference Together', the event will showcase the programmes run or initiated by The Royal Foundation. (Chris Jackson/Pool via AP)

Prince William to make first official UK royal visit to Israel

The prince is also expected to visit Jordan in the trip later this year.

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.

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.

Turkish troops head to the Syrian border, in Karkamis, Turkey, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016.

UN declares 30-day cease-fire in Syria

The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution today for a cease-fire "without delay".

World leaders urge Syria cease-fire as fighting escalates

A monitoring group said 400 people, including dozens of children, have been killed this week.

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.

Hundreds killed in 'catastrophic bombardment' of Syrian rebel stronghold

Activists say in just two days of attacks, around 250 people have been killed.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Pro-government rallies held in Iran after week of unrest

The rallies come in the face of anti-government protests that've swept the country.

Watch: Secrets of ancient Egypt's ordinary folk unravelled

Scanning technology is giving historians a new insight into everyday life in ancient Egypt.

Isis has claimed responsibility for the attack that killed dozens of people.

White House condemns 'barbaric' suicide bomb attack, which killed 41 people in Afghanistan

The attack also wounded more than 80 people, many of whom suffered severe burns.


Video: 'We can only do what's right for NZ' – Jacinda Ardern defends UN vote criticising Trump's Jerusalem stance

The UN backed a resolution rejecting America's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Video: Palestinian teen activist arrested after footage of her slapping Israeli solider goes viral

Her father claims the video was shot just after Israeli forces fired tear-gas at their home.

Arab nations unite to condemn Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

A declaration calls on countries who have not yet recognised Palestine to do so.

NZ Palestinians march in Auckland against Trump's plan to relocate embassy to Jerusalem

Palestinians marched down Queen Street and to the US consulate.

It comes after the US recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Jacinda Ardern critical of Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital saying 'this will make things difficult'

The US will shift its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jersusalem, despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition.

Its director is now calling for the New Zealand government to do the same.

Video: Israel Institute of NZ welcomes Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem

Its director is now calling for the New Zealand government to do the same.

Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes eastern Iran following last month's deadly tremor

Today's early morning quake jolted a sparsely populated area.

Watch: Speaker Trevor Mallard fed up with time-wasting motions, such as recognising 70th anniversary of UN calling Israel a state

The Speaker also wasn't keen on a motion acknowledging the Black Ferns winning the World Cup.

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