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Islamic State leader Neil Prakash says he was 'just a normal soldier'

Islamic State leader Neil Prakash says he was 'just a normal soldier'

The extradition hearing of Neil Prakash has been delayed, again, as Turkish prosecutors look for more evidence.

  • by Farid Farid

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'We don't trust them either': Iran lays out conditions to salvage nuclear deal
Iran

'We don't trust them either': Iran lays out conditions to salvage nuclear deal

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has pushed back on talk about expanding the deal to include curbs on missiles and Iran's meddling in Middle East.

  • by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin
Saddam's super-yacht winds up as sailors' hotel
Iraq

Saddam's super-yacht winds up as sailors' hotel

The king size bed in Saddam Hussein's super-yacht is made, the silk curtains have been drawn back and, in the gold-rimmed bathroom, a barber's chair awaits.

  • by Ulf Laessing
Israeli air strikes target boat moored in Gaza: residents
Israel

Israeli air strikes target boat moored in Gaza: residents

Israeli aircraft destroyed a boat moored in Gaza city early on Wednesday morning, local residents said. There were no reports of casualties.

  • by Mike Corder
Paraguay opens embassy in Jerusalem, after US and Guatemala
Israel

Paraguay opens embassy in Jerusalem, after US and Guatemala

Paraguay opened its new embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, following in the footsteps of the United States and Guatemala.

Pompeo vows US and allies will 'crush' Iranian operatives globally
Iran

Pompeo vows US and allies will 'crush' Iranian operatives globally

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched a sweeping broadside against the Iranian government.

  • by Carol Morello
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Iran says Europe's support for nuclear deal not enough
Iran

Iran says Europe's support for nuclear deal not enough

The European Union is not doing enough to preserve the benefits for Iran from the  international nuclear pact

  • by Alissa de Carbonnel
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hospitalised in the West Bank
Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hospitalised in the West Bank

It's the third time Abbas has been hospitalised in a week. He underwent minor surgery on Tuesday.

  • by Ali Sawafta
'Australia will be my first home and my last home': Nihad's new life begins
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Islamic State

'Australia will be my first home and my last home': Nihad's new life begins

She was captured by IS, sold and raped and has never seen the baby she have birth to. Now Nihad is hoping Australia will deliver her dreams of a happier life.

  • by Latika Bourke
‘Zero. In fact, less than zero.’ Gazans say little gained in protests
Israel

‘Zero. In fact, less than zero.’ Gazans say little gained in protests

After weeks of protest at the Israeli border fence peaked this week, Gazans returned to their daily lives of struggle, many wondering what, if anything, had been accomplished.

  • by Declan Walsh & Isabel Kershner
The Gaza fence and why it is the focus of Palestine-Israel conflict
Israel

The Gaza fence and why it is the focus of Palestine-Israel conflict

A snaking metal fence that divides the Gaza Strip from Israel has become the latest focal point in a generations-long conflict between Arabs and Jews

  • by Megan Specia & Rick Gladstone