Britain’s Health Minister says a COVID-19 variant newly discovered in South Africa may be ‘more transmissible’, making vaccines ‘less effective’.
Eighteen people suspected of financing Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah group, regarded as a terrorist organisation by Gulf states, have been detained in Kuwait.
Ten contestants have graced the catwalk in Israel in an annual beauty pageant designed to honour women who endured the horrors of the Nazi genocide.
More than 150 Australian citizens and permanent residents remain stranded in Afghanistan after Australia stopped its evacuation earlier this year.
Israeli chiefs have holed up in a nuclear bunker to simulate the outbreak of a fictional vaccine-resistant COVID-19 variant to which children are vulnerable, describing the eventuality as ‘the next war’.
An Israeli budget has passed parliament for the first time in three years, avoiding the need for another election.
Ilan Ben Zion
At least six Lebanese Shi'ites have been killed in Beirut after gunfire erupted during a protest against a judge probing the city's deadly 2020 port blast.
Maha El Dahan and Tom Perry and Laila Bassam
Australia will join in a virtual G20 meeting tonight to discuss concerns over Afghanistan, and the need for allies to ‘work together’ to support the now Taliban-run country.
Teenagers Toby Emmett and Geoff Tozer will never forget the day a routine cray fishing trip at picturesque Horrocks Beach turned ugly.
Crippling fuel shortages in Lebanon are driving people to desperation with one man dying after swallowing petrol he was trying to siphon from his car.
Towns’ senior coach Dale Baynes says the future of the club is in good stead after a strong showing by the Bulldogs to win the Great Northern Football League colts grand final.
A British woman who ran away at age 15 to join the Islamic State group in Syria wants to return to the UK but has had her citizenship revoked.
The Taliban has announced a cabinet for a caretaker government, giving top posts to personalities who dominated the 20-year battle against foreign forces.
‘Panjshir, which was the last hideout of the escapee enemy, is captured,’ the Taliban has said, as it seeks to form a new government in Afghanistan.
Raju Gopalakrishnan and James Oliphant
Angus Campbell has admitted he wasn’t expecting Afghanistan to fall to the Taliban as quickly as it did following the withdrawal of Coalition troops, which spent 20 years fighting the war on terror.
Houthi drone strikes on Saudi Arabia's Abha airport have injured at least eight people and damaged a plane.
At least five people have died and 15 were wounded in violent clashes between the government and rebel forces in Syria after peace talks collapsed.
Hazara physician Saleem Javed has posted a confronting video showing a man claiming to be an Australian citizen dripping in blood after being attacked by the Taliban. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has declared that the road leading to the Kabul airport has been shut off, with only foreigners allowed to pass and board evacuation flights.
Incendiary balloons launched from Gaza have caused brush fires in southern Israel, prompting air strikes on Hamas sites by Israeli warplanes.
A flight full of people fleeing the war-torn nation arrived in Melbourne this morning. Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews said close to 800 people had so far been evacuated from Afghanistan.
The Taliban’s first press conference on Tuesday created headlines around the world, but some of those headlines weren’t about the answers provided, but about one person in the room.
Defence Minister Peter Dutton says he agrees with US President Joe Biden that foreign troops should not be dying in a war that local forces are not willing to fight for themselves.
Afghans who worked with Coalition forces but have so far been denied visas out of the region say they have two options - secure protection from the Australian Government or be killed by the Taliban.
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