The naked bodies of two British tourists have been found on a Thai beach, sparking a murder probe on the popular resort island of Koh Tao.
The families of two French journalists imprisoned indefinitely for reporting in West Papua without a visa have spoken out for the first time to beg the Indonesian government for mercy.
Sir Bob Geldof has infuriated independence-minded Scots by urging them to vote to maintain Scotland's place within the United Kingdom ahead of the referendum.
Indonesian police have stepped up patrols in public areas where Westerners gather after the arrest over the weekend of four suspected foreign Islamic State-aligned radicals. The men (pictured) were arrested on Saturday with three Indonesian nationals heading towards a hideout in Poso, Central Sulawesi, where wanted terrorist Abu Wardah Santoso has long operated. Indonesian police spokesman Agus Rianto said the men had travelled on Turkish passports, but, when police tried to interview them in Turkish, they did not speak the language. It's believed they are Uighurs, from a Muslim minority group in western China. Mr Agus said security had not yet been stepped up at embassies and international schools, but that police had increased patrols. Former Jemaah Islamiah terrorist and now deradicalisation expert, Nasir Abbas, said that Santoso, who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (also
Iraq is a tangle of competing interests and the countries joining the fight are pulling the knot ever tighter.
A Belgian murderer and rapist serving a life sentence is to be allowed to have doctors end his life following a ground-breaking ruling under laws in Belgium permitting people to request euthanasia.
Gallipoli, Turkey: Two middle-aged historians are standing in ditches throwing rocks at each other.
Joseph Fair hunts viruses. That's his thing. He's used to dominating his prey but Ebola is different.
A group Australia first designated as a terrorist organisation in December 2005 - the PKK or the Kurdistan Workers Party - is working directly with the Kurdish Peshmerga✓ forces that Australia and other Western nations are arming in northern Iraq in the fight against Islamic State.
Since 9/11, US pundits have beat the war drum at each crisis but there are no recorded occurrences of foreign-trained jihadis returning to strike terror in the American Homeland.