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Herat mosque blast kills dozens in Afghanistan. Herat mosque blast kills dozens in Afghanistan.
An explosion at a mosque in the Afghan city of Herat has killed about 30 people and injured dozens more. The blast, which struck the Jawadia mosque, coincided with evening prayers at around 20:00 local time (15:30 GMT). Officials said there were at least two attackers - one a suicide bomber, and another who shot at worshippers with a firearm. A spokesperson for the local governor told the...
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Sydney homes searched over 'plane bomb plot'. Sydney homes searched over 'plane bomb plot'.
Australian police are searching five properties in Sydney over a suspected terrorism plot to bring down a plane. Four men were arrested in raids across the city late on Saturday. Police said they had seized materials that could have been used to make an explosive device. Local media said the plot may have involved a meat mincer. The men can be held for seven days without charge after a ma...
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Hamburg supermarket attacker 'was known Islamist'. Hamburg supermarket attacker 'was known Islamist'.
The man who killed one person and injured six in a supermarket knife attack in Hamburg was a "known Islamist", officials say. "He was known as an Islamist but not a jihadist," Hamburg's Interior Minister Andy Grote said, noting the suspect also had "psychological" issues. The man, a failed asylum seeker born in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), attacked customers at random on Friday. Police...
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North Korea conducts new intercontinental missile test. North Korea conducts new intercontinental missile test.
North Korea has conducted a new intercontinental ballistic missile test, South Korea and the Pentagon say. The missile reached an altitude of about 3,000km (1,865 miles) and landed in the sea off Japan, the Japanese national broadcaster NHK said. It comes three weeks after North Korea's first ICBM test. The latest missile flew higher and for longer than the one in early July and has been ...
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Italy drought: Water cuts pose Rome 'health risk'. Italy drought: Water cuts pose Rome 'health risk'.
Italy's Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin has warned of health consequences if water rationing is imposed in Rome. Parts of Italy, including the Lazio region around Rome, are suffering from drought. The water company that serves Rome is proposing cutting supplies for eight hours a day to 1.5 million residents. Water utility Acea blames a decision by officials to stop it taking supplies fr...
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Libya crisis: Rival governments commit to ceasefire. Libya crisis: Rival governments commit to ceasefire.
Libya's opposing governments have committed to a conditional ceasefire following talks in France. UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and Khalifa Haftar, the rival military commander who controls the east, met in Paris on Tuesday. They are aiming to end the conflict which has engulfed the country since Col Muammar Gaddafi was ousted in 2011. French President Emmanuel Macron said the ...
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Poland's President Duda vetoes judicial reforms after protests. Poland's President Duda vetoes judicial reforms after protests.
Polish President Andrzej Duda has announced he is vetoing a controversial law to replace Supreme Court judges with government nominees. Three key judicial reforms have been passed by Poland's parliament, prompting days of demonstrations across the country. Before they become law, they require approval by the president. The changes have also set Poland's right-wing government on a collisio...
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Three Israelis stabbed to death in West Bank attack. Three Israelis stabbed to death in West Bank attack.
Three Israeli civilians have been stabbed to death in a settlement near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. Another Israeli was wounded in the attack in Halamish. The Israeli army says the attacker was shot and caught. The attack came near the end of a day of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces over new security measures at a Jerusalem holy site. Three Palestinians were killed...
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Germany warns citizens of Turkey risks amid arrests. Germany warns citizens of Turkey risks amid arrests.
The German government has warned its citizens and firms they face the risk of "arbitrary" arrest in Turkey. "People who are travelling to Turkey for private or business reasons are urged to exercise increased caution," the German foreign ministry said. Firms face investment risks in Turkey because of Turkish legal deficiencies, the ministry said. Turkey reacted angrily, saying Germany had...
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Saudi police release miniskirt video woman without charge Saudi police release miniskirt video woman without charge
Saudi police have released a young woman who appeared in a video wearing a miniskirt and crop-top in public without charge. She was summoned for questioning after a video of her dressed in "indecent" clothing sparked a heated debate in the Muslim country. Some demanded she be punished for breaking the strict Saudi dress code. But the public prosecutor has now closed the case, the ministry...
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