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AFC wants Australia to beef up security
Football's regional governing body wants hosts for the Asian Cup to take extra measures following Sydney siege.
Last updated: 16 Dec 2014 11:20 GMT
Australia mourns Sydney cafe siege victims
Crowds gather in the city's business district where three people, including hostage-taker, died in police operation.
Last updated: 16 Dec 2014 07:40 GMT
Three dead as Sydney cafe siege ends
Gunman among three people killed as police storm Lindt Cafe to end 16-hour hostage drama in Australian city.
Last updated: 16 Dec 2014 03:34 GMT
France busts cell recruiting Syria fighters
About 10 people arrested in operation to dismantle network sending would-be fighters to Syria, officials say.
Last updated: 16 Dec 2014 02:12 GMT
Belgian police detain three hostage-takers
Hostage freed unharmed after three men are detained in western city of Ghent, reports say.
Last updated: 15 Dec 2014 14:05 GMT
Armed men take hostage in Belgium
Police arrest several suspects after storming apartment in Ghent where armed men reportedly hold a person hostage.
Last updated: 15 Dec 2014 11:53 GMT
Stalemate in Syria's Kobane and Deir Ez Zor
Fighting rages across towns in Syria while Kurdish troops claim they have made advances against ISIL fighters.
Last updated: 14 Dec 2014 22:05 GMT
ISIL Incorporated: Business behind violence
An extraordinary look inside the armed group and the business behind the violence.
Counting the Cost
Last updated: 14 Dec 2014 14:47 GMT
Sustaining Iran's regional ambitions at all costs
There is growing unease in Iran over the accumulated financial burden of Tehran's regional military commitments.
Last updated: 14 Dec 2014 09:08 GMT
Iran advisers boost anti-ISIL battles in Iraq
Security officials say advisers from Iran have played a key role in Iraq's recent victories against ISIL fighters.
Last updated: 14 Dec 2014 08:18 GMT
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