Even as he made time to speak with Tony Abbott from the White House on Monday evening, Barack Obama was gathering together national security advisers past and present to hammer out a detailed plan on combating the spread of Islamic State.
Russians operated the Buk missile launcher seen near the area where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down, eyewitnesses have told UK media.
Ten years ago today, a white delivery van pulled up outside the gates of the Australian embassy in Jakarta and blew up with the furious force of a terror attack.
DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian whose prank call preceded the death of British nurse Jacintha Saldanha will not give evidence at her inquest.
The Arab League has endorsed international action against the radical Islamic State and vowed to take all necessary measures to confront the “corrupt, immoral” militants who now control large parts of northern Iraq and Syria.
A Queensland doctor, who joined a Red Cross effort to help battle west Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak, has spoken of the paranoia gripping health workers in the virus zone.
The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.
A Melbourne grandmother was one of the two Australian tourists killed in a bus crash in Kenya on Sunday.
Indonesian authorities want the maximum sentence for two French journalists arrested for working on tourist visas in the province of West Papua.
It's official. The lives of tens of thousands of Australian expatriates in Asia will change forever at midnight on September 28, hours after the AFL grand final.