Australian politician detained in Los Angeles airport

A Pakistani-born member of an Australian State government was set and aside and questioned by US immigration officials asking how she was issued an...

Pakistani boy cuts off own hand after blasphemy mistake: police

A 15-year-old Pakistani boy cut off his own hand believing he had committed blasphemy, only to be celebrated by his parents and neighbours for...

‘Enraged’ Israel summons Swedish envoy over FM’s remarks

Israel summoned the Swedish ambassador on Wednesday to convey what it described as its "rage" at a call by Stockholm's top diplomat for an...

ISIS claims responsibility for Jakarta terror attack

Earlier today militants gripped terror on Indonesia's capital, Jakarta. Having a history of terrorist groups calling the worlds most populous Muslim nation home, today...

Update from terrorist attack in Jakarta, Indonesia

With Al-Masdar being one of the first media outlets to report on the terrorist attack in Indonesia, further information has come out. It is known...

Breaking: Explosions in Indonesia

(Graphic Images) The British Broadcasting Company have just reported that a number of explosions have been set off in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. An explosion...

Special U.S. targeting force ‘now in place’ in Iraq: U.S.

A new U.S. force of special operations troops has arrived in Iraq and is preparing to work with Iraqi forces to go after Islamic...

U.N. envoy says Syria peace talks still on for January 25

The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria said after meeting representatives of the United States, Russia and other major powers on Wednesday that Syria...

Kerry to meet Saudi FM in London amid Iran tensions

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet his Saudi counterpart Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in London on Thursday amid concerns over the...

Al-Jazeera shutting US cable news channel April 30

Al-Jazeera America, the cable news cable launched by the global Qatar-based media group in 2013, will be shut down April 30, the company said...