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The National Party says it's pleased Labour and New Zealand First haven't buckled to pressure from the Green Party over Iraq.
New Zealand has been urged to engage more fully in peace dialogue and take a leadership role outside the United Nations as tensions in the Middle East rise. Audio
The Canadian Prime Minister is demanding justice for the people killed when a passenger plane was gunned down last week.
176 people were killed when the plane was shot down 'unintentionally' by Iran.
Iranians are furious after revelations their military shot down a Ukrainian airplane, killing all 176 passengers and crew.
Protests erupted after Saturday's admission that the military had… Audio
Washington has rebuffed an Iraqi request to prepare to pull out its troops, amid heightened US -Iranian tensions after the US assassination of an Iranian commander in Baghdad.
Iran has again rejected suggestions that one of its missiles brought down a Ukrainian passenger jet near the capital, Tehran.
Strikes against US forces in Iraq could have been just the beginning of a major operation across the region if the US had responded, a senior Iranian commander is reported as saying.
National says the government needs to focus its efforts on eliminating ISIS from the Middle East. Due to conflict this week between Iran and the US, the Defence Force has halted training activites of… Audio
Iranian missiles damaged or destroyed seven buildings in the part of Ain al-Asad air base in Iraq that houses US military personnel, satellite photographs appear to show.
Iran's embassy in Wellington is calling on New Zealand to promote peace and security in the Middle East following today's attacks. Acting prime minister Winston Peters has released a statement… Audio
The former New Zealand Defence Minister, Wayne Mapp, says the killing of Soleimani was reckless, but he doubts it will lead to a major global conflict.
New Zealand still has around 50 military… Audio
The Green Party spokesperson for Defence, Golriz Ghahraman, says New Zealand needs to be able to stand up to its allies if the situation between the US and Iran continues to escalate.
Iran's supreme leader wept as huge crowds of mourners thronged Tehran's streets for the funeral of military commander Qassem Soleimani, killed in a drone attack on the orders of the US government.
US President Donald Trump is standing by his threat to go after Iranian cultural sites, and also threatened sanctions against Iraq after its parliament called on foreign troops to leave the country.
New Zealand Defence Force troops based in Iraq are at risk of being caught up in Iran's retaliation over the US killing of top general Qasem Soleimani, a senior Waikato University academic says. Audio
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is strongly advising New Zealanders travelling in Iraq to leave, as tension between its neighbour, Iran, and the United States continues to escalate.
A US strike killed Iran Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani, the Pentagon says, adding that Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack Americans in Iraq and the Middle East.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said he is ending the suspension of nuclear and long-range missile tests put in place during talks with the US.
Hong Kong will end 2019 with multiple protests planned for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day aimed at disrupting festivities and shopping in the Asian financial hub.
A recent op-ed piece in the South China Morning Post suggested that Hong Kong was descending into terrorism, with protesters now reportedly making homemade bombs. Christine Loh is a former… Audio