Investigators will charge four suspects over the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that killed 298 people, including 38 Australians, five years ago.
Tensions between the United States and Iran could be rising to "the brink of a catastrophic military clash", experts warn, as the US announces plans to send more troops to the Middle East.
Iran summons the British ambassador after London backs the US conclusion that Iran attacked two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, while the Saudi Energy Minister stokes tensions, saying the kingdom "is committed to ensuring stability of global oil markets".
Iran accuses the US and its allies of warmongering while the US Defence Secretary says America's focus is on building international consensus, although they are always planning contingencies.
The US military releases a video it says depicts members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard taking an unexploded mine from the side of one of the oil tankers hit by explosions in the Gulf of Oman.
Two oil tankers have been hit in suspected attacks in the Gulf of Oman and the crews have been evacuated, shipping firms and industry sources said, a month after a similar incident in which four tankers in the region were struck.
Some 970 million people — including more than 2.4 million Australians — live in areas with high exposure to climate hazards including cyclones, floods, bushfires, desertification and rising sea levels, a new report finds.
The anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre proves the more things change in China, the more they stay the same, writes Stan Grant.
The United Arab Emirates tells United Nations Security Council members that attacks on four tankers off its coast on May 12 bore the hallmarks of a "sophisticated and coordinated operation," most likely by a state actor.
Australia has more national security laws than any other nation and two high-profile raids show at least two of the core fears expressed by lawyers and the media industry were well-founded, writes Rebecca Ananian-Welsh.