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Australian Muslims Wary of Antiterror In...

Australian Muslims Wary of Antiterror Initiatives

Australia—After Australian police last week said that they foiled an imminent Islamic State-linked plot to behead members of the public in central Sydney, Prime Minister Tony Abbott promised the country would emerge stronger from the terrorism scare. However, a push for new antiterror laws and... read more »

Australian Police Kill ‘Known Terr...

Australian Police Kill ‘Known Terror Suspect’

Australian police have shot and killed a “known terror suspect” after he stabbed two officers outside a police station in Melbourne. The 18-year-old attacked the officers with a knife late Tuesday while being questioned over behavior authorities found concerning. Police say one of the... read more »

Indonesia's President Slams Australia's Abbott over Spying Claims
Public beheading fears: Tony Abbott conf...

Public beheading fears: Tony Abbott confirms police believed terrorists pla...

Fairfax Media understands police will allege that the suspects were planning to snatch and behead a random member of the public, then drape them in the flag of the Islamic State, also known as ISIL. Mr Abbott, who is in Arnhem Land to fulfil an election pledge to spend a week in a remote community,... read more »

Police Arrest 2 Men on Terror Charges in...

Police Arrest 2 Men on Terror Charges in Australia

The 31-year-old brother of Australia’s first suicide bomber is among two men arrested following an Australian Federal Police raid on an Islamic book store south of Brisbane. Omar Succarieh of Kuraby, and an as-yet unnamed 21-year-old man from Boronia Heights were taken into custody after... read more »

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Australians mourn victims of downed Malaysian jet

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister said Thursday that those responsible for shooting down the Malaysian airliner over Ukraine will face justice, as his nation marked a day... read more »

Australia gets approval to send armed officers to MH17 recovery team

AUSTRALIA has won approval to send elite armed officers to protect investigative teams in their efforts to scour the Malaysia Airlines crash site for human remains after the recalled... read more »

WikiLeaks reveals Australian gagging order over political bribery allegations

A sweeping gagging order issued in Australia to block reporting of any bribery allegations involving several international political leaders in the region has been exposed... read more »

Australia gives $4.7 million for Gaza relief

The Australian government is providing five million Australian dollars (4.7 million $) in urgent humanitarian assistance to Gaza, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced on Monday. The... read more »

Indian student assaulted in Australia, brother seeks justice

Indian student assaulted in Australia, brother seeks justice

Melbourne – A 20-year-old Indian student was seriously injured after he was brutally assaulted and robbed in Australia’s Melbourne city, a media report said Monday. The student,... read more »