Former NT police commissioner John McRoberts denied conflict with travel agent investigation, court told

Former NT police commissioner John McRoberts denied conflict with travel agent investigation, court told

Posted May 09, 2018 19:05:40 Photo: Former NT police commissioner John McRoberts (right) attends his trial. (ABC News: Felicity James) Former Northern Territory police commissioner John McRoberts denied having a “conflict” after text messages revealed he had been in a sexual relationship with the target of a fraud investigation, the …

Fighting escalates in Myanmar’s Kachin State, trapping civilians in conflict zones

Fighting escalates in Myanmar’s Kachin State, trapping civilians in conflict zones

Updated May 07, 2018 19:10:48 Photo: An officer with the Kachin Independence Army says they will keep fighting for “as long as the Burmese keep coming at us.” (Supplied: Kaung Htet) While international eyes focus on what the UN has called the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, another …

Refugees who fled conflict find solace in Victorian Indigenous cultural ceremony

Refugees who fled conflict find solace in Victorian Indigenous cultural ceremony

Posted May 05, 2018 06:00:42 Photo: Refugees said taking part in the traditional ceremony helped give them a sense of belonging. (ABC News: Danielle Bonica) Dozens of refugees in Victoria’s south-west have discovered parallels between Aboriginal culture and their own, after taking part in an ancient Indigenous ceremony. Refugees from …

Syria’s Law Number 10 land grab could see millions lose homes as Government looks to redevelop amid conflict

Syria’s Law Number 10 land grab could see millions lose homes as Government looks to redevelop amid conflict

Posted May 01, 2018 09:13:55 Photo: Those fleeing the conflict in Syria have been put at a distinct disadvantage by Law Number 10. (AP: Syrian Civil Defence White Helmets) It could be one the greatest land grabs this century: A real-estate law with profound implications for millions of Syrian refugees …

Syria conflict: Russia denies tampering with suspected chemical attack site

Syria conflict: Russia denies tampering with suspected chemical attack site

Updated April 17, 2018 07:58:28 Video: Russia says Syria chemical attacks orchestrated by Western countries as a ‘provocation’ against them (ABC News) Russia has denied interfering with evidence at the site of the suspected poison gas attack in Syria, which led to targeted strikes by forces from the United States, …

Syria conflict: Russia may have tampered with chemical attack site, US envoy says

Syria conflict: Russia may have tampered with chemical attack site, US envoy says

Updated April 16, 2018 23:51:25 Photo: The suspected gas attack killed dozens and thrust Syria’s conflict into the headlines. (AP: Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets) Western countries have accused Moscow of preventing inspectors from reaching the site of a suspected poison gas attack in Syria and say Russians or Syrians …

Syria conflict: Inspectors push for access to suspected gas attack site after Western strikes

Syria conflict: Inspectors push for access to suspected gas attack site after Western strikes

Updated April 16, 2018 22:31:40 Photo: The suspected gas attack killed dozens and thrust Syria’s conflict into the headlines. (AP: Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets) International inspectors are pushing to visit the site of a suspected gas attack which brought US-led missile strikes on Syria and heightened the diplomatic confrontation …

Syria conflict: Britain says no more Syria strikes planned as Assad condemns ‘act of aggression’

Syria conflict: Britain says no more Syria strikes planned as Assad condemns ‘act of aggression’

Updated April 15, 2018 23:36:29 Western powers have no plans for further missile strikes on Syria but will assess their options if Damascus uses chemical weapons again, Britain’s Foreign Minister says, as debate rages over the legality and effectiveness of the strikes. Key points: It is unclear when the Syrian …

Syria conflict: Western air strikes were an act of aggression, President Bashar al-Assad says

Syria conflict: Western air strikes were an act of aggression, President Bashar al-Assad says

Posted April 15, 2018 19:48:18 Photo: Russia has provided military support to Mr Assad in Syria. (Reuters: SANA handout) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accepted an invitation to visit Russia, according to Russian news agencies, after telling a group of Russian politicians that Western missile strikes on his country were …

Why Australia should stay out of the Syria conflict

Why Australia should stay out of the Syria conflict

By Dr Kadira Pethiyagoda Updated April 15, 2018 12:21:02 Photo: Syrian soldiers wave weapons and flags as they chant slogans against Donald Trump. (AP: Hassan Ammar) Related Story: US has drawn a red line, but Syria retains chemical weapons capacity Related Story: Russia fails in UN bid to condemn Syria …