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Australian anti-immigration far-right politician Pauline Hanson caused a furore on Aug. 17 when she entered the Senate wearing a full burqa, earning a blistering rebuke from the country's top lawyer for the "appalling" stunt.
An Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant sought by Interpol was apprehended during an anti-terror operation in Istanbul.
Ties between NATO and Russia are at their most difficult phase since the Cold War, the alliance’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said, blaming Russia for its role in the Ukraine conflict
UNITED NATIONS - Reuters
United Nations Cyprus mediator Espen Barth Eide has quit to pursue a political career in Norway, the United Nations said on Aug. 14, after U.N.- backed talks to broker peace between Greek and Turkish Cypriots ended in acrimony last month.
PHNOM PENH – Reuters
An Australian nurse and two Cambodian assistants were found guilty of running an illegal commercial surrogacy clinic in Cambodia on Aug. 3 and sentenced to 1-1/2 years in prison
ISTANBUL – Reuters
Turkish police have said they were working with Australian authorities to investigate a foiled plot to bomb an Etihad Airways flight using explosives which Canberra said were flown in from Turkey.
SYDNEY – Agence France-Presse
Four men accused of plotting to bring down a plane planned to use poisonous gas or a crude bomb disguised as a meat mincer, reports said on July 31, with Australian officials calling preparations “advanced.”
MELBOURNE – Reuters
The Australian government said on Aug. 6 that it would deploy its armed forces to assist in recovery efforts after the U.S. Marine Corps suspended a search for three Marines missing since their aircraft crashed off Australia’s northeast coast a day earlier
Turkish Cypriot authorities have blocked a vessel hired by far-right activists to prevent would-be migrants from reaching Europe and detained its captain, the group and local media reported on July 26
An Australian man sent his unsuspecting brother to Sydney airport to catch an Etihad Airways flight carrying a homemade bomb disguised as a meat-mincer built at the direction of a senior ISIL commander
SYDNEY – Reuters
Powerful Australian minister Matthew Canavan on Tuesday became the third politician forced to step aside over a question of dual citizenship, saying he was unaware his mother had taken out Italian citizenship for him when he was 25