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Canberra has given its approval to the building one of the world’s largest coal shipping terminal near the Great Barrier Reef. Environmental groups have condemned the plan for both local and global reasons.
Abu Salah, described as the “Islamic State’s” finance minister, has been killed by US-led airstrikes. US officials said that they have bolstered efforts to curb the militant group’s revenue-generating activities
France, Australia and the UK are considering joining a US-led coalition flying air strikes in Syria. They cite the refugee crisis as justification for military intervention, but can bombing put an end to the conflict?
Australian airline Qantas has reported a healthy profit one year after having posted huge losses. It also announced it will take delivery of eight Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Qantas posted an Aus$557m (US$409m) annual net profit in the year ending 30 June.
The diplomats represent Brazil, Panama, and Colombia, in addition to Australia, the Vatican City, the Ukraine and Cyprus.
Fourteen teams are participating in the 11th Cricket World Cup hosted by Australia and New Zealand, which began on 14 February and will continue until 29 March. The teams will play a total of 49 matches in 14 different cities. Australian playing fields will host 26 matches in seven cities: Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, …
Following Greste’s deportation, Fahmy has to rescind Egyptian nationality
By James M. Dorsey The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has dropped any pretention of standing up for universal standards for equality in sports by endorsing bans on women attending football matches in stadia. In doing so, the AFC has confirmed policies adopted by the Asian group, as well as world football body FIFA, that effectively …
“We are victims of a cold war”, says imprisoned journalist Mohamed Fahmy
Embassies recently froze their activities over unspecified ‘security threats’
I’m a desperate Canadian citizen that needs the government to stand by me, says Fahmy
“Act of terror does not fall under the teachings of Islam, which calls for co-existence and peace”
US office remains open despite neighbouring embassy closures and Australia’s heightened warning
An interview with Kim Beamish, the director of “The Tentmakers of Cairo”, which was screened at Cairo International Film Festival
Australian blogger launches a campaign to send pens to Al-Mazraa prison, in solidarity with imprisoned journalist
Obama stresses there is no “quick fix” in military and ideological fight against ISIS
Foreign minister discusses nuclear disarmament and regional issues on sidelines of UN General Assembly
The first week of the World Cup has produced some fantastic football; Daily News Egypt gives you a roundup of the best moments
At least 258,000 expatriates had cast their vote by 3pm on Sunday
Foreign ministry stresses need for international cooperation to assist with Syrian refugee crisis
Journalists briefly dismissed from Tora prison courtroom for interacting with defendants
Sixth court session for Al Jazeera journalists underway at Tora Prison
Reuters – Oil and gas producer BG Group has begun offering voluntary redundancy to staff at its British headquarters, the company said, as it seeks to reduce headcount and trim costs. BG Group has been hit by lower than expected production rates, having downgraded output forecasts several times over the past two years, and is …
The iPad 4 is available at $399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and $529 for the 16GB Wi-Fi + cellular model at the four major US carriers – AT&T Inc, Sprint Corp, T-Mobile US Inc and Verizon Communications Inc.