Topic archives: Islamic State

Crikey Worm: Manus images released

November 10, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Islamic State loses its foothold in Syria, and Coalition conservatives hatch a plan to delay a marriage equality vote in parliament. Plus, activist group GetUp has released pictures and video from inside the Manus detention centre. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Crikey Worm: Labor states not happy with Turnbull’s energy plan

October 18, 2017

Good morning, early birds. The next COAG "meeting" is shaping up to be more of an all-in brawl after Labor state governments announced their acute displeasure with Malcolm Turnbull's new energy plan, and the Yes vote is pulling ahead. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: the heartbreaking crisis I saw at the Syrian border

Hinch’s Senate Diary: the heartbreaking crisis I saw at the Syrian border

July 31, 2017 10

The area Derryn Hinch was in is on the Australian government's official no-go list for tourists, but he was there as part of a parliamentary delegation with Save the Children.

Jokowi’s new decree is only partly about curbing Islamist groups

July 14, 2017 3

Yes, Joko Widodo's decree against hardline Islamic groups is about stamping out terror-linked organisations. But it's also about saving his own political arse.

Yes, Australia’s best bud Saudi Arabia is actively funding terrorism

July 7, 2017 19

Malcolm Turnbull -- or, at the very least, his own Foreign Minister Julie Bishop -- is signing up as a paid supporter of the country that effectively funded al-Qaeda and IS.

The Middle East is a mess, but it’s not about to collapse into war

July 3, 2017 10

Should we worry about Syria? Islamic State? Qatar? Saudi Arabia? Yes, but that does not mean total war is imminent.

Crikey Worm: Liberal infighting over marriage equality, Crown employees guilty

June 27, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Conservative Liberals are not thrilled with Christopher Pyne's assurances on marriage equality, Crown employees to be freed from Chinese prison within months, and Trump finally (sorta) gets his travel ban. It's the news you need to know, by Cassidy Knowlton and Max Chalmers.

‘Tough-talking’ Trump’s new-found sycophancy to Saudi Arabia is hypocritical and pathetic

June 1, 2017 4

Does this man know anything about history, including his own? Former Australian ambassador to Israel Peter Rodgers wonders at Trump's breathtaking ignorance.

The next terror attack could be on your Thailand or Bali holiday

May 26, 2017 4

Militant Islamism is spreading like wildfire in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. The Bali bombings will probably not be an isolated incident.

To understand the Manchester terror attack, look to Saudi Arabia

May 24, 2017 16

The West must understand that the type of unchallenged hegemony it enjoyed for a few brief years following the end of the Cold War was but a brief moment in history and has now ended.