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Among the women of ISIS

Among the women of ISIS

'The guest house was something between a hostel and a reality TV show, the days bleeding into one another in a tedium of sameness.'

Shorten’s emissions plan isn’t enough, but it’s a start

Shorten’s emissions plan isn’t enough, but it’s a start

Crikey readers discuss Bill Shorten's emissions policy, and the orphans of Australian Islamic State fighters.

What will happen to the orphans of Australia’s Islamic State fighters?

What will happen to the orphans of Australia’s Islamic State fighters?

Western governments are scrambling to distance themselves from the families of Islamic State fighters. And as more children emerge from the ruins, the problem is only going to get worse.

How 2014 ushered in the new police state era in Australia

How 2014 ushered in the new police state era in Australia

A confluence of factors has meant that the past four years have seen the development of a police state in Australia aimed at punishing dissent. But ultimate responsibility lies with voters.

Syria would test any president. It is far, far beyond the abilities of Trump.

Syria would test any president. It is far, far beyond the abilities of Trump.

As Trump contends with forever-mounting pressure at home, his already feeble hold on the Middle East continues to slacken.

Crikey Worm: Manus images released

Crikey Worm: Manus images released

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.