Australian Basketballers' Association has responded to a defamatory article published by the ABC regarding a mid-game brawl in the Philippines.
Daraa, the birthplace of the Syrian uprising, has been surrendered to government forces. The bloodshed is far from over, but this is a notable sign the tide is slowly turning.
Is there any likelihood that the Atlantic alliance really wants Assad removed? It seems unlikely, considering they wouldn't know how to replace him.
Western military attacks on Syria's chemical weapons sites serve little purpose, are entirely incoherent, and part of profoundly flawed interventionist urge that plays out as ritual that may as well be fake.
Overnight, the president tweeted that Russia should "get ready" for "nice new 'smart'" missiles. Just what stands between Trump and all out war?
As Trump contends with forever-mounting pressure at home, his already feeble hold on the Middle East continues to slacken.
Syria and the state of the US' economy represent two key challenges for Trump in the short term. If only the president had any power to address such things ...
This is about much more than a downed jet.
The long-anticipated Turkish invasion of Kurdistan is looking like it will soon be a reality, set to mark a new relationship with the US, which has been backing Kurdish fighters for years. And that's not the only aftershock the region will feel, writes Professor Damien Kingsbury.