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Meet the Australian bureaucrats helping the Saudi regime's fake legitimacy

Meet the Australian bureaucrats helping the Saudi regime's fake legitimacy

It's business as usual for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade despite Saudi Arabia's gruesome disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, with diplomats promoting a regime event some of the world's most prominent businesses are boycotting.

Why Western bluster over Khashoggi will go nowhere

Why Western bluster over Khashoggi will go nowhere

Donald Trump and the West may raise their voices about Saudi Arabia over the presumed killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but will it lead to real action?

Where is Australia's response to Saudi Arabia?

Where is Australia's response to Saudi Arabia?

While Saudi Arabia compiles a growing list of atrocities, Australia stays silent. But are Australians safe from the regime?

Australian democracy protesters in the line of fire amid Paris terror plot

Australian democracy protesters in the line of fire amid Paris terror plot

A peaceful democracy protest in France almost ended in tragedy for several Australians. Where is the response from the foreign ministry?

Trying to understand the humanitarian disaster in Yemen

Trying to understand the humanitarian disaster in Yemen

A report from a UN delegation to Yemen found that atrocities on both sides of the Yemeni civil war continue to mount. But, as one member of the delegation found, it's hard to express the full measure of the tragedy.

Proposed Afghanistan ceasefire is a further sign of Kabul's weakness

Proposed Afghanistan ceasefire is a further sign of Kabul's weakness

There's no end in sight for the War in Afghanistan, though a proposed ceasefire suggests that cracks in the government are continuing to deepen.

Erdoğan's Turkey is a Ponzi scheme

Erdoğan's Turkey is a Ponzi scheme

Turkey is the latest miracle nation to come a cropper from the fact that rapid development – when conducted in wholly neoliberal terms – is always a Ponzi scheme.

Is this the beginning of the end of the Syrian civil war?

Is this the beginning of the end of the Syrian civil war?

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.

Palestinian Authority's violent new era of stifling free speech

Palestinian Authority's violent new era of stifling free speech

As the Palestinian Authority scrambles to maintain political power, it's engaging in violent attacks on Palestinians expressing dissent. Who does this action really benefit?

Meet the group that defends Israel by condemning it

Meet the group that defends Israel by condemning it

An organisation of Israeli Defence Force veterans is attempting to bring to light the reality of life in occupied Palestine. But they are far from anti-Zionists.