Category: <span>International</span>

West Papua independence leaders declare ‘government-in-waiting’
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West Papua independence leaders declare ‘government-in-waiting’

West Papuan leaders have declared a provisional “government-in-waiting” of the contested Indonesian province, as the United Nations said it was “disturbed by escalating violence” there, including the killing of a child allegedly by security forces. The province marks independence day on 1 December, the anniversary of West Papua’s declaration of independence from Dutch colonial rule...

Australian lamb industry hit as Qatar cancels subsidy on $300m-a-year trade
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Australian lamb industry hit as Qatar cancels subsidy on $300m-a-year trade

The Qatari government has moved to cancel a subsidy for the Australian lamb industry, even as Australia’s agriculture and meat sector continues to reel from Chinese import bans. Australia’s $300m-a-year lamb trade with Qatar has been underpinned by a subsidy program in place since 2015. It was due to finish in 2023, but the Qatari...

Abu Dhabi Bank in US courts due to illegal practices
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Abu Dhabi Bank in US courts due to illegal practices

The Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority QFCRA has commenced legal proceedings in New York to compel First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) to pay a court ordered judgment debt of QAR 200,000,000 (USD 55 million) that was first imposed on the bank back in August 2019. The legal action comes after the Emirati bank failed to...

What happened to the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? Latest theories
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What happened to the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? Latest theories

Just 39 minutes into its journey on March 8, 2014, from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, the plane lost contact with Malaysia Airlines and crashed at an unknown location killing all 239 people on board. What happened to the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? At 12.42am MYT on March 8 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 took off from Kuala...

AFDH asks Participants to Boycott Saudi Hosted G20 Leaders Summit
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AFDH asks Participants to Boycott Saudi Hosted G20 Leaders Summit

Paris – The Francophone Association for Human Rights (AFDH) today wrote a letter to President Emmanuel Macron, Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the President of the European Council Charles Michel and the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, asking them to withdraw their attendance from Saudi Arabia’s G20 Summit in...

Israel says it launched airstrikes on Syria over explosive devices at border
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Israel says it launched airstrikes on Syria over explosive devices at border

Israel’s military has said it launched air strikes against the Syrian army and Iran’s Quds Force in Syria on Wednesday after explosive devices were planted in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. In a statement, the Israeli military said its planes hit storage facilities, military compounds and Syrian surface-to-air missile batteries. The Syrian state news agency reported that three...

China warns Australia and Japan over ‘confrontational’ new defence pact
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China warns Australia and Japan over ‘confrontational’ new defence pact

Australia and Japan will “pay a corresponding price” if their new defence pact threatens China’s security, Chinese state media has warned, as Scott Morrison insisted the deal should not cause any concerns to Beijing. The state-run Global Times newspaper declared the new agreement “accelerates the confrontational atmosphere in the Asia-Pacific region” and was aimed against China. Australian ministers...