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Australia has ended direct aid to the Palestinian Authority because it says its donations could increase the self-governing body's capacity to pay Palestinians convicted of politically motivated violence.

Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are among the countries to have pledged to help Iraq in loans and investments to rebuild the country following the defeat of IS.

Twelve-year-old Australian girl killed in Baghdad ice-cream shop blast

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Twelve-year-old Australian girl killed in Baghdad ice-cream shop blast

Zynab al-Harbiya from Melbourne was visiting her sick grandfather in Baghdad when she was killed after a car bomb exploded outside a popular ice-cream shop.

Australia says citizen freed in Yemen with Oman’s help

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Australia says citizen freed in Yemen with Oman’s help

Australia’s Foreign Ministry confirmed on Wednesday that an Australian citizen kidnapped in Yemen last year has been released following ...

Australian government latest Western power to 'endorse' Assad survival

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Australian government latest Western power to 'endorse' Assad survival

London and Canberra openly split over whether Syria's Bashar al-Assad should remain in power in a post-conflict Syria.

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Australia rejects calls to mirror Trump's Israel policy

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop responds to Trump-esque suggestions by Australia's former prime minister about how relations with Israel should be conducted.

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Abducted Australian appeals to government in Yemen hostage video

Australian football coach Craig Bruce McAllister has appeared in a video on Friday, after being abducted by an unnamed group in war-torn Yemen.

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Australia's immigration minister slammed over xenophobic anti-refugee comments

Peter Dutton came under attack over xenophobic comments he made over Australia's intake of refugees, whom he described as 'illiterate and ...

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Lebanese-Australian TV kidnapping case investigated by joint commission

The arrest of an Australian mother and four members of an Australian television crew for attempted child abduction will be investigated by a ...

Australian mother and television crew charged for child kidnapping

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Australian mother and television crew charged for child kidnapping

Prosecutors in Lebanon have filed charges against an Australian TV crew held over an attempt to abduct two children in a custody dispute.

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Lebanon detains Australian TV crew over 'child abduction'

Police investigate claims of armed assault as an Australian mother takes her 'abducted' children into hiding.

Friends and foes condemn North Korea hydrogen bomb test

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Friends and foes condemn North Korea hydrogen bomb test

China said it "firmly opposes" North Korea's actions as other world powers condemned Pyongyang's claim that it carried out a successful hydrogen ...

Britain adds four citizens to UN global sanctions list

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Britain adds four citizens to UN global sanctions list

The United Nations has imposed sanctions on four British citizens who are allegedly fighting with Islamic State militants in Syria, following a ...

Jailed journalists ask to be deported from Egypt

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Jailed journalists ask to be deported from Egypt

Cairo's top court decrees retrial in case of three imprisoned al-Jazeera journalists, of whom two have applied for deportation under a new law.

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