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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia raises terror threat level over domestic Islamic State supporters

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:08pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... threat level had been rising in Australia over the past year, particularly in recent months, mainly due to Australians joining Islamic State to fight in Syria and Iraq. “What we do have ... estimates at least 60 Australian citizens were fighting for the Islamic State group and another al-Qaeda offshoot Jabhat al-Nusra, also known as the Nusra Front, in Iraq and Syria. Another 15 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590828/australia-elevates-terrorism-threat-second-highest-level
  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia deploys new counterterrorism units at airports

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:25pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Canberra Australian government giving high priority to reducing the domestic terrorism threat created by homegrown extremists who travel to Syria and Iraq to fight New ... threat created by homegrown extremists who travel to Syria and Iraq to fight. Australia and the United States will raise at the United Nations General Assembly in September the need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581199/australia-deploys-new-counterterrorism-units-airports
  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Foreign minister says 150 Australians are fighting in Syria, Iraq

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 01:24pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... Associated Press in Canberra Julie Bishop says Australians who have travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside radical militants pose a terrorist threat if they return home Around 150 Australians have fought with radical militants in Syria and Iraq, raising fears of a terrorist threat to Australia if the fighters return home, the country’s foreign minister said on Thursday. Foreign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536096/foreign-minister-says-150-australians-are-fighting-syria-iraq
  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Anti-terror raids launched after Islamic State ordered 'demonstration killings' in Australia: Abbott

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 09:30am by Reuters in Sydney

    ... or Syria, despite stressing there was no knowledge of a specific threat. “Police believe that this group that we have executed this operation on today had the intention and had started to carry out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1595244/anti-terror-raids-aimed-preventing-random-violence-public-australia-says
  5. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Abbott warns of home-grown terror, says migrants must be on ‘Team Australia’

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:14pm by AFP

    ... such as Iraq and Syria and easier to arrest them on their return. "We've got a serious problem of radicalised people going to the Middle East to fight with terrorist groups," he told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576177/abbott-warns-home-grown-terror-says-migrants-must-be-team-australia
  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia sends troops to protect Baghdad embassy, PM vows to stop jihadists returning

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 01:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday. Australia has concerns that its citizens are fighting alongside Sunni militants in Iraq and Syria, including with the radical Islamic State of Iraq ... is trained killers – who hate our way of life, who hate us – making mischief with the potential to cause mayhem in our country.” Abbott said more than 100 Australians had travelled to Syria and Iraq, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536824/australia-sends-troops-protect-baghdad-embassy
  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Security 'breakdown' let terrorist Khaled Sharrouf escape Australia

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:39am by AFP

    ... of a convicted terrorist through Sydney Airport to join the conflict in Syria. New South Wales state Premier Barry O'Farrell expressed concern after media reports that Khaled Sharrouf, who served ... brother's passport and was now believed to be in Syria. "I have to say, I think that immigration and the federal police and customs have been doing a magnificent job," O'Farrell said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1424924/security-breakdown-let-terrorist-khaled-sharrouf-escape-australia
  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian PM questions Abbott diplomacy credentials

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 11:14am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... international crises such as Syria. Labor’s Rudd, a former foreign minister who is trailing his conservative opponent in the run-up to September 7 polls, gave a scathing assessment of Abbott’s ... and the economy to diplomacy and national security as the situation in Syria unfolds. Australia assumes the presidency of the United Nations Security Council in September and Rudd has had telephone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1300028/australian-pm-questions-abbott-diplomacy-credentials
  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia’s Rudd ridicules Abbott’s ‘baddies v baddies’ remarks

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 05:11pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Monday likened rival Tony Abbott’s “baddies versus baddies” comments on Syria to a children’s game of “Cowboys ... Rudd While Abbott is on track for victory, his diplomatic credentials are being increasingly questioned after he said on Sunday the escalating Syria conflict “is not goodies versus baddies, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1301904/australias-rudd-ridicules-abbotts-baddies-v-baddies-remarks
  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Abbott vows Australia’s focus will be Asia

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 10:41am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... turned on incumbent Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. The conservative Abbott, whose diplomatic credentials came under fire this week after he said the Syria conflict was “baddies versus baddies”, ... country to Australia,” he said. Abbott’s foreign policy credentials have been criticised during the election campaign, culminating this week when he said the escalating Syria conflict “is ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1303096/abbott-vows-australias-focus-will-be-asia

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