Gulf Times - Australia
Canadian air force joins hunt for teen murder suspects

Canadian air force joins hunt for teen murder suspects

The Royal Canadian Air Force has joined the hunt for two fugitive teens suspected of triple murder, officials said Saturday, backing up a vast search operation unfolding in Manitoba's remote northeast.

Australia to bar return of citizens who fought for Islamic State

Australia to bar return of citizens who fought for Islamic State

Australia is poised to bar its citizens who have fought for the Islamic State militant group from returning home for up to two years, under new laws discussed in parliament Tuesday.

Bad driving leads to $140mn drug bust in Sydney

Bad driving leads to $140mn drug bust in Sydney

A clumsy driver led police to a A$200 million ($140 million) drug bust in Australia after he crashed a van laden with 270 kg (600 lb) of methamphetamines into a patrol car parked outside a police station in suburban Sydney.

Australia detains French TV crew filming anti-coal protest

Australia detains French TV crew filming anti-coal protest

A French television reporter and his crew were arrested on Monday while filming protesters blockading a coal port in Australia's northeastern state of Queensland.

Australian student expelled from North Korea denies spying

Australian student expelled from North Korea denies spying

An Australian student who was expelled from North Korea denied on Tuesday that he had been spying on the authoritarian state while he lived there.

North Korea says freed Australian student had been spying

North Korea says freed Australian student had been spying

North Korea's state news agency said on Saturday an Australian student who was expelled from the country after 10 days' detention had committed "spying acts" through his work with foreign media.

Australian student released from North Korea says he's "very good"

Australian student released from North Korea says he's "very good"

An Australian student who was detained in North Korea was freed and safely left the country on Thursday, arriving in Tokyo via Beijing later the same day after Swedish officials helped broker his release.

Farewell ceremony for ambassadors

Farewell ceremony for ambassadors

HE the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Ahmed bin Hassan al-Hammadi, on Wednesday held a farewell ceremony in honour of the outgoing ambassadors

Deputy Amir meets ambassadors of China, Burkina Faso, Australia

Deputy Amir meets ambassadors of China, Burkina Faso, Australia

His Highness the Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani met at his Amiri Diwan office the outgoing ambassadors of China, Burkina Faso and Australia, Li Chen, Adama Compaore and Dr Axel Wabenhorst, respectively, in Doha on Tuesday.

Papua New Guinea says will not renew Australia refugee contract

Papua New Guinea says will not renew Australia refugee contract

Papua New Guinea will not renew a contract with an Australian company providing security at Pacific refugee camps, a senior minister told AFP, in another setback for the deeply controversial policy.

Barty ends Australia's 46-year wait for French Open title

Barty ends Australia's 46-year wait for French Open title

Ashleigh Barty ended Australia's 46-year wait for a French Open singles title on Saturday by thrashing nervous Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova in a one-sided women's final.

Australia's conservative government on course for ‘miracle’ election victory

Australia's conservative government on course for ‘miracle’ election victory

Australia's Liberal-led conservative government was headed for a remarkable victory at the national election early on Sunday after uncovering a narrow path to victory ...