Jan 25, 2017

U.S. adds extra aircraft to marine force in Australia

The United States will send extra military aircraft to Australia’s tropical north this year, a U.S. Marine Corps spokesman said Wednesday, bolstering its military presence close to the disputed South China Sea. The marines’ deployment in the strategic city of Darwin, agreed in 2011, ...

Jan 22, 2017

Fifth victim dies after car hits pedestrians in Australia

A fifth person died in hospital a day after a man with a history of mental health and drug issues drove a car through a lunch-time crowd in a pedestrian-only street in Australia’s second largest city, police said on Sunday. A 3-month-old boy died ...

Jan 22, 2017

Malaysian minister lobbied in Australia to search for MH370

Relatives of passengers and crew aboard the missing Malaysian airliner plan to present the Malaysian transport minister in Australia with letters urging that the search resume. Sheryl Keen, a supporter of the international victims’ advocacy group Voice370, said Sunday she plans to personally hand ...

Indonesia backs down in Australia military row

Jan 5, 2017

Indonesia backs down in Australia military row

Indonesia appeared to back down Thursday from a decision to suspend all military cooperation with Australia in a row over teaching materials, with a senior minister saying only language training had been put on hold. The Indonesian military said Wednesday that military cooperation with ...