Aug 21, 2015

Australia considers U.S. request to bomb IS targets in Syria

Australia is considering a U.S. request to launch airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in Syria in an unprecedented departure from Australian foreign policy that could spark political division at home. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday that his government had received a request from ...

Aug 19, 2015

No long-term threat seen in Bangkok blasts: experts


Crisis management experts say Bangkok’s recent bombings do not pose a long-term threat in an otherwise relatively safe country. But they are nonetheless advising Japanese staying in the Southeast Asian city to exercise caution. “Basically I don’t think Thailand right now is too dangerous,” ...