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Thai court orders release of refugee soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi

Soccer Feb 11, 2019

Thai court orders release of refugee soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi

A Thai court ordered the release of a refugee soccer player on Monday after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his extradition to Bahrain in a case that had drawn worldwide attention. Thailand had come under great pressure from Australia's government, sporting bodies and ...

Business Feb 4, 2019

D-Day for Aussie banks as inquiry report into misdeeds set for release

The Australian government is due to release on Monday the final recommendations of the independent inquiry that exposed systemic wrongdoing in Australia's financial sector last year, likely leading to sweeping changes to the country's banking industry. The big banks, insurers, pension funds and regulators who ...

Thailand pressured to free jailed refugee al-Araibi

Soccer Jan 31, 2019

Thailand pressured to free jailed refugee al-Araibi

A campaign by Australia, human rights groups and sports organizations to stop Thailand from extraditing to Bahrain a detained soccer player who has refugee status in Australia has gotten personal, with an open letter from his wife delivered to the Thai prime minister. The letter ...

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

World Dec 15, 2018

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Australia now recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Saturday, but a contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur until a peace settlement is achieved. Morrison also committed to recognizing a future state of Palestine with east Jerusalem as ...