International News

A new order in Asian regional security

The lifting of the ban on Japan's collective self-defence has forced China to come to terms with the presence of another powerful military force in Asia, and is likely to have consequences for regional security.

Hamas violated own ceasefire: Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu says Hamas has violated the ceasefire it agreed to.

Russia firing artillery into Ukraine: US

State department asserts Moscow is playing a more direct role in the Ukrainian conflict.

EU adds to Ukraine sanctions list

by AFP
European Union adds to sanctioned parties as Ukraine tensions continue to simmer.

Ukraine PM steps down

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk submits resignation as ruling coalition fractures.

Bodies of MH17 victims arrive in Netherlands

Waiting relatives observe proceedings during first national day of mourning in 50 years.

Two fighter jets shot down from Russian territory: Ukraine

Latest deployment of anti-aircraft missiles seen likely to further escalate tensions in region.

Indonesian poll result set for court

by AAP
Loser of presidential election to challenge the result, team claims widespread fraud.

EU to speed up Russian sanctions

by AFP
EU foreign ministers pledge stronger economic sanctions in wake of MH17 disaster.

Joko named Indonesian president

by AAP
Joko Widodo has officially won Indonesia's presidential election, after rival withdrew.

Abbott calls for international force to secure MH17 site

The Prime Minister wants a multinational security force to be send to the crash site in eastern Ukraine.

Rebels hand over MH17 black boxes

Pro-Russian rebels have also allowed access to the crash sites in eastern Ukraine.

UN passes MH17 probe resolution

Australia's push for independent investigation receives unanimous support of Security Council.

Progress seen at Ukraine crash site

Ukraine reports positive developments at crash site; Dutch to take over MH17 probe.

Russia presents its view of MH17 crash

Russia's Defense Ministry pins blame for plane crash on Ukraine fighter jet.

Leaders 'sterner' on MH17: Abbott

PM says Putin told him 'all the right things,' while international mood grows 'firmer'.

China's Xi hails close ties with Argentina

by AFP
Relations between Argentina and China are poised to reach unprecedented "new horizons," Chinese President Xi Jinping says.

The G20 must stand together on Russia

In the aftermath of the MH17 tragedy, Australia will find itself in a difficult position as G20 chair, especially if Russia's belligerence intensifies.

Separatists to blame: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry adamant rebels to blame for MH17 disaster.

EU threatens harsher Russia sanctions

European leaders build momentum for action against Russia after MH17 tragedy.