Author Archives: Nagham

Lebanon Election 2022

With the elections in Lebanon scheduled to take place in early 2022, you have until November 20 to register your intention to vote in AustraliaThis webinar will provide surety that change is possible and that we can seek confidence in the actions of the Lebanese diaspora in sighting a democratic electoral process. In 2020, Lebanon endured multiple crises, including a ...

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Riot police end standoff at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance on third day of protests

By: Josh Taylor and Caitlin Cassidy Police have shut down an almost three-hour standoff with protesters at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance, moving in and making a number of arrests as hundreds dispersed towards the city center. Officers had surrounded protesters at the war memorial, south of the city’s CBD, since about 3 pm on Wednesday on the third day of ...

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Chance of significant aftershocks’: Victoria hit by earthquake, warnings of more to come

By: Patrick Hatch, Simone Fox Koob and Dominic Powell Victoria will be rattled by potentially significant aftershocks in coming weeks and months after the largest earthquake recorded in the state damaged buildings in inner-Melbourne and was felt across south-eastern Australia. Authorities said it was fortunate the magnitude-5.9 earthquake hit a largely unpopulated area north-east of Melbourne at 9.15am on Wednesday, ...

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Taliban ask to address UN general assembly after Afghanistan takeover

The Taliban have challenged the credentials of Afghanistan’s former United Nations ambassador and are asking to speak at the UN general assembly, a UN spokesperson has said. UN officials must now decide which representative to recognise, a month after the Taliban swept into power as the US prepared to withdraw from Afghanistan at the end of August. UN spokesperson Stephane ...

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Malcolm Turnbull calls Christian Porter’s anonymous donation a ‘shocking affront to transparency’

By: Amy Remeikis, Paul Karp and Christopher Knaus Malcolm Turnbull says Christian Porter’s decision to accept money without knowing the source was an “extraordinary abrogation of responsibility”, after the former attorney general declared part of his legal fees were paid by unknown donors. Porter, the industry and science minister, updated his register of interests on Monday, to include the Legal ...

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The media “are complicit in hiding the truth” of the Afghan war, allowing a “great 20-year lie,” says WikiLeaks editor-in-chief

By: MRT The US war campaign in Afghanistan was a “great 20-year lie” that only benefited the US military-industrial complex and private contractors. he claimed this Wednesday to MRT the editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, Kristinn Hrafnsson. As the journalist pointed out, what is currently surprising is not the ongoing withdrawal of US troops and their allies from Afghan territory, but the ...

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Airlines warn NSW may reopen to international travel but with few planes to service huge demand

By: Elias Visontay Foreign airlines won’t be able to ramp up operations to meet the mass reopening of international travel into Sydney when 80% vaccination is reached because they will need several months to recall laid-off staff and retrieve planes that have been parked in deserts. Barry Abrams, the executive director of the Board of Airline Representatives of Australia, told ...

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