SYDNEY Invasive searches on female passengers from 10 aircraft at Doha's Hamad airport violated standard procedures, a preliminary report by the Qatar government found, saying those responsible for the "illegal actions" have been referred to the public prosecution office.
SYDNEY/DUBAI Qatar expressed regret on Wednesday over the treatment of the female travellers after Australia said women on 10 flights underwent invasive physical searches following the discovery of an abandoned baby at the country's international airport.
SYDNEY/SHANGHAI Yang Hengjun, an Australian writer detained in Beijing and facing trial for espionage on behalf of a country China hasn't publicly named was a former Chinese spy, according to a confidential letter he wrote to a supporter in 2011.
NEW DELHI/SYDNEY, Oct 19 Australia will join
three-way naval exercises involving the United States, Japan and
India, the countries announced on Monday, in a move that could
raise concerns in China, which has criticised similar joint
drills as destabilising.
NEW DELHI/SYDNEY Australia will join three-way naval exercises involving the United States, Japan and India, the countries announced on Monday, in a move that could raise concerns in China, which has criticised similar joint drills as destabilising.
SYDNEY Three Australian citizens of Chinese ethnicity who were asked to condemn the Chinese Communist Party as they appeared before a government inquiry into diaspora issues have criticised the incident as like "McCarthyism".
SYDNEY Australia said on Wednesday it was deeply concerned that Australian writer Yang Hengjun is facing trial in China charged with espionage, adding his treatment fell short of "basic standards of justice".
SYDNEY An Australian politician at the centre of a corruption probe told an inquiry on Wednesday that he had received envelopes full of thousands of dollars in cash at his parliament office as part of a scheme for Chinese nationals to fraudulently acquire visas.
SYDNEY An Australian politician who was in a secret relationship with the premier of the country's biggest state economy sought to broker deals and set up government meetings for Chinese businessmen wanting to establish a casino and businesses in the Pacific islands, a corruption inquiry was told on Tuesday.
SYDNEY The premier of Australia's most populous state told a corruption inquiry on Monday that she had had a secret "close personal relationship" with a politician under investigation for monetising his position through business dealings with China.