Russia needs Syria to leverage against Western sanctions

BENNET NICHOL Russia needs the Bashar al-Assad government to control Syria in order to leverage against Western sanctions which have damaged Russia’s currency and helped drive the country into recession. The sanctions were placed on Russia … [Read more...]

Some still call Syria home

HANNAH SBEGHEN Syria would be an unthinkable travel destination for most holiday goers, but for Brisbane girl Renae Ahamd, it’s like any other family vacation. For Ms Ahmad, an 18 year old Australian born Syrian, the ongoing Syrian crisis … [Read more...]

12,000 Syrian refugees to call Australia home

JANELSA OUMA Australia will be resettling an extra 12,000 refugees in a "once-off" increase of our humanitarian refugee quota in response to pressure from the Australian people and an escalation in the Syrian & Iraqi … [Read more...]

The “Great Dissenter” preaches peace in Brisbane

REBECCA SINGH More than one hundred people gathered at Brisbane's St John's Cathedral on Saturday for the United Nations International Day of Peace. The Day of Peace lectures connected the congregation with people from all over the world to … [Read more...]

Syrian samples to reveal the extent of chemical weapons use

JONATHAN NOONE Samples allegedly containing evidence of chemical weapons-use in Syria will be transferred to laboratories today. A spokesperson for United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Mr Ban had just spoken with Dr Ake Sellstrom, the … [Read more...]