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Australia lists Hezbollah as 'terrorist organisation'

Australia lists Hezbollah as 'terrorist organisation'

Australia on Wednesday listed all of Hezbollah as a "terrorist organisation", extending a ban on armed factions to the entire movement, which wields considerable power over Lebanon. Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews said …

Researchers discover new way to predict COVID-19 severity

Researchers discover new way to predict COVID-19 severity

Researchers from the University of Queensland have devised a new way to estimate health outcomes in COVID-19 patients by identifying their cell fitness. The research, published in the EMBO Molecular Medicine journal on Tuesday, could …

New South Wales’s premier resigns

New South Wales’s premier resigns

The premier of Australia's biggest state economy New South Wales (NSW), Gladys Berejiklian, resigned on Friday after a corruption watchdog said it was investigating whether she was involved in conduct that "constituted or involved a …

Russia wants information on AUKUS deal

Russia wants information on AUKUS deal

Moscow has a full range of questions concerning the establishment of the AUKUS alliance, which it has already raised with the US and will also present to its Australian and British colleagues, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Wednesday.

French fury towards the US and Australia

French fury towards the US and Australia

France is doing everything it can to show its anger at a cancelled $50 billion submarine contract, shocking officials in the US, UK, and Australia

Brisbane officially announced as host of 2032 Olympics

Brisbane officially announced as host of 2032 Olympics

Brisbane has been officially announced as host of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032. The Australian city and surrounding South-East Queensland region were approved as the Games hosts at an International Olympic …

China prefers Turkmen to Australian gas

China prefers Turkmen to Australian gas

Wrapping up a meeting with his Turkmen counterpart Rashid Meredov and the country’s deputy prime minister Serdar Berdymukhamedov in Xian on Monday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said cooperation on natural gas was the “ballast stone” of the bilateral relationship. “China sees Turkmenistan as a long-term cooperative partner on natural gas, and is willing to formulate a comprehensive cooperation plan with the Turkmenistan side with a future-oriented perspective,” Wang said, according to a foreign ministry statement on Monday night

Dietitian shares seven calorie-saving hacks to shed fat

Dietitian shares seven calorie-saving hacks to shed fat

Australian dietitian Paula Norris has shared the calorie-saving hacks you need to know about to lose weight, including swapping cheddar for Parmesan cheese and tweaking your mince portions to make your dish healthier.  The …

The 'Pivot to Asia' in Joe Biden style

The 'Pivot to Asia' in Joe Biden style

Observers in Washington and Asia are curious if overreaching ambitions regarding the Asia Pacific will result in major policy change in Washington or not

Russia Remains World's Second-Largest Arms Exporter: Report

Russia Remains World's Second-Largest Arms Exporter: Report

Despite five years of declining sales abroad, Russia remains the world’s second-largest arms exporter after the United States, as per the latest data on international arms transfers compiled by the Stockholm International Peace Research …

The winners and losers from surging oil prices

The winners and losers from surging oil prices

Oil has climbed 75 per cent since the start of November as major economies vaccinate their populations and reopen after the pandemic shut down factories and grounded planes

Australia and Turkmenistan resume postal communication

Australia and Turkmenistan resume postal communication

Australian Australia Post has resumed postage from Australia to Turkmenistan, according to Turkmenportal information portal. Currently, it is possible to send written correspondence from Australia (the delivery time is more than 25 …

Australia approves AstraZeneca vaccine

Australia approves AstraZeneca vaccine

Australia’s medical regulator granted provisional approval for AstraZeneca Plc’s COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, bolstering a national inoculation programme it plans to begin rolling out next week. The vaccine boost came as …

Australian minister urges to observe cease-fire in Karabakh

Australian minister urges to observe cease-fire in Karabakh

Australian Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher commented on the recent cease-fire breakdown in Nagorno-Karabakh, urging the sides to respect the cease-fire. "I call on parties to …