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Guilty verdict against World Vision hero is a travesty of justice

The verdict overnight announces the demise of the rule of law in Israeli courts.

Tim Costello and Conny Lenneberg

Ukraine must maintain Western attention to win this war

At some point, Russia’s size, brutality and relative wealth will begin to crush the Ukrainians without ongoing Western assistance.

Mick Ryan
Mick Ryan

Military leader and strategist

Fifty years on, Australia and China can renew their diplomatic vows

The first bilateral ministerial meeting in two years offers signs of a thaw in Sino-Australian relations just as a significant diplomatic anniversary looms.

Peter Hartcher
Peter Hartcher

Political and international editor


North America

Jan 6 explainer
US politics

What are the Capitol riot hearings all about?

The hearings aim to show that Donald Trump was central to a conspiracy to overturn the 2020 US election results. But how do they work?

  • by Farrah Tomazin
Donald Trump and rioters on January 6.

Lawyers told Trump that pressuring Pence to overthrow election was illegal

Things got heated in the White House when lawyers and a former judge were arguing against Trump’s plan, witnesses told the third hearing into the US Capitol riots.

  • by Farrah Tomazin




Cheng Lei, an Australian journalist who worked for China’s state media, has been detained since August 2020.

Cheng Lei’s partner says Australia must put her at the centre of negotiations with China

Nick Coyle says he wants to meet with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to ensure the Australian journalist’s case receives “urgency in bilateral discussions”.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Hana Kimura, a professional wrestler and contestant on popular Japanese program "Terrace House", was subjected to especially harsh attacks online.

In Japan, online insults punishable by up to a year in prison

Japan has seen a sharp increase in incidents of online abuse and cyberbullying, with experts suggesting that people find it easier to criticise and insult behind the anonymity of social media posts.

  • by Julian Ryall

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Amro el Halabi holds a picture of his father, Mohammed, who was the Gaza director of the international charity World Vision, now found guilty of diverting sums to Hamas that exceed its total budget,

Aid group anger as Israel convicts Palestinian World Vision worker of supporting terrorists

A judge is set to rule on whether to dissolve the charity in Israel later this month. 

  • by Henriette Chacar

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