Syrians under attack from within

The subdued, early morning grey-blue sky is mesmerisingly calm on the live web cam trained across the rooftops of the besieged Syrian city of Homs

Treasurer angry as banks warn of more rate rises

ANZ and Westpac have warned they could again raise mortgage rates without a signal from the Reserve Bank, because of continued uncertainty in global money markets

Hospital computer system found lacking

THE computer system that runs emergency departments across NSW is chronically underfunded and produces inadequate patient records

International Community Close to Formally Recognize SNC

According to sources within the Arab League, the League will be deliberating in their upcoming session in Cairo the issue of recognizing the Syrian National Council (SNC)

Rudd raps Syria's chief diplomat over brutal crackdown

The head of the Syrian embassy in Canberra has been formally reprimanded for a brutal crackdown on the country's internal opposition, during a meeting with the Foreign Minister, Kevin Rudd

Aussie health costs set to soar

With Labor needing three extra votes to secure passage in the lower house, independent MP Mr Wilkie yesterday all but declared his support, while fellow independent Mr Oakeshott is reported to now support the package but would not comment

$25 million of ice and heroin seized

POLICE have seized heroin and ice with a street value of more than $25 million and arrested a man believed to be a principal of a major drug distribution network

ANZ makes the first move on rates

ANZ has today dramatically raised interest rates independently of the Reserve Bank, hiking their variable rate mortgages and small business lending by 0.06 per cent

Gillard slaps a gag order on her MPs

THE entire Labor cabinet has been banned from talking to editors of the nation's major newspapers as Prime Minister Julia Gillard moves to stamp out leadership speculation

Alawites Accuse the Regime of Committing Massacres in Homs

An Alawite group from Homs issued a statement accusing the Assad regime of committing massacres in the city of Homs

Light show comes at heavy cost

The lightposts will be built on the eastern side of the Opera House to reduce shadows and elevate the iconic building "to its rightful place within the Sydney nightscape", tender documents released revealed

March 14: 14 Feb commemoration, a new stage for struggle to achieve full independence

The March 14 general-secretariat confirmed Wednesday that the commemoration ceremony on the seventh anniversary of ex-Premier Rafik Hariri’s Feb. 2005 assassination

Flooding swamps North Coast again

A HEAVY downpour has caused flash flooding at Port Macquarie and Taree on the Mid North Coast

Three people injured in six vehicle crash in Baulkham Hills

A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said eight people, including a three-year-old child, were involved in the six car “nose to tail collision” on Old Windsor Rd near Nor West Blvd at Baulkham Hills


Gulf Cooperation Council countries to expel Syrian envoys

Gulf Cooperation Council member states have agreed to expel their respective Syrian ambassadors, according to a statement issued on Tuesday

New European Sanctions Amid a New Massacre in Homs

Switzerland added 34 names to its list of 108-names of sanctioned Syrian officials found to be contributors to the regime’s crimes against humanity. The names included the Minister of Finance Mohamad Jelailati and Minister of Economy Mohamad al-Shaar

Russian FM Meets Syrian President

Moscow's top diplomat was holding talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad on Tuesday after being cheered on his arrival in Damascus by thousands of regime supporters who took to the streets to "thank" Russia, state media reported

Australia boosts sanctions against Syria

Australia will impose fresh sanctions against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime and boost aid to the victims of his brutal crackdown

Sydney shooting linked to Syria

COUNTER-TERRORISM police are investigating the Sydney shooting of a supporter of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad who was gunned down outside his home following a political argument on Facebook

CityLink takes its toll TWICE as Sydney drivers pay for Victorians

Up to 10,000 Sydney motorists may have been wrongly billed after Melbourne's CityLink toll road stopped differentiating between NSW and Victorian number plates