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

Reserve Bank fails to cut interest rates

 IN a shock decision, the Reserve Bank has today moved to keep interest rates on hold, surprising analyst predictions of a third, consecutive rate cut

Jumblat Asks State to Aid Syrian Refugees instead of Flexing Military Muscle in North

Jumblat described the rare double veto used by Russia and China to block a resolution condemning Syria as a “slap in the face of the Syrian people”

Jobs fear in the retail sector

RETAIL jobs could be next in the firing line, after new figures showed retail spending fell over Christmas.

NAB puts squeeze on Big Four rivals

NATIONAL Australia Bank kicked off a home loan war last night, pledging its standard variable rate would be lower than any of its rival Big Four banks for the rest of 2012

Real War Erupts in Jeser Al-Shoghour

Intense clashes were reported in Somaa in the city of Jeser al-Shoghour in the Idlib Province as Assad’s militias attacked revolutionaries while sweeping the streets of the city

Smart money on banks not passing on cut

 PUNTERS believe the Reserve Bank will cut interest rates tomorrow but don't think homeowners will enjoy the benefits, according to economists and an online bookmaker

Windsor warns Labor against spill

REPLACING Julia Gillard with Kevin Rudd would force a snap election, according to key independent Tony Windsor, who said a leadership change would jeopardise Labor's policy agenda

Australian Syrians call for end to bloodshed


Syrian Australians have held rallies in Sydney and Melbourne calling for president Bashar al-Assad to step down immediately and end the violence

Russia and China Protect the Regime With A Veto

Tunisia decided to withdraw its recognition of the Assad regime and expel the Syrian Ambassador in light of the Homs massacre. Meanwhile, demonstrators broke into the Syrian embassy building in Libya, Egypt, Kuwait,Germany, and Australia

Nation faces unstoppable leadership showdown

ANGRY Gillard backers have challenged Kevin Rudd to bring it on when he returns to Australia tomorrow, predicting his leadership putsch will fail

Syrian embassy rocked in Canberra

A GROUP of men stormed the Syrian embassy in Canberra following a bloody masccare in Homs that left more than 300 people dead, as a double-veto blocked a crucial UN resolution