Tripoli Sectarian Violence Toll Rises to 5 amid Intermittent Clashes

Sectarian violence linked to the unrest in Syria claimed another two lives in the northern port city of Tripoli on Monday

Black market supplying illegal guns

HOME Affairs Minister Jason Clare has blamed the "local black market" for the outbreak of firearms on Sydney's streets amid claims just a handful of guns seized by police over the past 18 months had been imported illegally

Acid leak shuts down half of Sydney port

A CONTAINER leaking nitric acid has been removed from a ship at Port Botany and is being investigated by the fire brigade and police

Revealed: Cheapest towns to top-up

A NEW online petrol ranking system is making it easier for long-distance drivers to find the cheapest town to fill up

Al-Mustaqbal Urges Miqati to Resign and Tripoli MPs to Boycott Parliamentary Sessions

Al-Mustaqbal movement urged Prime Minister Najib Miqati and Tripoli ministers on Sunday to resign after the General Security Department lured Shadi al-Mawlawi to arrest him on suspicion of contacting a terrorist organization

Red light cameras net $32m in fines

Revenue from the NSW government's controversial safety camera regime will soar to about $42 million this financial year

Gillard urged to cut ties with Greens

SENIOR Labor figures believe the Gillard government should cut ties with the Greens and call an early election if parliament becomes unworkable

Blast near Baath Party Office in Syria's Aleppo

A large explosion went off near an office of the ruling Baath party in Syria's second city of Aleppo on Friday evening, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

Explosions Shake Damascus, Evidence Implicates the Regime

Two explosions shook the capital Damascus, leading to 55 deaths and 372 injuries according to state-run media. The explosions targeted a security centre and a UNICEF quarters downtown

Shootings erupt on Sydney's streets

THE gun crime which is plaguing Sydney continued overnight with a man shot and a bullet hole found in wall of a home in two separate incidents


Foreign Minister Bob Carr today met visiting Lebanese Member of Parliament, Samy Gemayel in Canberra

Syrian Troops Kidnap Citizen in Akkar

Syrian troops crossed over into Lebanon Wednesday night and kidnapped a Lebanese citizen, reported the daily al-Mustaqbal on Thursday

Tall tale of tower ambition at Circular Quay

A PROPOSAL to knock down an iconic Circular Quay landmark and replace it with a super-sized luxury residential tower will be decided by City of Sydney Council tonight as the race to build high-rise towers in the precinct gathers pace

Welfare budget costing $5000 a head

THE average single worker is now paying more than $5000 a year in tax - or nearly $100 a week - to fund the nation's growing welfare budget

Several Dead, Hurt across Syria as Blast Hits U.N. Observer Convoy in Daraa

A roadside blast hit troops escorting U.N. observers in Syria's south on Wednesday, a day after envoy Kofi Annan warned that his peace plan could be the last chance to avoid civil war, while several people were killed or wounded in violence across the country

Interpol Issues Red Notice for Arrest of Iraqi VP

Interpol said Tuesday it had issued an international Red Notice for the arrest of Iraq's fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi "on suspicion of guiding and financing terrorist attacks"

Officials: Qaida Plot against U.S.-bound Airliner Foiled

The United States has foiled a plot by al-Qaida's branch in Yemen to blow up a U.S.-bound airliner near the first anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death, officials said Monday

Powerful lure to make the switch

ENERGY giants have been forced to slash power prices as an emerging number of smaller retail companies offer discounts of more than 20 per cent - enough to neutralise the 16 per cent average price rise from July 1

Jumblat: They Want to Control Everything, But We'll Confront Them via Ballot Boxes

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat on Sunday hit back at Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun, accusing him and his allies of seeking to “take control of all the country’s assets, of the administration, judiciary, army and economy”

More safety lights for schools across NSW

THE state government has announced an expansion of its schools road safety lights program