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Australia

Prime Minister Abbott ordered an investigation into the Dec. 16 siege at a Sydney cafe by Man Haron Monis, an Iranian Sunni extremist who had been accused of violent crimes and was out on bail, that left three people dead and several others wounded. Iran claimed that it had asked Australia to extradite Monis 12 […]


Australia

In Sydney Hostage Siege, Australia’s New Anti-Terrorism Measures Proved Ineffective


Australia

Sydney siege over: Lindt cafe gunman forces hostages to appear in videos


Australia

Police stormed a cafe in downtown Sydney where Man Haron Monis, an Iranian self-styled cleric and known criminal, was holding hostages for 16 hours after forcing them to display an Islamist flag at the cafe window. Monis and two hostages were killed and a number of hostages were injured; others managed to escape. During the […]


Australia

A number of businesses in central Sydney were evacuated as a hostage situation unfolded in a downtown cafe, where hostages inside were forced to display an Islamist flag at the window. Three hostages have escaped. In a separate matter, two men who had been detained during counterterrorism raids in September were charged; one of them […]


Australia

A Sydney court rejected appeals by five members of the Pendennis terrorist cell against their convictions and sentences. Another member of the cell, Khaled Sharrouf, left for Syria last year to join the Islamic State. Ahmad Saiyer Naizmand, an Afghan who become an Australian citizen in 2007, pled guilty on Dec. 8 to stealing a […]


Afghanistan

Russia claims Islamic State is supplying half of all Afghan heroin coming to Europe