Posted: March 8th, 2015 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: CRIME!, News | Tags: Arab Awakening, Arab Spring, Crime, Foreign Fighters Bill, IS, ISIS, Middle East, Syria | Comments Off on Two Australian Teenage Brothers Stopped at Sydney Airport en-route to ISIS Middle East Conflict Zone
The Australian Government is crowing the work of Customs and Border Protection officers who intercepted two Sydney teenage brothers, believed to be travelling to conflict zones in the Middle East.
The 16 and 17-year-olds came to the attention of Customs officers at Sydney Airport on Friday. The pair had return tickets to an undisclosed destination in the Middle East and a search of their luggage raised further suspicions of their intent.
Customs officers determined that they were intending to travel without the knowledge of their parents. The brothers were later allowed to leave the airport with their parents and were issued court attendance notices :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 4th, 2014 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: News, Revolute | Tags: Anti-Terrorism Laws, Australian Crime, JIHAD, Syria, Terrorism | Comments Off on Terrorism Threat Greatest Since 9/11
The West is facing a more powerful terrorism threat now than in the lead-up to 9/11 because of the Middle East’s current political and economic uncertainty, according to one of Australia’s top security analysts.
Research director at thinktank, The Lowy Institute for International Policy, Anthony Bubalo says the region’s many conflicts have galvanised international extremism and provided an environment in which “a whole new generation of jihadists is being re-tooled and re-trained”.
Mr Bubalo argues that the current turmoil in the Middle East is incubating a new generation of jihadists, he says in many respects the current conditions in the region are worse than those that saw the emergence of radical groups like al-Qaeda.
Mr Bubalo says that Australia will need to properly sustain its counter terrorism efforts in years to come, in light of the number of Australians taking part in wars around the globe. He says there is an immediate threat from foreign fighters returning from the Syrian civil war both to Australia and Indonesia with military skills and extremist connections :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 31st, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: News, News Update, News Update!, Revolute | Tags: Arab League, Arab Spring, President Bashar al-Assad, Syria, The Crawl to Freedom Square | Comments Off on Violence Erupts Amid Massive Syrian Protests
Large-scale violent anti-government protests unfolded across Syria as tens of thousands of demonstrators converged on public squares to protest the al-Assad regime – nationwide rallies dubbed “The Crawl to Freedom Square.”
Once again Syria has seen deadly clashes as tens of thousands filled the streets to demonstrate against the government of president Bashar al-Assad and make their voices heard to Arab League monitors.
The protests coincide with reports of increased violence against demonstrators by President Bashar al-Assad’s security forces, even as an Arab League fact-finding mission works to determine whether the Syrian government is abiding by a peace agreement to end a brutal crackdown on protesters.
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