Justice Minister Michael Keenan (right) examines a range of weapons after announcing a new national gun amnesty in Canberra today. Picture: AAP

Australia announces three-month gun amnesty to combat terrorism

National Firearms Amnesty starts on July 1 Australia to hold first nationwide gun amnesty for 21 years. The National Firearms Amnesty will commence on July 1, giving Australians an opportunity to hand... Read more »
Chinese New Year 2017, year of the Rooster

Australia welcomes Chinese New Year with colourful festivities

Sydney Opera House was turned red in spectacular fashion on Friday night Sydney is celebrating its 21st anniversary of hosting the biggest Lunar New Year festivities outside of Asia this year. Chinese... Read more »
Premier Mike Baird embraces his family after the press conference announcing his resignation. Photo: Janie Barrett

Why I’m disappointed Mike Baird quit politics

Our governments simply don’t think, even strategise, longer-term. They are mostly “reactive” not “proactive”. By John Hewson While I understand and accept his personal reasons, I am personally disappointed that Mike Baird... Read more »

Mr. Dutton don’t be ignorant please…

“Lebanese Muslims contributions to multicultural Australia are not less than the other Australians” By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia When a politician speaks, his speech is measured, prepared.  When a minister... Read more »

The latest outburst of Altaf Hussain and its fallout

The MQM local leadership has dissociated themselves from the anti-Pakistan tirade of Altaf Hussain ..  This unprecedented backlash because of their leader’s hate speech might relegate Altaf Hussain to the political oblivion... Read more »

Role of Sufi Islam in countering Turkish coup

It was disciple’s commitment in Sufism that played essential role in unsuccessful Turkish coup. To understand that, we have to go back into the history of Turkish society where Sufi Islam is... Read more »

No sincerity to cure Karachi

My 10-Point suggestions for Karachi By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia An ordinary mind can understand that a system which has been built on divisions, discrimination, and corruptions cannot be fixed... Read more »
Female ministers and assistant ministers pose with Malcolm Turnbull after a swearing-in ceremony at Government House on Tuesday. Andrew Taylor/AAP

Small number of Liberal women MPs spark a fresh debate in Australia

Liberals deride quotas for women MPs but how are they going to make targets work? By Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra Before the election, Malcolm Turnbull had no trouble calling himself a... Read more »

Pauline Hanson needs classes on Multiculturalism and Islam

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Why does Pauline Hanson want to divide the Australian nation on the name of one nation? Why does she want to create a line between Muslims... Read more »
Brexit

Britain’s ‘Bregret’ offers timely lessons for Australian voters this weekend

Australians heading to the polls this Saturday can draw important lessons from the UK referendum By Mark Chou (Australian Catholic University) and Michael Ondaatje, (Australian Catholic University) Last week’s Brexit decision sent... Read more »
What Britain’s decision to leave the EU means for Australia

What Britain’s decision to leave the EU means for Australia

UK’s vote to leave EU is a major turning point in Europe’s history and a significant crack in a unified concept of “the West”. It is not in Australia’s interests. By Ben... Read more »
Donald Trump

Donald Trump and the Art of the Reboot

The Trump campaign is like a team of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who raised money, launched a venture, recognized quickly that their business model was failing, and pivoted. Many successful teams had to... Read more »
Russia developing strategic ties with nations of the East Asia

Russia looks toward East Asia for new allies and economic expansion

Russian Federation hosted Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Philippines, Laos and Singapore for the first time to mark partnership between Moscow and the Asian bloc Editorial... Read more »
West Indies players celebrate after defeating England in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket tournament at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India, Sunday, April 3, 2016.

Brathwaite sixes power West Indies to win World T20 title over England

Carlos Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels guide West Indies to World T20 title with victory over England in final over Carlos Brathwaite struck four straight sixes in the last over of the World... Read more »
San Bernadino, terrorism and government hacking of iPhones

Pandora’s Box: San Bernadino, terrorism and government hacking of iPhones

Why doesn’t Apple want to help law enforcement in any way it can to track down the terrorists who may still be at large connected with the horrific December San Bernadino attack?... Read more »
Sri Lanka

Reconciliation cannot divide or break up Sri Lanka

The stakeholders of Sri Lanka must consider these arguments if any attempts are being taken to do the opposite of what we expect from reconciliation  By Shenali D Waduge The word reconciliation has... Read more »
Pakistan Malaysia

Pakistan and Malaysia – Tale of Misery vs Prosperity

Malaysia can be a good case study for Pakistan from which Pakistan can learn lessons on ethnic harmony and economic development By Dr. Minhaj Qidwai Pakistan and Malaysia both were liberated from... Read more »

Pakistan’s intolerant Social Media

Social media can be used to bridge polarisation, something mainstream media in Pakistan has failed to achieve .. But this is a society riddled with biases, intolerance, sarcasm, hatred and general abusive behaviour... Read more »
The execution of Nimr al-Nimr has brought the Middle East to a boiling point.

The Execution of Sheikh Nimr and Sunni-Shia Feud

The unity of Muslims as one nation would remain a myth and unattainable goal unless the Muslim clergies of both the sects reconcile on living in harmony despite their mutual differences of... Read more »
Ammon Bundy, one of the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, speaks during an interview at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, near Burns, Ore. Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian

What if the Oregon Protesters were Black or Muslim?

Oregon incident has quickly led to questions about a double standard, particularly from liberals and the left, who asked: What if the armed men were Muslim or black? By Katie Rogers (NYT) The... Read more »
People work on the outer wall of a house that collapsed in an earthquake in Imphal. Photograph: Yurreipem Arthur/AP

Six killed, over 100 injured as 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit northeast India

At least six people were killed and over 100 injured as a strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit India’s Manipur region today, causing damage to buildings and triggering panic. The U.S. Geological Survey said... Read more »
The British prime minister visited York last week to meet flood relief workers

British PM announces £40m package to bolster flood defences

UK flooding: Government faces calls to overhaul flood defences in showdown talks with key groups Flood defences “overwhelmed” by recent record rainfall will be fixed and bolstered in a £40m package of... Read more »

Thailand Halal Assembly 2015 opens with great interest of participants

Bangkok, Thailand: Thousands of people are expected to attend the 2nd Thailand Halal Assembly 2015 being held during 25 – 27 December at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. This will be... Read more »

Can Religion be separated from State?

In the Context of Australian Former Prime Minister Recent article on Islam By Syed Atiq ul Hassan: [Many states’ affairs related to the social, cultural and educational activities are defined by the... Read more »