Australian defence force personnel would be empowered to strike Islamic State ‘at its core’, Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday. Photograph: Dave Hunt/AAP

Australia boost military’s powers to help police deal with terror threats

Australian Defense Force authorized to help Police during terror attacks Australia’s military will be more promptly deployed to respond to domestic “terrorist incidents” under proposed changes to laws by the government. According... Read more »
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) meets with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (L) in Sydney, Australia

China, Australia agree to promote economic ties

Australia and China to expand free trade between the two major Asia-Pacific economies Australia and China have inked a series of bilateral agreements and moved to expand free trade between the two... Read more »
Robot Police in Duabi

Dubai to get Robot Police force by May 2017

Dubai officers also hope to have the first robot-only police station by 2030 Some of the world’s first robotic police officers are expected to hit the streets of Dubai in May 2018.... Read more »
Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Defence Industry launches The Next Generation Technologies Fund at the Jeffrey Smart Building of the University of South Australia.

Australia announces AU$730 million fund for game-changing Defence Technologies

Australian Government’s $730 million Next Generation Technologies Fund is designed to provide the creative solutions Defence needs Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, has launched the $730 million Next... Read more »

$14.5 million contract awarded for RAAF future generation fighter simulators

Sustralian Defence has partnered with CAE to provide comprehensive support and training for the Royal Australian Air force’s (RAAF) Hawk MK127 training system. Valued at approximately AU$14.5m over a 4.5 year period,... Read more »
Australian Prime Minister Turnbull

Australia calls for cooperation on migration through secure borders

Australia’s border protection and immigration system was the “best in the world” and supported its “ability to provide generous and effective support to refugees”: PM Turnbull In the wake of world’s biggest... Read more »

Peace & Security Funds greatly contribute to global peace and stability: Research

Peace and Security Funding Index tracks more than $280 Million in Foundation and Philanthropic Grantmaking Washington, DC (US) – Peace and security funders are making important contributions to global peace and stability, despite making... Read more »
Australian Prime Minister Turnbull

Australia to maintain current security levels after Brussels’ terrorist attack

The Australian Federal Police has increased security operations and patrols at the country’s major international airports in the wake of the deadly attack on Brussels Airport on Tuesday. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull... Read more »
Refugees arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey - a crossing EU leaders want to discourage people from taking AFP/GEtty Imagese

‘The more the Afghan people suffer, the less attention they get’: Red Cross chief

The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is in a “downward spiral,” according to the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Despite the worsening situation, attention paid to Afghanistan is inversely... Read more »

National crime database crucial to combating terrorism: Australian Crime Commission

The Australian Crime Commission (ACC) is creating a national criminal database drawing together information from more than 1,000 different systems, to give police real-time access to interstate intelligence. By Laura Gartry (for... Read more »
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano and Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Akhbar Salehi at the signing of a roadmap for the clarification of past and present issues regarding Iran’s nuclear program in Vienna. Coburg Palace, Vienna, Austria, 14 July 2015.

World leaders welcome landmark Iran nuclear deal

Iran and six world powers have finally concluded an agreement that will lift sanctions on Iran but place strict limits on its nuclear programme for more than a decade. The comprehensive deal on... Read more »
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Minister of State for National Development Maliki Osman. (Photo: FAO/Giuseppe Carotenuto)

Singapore, FAO sign milestone deal on food safety, illegal fishing

Singapore, FAO to tackle food security issues This is the first agreement signed between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Singapore since the latter joined in 2013... Read more »
Australia's next fleet of submarines thought to be worth tens of billions of dollars may be outdated due to breakthroughs in drone warfare. Commonwealth of Australia: Navy Imagery Unit

Underwater drones may make Australia’s new submarines ‘obsolete’

Australia needs to re-think about Next-Generation Drone-based Warfare A key Pentagon adviser has warned Australia that its new submarine fleet will become obsolete as a result of game-changing technology breakthroughs in drone warfare. Despite... Read more »

Pakistan, Afghanistan intelligence agencies sign MoU to conduct joint anti-terror operations

In a first of its kind deal,  the spy agencies of Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to share intelligence and carry out “coordinated intelligence operations” against militants operating along their porous border,... Read more »

Australian police arrest Melbourne teenager on terror charges

Police arrest 17-year-old after finding homemade pipe bombs at his home during raid Australian police have arrested a 17-year-old on terror charges in a Melbourne suburb and say they have halted a... Read more »

Australia-Pakistan explore new avenues to enhance bilateral trade and ties

On her first visit to Pakistan as Foreign Minister, Ms. Julie Bishop held meetings with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to discuss the growing strength of bilateral partnership and important regional and international... Read more »
Pakistan armed forces Chief of Staff General Raheel Sharif

Pakistan’s army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif proposed as next Field Marshal

Different circles in Pakistan are holding in-house discussions on an idea to explore the possibility to promote Pakistan armed forces Chief of Staff General Raheel Sharif as a Field Marshal, or a... Read more »

Obama meets UAE Crown Prince reaffirm mutual commitment on defense, security

U.S. President Obama and United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan on Monday reaffirmed their respective countries’ commitments to halt terror groups like al-Qaida and the Islamic State. The... Read more »

Australia and India explore ways to facilitate flow of uranium

NEW DELHI (India) — Australia and India are set to explore ways for early conclusion of the Administrative Arrangements on civil nuclear cooperation to facilitate the flow of uranium amid Australian assurances... Read more »

Angelina Jolie opens Center on Women, Peace and Security in London

Angelina Jolie expanded on her humanitarian efforts in London, announcing the creation of the Centre on Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics. Jolie, 39, a special envoy of... Read more »