An Important News Mobile

Russia and Iran talked up ties between two nations at the UN Assembly

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani talked up ties between their two nations on Monday at the 70th United Nations General Assembly. Putin called for the formation of a “broader, general” coalition to fight Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. “I would like to note that our relations are developing quite actively,” Putin told Rouhani at a ...

Mission Australia will announce a ’10 step Action Plan’ to halve the number of homeless by 2025

There are more than 100,000 people who are homeless in Australia. Chief executive of Mission Australia, Catherine Yeomans said that housing affordability crisis put extreme pressure on people who try to keep a place to live. Ms Yeomans said “we have a housing affordability crisis, so there are many Australians who are in housing stress, they’re spending over 30 per cent ...

Tony Abbott: I would have led the Coalition to a victory at the next election

Former PM argues plotters who wanted to replace him with Malcolm Turnbull struck early because Canning result would have undermined their case. Tony Abbott has declared he would have led the Coalition to a victory at the next election, arguing the plotters timed the leadership challenge before the Canning byelection because the result would have undermined the notion he was ...

Airstrikes killed 28 at Yemen wedding party

Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Shia rebels hit a wedding party on Monday in south western Yemen, which killed at least 28 people and dozens are wounded. Many of the victims were women and children, according to Yemeni security officials. Witnesses said the aircraft targeted two tents where the wedding party was held for a local man with the Houthis. Yemeni officials ...

U.S.-backed Syrian rebels gave gear to al-Qaeda group

  U.S.-trained rebels in Syria handed over American-supplied vehicles and ammunition to an al-Qaeda linked group, the Pentagon said Friday in the latest blow to a program plagued by problems since its inception. The rebels surrendered six pickups and ammunition to an “intermediary” for the al-Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front in Syria, the Pentagon said in a statement. The equipment was about a ...

JOHN BOEHNER WOULD LEAVE THE JOB AS SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE

The leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, Speaker John Boehner, stunned Republicans on Friday, saying he would resign at the end of October, stepping aside from one of the most powerful jobs in Washington in the face of hardline conservative opposition that threatens an institutional crisis. A constant focus of conservatives’ complaints, Boehner was facing the threat of a ...

KERRY.U.S.READY TO TAKE MORE REFUGEES FROM SYRIA

The United States will increase the number of refugees it takes in by 15,000 over each of the next two years, bringing the total to 100,000 by 2017, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said after talks with his German counterpart on Sunday.The remarks may show increasing U.S. willingness to help cope with the mass migration of Syrians although the ...

Bishop arranged to meet with Egyptian counterpart

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has arranged to meet with her Egyptian counterpart to discuss a pardon for journalist Peter Greste. The Australian journalist’s fellow Al Jazeera reporters Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed have been pardoned and freed from prison in Egypt. But Mr Greste’s name was not on the list of pardons, meaning he is still a convicted criminal. Ms ...

More than 700 pilgrims were killed in a crush outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca

More than 700 pilgrims from around the world were killed in a crush outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi authorities said, in the worst disaster to strike the annual hajj pilgrimage for 25 years. At least 863 others were injured at Mina, a few kilometers east of Mecca, when two large groups of pilgrims arrived together at a crossroads ...

Lebanon To Provide Education For Up To 200,000 Syrian Refugees This Year

Lebanon is to provide schooling for tens of thousands more children this year including Syrian refugees, the education ministry said on Monday, as the country tries to cope with the effects of the war next door. Funding from international donors, UN refugee agency UNHCR and children’s fund UNICEF could see up to 100,000 more Syrian children, twice the number of ...