The head of the Northern Territory branch of the Labor party has reportedly flown overseas to fight in Syria against terror group Islamic State.
More than 30 Philippines police commandos have been killed trying to capture South-east Asia’s top Islamist terrorist, who was involved in planning the 2002 Bali bombings.
Sarah Harrison, Joseph Farrell and Kristinn Hrafnsson have been informed by Google that all their Gmail account content and metadata were provided to US federal law enforcement officers.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has awarded Australia's highest honour to the Queen's husband, Prince Philip.
Asher Keddie, Germaine Greer and Alan Jones are among those who have thrown their support behind two Australians facing the death penalty in Indonesia, in a powerful star-filled video calling for mercy.
Families of the two Australians facing imminent execution in Indonesia have urged the country's president to visit Kerobokan prison, saying no-one could allow their killing if they saw the remarkable work the duo have done inside the penitentiary.
Australia has been accused of a "surreal form of hypocrisy" in criticising the execution of the Bali Nine while "slowly disposing" of asylum seekers through "inhumane detention centres".
Thai parliament impeaches democratically elected former leader, who faces a jail sentence after being charged with neglience.
The fate of two Japanese hostages held by Islamic State militants remained in limbo on Saturday, after a deadline for Japan's government to pay a $US200 million ransom lapsed with no reports of progress in efforts to release the pair.
Bangkok: Thailand's former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has declared that democracy is dead in her country after a military-stacked parliament voted to ban her from politics and prosecutors announced criminal charges that could see her jailed.