Australian SAS under scrutiny after allegations unarmed Afghan men killed Allegations of Australian war crimes in Afghanistan 'being taken seriously' Australian military investigating 'rumours' of possible war crimes in Afghanistan

Australian SAS under scrutiny after allegations unarmed Afghan men killed Allegations of Australian war crimes in Afghanistan 'being taken seriously' Australian military investigating 'rumours' of possible war crimes in Afghanistan

Australia’s elite special forces (SAS) are under renewed scrutiny after serious new allegations surfaced over the weekend of executions of unarmed Afghan men during raids. The new allegations, which are understood to be under investigation by an inte...

Dying refugee on Nauru barred from coming to Australia for palliative care Border Force merger fails to bring savings and beset by problems – report Doctors beg Australian Border Force to move terminally ill refugee off Nauru

Dying refugee on Nauru barred from coming to Australia for palliative care Border Force merger fails to bring savings and beset by problems – report Doctors beg Australian Border Force to move terminally ill refugee off Nauru

A dying Afghan refugee held on will not be allowed to come to Australia for palliative care. The Australian Border Force has told 63-year-old Ali*, who is suffering advanced lung cancer, he is deemed to have “refused treatment” because he declined to...

Allegations of Australian war crimes in Afghanistan 'being taken seriously' Australian military says allegations it killed civilians in Iraq are credible New claims of war crimes by Australian special forces shine light on culture of impunity | Ben Wadham

Allegations of Australian war crimes in Afghanistan 'being taken seriously' Australian military says allegations it killed civilians in Iraq are credible New claims of war crimes by Australian special forces shine light on culture of impunity | Ben Wadham

The Turnbull government says allegations that members of Australia’s elite special forces committed war crimes in are being taken seriously, after a confidential report was leaked to the media. Labor says it is seeking a briefing from the government...

Update for Monday, June 4, 2018

Update for Monday, June 4, 2018

Ulema meets in Kabul, issues fatwa condemning violence, and calling for peace talks. A suicide attacker near the gates of the gathering kills several people. (The linked AFP article gives the death toll as 7 but it has since risen.) I have not been a...