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Lebanon on a knife edge

Tensions in Lebanon are escalating once again as Saudi Arabia threatens to open up yet another front in its cold war with Iran. The trigger for the latest crisis was the resignation of prime minister Saad Harir...
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The Beersheba Thing

Going too far? Is it just me or is this Beersheba thing, complete with middle-aged "re-enactors" on horse back, being over-egged beyond belief? What about the British and New Zealand troops who played an equal...

Preying on state of ignorance

TRUST Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to play on Australian ignorance of historic Middle East politics. During his recent visit, the canny leader milked that for all it was worth, particularl...