Syria

We're already stopping people from using NZ passports to go and fight in the Middle East. So why do we now urgently need to change the law to do this?

Back in February, I wrote this about the legal basis for refusing to grant passports to/revoking passports from those individuals who felt the call to take up armed struggle in groups using terrorist tactics in places like Syria and now Iraq.

US increases air strikes on Syrian town of Kobani; Hong Kong government and protest leaders to meet; Australian PM Tony Abbott seeks to legislate against 'preachers of hate'; Ebola unavoidable in Europe; Canadian military to head to Iraq; and more 

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Fight for Syrian Town Intensifies

US launches airstrikes in Syria; Uighur scholar in China sentenced to life in prison; police and students clash in Hong Kong during pro-democracy protest; Liberia and Norway sign logging deal; British photojournalist appears in second ISIS video; and more

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United States and Partners Launch Airstrikes in Sy

Afghan candidate Abdullah Abdullah threatens to withdraw from presidential race; Indonesian president-elect to choose cabinet; Japanese officials to meet peers from Burma for first business talks; Zimbabwe and China 'strengthen friendship'; US begins surveillance flights over Syria; and more

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Afghan Candidate Threatens to Withdraw

John Kerry pushes for more conciliatory leadership in Iraq; Japanese PM Abe unveils economic reform package; another South Korean politician bows out of PM race in wake of ferry disaster; Syria hands over last of declared chemical weapons; Putin renounces right to use force in Ukraine; and more 

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Kerry Urges Inclusive Iraqi Government