Defence Minister Marise Payne said Australia will end air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and bring its six Super Hornet planes home after three years as part of the U.S.-led coalition in the Middle East .
Pakistani Muslims are protesting against Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Thousands of them rallied this Sunday in the southern city of Karachi, calling on the U.S. President to retract his statement.
A group of Myanmar journalists said they would begin wearing black T-shirts on Friday (December 15) in protest of the detention of two Reuters reporters accused of violating the country’s Official Secrets Act
Britain wants closer cooperation with China over its landmark Belt and Road infrastructure scheme, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday (December 15) at the start of a Beijing trip on which he hopes to seal a billion pounds ($1.34 billion) in deals.
The United States has charged a former Senegalese foreign minister and a Hong Kong man with bribing high-level officials in Chad and Uganda, in exchange for contracts for a Chinese oil and gas company.