From holy war to hijab fashion tips, the bizarre life of top Australian ISIS recruiter Shadi Jabar has been revealed after she was killed in a coalition air strike in Syria. The Sunday Telegraph has revealed the Sydney woman was a chief Islamic State recruiter, who along with her husband, planned attacks against the West.
Singapore and Australia have inked a “landmark” agreement to raise bilateral cooperation to “unprecedented levels” in security, trade and the arts and culture. A key area is a defense cooperation deal that will give Singapore troops, who have been training in Australia since 1990, access to more military areas for 25 years.
He who lives by the military buildup, dies by the military buildup. Though the recent visit to Beijing by Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida suggests a thaw in Sino-Japanese diplomatic relations, there remains a gulf—or more accurately, a sea—between the two Asian powerhouses.
Just a day after pushing his prime minister out of government, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan hardened his stance against the EU and announced new steps to strengthen his power. In an address on TV on Friday (6 May), Erdogan said he had refused to change Turkish law on terrorism as required by the EU to grant Turkey visa liberalization.
The nuclear powered USS John C Stennis, as well as its escort ships, were prevented from docking on Friday. The US said it expected that a separate port visit for another US ship, the USS Blue Ridge, would continue as normal. A dispute over China’s military presence in the South China sea has dogged relations between the US and China in recent years.
Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have observed water molecules behaving unlike gas, liquid or solid states. Researchers discovered the new state while subjecting water molecules to extreme confinement.