Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Australia Exercises Sweeping New Security Laws, Bans Syria Travel

Australia on December 4 for the first time exercised sweeping new security powers allowing it to block citizens from traveling to overseas conflict zones such as those in Iraq and Syria, where scores of Australians have joined Islamist militant groups. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop designated the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa province in Syria off-limits as part of a push to combat what the government says is growing radicalization among young Australian Muslims. It is...

Read complete article
© Voice of America -

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter