Hamish McDonald
is The Saturday Paper’s world editor.  

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news September 24, 2016

Syrian truce over as aid convoy bombed

US bill for wars estimated at $5 trillion; Putin gains more seats; Anti-immigrant party joins Berlin’s local parliament; Labour activist found guilty after Thai factory exposé

news September 17, 2016

Australia to work with Russia in Syria

US buzzes Korea; Cosying up to Brits; Clinton’s ill tidings; Russia’s Trump card

news September 10, 2016

China tightens grip on its citizens abroad

Chinese donations scare overblown; Building with LegCo; Trumputin hacks; Riady to come clean

news September 03, 2016

Timor-Leste backing oil development before Hague ruling

Timor-Leste’s leaders are at odds over progressing with plans for a huge oil and gas project despite the uncertain outcome of talks in The Hague over maritime boundaries.

news September 03, 2016

Flexible communists to host world leaders

US, China rivalry a key EAS focus; Pivot turns sour; Asia shake-up as old foes get closer

news August 27, 2016

People’s tribunal finds Australia guilty over nuclear weapons

Weasel words at UN working group; Turkish president moves to head off Kurds; Russia ‘shows off’.

news August 20, 2016

Scott Morrison pulls the plug on China Ausgrid deal

Hong Kong writer’s column suspended by economic journal; Rape atrocity in South Sudan may lift UN presence; Ruddock needs updating for new human rights role.

news August 13, 2016

The military ponders the Thai royal succession

Does the imminent ascension to the throne of Thailand’s playboy prince Vajiralongkorn make it more or less likely the military junta will loosen its grip on power?

news August 13, 2016

Al-Qaeda affiliates renounce jihadism

India’s bold GST; Japan’s succession; Thai Prince Duntroon links; Kim goes for gold