Hamish McDonald
is The Saturday Paper’s world editor.  

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news April 16, 2016

Japanese unlikely to supply our submarines

Malcolm Turnbull treads warily in China on trade; legal net closes on PNG’s PM Peter O’Neill; peace moves in Middle East

news April 09, 2016

Rich and famous left to wear Panama hack

Wealthy ‘countries’ unto themselves; Sanders and Cruz win Wisconsin; all eyes on downed Syrian jet.

news April 02, 2016

Pakistan army ploys come back to haunt

Syria conundrum; HK publishers brought to book; Fishy business in South China Sea; GOP gunning for an Ohio showdown

news March 26, 2016

Trump, Wilders drop bombshells after Brussels blasts

Unmade seabeds in Timor-Leste; Egypt stays quiet on student’s death; China has a case of the Ips.

news March 19, 2016

Donald Trump’s finger closer to the button

Russia withdraws in Syria; Aung San Suu Kyi’s shadow; Indonesia’s proxy war

news March 12, 2016

Turkish President Erdoğan edits out Zaman’s bad press

Republicans have some primary concerns; border guards on Timor-Leste; US bombers coming Australia’s way.

news March 05, 2016

US Republicans consider trumping Donald Trump

Moves to recapture Mosul from Daesh; high Iran poll turnout; Malaysian PM Najib Razak’s millions.

news February 27, 2016

Donald Trump, Boris Johnson shake pillars of stability

Tory ranks divided over Brexit strategy; Daesh still a target; RAN submarine bids; Ugandan election arrest; literary notes from the Middle East.

news February 20, 2016

Vladimir Putin seeks gains amid limits of Syrian ceasefire

US Supreme Court hangs in balance; trouble in PNG and Fiji.