Australian TV crew charged with kidnap in Lebanon

Australia’s Channel Nine reporter Tara Brown and three colleagues have been slammed four charges, including kidnapping in Lebanon. Prosecutors filed charges against the Australian TV crew over an attempt to abduct two children in a custody dispute. Five people arrested alongside them, including the children’s Australian mother, have also been charged. The mother, Sally Faulkner,… Read More Australian TV crew charged with kidnap in Lebanon

Nigerian man and wife jailed in Cambodia for drug trafficking

A 34-year-old Nigerian man, Samuel Amechi Okeke and his 26-year-old Vietnamese wife, Ho Thi Nhu Thuy, were sentenced to 25 years imprisonment after a Phnom Penh Municipal Court in Cambodia, found them guilty of trafficking 1.5 kg of heroin from Cambodia to Australia, in July, 2014. The couple was handed down the sentence following their… Read More Nigerian man and wife jailed in Cambodia for drug trafficking

Cambodia opposition lawmaker, Um Sam An arraigned on incitement charges

Opposition lawmaker, Um Sam An was sent to court on Monday afternoon after hours of questioning by anti-terrorism police at the Ministry of Interior. The outspoken lawmaker incurred the wrath of the government with his strident criticism of its Vietnam border policy. After the questioning at the ministry, Sam An said he had been charged… Read More Cambodia opposition lawmaker, Um Sam An arraigned on incitement charges

Two dead as Russian military helicopter crashes in Syria

Two Russian military pilots have died after their helicopter crashed near the central Syrian city of Homs. The aircraft, an M-28H attack helicopter, was not shot at, Russia’s defence ministry said. The crash happened in the early hours of Tuesday, the ministry said. The bodies were recovered and brought to Russia’s Hmeimim air base. Russia… Read More Two dead as Russian military helicopter crashes in Syria