Despite most of the fighting ending with the signing of an armistice back in July 1953, Australia is still officially at war with North Korea — and few people are aware of our continuing obligations, writes Philip Williams.
If it were an isolated event, the trade kerfuffle at a port in north-east China would be nothing to worry about. But in the context of recent global events, it's a ratchetting up in diplomatic tensions, writes business editor Ian Verrender.
Australian man Hazem Hamouda "vanishes" in Egypt after failing to turn up at a police station where he was due to be released after languishing in one of Egypt's most notorious prisons for more than a year without charge or evidence.
China says its reported ban on Australian coal is to "protect the environment" and warned against "baseless speculations" about a cyber attack on the Australian Parliament.
A Uyghur Australian man who fears for the safety of his wife and son is calling on the nation's diplomats to help them get out of China to avoid persecution.
Within days of Federal Parliament's historic vote making it easier for refugees and asylum seekers to get medical help in Australia, the Pacific nation creates new laws that ban referrals from online consultations.
More details have emerged about the television programs the Australian Government hopes will improve its standing in the Pacific.