The 'grossly disturbing' practice of strip-searching women at airports is far from an isolated incident, experts say

Credit: SBS- Published on October 27, 2020
Australians were shocked to hear more than a dozen women had been internally examined at a Qatar airport before flying to Sydney earlier this month. But experts say this practice is disturbingly common - including in our own backyard.
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Qatar

Sheikhdom on the west coast of the Persian Gulf
During a search for the mother last month officials ordered invasive exams of women passengers.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 day ago

An Australian woman, forced off a plane for an invasive internal exam after a premature baby was found at Doha Airport, has said she was left traumatised from..
2 days ago • New Zealand Herald
KABUL, Afghanistan — Mortars slammed into a residential area of the Afghan capital, killing eight people Saturday, hours before outgoing U.S. Secretary of..
3 days ago • WorldNews
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday met with a Taliban negotiating team led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar on the sidelines of continuing talks..
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday met with Taliban and Afghan government representatives in Qatar for peace talks. (Nov. 21)
 
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The Australian government is facing growing calls to evacuate citizens and help negotiate an end to the conflict, with fears further escalation is imminent.
Credit: SBS - Published 5 hours ago

An advocacy group is calling on governments to buy and tear up rent debts caused by the coronavirus pandemic to prevent Australians becoming homeless.
Credit: SBS - Published 5 hours ago

An advocacy group is calling on governments to buy and tear up rent debts caused by the coronavirus pandemic to prevent Australians becoming homeless.
Credit: SBS - Published 6 hours ago

While some hesitation remains about getting vaccinated against COVID-19, most Australians will get the jab according to the results of two new surveys.
Credit: SBS - Published 5 days ago

The number of people employed unexpectedly jumped in October, but that didn't stop the jobless rate ticking up to seven per cent.
Credit: SBS - Published 6 days ago


Sydney

Capital of New South Wales and most populous city in Australia
There are fresh calls for better protections for food delivery drivers after another rider was killed in Sydney last night, the second in just three days. The..
Credit: SBS - Published 16 hours ago

After withstanding immense pressure to open up earlier, state premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has finally announced when Queensland will relax some travel..
Credit: SBS - Published 23 hours ago

After withstanding immense pressure to open up earlier, state premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has finally announced when Queensland will relax some travel..
Credit: SBS - Published 23 hours ago

Flights between New South Wales and Victoria reopened for the first time since July.
Credit: BBC News - Published 2 days ago

Planes, trains and automobiles have started streaming between Sydney and Melbourne as border closures and social restrictions are relaxed in Victoria and NSW.
Credit: SBS - Published 2 days ago

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