Rachel Olding

Rachel Olding

Rachel Olding is a Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Mustafa Abdel Ghany pleads not guilty to marrying child bride

Rachel Olding The husband of an alleged child bride has denied he married the 15-year-old girl in a backyard ceremony despite police tapping his phone and hearing him refer to the girl as his wife.

Child bride: 19-year-old man charged over 'wedding' to 15-year-old

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Rachel Olding A man has been charged with marrying a teenage girl in a backyard ceremony in Sydney's west last year.

Police search on after suspected Islamic State flag flown out of car window in Sydney's south

Rachel Olding Police are searching for a car seen driving through Sydney's south on Monday night with what appeared to be an Islamic State flag flying out the window.

NSW Police hate crimes unit ramps up its efforts to protect communities

NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Nick Kaldas.

Rachel Olding Police have bolstered efforts to stop anti-Islamic sentiment escalating.

'Best manager ever' Lomash Parajuli drowned at Avoca Beach

Rachel Olding He was more a friend than a boss, with a cheeky smile and a penchant for partying.

Sydney man dies after being caught in a 'massive rip' at Avoca Beach

Avoca Beach.

Rachel Olding A Sydney man has died after being caught in a rip at a popular central coast beach.

Four injured as Indian and Pakistani cricket fans in wild brawl at Sydney RSL Club

Rachel Olding and Megan Levy There were plates flying, chair legs swinging and even a bar stool soaring across the room.

Police call for training to take down "active shooter" lone wolf terrorists

Rachel Olding Every police officer should be trained to take down 'active shooter' terrorists and all police cars need to be equipped with long arm firearms, the police union has demanded in a suite of tough...

Gwar Garmo found stabbed to death in driveway of west Sydney home

Police tape

Luke Malpass, Rachel Olding A man's body has been found in the driveway of a home in Sydney's west.

Religious radicalisation – it's sudden, secret and unexpected

Accused: Mohammad Kiad (left) and Omar al-Kutobi.

Rachel Olding The slide into religious radicalisation takes just three to six months and usually happens in secret, says a respected Muslim youth worker.

Man arrested at Westfield Hornsby over suspected bomb hoax

Rachel Olding A man has been arrested following a suspected bomb hoax at a shopping centre in Sydney's north. 

Tony Abbott angers police by saying alleged terrorists vowed to stab white person in kidneys and neck

Chilling video: Mohammad Kiad and Omar Al-Kutobi allegedly vowed to stab the kidneys and necks of their vicitm.

Rachel Olding Two friends charged with plotting an Islamic State terror attack in Sydney recording a chilling video vowing to stab the kidneys and necks of a non-descript white person.

Sydney terror raids: Police foil 'death cult terrorist attack'

Close call: NSW Police Deputy Commissoner Catherine Burn.

Rachel Olding and Paul Bibby Two western Sydney friends who were arrested by police just hours before they were allegedly going to commit a terrorist act on Tuesday were not on any police radars or intelligence watchlists.

Father of Sydney terror suspect Omar Al-Kutobi says he was lonely in Australia

ISIS has released a new video, which shows a pilot being burned alive in a cage.

Rachel Olding and Paul Bibby Omar Al-Kutobi's father, Ahmad, spoke to his son from Germany on Tuesday in a phone call that was like any other between the close pair.

Accused terrorist plotter Mohammad Kiad a quiet nurse who loved luxury goods

Mohammad Kiad.

Rachel Olding, Paul Bibby A western Sydney man arrested over an alleged terrorism plot is a quiet nurse who never spoke about his religious beliefs to friends or colleagues at the removalist company where he worked.

Two men face court after counter-terrorism raid

NSW Police Deputy Commissoner Catherine Burn and AFP Deputy
Commissoner Michael Phelan during a press conference about two men arrested at Fairfield on Tuesday for alleged terrorism offences.

Rachel Olding Two men have appeared in court charged with planning for a terrorist act after a raid by counter-terrorism police in Sydney

Man dead as L-plater driving Porsche involved in head-on collision

Porsche crash

Rachel Olding A learner driver in his family's Porsche has been involved in a head-on collision in Sydney's west that left one man dead.

Daniel Christie case: Shaun McNeil applies for a non-jury trial

Teenager Daniel Christie died in Kings Cross on New Year's Eve 2013.

Rachel Olding The man accused of the one-punch murder of teenager Daniel Christie has requested to have no jury when his high-profile case goes to trial later this year.

Omar Elbaf, one of Sydney brothers in Syria, blocked when contacting ex-fiancee on Facebook

Taha Elbaf.

Rachel Olding One of four western Sydney brothers who fled to Syria has made contact with home, the first and only sign that the men are still alive.

Irish tourist Patrick Lyttle, 'punched by brother Barry', walks out of Sydney hospital

Patrick Lyttle outside St Vincent’s Hospital with his girlfriend, Maria McCaffrey

Rachel Olding An Irish tourist, allegedly punched on the head by his brother, has walked out of hospital, marking another step in his remarkable recovery.