Rory Callinan

Bali nine: drug supply suspect killed in seconds by police

Police report reveals there was little effort to catch the suspected dealer alive: Man Singh Ghale.

Rory Callinan Indonesian police made little effort to catch the Bali Nine's suspected drug supplier alive, fatally shooting him three times shortly after entering his Jakarta residence,  a police report...

Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra seize wheat farms developed with Aussie aid


Rory Callinan Thousands of hectares of wheat-farming land in Syria and Ira benefiting from a long term multimillion-dollar Australian aid program are under the control of the Islamic State and al-Qaeda offshoot...

Latest beheading aimed at US allies, analyst warns

Direct message: Footage of British aid worked David Haines, who was executed by ISIS.

Rory Callinan The Islamic State's publication of a video showing the beheading of a British aid worker could be interpreted as a direct warning to allies of the United States, including Australia, says a leading...

Mother and daughter trapped in Egypt

The sun sets over the minarets of mosques on the 12th day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Old Cairo July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh  (EGYPT - Tags: RELIGION ENVIRONMENT)

Rory Callinan The romantic dinner at a resort on Egypt's north coast seemed a pleasant treat for Melbourne mum Jasmine*.

Kokoda Track aid projects lose their way

Kokoda Track

Rory Callinan The goats and poultry were supposedly eaten. The fish for the aquaculture venture never turned up even though a pond was dug.

Decorated diggers tell a different truth about storied Afghan battle

Jared Mackinney in Afghanistan.

Rory Callinan The battle of Derapet, Afghanistan, has been painted as a story of classic Aussie heroism and victory, however the trauma of the event has long outlived the accolades for several Brisbane soldiers.

Digger accused over Iraqi deaths

Joe Day

Rory Callinan A decorated Australian soldier was embroiled in a secret war- crimes investigation after two former high ranking US military officials accused him of ordering the killing of unarmed men during the...

'Innocent' men shot in head - villagers

Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith

Caption: Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith visited Afghanistan on Tuesday 10 April and Wednesday 11 April 2012. 

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Rory Callinan, Dylan Welch ANGRY residents in the village where a father and son were killed in a controversial joint Australian-Afghan military raid 12 days ago claim the pair were shot in the head and that women from the...

Lawyers warned of risks in Libya

Melinda Taylor

Rory Callinan THE International Criminal Court was warned about safety for its defence counsel in Libya three months before the Australian lawyer Melinda Taylor and three fellow ICC staff were arrested by local...

Ramos-Horta accused of crippling paper


Rory Callinan East Timor's President has been forced to fend off allegations that he is trying to avoid media scrutiny.