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Community leaders endorsed and supported a unanimous condemnation of violence in any form
Kuwait: Sheikh Ahmed Al-Abdullah was appointed Prime Minister and assigned to form the members of the new cabinet
Chris Bowen says there is no anger from religious leaders about lack of security
Youssef Salamah: The US, Israel, and Iran have introduced a new language at the International War College
ECCNSW | An act of terrorism in Wakley, which is abhorrent to our values and Australia's multicultural values
Lebanon called for an end to the escalation in the Middle East and respect for international law
FROM SOGGY TO SPECTACULAR: Bill Anderson Park ready for any weather
AFIC Condemns Tragic Incident
The Revolutionary Guard announces the seizure of a ship linked to Israel in the Strait of Hormuz
It was momantous occasion, blessed with a substantial turnout that filled the college premises ...
Latest news about the ceasefire negotiations in Gaza
Member for Parramatta Donna Davis thanked the incoming trainee paramedics and emergency call takers...
From Australia, World news in Brief
Australia has challenging plans to boost its manufacturing sector
Biden vows 'ironclad' support for Israel amid Iran attack fears
Scientific study: Global timekeepers may need to delay our clocks by one second.
Anthony Albanese announces Samantha Mostyn as Australia's next governor-general
Secretary Austin stressed the need to immediately take concrete steps to protect aid workers and Palestinian civilians in Gaza... 
Religious Leaders Warn Albanese Against Greens Alliance on Religious Discrimination Legislation
Albanese Unveils Solar SunShot Initiative to Catalyze Australian Solar Panel Production more

Sydney church stabbing updates: Police investigating last night's attack as a 'terrorist
NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb declared the incident an "act of terrorism."
Claire O'Neill: Australia 'must unite'
Joseph La Posta: There is no place for violence and hatred. "It doesn't matter if it's a church, mosque, temple or gurdwara, everyone should feel safe to pray in NSW."
John Coyne: “I think the first thing people should remember here is that the terrorist threat remains.”
New South Wales Opposition Leader: "The response from some community members was unacceptable. The scenes we saw last night have no place in NSW."
Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen thanks those helping the community.
Why was this a terrorist attack and not the one in Bondi Junction?
MP David Saliba: “Everyone deserves to be safe and this is crucial.
AFP will work with international partners on this issue
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Prime Minister: People feel uneasy
The Australian Federal Police, ASIO and NSW Police are working together to investigate this incident from all angles
ASIO supports declaring the incident an act of terrorism more

Statement from the NSW Faith Affairs Council and Faith Leaders
Places of worship are places of peace and prayer. The people who gather there should never feel threatened or unsafe, no matter what religion they follow. more

Use 'discretion' with social media, Minns says
Albanese, Minns, Spender lay flowers
NSW Premier Chris Minns speaking to media more

Tragic Bloodshed: Heroic Acts Amidst Horror Stabbing at Westfield Bondi Junction
"Amidst the chaos, ordinary people showed extraordinary courage, reminding us that in the darkest moments, humanity's light shines brightest."
She was put in a situation where she had to do it. She did it so calmly. She was amazing." - Michael Dunkley more

Netanyahu Bolstered Hamas - New York César Chelala
Cesar Chelala | Author | Common Dreams
“Anyone who wants to thwart the establishment of a Palestinian state has to support bolstering Hamas and transferring money to Hamas. This is part of our strategy –to isolate the Palestinians in Gaza from the Palestinians in the West Bank,” he declared years later. more

Raymond Abi-Arraj to lead the Australian Maronite Community Network(AMCN) التجمع الماروني الاسترالي
New board of directors
The total amount of aid provided by the Australian Maronite Community to people and institutions in need reached: $76,550. more

Philadelphia Tragedy During Eid al-Fitr Celebrations
AFIC urges the Australian Government to adopt a proactive stance to prevent such tragedies from reaching our shores. It is also essential to acknowledge that such events compound the trauma and distress faced by local communities. more

Businessman John Dib and his wife Samira held a special dinner in honor of former Minister Dr. Pierre Raffoul
Dr.. Raffoul in the (C) with John and Samira Dib
Raffoul (C) with John and Samira Dib, their son Norm and wife Elian
Dr.. Raffoul: “Lebanon won among all the countries of the world in obtaining the Human Academy from the United Nations, which teaches people how to get out of wars and live in peace, and this academy will be built in Damour.”
Dr.. Raffoul: “With will and solidarity, Lebanon will overcome its challenges, opening the door to a new period of prosperity for future generations.” more

Eid Mubarak from Mayor Bilal El-Hayek more

Penny Wong floats recognising Palestine ahead of two-state solution to help path to peace

Wong said recognising a Palestinian state, which could only exist beside a secure Israel, did not just offer the Palestinians “an opportunity to realise their aspirations”, but also “strengthens the forces for peace, and undermines extremism”. The extremists included Hamas, Iran and Iran’s other proxies in the region. more

To our Muslim sisters and brothers, عيد مبارك – Eid Mubarak! more

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