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Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard delivers his speech during the Bali Bombing 10th anniversary memorial service Garuda Wisnu Kencana on October 12, 2012 in Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia.

Iraq War Decision Justified: Australia’s Howard

Former Australian leader John Howard Thursday defended his decision to go to war with Iraq alongside the United States and Britain, saying it was justified at the time and there was “no lie”.

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Indonesia Slams Ex-Aussie PM Tony Abbott Over ‘Reform Islam’ Call

Regional neighbour Indonesia has criticised former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott over his call for Islam to reform, saying he is “unhelpful” and “divisive”. Indonesia’s ambassador, Nadjib Riphat Kesoema, delivered his response to Mr Abbott’s critique by adding that violent extremism