Eric Tlozek,

Eric Tlozek

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Recent articles by Eric:

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says 20 million citizens could have COVID-19. Is that true?

President Hassan Rouhani says 25 million Iranians have been infected with the disease since February. But the WHO suggests testing data across the country is not consistent. So what is really going on? → Read More

What is behind these explosions and fires in Iran? Experts suggest some possible theories

For weeks, things have been blowing up or catching fire in Iran, including a heavily fortified, highly restricted, underground nuclear enrichment facility. Here's what we know about what is causing the explosions. → Read More

Defence lawyer implies Malka Leifer's alleged victims consented to sexual abuse

Malka Leifer, the former principal of Melbourne's Adass Israel Girls School appears in an Israeli court for an extradition hearing related to charges of sexual abuse against her. → Read More

Rebels in Yemen are holding hostage an ageing, abandoned oil tanker at risk of explosion

An abandoned oil tanker floating off the coast of Yemen could explode and cause one of the world's worst environmental disasters, but a bitter conflict is preventing anyone from fixing the problem. → Read More

Lawyers for alleged paedophile Malka Leifer launch appeal against court's finding of mental fitness

Lawyers for alleged sex offender Malka Leifer are appealing against an Israeli court's finding that the former principal is mentally fit to be extradited to Australia to face charges. → Read More

Africa has not been hit hard by coronavirus yet, but the disease could 'smoulder' there for years

Coronavirus has been slow to spread in Africa, but as hot spots begin to blaze, experts fear the disease could become entrenched in some of the continent's most vulnerable nations for years to come. → Read More

G20 leaders to inject $8 trillion into global economy to fight coronavirus

In a virtual meeting of the G20, leaders commit to funding all necessary health measures needed to stop the spread of coronavirus and do whatever it takes to overcome the pandemic. → Read More

Licking shrines, freeing prisoners, threatening doctors: Iran's chaotic coronavirus response

Coronavirus appears to be sweeping through Iran, but with the regime warning health officials to stay quiet, we may never know the true scale of the outbreak, writes Eric Tlozek. → Read More

Australia says there's no evidence he stole money, but this Palestinian aid worker remains in an Israeli jail

More than three years after he was arrested, Israeli prosecutors are yet to prove allegations against a man accused of funnelling millions of dollars of Australian aid to a terrorist group. → Read More

Malka Leifer, former Melbourne principal and accused child abuser, granted further delays in extradition process

The alleged victims of an Israeli teacher accused of sexually abusing girls at a Melbourne school say they are distressed and angry about further delays to her extradition case. → Read More

Israel's food tech scene experiments with insects and computer-designed sweeteners

In a world with a growing population, the farmer of the future could be a scientist in a lab coat. They've already designed vegan 'eggs,' fruit fly larvae protein and a zero-kilojoule sweetener which builds muscle. → Read More

Coral in the Gulf of Aqaba is thriving despite rising sea temperatures and scientists want to know why

While rising sea temperatures are bleaching coral around the globe, the reef in the Gulf of Aqaba is bountiful, colourful and healthy. Scientists want to know why. → Read More

UN head accused of giving mistress high-paying job with business class perks

The head of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees has stood aside after a investigation into allegations he appointed his mistress to a high-paying position so he could take her on work trips. → Read More

Donald Trump won't win the 'endless' war by simply killing terrorists like Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was the only name Donald Trump knew — and the only person he wanted to hear had been killed. But even if Mr Trump is right to celebrate his death, the Middle East remains aflame, writes Eric Tlozek. → Read More

If Benjamin Netanyahu is indicted but refuses to resign, it could trigger a constitutional crisis in Israel

Accusations of corruption, fraud, and lavish gifts from billionaires; Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues to find himself in deeper and deeper legal trouble, but that doesn't mean he'll be leaving office anytime soon, writes Eric Tlozek. → Read More

Why Turkey wants to invade the Kurdish region in north-eastern Syria

The Kurds of northern Syria are known as frontline fighters in the battle to defeat the Islamic State. So why does Turkey now want to invade and force them out? → Read More

Benjamin Netanyahu seems out of tricks after the Israel election

In April he was King Bibi, the magician who had pulled another election victory out of his hat, staring down corruption allegations and his purported enemies in the media, the courts and the police. But now Benjamin Netanyahu cuts a vastly different figure, writes Eric Tlozek. → Read More

Four Australian brothers 'died' fighting for IS two years ago. One of them just showed up in jail

One of four Australian brothers believed killed two years ago while fighting for Islamic State has been found alive in a prison in northern Syria, saying he wasn't qualified enough for battle. → Read More

Sex shops, podcasts and intimacy counselling: Israel's religious Jews embrace their sensuality

Kosher sex shops, intimacy podcasts hosted by rabbis and marriage counselling are all gaining popularity among some traditionally conservative religious Jews in Israel. → Read More

Charges recommended over Israeli politician's alleged interference in Malka Leifer extradition

Police in Israel recommend criminal charges against the country's Deputy Health Minister for allegedly interfering in the extradition case of former Melbourne school principal Malka Leifer, who is charged with sexual assault. → Read More