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  1. PM illustrates wider aid role

    Posted Aug 30th 2005, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... Maseeh Rahman Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's trip to Kabul, the first by an Indian leader in three decades, underlines New Delhi's eagerness to play a greater role in rebuilding Afghanistan. Mr Singh announced a US$50 million aid package yester ...

  2. Kabul's Keystone Cops brace for battle as election nears

    Posted Aug 25th 2005, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... Beleaguered Afghan police will be sorely tested by the threat from insurgents next month, writes Maseeh Rahman Afghanistan's beleaguered, ragtag police force will face its most daunting challenge providing security for the parliamentary and provincia ...

  3. Battling terror

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should security levels internationally be stepped up to prevent another London-type terrorist bombing attack? What should be the next step in the global 'war on terror'? Share your views: write to us ...

  4. Wed or shun?

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Movie star Jackie Chan said in Shanghai that local women should be encouraged to marry foreigners so that Chinese culture will be 'spread far and wide'. Conversely, a Russian politician has backed a bill providing severe penalties for Russian wo ...

  5. The truth, not lies, has tarnished US image

    Posted May 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Rumsfeld wants to open up a new front in the 'war on terror'. It involves countering media reports that damage US interests. The tough-talking defence secretary still has a lesson to learn. His concern is that the war is being fought in a ...

  6. Out of the ashes

    Posted Apr 10th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Jones

    ... Celebrated for centuries as a green and tranquil oasis in the desert, decades of war have turned Kabul into a stifling dustbowl. But, writes Gary Jones, the reconstruction of the Afghan capital is slowly under way. Swooping into Kabul on Tuesday's 10 ...

  7. Father wakes to find his baby son dead beside him

    Posted Aug 21st 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A father of two woke to find his six-month-old son dead in bed beside him at his Ngau Tau Kok home yesterday morning. Roused by the return home of his wife, who had been playing mahjong all night, the man found his son, Fok Shun-hei, lying unc ...

  8. Plight of Afghanistan cannot be ignored

    Posted Feb 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Whether US Vice-President Dick Cheney was the target of a suicide bombing in Afghanistan yesterday is a moot point given that there seems little likelihood that he could have been harmed in light of the top-level security around him. That was not the case ...

  9. Article critical of Iraqi war taken off websites

    Posted Feb 11th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Beijing has removed an article from prominent mainland websites that is deeply critical of the US-led war in Iraq and written by the mainland's religious affairs chief, an overseas religion watchdog said yesterday. According to US-based r ...

  10. Tens of thousands rally against the war in Iraq

    Posted Jan 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The HEART of the matter by Karen Lee Bracher What? What happened? Tens of thousands of people joined an anti-war demonstration in the United States sponsored by a coalition group, United for Peace and Justice, who hoped 100,000 would attend. It claimed af ...




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