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  1. Middle East envoy supports US plans

    Posted Jun 17th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Syria of giving material and financial support to groups engaged in terrorism, particularly the Lebanese group Hezbollah. US President George W. Bush recently imposed sanctions on Syria, banning all US exports to the country except food and medicine- leading to speculation Syria could become another target for a pre-emptive US military strike. Mr Wang said the US had yet to find ...

  2. Highly skilled

    Posted Jun 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are top on six points. Hong Kong can take heart from Kuwait's recent form as the Kuwaitis lost twice at home to Syria in the space of three days, 1-0 on Tuesday and 2-1 on Thursday. ...

  3. Adultery for Beginners

    Posted Jun 20th 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Diana McPartlin Adultery for Beginners by Sarah Duncan Coronet $99 This romantic comedy could be a cautionary tale for expat families returning to their home countries. Arriving back in England, Isabel, Neil and their two children feel deflated after 18 years in Thailand, Syria and Saudi Arabia. Neil soon gets caught up in work, but Isabel feels like a foreigner in her own home. ...

  4. Park puts Dong in the shade

    Posted Oct 10th 2004, 12:00am by Nazvi Careem

    ... and I'm pleased with their performances overall.' Dong will get another chance to shine in the Netherlands in June as China- along with fellow semi-finalists Korea, Japan and Syria- have qualified for the World Youth Championship. Japan took third place when they beat Syria in a penalty shootout after their third-place playoff finished 1-1. Korea coach Park Sung-hwa said ...

  5. Lessons for Iraq in Lebanon's recovery from conflict

    Posted Jun 20th 2004, 12:00am by Christian Henderson

    ... to learn from the experience of the Israelis in Lebanon,' Mr Hamzeh said. Israel, Syria and a multinational force led by the US all invaded or intervened in Lebanon at different stages and, apart from Syria, all were forced to beat ignominious retreats after tenacious resistance campaigns by militants. Yet although Lebanon offers some pointers on how Iraq could rebuild itself, ...

  6. Graft problems deepen: expert

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... organisation. The mainland scored 3.4 out of 10, with 10 being the best possible tally. Its perceived levels of corruption was comparable to Panama, Sri Lanka and Syria. Hong Kong ranked 14th, ...

  7. US global reach puts two more lenders on hit list

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... In May this year the Department of the Treasury designated the Commercial Bank of Syria and its subsidiary, the Syrian Lebanese Commercial Bank, as institutions of primary money-laundering concern, stating in its release that the Commercial Bank of Syria 'had been used by terrorists and their sympathisers and acted as a conduit for the laundering of proceeds generated from ...

  8. Second-class citizens

    Posted Aug 11th 2004, 12:00am by Claude Adams

    ... and the mullahs will not return her body. Mr Sampson spent three tortured years in a Saudi jail. And Mr Arar and Mr Almalki were brutalised in Syria for crimes they did not commit. All looked to Canada ... In Syria's case, for example, Canada buys one-fifth of its oil. But Canada prefers what it calls 'soft power'- words instead of coercion. Michael Bell, a former ambassador to Israel, says ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Aug 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Syria to obtain a permit from the Chinese embassy or consulate general in the countries concerned. Hong Kong residents who are overseas and need help can contact a Chinese embassy or consulate ...

  10. Security Bureau warns of dangers of visiting Iraq

    Posted Aug 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... neighbouring Iraq- Jordan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kuwait and Syria- have reached separate agreements with the respective governments on the protection of Chinese nationals entering Iraq,' he ...




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