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  1. Syria's Assad struggles to follow in his father's footsteps

    Posted Aug 05th 2006, 12:00am by Ben Lynfield

    ... Minister Ehud Olmert called him 'immature' and said Syria would be 'useless' in solving the current crisis in Lebanon. Israeli Vice-Premier Shimon Peres, referring to Mr Assad's cunning father Hafez, who ruled Syria from 1970 until his death in 2000, described him as 'the son of a wise leader'. But with Israel proving unable to neutralise ...

  2. Hong Kong make short work of Syria

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey Hong Kong thrashed Syria 3-0 yesterday in the Asia/Oceania Zone Group II of the Federation Cup in Seoul, finishing top of the standings and winning promotion into Group I next year. Team veteran Tong Ka-po quickly disposed of Syria's Sarah Makki 6-0, 6-0, while youngster Geraldine Leong Kwan-ning made a sterling debut, beating Sybille Khayat 6-1, 6-0. ...

  3. Call-up of army divisions a warning to Syria

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Abraham Rabinovich

    ... in Lebanon and a warning for Syria not to intervene. Both aspects were played down by the cabinet, which said ground operations would continue for now under the limited scope it already approved, and that Israel had no intention of attacking Syria. However, Israeli sources said the cabinet was likely to approve a major new ground operation in the coming days. As for Syria, the Israeli government ...

  4. Chinese embassies help Hong Kong residents flee to Syria

    Posted Jul 18th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Hong Kong residents fled to Syria from missile-torn Beirut with the help of Chinese embassies on both sides of the border. Chinese authorities made arrangements with Syria ... taken by hired car from the embassy to the Syrian border, followed by the remaining four yesterday morning. They were met by staff from the Chinese embassy in Syria and driven to Damascus, ...

  5. Soccer

    Posted Sep 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong have been pitted against top Asian side Japan, Malaysia and Syria in Group B of the 2008 Beijing Olympics men's soccer qualifying tournament. However, the SAR, mainly represented by players from the First Division side Hong Kong 08, will have to beat Bangladesh in a preliminary round before they advance to the qualifiers. The 34 teams from Asia have been seeded ...

  6. Jewel purpose

    Posted May 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Inspired by the artistic traditions of Turkey, Greece, Syria and Iran, Mikimoto's Silk Road collection features distinctive Oriental details, Islamic motifs such as the moon symbol and other designs evocative of the region. The moon brooch (far left) with South Sea pearl also features diamonds and mother of pearl. The 18-carat yellow gold pieces come in two sizes ($61,000 ...

  7. Lebanon runner's thoughts are with family

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... is shut and the Lebanon-Syria border temporarily closed Farhat will leave Hong Kong today for Qatar. He will then travel to Syria. ...

  8. Chance to get Mideast road map back on track

    Posted Nov 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Palestinians is behind the new threats. Central to all are the pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel governments of Iran and Syria, which the Bush administration must engage with to find a solution to Iraq's turmoil. In the process, it can get to the core of the region's difficulties. The US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 to oust Hussein was perceived by Muslim extremists and Iran and Syria ...

  9. Axis of evil has grown into a nexus of nastiness

    Posted Aug 20th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... three, plus Cuba, Libya and Syria. Three months ago, the US restored full diplomatic relations with Libya for the first time in 25 years after leader Muammar Gaddafi renounced terrorism, allowed the dismantling of a nuclear programme and paid compensation to the families of the victims of two aircraft bombings. Carry forward Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria. A new expression, 'outposts ...

  10. Under siege: the moral equation on Lebanon

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or pro-US- I am trying to remain objective here- but I wonder why nobody questions the behaviour of Syria and Iran, who have done nothing to stop Hezbollah. Syria and Iran have supplied Hezbollah ... I suggest they start pushing the leaders of Syria and Iran. The only way to end this is to move Hezbollah out of Lebanon, whether peacefully or by force. JEFFRY KUPERUS, Clear Water Bay Israel ...




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