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  1. Alert urges Hongkongers to avoid Syria

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok The government raised the outbound travel alert for conflict-plagued Syria from red to black, the highest level in its three-tier alert system. Hongkongers were advised to avoid all travel the Middle Eastern country. Those already in Syria were urged to tend to their own safety, and recommended to avoid protests and large gatherings. The Immigration Department's ...

  2. Captain demands more from HK

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com It wasn't pretty but Jonathan Chu and Coenie van Wyk got the job done, pushing Hong Kong to an unassailable 3-0 lead over Syria to ensure a place ... and Issam Al Taweel to seal victory in the relegation play-off at Victoria Park. Syria will be demoted to group three next year, while Hong Kong keep their place. 'The goal [now] must be to win ...

  3. Home advantage for HK in Syria Davis Cup clash

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong heaved a sigh of relief after the toss of a coin decided next month's Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group Two tie against Syria ... year. 'It will be good playing at home, although even if we had lost the coin toss, the chances of the ITF [International Tennis Federation] playing the tie in Syria would have been very ...

  4. Talking points

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Syria The foreign ministers of Arab nations meet in Cairo to discuss the violent crackdown in Syria. The Arab League on Saturday announced it had reached an agreement with President Bashar ...

  5. Hong Kong look to get Davis Cup clash script right

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... speech at yesterday's draw for the Davis Cup relegation play-off against Syria after a couple of pages of his prepared text went missing. A flustered Liang had no option but to wing it, ... two next season. The biggest worry facing non-playing captain Andy Brothers is that the opponents are an unknown quantity. It is the first time Hong Kong have met Syria in their 41-year ...

  6. Who said it?

    Posted Jun 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... ESF teachers work hard and the Continuing Professional Development [training] days... are not in any sense 'time off' ESF CEO Heather Du Quesnay on concerns some teachers take advantage of training days The people in this camp have fled for their lives. They were distraught about the safety of loved ones still in Syria Actress Angelina Jolie, visiting Syrian refugees ...

  7. Quotes of the week

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Communist China is destined for the ash heap of history because they are not a country of virtues Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry An unbalanced recovery would be better than a balanced recession Vice-Premier Wang Qishan, warning that the global economy is in a grim state The conflict will continue... Syria will not bow down Syrian president Bashar al-Assad The worst ...

  8. Who said it?

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... The worst thing about poverty is not the lack of money, but the lack of hope Hong Kong social worker Chan Siu-ming These are very, very important economic times for both China and the United States, and indeed the world Gary Locke, Washington's ambassador to Beijing The conflict will continue... Syria will not bow down Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ...

  9. A struggle for freedom

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Almost 100 days after the toppling of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt showed the Tunisian uprising was no one-off, the region continues to roil. After seeing Bahrain's protests successfully put down, Barack Obama unveiled plans on Thursday to promote what he called the 'season of change', as regimes in Syria, Yemen and Libya persist in trying to crush dissent ...

  10. Talking points

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... claims filed by two women who had accused Cain of sexual harassment between 1996 and 1999 while he headed the lobbying group. UN rights council to discuss Syria The UN Human Rights Council will hold a special session in Geneva on Syria following this week's publication of a report by its investigators on human rights violations there. Arab League foreign ministers meeting in Doha ...




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