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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Peace talks should be next step for Syria conflict

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 12:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Peace talks next step for Syria Syria has kept its pledge for chemical weapons disarmament, easily meeting the first major deadline in an accord brokered by Russia ... weapons is important, as is finding the perpetrator of the sarin attack. But these aims must not cloud efforts to bring peace to Syria. The priority has to be striking a political deal between ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Cool heads on Crimea can avert a new cold war

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the focus. The US is likely to push for symbolic troop placements and Nato will try to bring in new members. Existing co-operation on Syria, Iran and Afghanistan is threatened; Russia, isolated, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    With action on Syria's chemical arsenal under way, peace talks next

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Now we need peace in Syria Disagreement among the world's powers on how best to respond to Syria's civil war has dragged on for two years, the death toll climbing ... and promised compliance by Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad, there is finally agreement where before there had been only bickering. But attaining the target of eliminating as much as 1,000 ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The US does not speak for the world when it comes to Syria

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial US cannot speak for the world The reason for US President Barack Obama's turnaround on striking Syria without the approval of the American people is unclear. He may ... response, if proven true; international treaties ban chemical weapons. But even though such an incident crosses a "red line" marked by Obama a year ago, Syria poses no threat to the US ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    International action against Syria hinges on inspections

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Action hinges on Syria inspections Syria's civil war has wrought a heavy toll, with more than 100,000 people killed, two million made refugees and a quarter ... Syria is not party to the treaty. But that does not mean the world can stand idly by if an atrocity has taken place. There are limits to how a government can treat its people; the same ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Benefits go far beyond Iran

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 02:53am by SCMP Editorial

    ... al-Assad in Syria's civil war, efforts to destabilise Lebanon's government and support for the Shia majority in neighbouring Iraq have deepened the animosity. There are Iranian opponents ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China right to play greater role in Mideast peace talks

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to take a bigger role. It helped negotiate an interim deal on Iran's nuclear programme and is helping ship out Syria's chemical weapons for destruction. That is on top of a long record ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Building trust as PLA Navy expands its role

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and Norway as part of multinational efforts to dispose of Syria's chemical weapons. Close watch is being kept to ensure that the arms are delivered safely to a US ship for destruction. Earlier ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Demand for real commitment

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Demand for real commitment The world's powers have said much about Syria's civil war, but done little to help end it. Negotiations with president Bashar ... the initiative by suggesting Syria's chemical weapons disarmament. With Assad's government now signing up to international agreements and promising to come clean about its stockpiles, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    United States and Iran must take the next diplomatic step for world's sake

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial US and Iran must take the next step Ridding Syria of chemical weapons is consuming the time of international negotiators, but Iran's nuclear programme is where ... is at an infant stage, and has to be nurtured so that there is a chance of the region's problems being resolved. Syria's civil war is a tragedy for its people and a challenge for neighbouring ...




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