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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. Labels: Gay Literature

    Posted Feb 24th 2008, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... It is based on a historical blood libel against the Jews in Damascus, Syria, but with an original homosexual interpretation. The novel was awarded the Presidential Prize for Literature in Israel ...

  3. There's life in the old boys (and girls) yet

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... In Syria, for example, women- in conjunction with the United Nations Development Fund for Women- are striking much more than a pose for fuller political rights. Mona Ghanem, head of the Syrian ... of Syria's political and economic development. Although Syria can be regarded, in all other respects, as a terrible dictatorship, it has in fact seen more women in parliament over the past decade. ...

  4. Late-term abortion forced on woman

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... user called it a brutal murder and compared it to the 'slaughter of children and women in Syria', and others called for a review of the nation's one-child policy, which has ...

  5. An underclass taking the opportunity to vent

    Posted Aug 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gwynne Dyer I don't call it rioting, I call it an insurrection of the masses of the people. It is happening in Syria, it is happening in Clapham, it's happening in Liverpool, it's happening in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, and that is the nature of the historical moment,' said Darcus Howe, a black British journalist, in an interview with the BBC. With London ...

  6. Spring colours

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... was burned, no anti-Western or anti-Jewish slogan uttered. In Libya and Syria, like Iran, the incumbent regimes have attempted to delegitimise protests by denouncing what they dubbed the 'foreign ...

  7. Freedom of religion drew refugee Kurds to Australia

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This religious minority mostly live in southern Turkey and Syria. Mr Kardo, and Behan, another asylum Kurdish asylum-seeker, said they were surprised to discover that followers of Alavi- or Alawi ...

  8. Domestic workers to get legal recognition of rights

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Mr Casco said. While most ended up in Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuwait, Lebanon and Syria, a lucky few joined an estimated 130,000 domestics in Italy who get paid around US$1,000 monthly- a high ...

  9. America's duty to a historic Christian community

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Doug Bandow

    ... Ironically, most Christians have ended up in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon, rather than the west. The problem is administration policy. Arthur Dewey, the US assistant secretary of state for refugee ...

  10. Matchmakers targeted in trafficking of women

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... of worst offenders, along with North Korea, Iran and Syria.' From January to May this year, 183,000 people entered the country as 'tourists' using the 30-day arrival visa ...




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