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  1. US pressure encourages Syria and Iran to circle the wagons

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Foreign Editor Increasing American pressure against Iran and Syria is cementing an alliance between the Arab nations that has been building since the 1980s. While analysts ... is not an alliance in the sense of Nato, nor as Syria or Iran would make with Russia or China. Instead, it can be understood in political, economic and diplomatic operations.' Alarm bells rang ...

  2. Open probe into Hariri's assassination is best path

    Posted Feb 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... highly orchestrated assassination would be an outrage in any context. But in a country that was beginning to put the war behind it and look critically at its relationship with neighbouring Syria ... turned the funeral into a protest against Syria's 14,000 troops on Lebanese soil- and against what they see as Syria's control of the government in Beirut. A commonly expressed belief ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. A clear message to renegade nations: resist at your peril

    Posted Dec 21st 2003, 12:00am by Gretchen Peters

    ... now awaiting trial at an undisclosed location for crimes against humanity. Analysts say the message will be heard loudly in Arab nations like Syria, which faces US sanctions for its alleged support of terrorism, for the development of chemical and biological arms and for possessing medium- and long-range missiles. The US accuses Syria of allowing armed fighters to enter Iraq, ...

  5. Israeli minister meets HK officials

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Mainland support is seen as key to pushing green technology and alternative fuels around the world, which Israel hopes will hurt the ability of oil-rich countries like Iran and Syria to continue as state sponsors of terrorism. Iran and Syria, accused by the US as supporters of terrorism, back Hamas, Hezbollah and other resistance groups. ...

  6. Forethought essential in second Bush term

    Posted Feb 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the president's remarks on the Middle East, specifically towards Iran and Syria. Retrospectively, they are no less foreboding than his reference in his inaugural state-of-the-union address in 2001 ... way. But he kept up the pressure on Iran and upgraded his opposition to Syria, accusing both long-time US enemies of supporting terrorism. Iran 'remains the world's primary state ...

  7. News - Asia - Pacific

    Clinton in South Pacific with China in focus

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 03:15pm by Associated Press in Papeete

    ... Sea issues along with matters such as the unrest in Syria and Iran and North Korea’s nuclear programs, Clinton will stop in East Timor, Brunei and then represent the US at a summit of leaders ... security. In meetings with foreign leaders there, Clinton also will discuss Syria, Iran and North Korea, and will lay the groundwork for the upcoming UN General Assembly, officials said. ...

  8. Iranian reactor could be next on US-Israeli hit list

    Posted May 07th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson Eight months after the Israeli Air Force bombed a mystery target in a remote part of Syria, the United States recently released intelligence claiming ... by Syria and North Korea, and disputed by some western analysts. However, it highlights the risk that North Korea will use its nuclear know-how and materials to aid the weapons ambitions of Iran ...

  9. News - World


    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... military assistance to Syria. Iranian diplomats in Canada have been given five days to leave. Foreign affairs minister John Baird said Iran was "among the world's worst violators of human ...

  10. 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 ...




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