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  1. Business - Economy

    Geopolitics explode again

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 11:31am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... repercussions for other nations in the region, in particular war-torn Syria. The other is in Ukraine, the eastern half of which has been wracked by violence from pro-Russian separatists in the most ... to a further deterioration in the West's already strained relations with Moscow, the turmoil in Iraq has supplanted Ukraine as the focal point for market anxiety. The stakes for Iraq, Syria ...

  2. News - World

    Radical preacher Abu Qatada acquitted of one charge in Jordan

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:15am by AP

    ... in detention in Jordan pending the second, upcoming verdict. While in custody so far in Jordan, he has publicised his militant ideology, advising foreign fighters to remain in Syria to battle ...

  3. News - World - SYRIAN CONFLICT

    'It's a miracle!' Two-month-old Syrian baby rescued from bombed-out building

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 10:01pm by AFP

    ... in rebel-held parts of Aleppo, drawing international condemnation. Rebels constantly fire mortar bombs at government-controlled western sectors of Aleppo, which was Syria’s commercial hub before its ...

  4. News - World - IRAQ

    Kerry urges Kurds to save Iraq from collapse amid urgent crisis talks

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:04pm by Reuters

    ... as the insurgents consolidate their grip on Sunni provinces. The past three days saw Baghdad’s forces abandon the entire western frontier with Jordan and Syria, leaving Sunni fighters in control of some ... across swathes of Iraq and Syria. An Iraqi government official said troops had recaptured two border crossings but Sunni fighters said they still held them. US President Barack Obama has offered ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    MH17 tragedy proves need for a higher authority on flight safety

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:08am by HUGH DUNLEAVY

    ... level of authority. Hundreds of flights a day continue to fly over what are generally considered to be unsafe parts of the world but which have the clearance of authorities. Iraq, Iran, Syria ...

  6. News - World - LEBANON

    Beirut car blast kills former Lebanese minister Mohamad Chatah and five others

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 04:48pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... is raging across the border in Syria. The 33-month conflict, which has reportedly killed more than 126,000 people, has deepened political and sectarian divisions in Lebanon, and sparked often deadly ... to ex-premiers Fuad Siniora and his successor Saad Hariri. Hariri heads the anti-Syria March 14 coalition, a group which emerged after his billionaire father and ex-premier Rafiq Hariri was killed ...

  7. News - World - IRAQ

    Sectarian showdown looms large as Shiite militiamen parade through Baghdad in show of force

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 07:01pm by AP, AFP

    ... province stretches from the western edges of Baghdad all the way to Jordan and Syria to the northwest. The fighting in Anbar has disrupted use of the highway linking Baghdad to the Jordanian ... to battlefields. ISIL aims to create an Islamic state that will incorporate both Iraq and Syria, where the group has become a major force in the rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Asia - North Korea missile tests

    North Korea fires more missiles into sea after Seoul rejects call to end hostilities

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:39am

    ... Syria and Myanmar. Over the years, he was individually named in sanctions imposed on North Korea by the United Nations, United States and European Union. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 03:55am by STAFF

    ... in Shanghai and will take the chance to talk to Xi about the ongoing negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme between the P5+1 and Tehran.   Syria war crimes vote likely to meet opposition China and Russia are both likely to exercise their veto power in a vote expected today on a United Nations Security Council draft resolution calling for Syria to be hauled before ...




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