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  1. Iraq in Fragments

    Posted Sep 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Country, My Country, which, like Fragments, lost the Oscar race for the best documentary to Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth- this is less a chronicle of events unfolding in post-Saddam Hussein ... community's complaints about 'today is better than tomorrow' as a backdrop; the film then travels south to the Shiite strongholds under the sway of Moqtada al-Sadr and his militias, who ...

  2. Opposition's resort to violence helps Assad

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gwynne Dyer As the Syrian opposition abandons non-violent protest for armed resistance, many people think this means President Bashar al-Assad and his Baathist regime are in even deeper trouble than before. On the contrary, it means that Assad and the Baathists are winning. The Baathists know how to destroy armed resistance. Bashar's father, Hafez al-Assad, crushed the armed ...


    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... planners and travel industry executives gained insights into Doha's plans when its tourism chiefs visited Hong Kong recently. Qatar Tourism Authority chairman Ahmed Abdullah al-Nuaimi was keen ... to the business traveller and corporate leisure market,' al-Nuaimi says. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Higher purpose

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... 30 kilometres away, this is the Abraj al-Bait, which towers some 2,000 feet over the holy mosque of Mecca in the spiritual heart of the Islamic world. This thrusting pastiche palace houses ... away – the hill it sat on went, too. Shooting 26 searchlights 10 kilometres into the skies, and blaring its call to prayer seven kilometres across the valley, the Abraj al-Bait is also ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Find common ground over Syria

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by JAVIER SOLANAM

    ... that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime is approaching a tipping point. The international community must think seriously about how to minimise the dangers inherent in Syria's domestic ... Sunni resistance to Nouri al-Maliki's predominantly Shiite government. The outcome of the Syrian conflict will also affect the Middle East's alignment of power. A Sunni takeover after ...

  7. Dictator's link to the Prophet purged

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The name of Saddam Hussein has been removed from the list of descendants of Islam's Prophet Mohammed, according to the head of the union of Ashrafs, who guard the genealogical tree. Al-Sherif Najeh Mohammed Hassan al-Faham al-Aaraji admitted that the ousted dictator had been able to cheat despite the great value and honour attached to the line, which is guarded in Baghdad. ...

  8. Unite now to plan post-Assad future

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's efforts to show his regime is in control have taken a hit with the defection of Prime Minister Dr Riad Hijab. Of the growing list of political and military figures to have switched allegiance to the opposition Free Syrian Army rebels, none has been as high-profile. But while Assad has suffered a public relations defeat, there is no sign ...

  9. Syria's Assad struggles to follow in his father's footsteps

    Posted Aug 05th 2006, 12:00am by Ben Lynfield

    ... Ben Lynfield in Jerusalem Bashar al-Assad, a 40-year-old trained ophthalmologist who became Syrian president literally by accident, is a leader Israelis love to scorn. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called him 'immature' and said Syria would be 'useless' in solving the current crisis in Lebanon. Israeli Vice-Premier Shimon Peres, referring to Mr ...

  10. Yemen's troubles are our own concern, too

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and democracy. For months, the country has been virtually shut down by the nationwide protests. Yemen's economy is on the verge of collapse. Meanwhile, al-Qaeda is fighting security forces to gain ... and Saudi Arabia have raised concerns that al-Qaeda might successfully hijack the local uprising. That would have dire consequences. It would upset regional politics and threaten Western interests. ...




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