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  1. Uprisings to be ignored by regional grouping

    Posted Jun 18th 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing Summit will focus on curbing terrorism and promoting economic co-operation After weathering political turbulence in two member states, the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation will underline its pledge to fight terrorism and promote economic co-operation at a summit next month, Secretary-General Zhang Deguang said. The fledgling regional group ...

  2. Malaysia fears terrorists may be among arriving Pakistani workers

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur A plan to hire 100,000 Pakistanis to fill gaping holes in the workforce has raised fears the government will unwittingly import terrorism. 'We must be extremely careful and avoid importing radical Islam,' said a spokesman for the Malaysian Employers Federation. 'Many European countries face problems today because they had inadvertently ...

  3. US seeks China support on Iran

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... companies in Hong Kong and the mainland. David Cohen (pictured), the bureau's new terrorism and financial intelligence undersecretary, met Hong Kong government and private sector officials yesterday and warned of the heightened risks of doing business with Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL). Ongoing activities by North Korean trading companies were also expected to have ...

  4. Grasping for peace in South Asian summit

    Posted Jan 04th 2004, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... of terrorism. A draft free-trade agreement was approved at an informal meeting of foreign ministers before the regional summit beginning today. Agreement was also reached on an anti-terrorism protocol ... with the Islamic neighbour. But analysts believe that with national elections due in India this year, Mr Vajpayee would be anxious to ensure that any move towards rapprochement with Pakistan is not seen ...

  5. Stepping up struggle against extremists

    Posted Aug 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Islamic extremism. The leaders met on the sidelines of the Saarc summit last week. 'The two sides agreed to co-ordinate their efforts to stop cross-border terrorism,' a joint statement ... and Afghanistan to 're-engage' in the fight against terrorism is just one of the measures employed by Pakistan in its multipronged strategy to curb extremism. Pakistan's strategy covers ...

  6. Bridging the divide

    Posted Oct 29th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... and security links it has with America. Singapore has pointedly maintained its force commitment in Iraq, saying that it is vital to stand firm in the fight against international terrorism. It also ... to Muslim concerns in Southeast Asia, where there are more believers in Islam than any other region. Indonesia and Malaysia have also expressed concern that having close ties with Australia when ...

  7. Conference fosters Abdullah's message of Muslim moderation

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... It is seen as a boost for Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi's campaign for a more moderate version of the religion, Islam Hadhari, that Malaysian conservatives condemn as an insult to the religion. ... allowed to abandon the Islamic faith. Conference organisers said the issue was among the subjects speakers would address. Significant among the participants is Karen Armstrong, author of more than ...

  8. Asean signs landmark pact to fight terror

    Posted Jan 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode in Cebu After five years of diplomacy, leaders set aside differences Asean leaders last night sealed a sweeping anti-terrorism pact, paving the way for smoother extradition ... in a region plagued by Muslim insurgencies and the shadowy terror network Jemaah Islamiah- blamed for deadly bombings in Bali and Jakarta. The Asean leaders, keen to make the grouping more relevant, ...

  9. The dogmas of war

    Posted Apr 16th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... this century. In the face of the threat of terrorism prompted by the September 11 attacks, they are seen as essential by the US and its allies to combat the threat; but to some of those involved ... of terminology. US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other officials in the Bush administration contend that their self-declared war on terrorism involves an enemy which knows no boundaries and has ...

  10. A new Central Asian turf war?

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... specifically to the US. Further, the SCO expressed its present and future support for 'the international coalition, which is carrying out an anti-terror campaign in Afghanistan'. ... Nazarbayev's call for an end to 'interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states' follows complaints by leaders such as Uzbek President Islam Karimov, who accuses the west ...




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