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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHITE COLLAR

    Hong Kong faces challenges in goals for Islamic finance despite debut bond

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 11:09am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Strong interest in government sukuk unlikely to translate into bigger slice of Islamic finance pie City faces challenges in Islamic finance despite debut bond Seven years after Hong Kong floated plans to promote Islamic finance, the first Islamic bond has made its debut in the city. While the government's US$1 billion, five-year issue ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Islamic State suspects are Chinese Uygurs

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 02:46pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Jakarta Four arrested in Indonesia were trying to meet country's most wanted extremist amid fears group may have links to militants in Syria and Iraq Islamic State suspects are Chinese Uygurs Four suspected Islamic militants arrested in Indonesia over the weekend are members of China's ethnic Uygur minority community and were trying to meet ...

  3. News - World - ISLAMIC STATE

    British PM Cameron vows justice over Islamic State beheading of aid worker David Haines

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 09:21am by AGENCIES

    ... of a British aid worker beheaded by Islamic State, which he condemned as an "act of pure evil". In its third beheading of a Western hostage in less than a month, Islamic State released ... and Iraq. US Secretary of State John Kerry was in Paris to push for a broad international coalition against Islamic State. He has secured the backing of 10 Arab states, including Saudi Arabia. ...

  4. Business - Money - BONDS

    City sukuk opens door to more Islamic finance in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Successful sale of Islamic bond last week may pave the way for city to sell more financial instruments compliant with sharia law Sukuk opens door to Islamic finance in HK The launch of the Hong Kong government's first sukuk last week is seen as paving the way for private firms to follow suit in promoting the city as a centre for Islamic finance, ...

  5. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Australia commits troops and aircraft to campaign to defeat Islamic State

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by Reuters

    ... againstIslamic State Australia became the first country to detail troop numbers and aircraft for a US-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq, as Washington drums up support for global ... be deployed to a US military base in the United Arab Emirates. A number of countries have responded to US President Barack Obama's call to join a coalition against Islamic State, but Australia ...

  6. India's Muslims unmoved by terror ideology

    Posted Jul 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... shorts and body-hugging top are unimaginable in many harsher Islamic societies in the Arab world,' said Mr Adhikari. C. Raja Mohan, a strategic affairs analyst, says: 'If America wants ...

  7. News - Asia - BRUNEI

    High-living Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei imposes Islamic hudud law

    Posted May 04th 2014, 06:16am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Brunei's ruler lives in a huge mansion and hires pop stars for his parties. Now he's imposing Islamic laws that will see adulterers stoned to death. High-living Sultan becomes a holy terror With an estimated worth of US$20 billion, the sultan of Brunei is one of the world's wealthiest men, and absolute monarch of a tiny sultanate that has become ...

  8. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Killing of James Foley reignites debate about US stand on terrorist ransoms

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 09:37pm by AP

    ... for extremists. Foley's beheading by the Islamic State group intensified a debate within the Obama administration and with United States allies abroad about whether to pay ransoms to al-Qaeda ... Foley's Islamic State captors had demanded €100 million (HK$1 billion) from his parents and political concessions from Washington, but neither obliged, authorities said. The Islamic State also ...

  9. News - China - SECURITY

    China is 'ill-prepared' to combat terror attacks, experts warn

    Posted May 07th 2014, 03:21am by Teddy Ng

    ... Nation 'ill-prepared' to combat terror China's anti-terrorism efforts face "grave" challenges due to problems ranging from poor intelligence gathering to local government ... the nation, with articles by scholars from various institutions concluding that the terrorism risk had intensified. "Terror attacks in China have become more active than in previous years in both ...

  10. Modern face of warfare

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on terror'- dismissed in some quarters as a dangerously misguided war on a tactic, rather than a defined enemy- has evolved dramatically over the past decade. It has moved beyond the invasions ... programme as one of the real tangible successes against terrorism. 'Look, everyone knows what a long road it's been,' a senior Pentagon official said privately. 'The decision ...




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