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  1. More companies seek help in how to handle a crisis abroad

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Letting them know where they should go and where they should not go is important,' Mr Cheung said. Tony Ridley, Asia Pacific security services director at International SOS, said people faced ...

  2. Afghanistan's absence is good news for Asia's other World Twenty20 qualifying hopefuls

    Posted Feb 06th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... With Afghanistan out of the picture, our biggest challenges should come from the United Arab Emirates and Nepal,' said Hong Kong Cricket Association chairman Dinesh Tandon. Three teams from Asia will join two each from Europe, Africa and the Americas plus one from East-Asia Pacific in the global qualifiers. Ireland, Canada, Kenya, the Netherlands, Afghanistan and Scotland automatically ...

  3. US peacekeeping role still needed in Asia

    Posted May 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the Pacific never ended or that the cold war between communism and the west and its allies continues. Washington has strategic self-interest in keeping troops in Asia. As unwelcome as its perceived ... US troops from Okinawa to the western Pacific island of Guam. The changes are part of a global military realignment by the US, which in East Asia involves the scaling back of American bases ...

  4. Shadowy figure dubbed the Osama bin Laden of Asia

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... bomber at the Marriott hotel in Jakarta. Police believe Hambali was behind both - and that he was planning a strike on an Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum meeting in Bangkok in October. ... Zealot who wanted a pan-Islamic state was a suspect in every regional bombing The shadowy figure of Riduan Isamuddin is allegedly behind every terrorist attack in Southeast Asia ...

  5. War games a manoeuvre towards Central Asia

    Posted Aug 28th 2005, 12:00am by Fred Weir

    ... Fred Weir Russia and China wound up joint war games off the Pacific coast last week, the first joint military venture in a rapidly growing partnership that some experts see rearranging ... heart: the deteriorating situation in former Soviet Central Asia. Some analysts believe Moscow and Beijing hope to transform the SCO, hitherto a Central Asian talking shop, into a Nato-style ...

  6. Reconciliation sends message to Beijing

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... forces and influence out of Asia. US commanders have quietly but repeatedly cautioned the Chinese not to miscalculate, as the US intends to remain a Pacific power. To underscore the emerging ... Richard Halloran When the Vietnamese ambassador to the US, Le Cong Phung, flew to Hawaii earlier this month to confer with the commander of American forces in the Pacific, Admiral Robert ...

  7. Kevin Rudd- clever but careful on Iraq

    Posted Dec 19th 2007, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... This is a personal comment. mriht@pacific.net.sg ...

  8. Building military trust will help global stability

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... across the Pacific since relations plummeted in 2001, when a Chinese military jet and a US spy plane collided off Hainan Island. Efforts have been made to thaw the freeze through US navy visits and greater transparency on both sides, but tensions remain. US support for Taiwan and its stationing of troops in Japan, South Korea and Guam, plus military co-operation elsewhere in Asia, have long ...

  9. Up in arms

    Posted Jan 30th 2008, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Congressman Dana Rohrabacher to a guided tour of the Spratlys, after which he named the Philippines 'a frontline nation against the growing designs of China to militarily control the Pacific ... unconcerned that their towns and cities may now form part of the US Pacific defence. They welcome these structures and the aid that goes with them. 'It does not really matter provided it does ...

  10. Drill will raise regional tensions, warns analyst

    Posted Aug 26th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the news'. However, Mr Liao said he believed the drill had sought to exert pressure elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region, notably Taiwan, the US and Japan. The success of the war games would almost ... a PLA specialist in Taiwan, praised the joint drill as a remarkable success, given the limited time for preparations by the two sides. 'I've seen many exercises in Asia in the past 10 ...




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