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  1. News - Asia

    Asia news in brief- August 27, 2012

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and the Pakistani government say they believe Badruddin Haqqani was dead. Zabiullah Mujahid said Haqqani was alive and in good health in Afghanistan. This conflicts with reports that a US drone strike ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1022981/asia-news-brief-august-27-2012
  2. More troops the only option in Afghanistan

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... extra US troops to keeping the number at the 68,000 already authorised and making use of surgical strikes with drones and special forces. The president's choice will affect the approach ... that is torn between the need to fight radicalism and keep on side a population increasingly angered by civilian deaths from cross-border US drone and missile strikes. A failure to win co-operation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/694869/more-troops-only-option-afghanistan
  3. Campaign to 'strike hard' at Xinjiang rioters

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Police have stepped up their anti-terrorism clampdown in Xinjiang, launching a 'strike hard' campaign to revive a manhunt for suspects involved in deadly rioting ... issues are severe'. Major clampdown 'Strike hard' will restart manhunts for suspects who rioted in Xinjiang Rioting in the regional capital, Urumqi, claimed almost this many lives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697304/campaign-strike-hard-xinjiang-rioters
  4. A strike at the heart of Nepal's terrified populace

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... silent yesterday on a three-day strike called by the rebels from tomorrow. But no observer doubted it would be effective given the fear caused by an unprecedented campaign of urban ... The United States ambassador to Nepal, Michael Malinowski, believed the strike would be widely observed because of the pervasive fear among the poor. 'These are people who are living ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428138/strike-heart-nepals-terrified-populace
  5. Malaysia's rival parties strike rare compromise

    Posted Jun 28th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur A rare deal struck between the dominant Umno party and its rival, the Parti Islam se-Malaysia (PAS) is being hailed as a victory for the conciliatory politics of Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Analysts say the agre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/461150/malaysias-rival-parties-strike-rare-compromise
  6. Talking points

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... month, but some details have begun to emerge. Officials say the cuts will end the US Air Force's long-range surveillance drone known as the Global Hawk, but keep the US Navy's version ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990955/talking-points
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Women helping one another will help Asia to grow

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by STACIE NEVADOMSKI BERDAN, LIESL RIDDLE

    ... and necessary to realise an organisation's full potential, empowering women has been slow to catch on, especially in certain regions of the world, like Asia. This is particularly striking, given ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1096608/women-helping-one-another-will-help-asia-grow
  8. News - World

    Briefs, September 20, 2012

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... monopoly Pemex installations in Tamaulipas, a state plagued by drug gang violence. Pemex's top executive said the fire appeared to be an accident. Reuters Chicago teachers agree to end strike CHICAGO- Chicago public school teachers voted to end their strike over pay and resume classes in the third-largest US school district, ending a confrontation with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Eight hundred ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1040961/briefs-september-20-2012
  9. News - World - IRAN

    Iran still able to beat sanctions and sell oil to key markets in Asia

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... of these mechanisms violate US, EU or United Nations sanctions, according to experts. And in some cases, the buyers are using Iran's vulnerability to strike favourable deals. Independent experts believe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1034266/iran-still-able-beat-sanctions-and-sell-oil-key-markets-asia
  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Hot spots: The Siam, Bangkok

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by GILLAIN RHYS

    ... structure has its own garden and a plunge pool/jacuzzi and just the one bedroom. If the hotel's a Bill Bensley design, there must be a spa? Absolutely. Take the striking wrought-iron staircase ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1034799/hot-spots-siam-bangkok

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