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  1. Push to strengthen trade connections

    Posted Feb 06th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... executives see Iran playing an influential role as an emerging economy with, among other attributes, the world's second largest gas reserves, the third biggest dam building programme and more ... playing his part in the popular uprising which gave birth to the Islamic Republic of Iran. As a student, active in the grassroots movement that shaped history, one of his tasks was to take ...

  2. HK holds ship tied to Iran blacklist

    Posted Dec 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... Irene Jay Liu and Chris Ip Hong Kong officials have detained a ship linked to Iranian companies which the United States blacklisted in order to punish Iran for its nuclear and weapons ... by the German-based HSH Nordbank, over alleged loan defaults totalling US$268 million. While the ship's detention was not directly caused by the international sanctions against Iran, the incident shows ...

  3. US power not all it's cracked up to be

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... can work against regimes like Iran and North Korea. Existing Western ones have certainly hurt the economy, but they have otherwise only fortified Iran's determination to push its nuclear ... oversight. Bringing Iran's economy into the global mainstream and opening up already-discovered oil reserves just might appeal to enough of the leadership to do a deal. In turn a focus ...

  4. HK student's thoughts with friends in Iran

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... towards the United States, 'but young people in Iran feel differently because the economy suffered owing to sanctions by other countries'. She said that although there was discontent ... Yau Chui-yan Barred from returning to Iran two weeks ago, Hongkonger Rainbow Cheung Hiu-ying's thoughts have been with the students protesting in the streets of Tehran after ...

  5. United front is best path of persuasion on Iran

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Iran from going nuclear if it is prepared to bear the increasing cost to its economy and its international reputation. But if the major powers are united in ratcheting up the price, it may ... Iran's President Mahmood Ahmadinejad went to Shanghai last week to praise China, not to pour scorn on it for backing the latest round of United Nations sanctions on his country. He ...

  6. Presidential debate all flash and no substance

    Posted Sep 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to a bipartisan resolution. Containing the credit crunch is important not only to the US but to the global economy. The candidates traded punches on Pakistan and Iran, pointed fingers at each other's ... on Novemebr 4, many people overseas feel they have a stake in this election. The past eight years have been a tumultuous time in world politics and for the global economy; looming over it has been ...

  7. Can Israel attack Iran without US backing?

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Abraham Rabinovich

    ... on the US and on the world economy of an Israeli strike. Iranian leaders have warned that they would attack American bases in the region if Israel hits its nuclear facilities. Iran has also warned ... Abraham Rabinovich in Jerusalem As the likelihood of an American attack on Iran recedes with the fading of the Bush presidency, Israel is coming to grips with the possibility of having ...

  8. From a nuclear threat to an oil crisis?

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson Despite intense diplomatic efforts by leading European nations to defuse nuclear tensions with Iran, a resolution looks increasingly unlikely. This is something that Asia, which is increasingly dependent on Persian Gulf energy supplies, must worry about. Iran's chief nuclear negotiator said recently that his country would never do what the United States ...

  9. Embracing new media technology benefits all

    Posted Jun 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and spread of information relates directly to how power is concentrated or shared among citizens in any given society. In most developed economies, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, YouTube, blogging and text messaging are social networks for youngsters and people to connect, entertain and make friends. But their more frivolous functions are superseded in many developing countries. From Iran ...

  10. Sarah Palin's triumph of low expectations may not be enough

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the moose-caught-in-the-headlights incoherence of her interviews with broadcaster Katie Couric that have been painfully drip-fed over the past week, but still looked decidedly patchy. She skated over questions on Iran, Pakistan and, at times, the economy- the hottest issue of the moment. Mrs Palin even suggested at one point that she did not have to answer Senator Biden or the moderator, instead saying she wanted ...




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