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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Clinton, Turkish FM say no-fly zone among possible measures to help rebels

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Aleppo US, Turkey mull no-fly zone in Syria Syrian rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad need the protection of foreign-guarded no-fly zones and safe havens near the borders with Jordan and Turkey, a Syrian opposition leader said yesterday. Abdelbasset Sida, head of the Syrian National Council, said the US had realised the absence of a no-fly zone to counter ...

  2. Into the war zone

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bron Sibree El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency by Ioan Grillo Bloomsbury El Narco is essential reading for those wishing to understand how a violent criminal insurgency can take root in an advanced country with a trillion-dollar economy, s ...

  3. Meanwhile, the real looters go scot-free

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... obligations.' Today, the government budget infighting in Washington and the sovereign debt crisis in the euro zone are the direct consequences of the socialisation of private losses. The global-scale ...

  4. Nato takes over no-fly zone

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Writer What? What happened? Nato has taken over the no-fly zone in Libya. The no-fly zone was originally enforced by a coalition led by France and Britain. It has been supported by some Arab countries, but also strongly criticised for overstepping the spirit of the UN resolution. Who? Who's doing what? Most responsibility for enforcing the no-fly zone now rests ...

  5. A Libyan no-fly zone needs global support

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to calls for the United Nations Security Council to impose a no-fly zone- in effect, a call to ground Gaddafi's air force and tilt the balance towards the rebels. The Arab League's ... The world can do much to help- providing humanitarian aid to the besieged opposition, supplying them with weapons and, if necessary, imposing a no-fly zone. That third step should be taken ...

  6. Nervous look into Kim's twilight zone

    Posted Apr 05th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... Richard Halloran The countdown has begun on the demise of Kim Jong-il's regime in North Korea, opening up the prospect of a time of dangerous uncertainty. The commanding general of US forces in South Korea sounded the most ominous warning heard in re ...

  7. Beijing takes bigger role in conflict zones

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei The mainland regained China's seat at the United Nations in 1971, but it did not send troops to participate in peacekeeping missions until 1989. Since then, China has come a long way, from simply sending military observers to deploying a s ...

  8. 2011 in our own words

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is released after nearly three months in jail. The central government accused him of tax evasion 371,033 European debt crisis The euro zone?s sovereign debt crisis that began in 2009 spirals out ...

  9. China may have to pick up the slack on piracy

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... period last year. 'There is a very real threat that as euro-zone difficulties deepen, economic growth stagnates and the political situation in the Middle East remains volatile, European ...

  10. Talking points

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... last week's euro-zone gathering in Brussels ended- with the deepening sovereign debt crisis in the monetary union. The good news from last week's meeting was that the 17 countries ...




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