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  1. Forgotten lessons

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Ben Lynfield

    ... it lost when it was taken by surprise by the Egyptian and Syrian armies in 1973 could have been spared, Mr Sarid said. Eventually, in 1978, a year after Sadat made a dramatic visit to Jerusalem, ... the Israeli army's failure to win a decisive victory in last summer's war with Hezbollah might have pushed the Syrians towards concluding that if they could not regain the Golan Heights ...

  2. Salvation Army kicks off its second orienteering fund-raiser

    Posted Aug 29th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Kimberly Chou

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak, Kimberly Chou and Phoebe Cheng. There's yet another competition to add to your charity calendar. The Salvation Army just kicked off ... between Hong Kong and Macau. Using a 'word-free' map, teams of four will have to locate points throughout Hong Kong Island first and take the ferry across to Macau to continue the trek. ...

  3. Ex-Mossad spy in mystery London death fall

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Abraham Rabinovich

    ... the head of the Mossad, Zvi Zamir, the next day. Mr Zamir flew to London and met Marwan in an apartment late the next night, Yom Kippur eve. Marwan revealed that the Egyptian and Syrian armies ... breaking through the thin defences. In desperate battles, the Israelis stopped the Syrian army and then pushed it back. Marwan subsequently became a high-flying businessman based in London ...

  4. A free China perhaps not a pipe dream

    Posted Apr 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... verdict stoked student clamour for democracy, a free press and a corruption-free society. The chain of breathtaking events ended, as we know, brutally on June 4 when the People's Liberation Army quelled the protest by force. Since then, June 4 has become a political taboo. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of the Patriotic Democratic Movement in China, which has been branded ...

  5. Maoists poised to take power- by free election or force

    Posted Mar 27th 2007, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... army.' Ironically, the Maoists could respond to continued delays by themselves interfering in the electoral process, with mass protests. 'Millions of people will take part,' Prachanda ...

  6. Moment of truth looms for North Korea

    Posted Sep 26th 2007, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... cent of the North Korean army is within 50km to 80km of the line with South Korea, and that 20,000 artillery pieces are aimed at Seoul, that we tend to ignore these reports. Suddenly, however, ... on North Korea's nuclear programme, when US and Israeli sources began talking about North Korea giving nuclear aid and advice to Syria. If confirmed, the Syrian connection represents another ...

  7. Let there be light

    Posted Dec 04th 2007, 12:00am by Katie Lau

    ... Jewish Film Festival. Hanukkah, or Chanukah, commemorates the 165BC rededication of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, which had been taken over by Greek/Syrian rulers who tried to 'kill Jewish people spiritually' through cultural and religious assimilation, says Rabbi Martin van den Bergh of the Ohel Leah Synagogue. The Jewish rebel army which defeated the Greeks found enough ...

  8. Boom begets aid for the poor

    Posted Oct 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The recipients, all referred by social workers, received necessities such as clothes and home appliances free from the army's family stores. The Salvation Army launched its 15th and largest family ... they are also throwing away more, leading to a leap in donations of second-hand clothes to the Salvation Army in the two cities. Donations of clothes to the Christian charity have risen 35 per cent ...

  9. Syrians quick to punish HK's defensive failings

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong coach Kenny Lai Sun-cheung was left with no doubt of the enormity of the challenge facing his Olympic hopefuls last night at Hong Kong Stadium after their second straight loss in group B qualifying. The 2-0 reversal at home to Syria, ...

  10. Karen rebels with a cause fight on with hope in their hearts

    Posted Oct 15th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Meo

    ... not look as if he would strike much fear into the hearts of the Myanmese army, whose soldiers are an hour's march away. After 21 years of fighting in the Karen revolution, he is still ... mountains shrouded in monsoon clouds on the banks of the Moei River between Myanmar and Thailand- is the base for the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA). Despite appearances, Karen guerillas ...




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