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  1. News - World - CONSERVATION

    On fast track to extinction: cheetahs smuggled as trophy pets for Gulf’s rich

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 09:44pm by GDN

    ... to extinction, according to new research. The report also reveals the gruesome toll of the trade, with up to two-thirds of the cheetah cubs being smuggled across the war-torn Horn of Africa dying en ... as royal hunting animals in Africa but, more recently, a growing demand for status-symbol pets in the Gulf states has further reduced populations. Cheetahs are unusually easy to tame, especially ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by CHINA DAILY, GUARDIAN, Gulf News

    ... is just starting out, but the omens are by no means all bad. (London)   3. Gulf News The global economy relies on Chinese growth far too much for its own good. If this falters, then the tentative ...

  3. News - World - OBITUARY

    General Norman Schwarzkopf, military hero of Gulf war, dies at 78

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The New York Times General Schwarzkopf routed Saddam Hussein's forces in the 1991 Gulf war and then became a global media and marketing phenomenon Stormin' Norman: a military hero Norman Schwarzkopf 1934-2012 General Norman Schwarzkopf commanded the US-led forces that crushed Iraq in the 1991 Gulf war to become America's most acclaimed military hero since ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    Vigil marks 100 years since first world war

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by DANNY LEE

    ... a veteran commander of the first Gulf war. "The current sets of wars increasingly have civilians gaining access to weapons of considerable destruction. I think that is a matter ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Vigil marks 100 years since first world war Some 200 people sat alongside war veterans at St John's Cathedral in Central yesterday, listening to hymns, ...

  5. News - China Insider - HISTORY

    Q&A: The fates of 200,000 Chinese workers in Russia during the first world war

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 09:12am by Patrick Boehler

    ... author Mark O’Neill The centenary of the first world war has recast the spotlight on the hundreds of thousands of Chinese who worked for Britain, France, Russia and the United States during the war, supporting their troops after fighting had depleted their own manpower. The South China Morning Post explored the legacy of the 140,000 Chinese who worked in France in a special report ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In Gaza, a war with no winners

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 12:39pm by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer Gwynne Dyer says both sides are trading lives for political gain A Gaza war with no victory and no hope of a solution Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, ... as "exaggerated and unnecessary", he offered his condolences "to the families of the martyrs in Gaza who are fuel to those who trade in war. I oppose these traders, on both sides." What ...

  7. Business - Commodities - COMMODITIES

    Iraq civil war fears send oil and gold prices up

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 05:13am by Bloomberg

    ... taken by the breakaway al-Qaeda group, whose advance puts in doubt the long-term unification of the Persian Gulf country. Sectarian strife is pushing Iraq closer to civil war, three years after ... Bloomberg in Wellington, Sydney and London Iraq civil war fears send oil and gold prices up Oil rose and gold climbed to near a three-week high as the escalation of violence in Iraq stoked ...

  8. A widening gulf between people and states

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Phar Kim Beng

    ... Global protest is increasingly the norm. During the weekend after America's invasion of Iraq, March 21-23, over 5 million people protested in anti-war demonstrations around the world ... legislation on July 9. But large protests have not changed policies. The war against Iraq was duly launched. The US military command agreed merely to relocate its 2nd Infantry Division from near Seoul ...

  9. News - World - MEXICO

    Purported Gulf drug cartel leader caught

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 05:39pm by Associated Press in Mexico City

    ... Associated Press in Mexico City A man believed to be the leader of the Gulf drug cartel, which controls some of the most valuable and violently contested smuggling routes along the US border, has been arrested by Mexican marines, the navy announced. If confirmed, the capture of Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sanchez on Wednesday could open a power vacuum and intensify a turf war south ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    New Syria opposition bloc wins Gulf, Arab recognition

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 07:46am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo The six Gulf states recognised a newly formed opposition bloc as the Syrian people’s legitimate representative on Monday, as border violence stoked fears of a spillover of the 20-month conflict. The Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) move came exactly a year after the Arab League suspended Syria’s membership, and as the National Coalition met Arab foreign ...




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