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  1. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    You're starting 'Gulf war III', Islamic States says in video voiced by British hostage

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 11:33pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian This is 'Gulf war III', IS warns in hostage video A new propaganda video featuring the British hostage John Cantlie has been posted online by Islamic State (IS) ... was making the films under duress. In the latest video, nearly six minutes long, Cantlie warns that the US and its allies were embarking upon what he describes as "Gulf war III", adding: ...

  2. 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 ...


    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Land of Plenty Today's your last chance to see a flick from the Hong Kong Film Festival. Land of Plenty has a US Gulf War veteran believing that everyone is a terrorist. But when his Christian Israeli niece lands on his doorstep, she starts to jar his beliefs. Today, 9.30pm, 5/F UA Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Rd, Taikoo Shing, $55 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2970 3300 or www.hkiff.org.hk ...

  4. Oh! What a boring war

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Director Sam Mendes has copped flak for Jarhead's humdrum depiction of the first Gulf war. But, he tells Richard James Havis, the critics are missing the point WHEN IS A WAR film not a war film? When it's an existential drama. Jarhead, which is based on marine Anthony Swofford's memoirs of the first Gulf war, is the story of a soldier who went to war and ended up ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. News - World - UNITED NATIONS

    Norwegian general Kristin Lund is first woman UN peacekeeping commander

    Posted May 13th 2014, 09:12pm by AFP

    ... the first woman to command a United Nations peacekeeping force, a Norwegian general who has served in Lebanon, the first Gulf war, Bosnia and Afghanistan. Major General Kristin Lund will replace ... worked as a transport officer during the first Gulf war. In 1992-93 she served with the UN protection force in Bosnia, and after the war ended she returned as a battalion commander ...

  7. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japan removes geographical limits on defence ties with United States

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:17am by Bloomberg

    ... assurances that Japan's forces would never take part in a conflict comparable to the Gulf war. Japan has pledged aid in response to Islamic State's capture of areas in Iraq and Syria, while ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - MILITARY

    Book review: Into the Desert

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War by Jeffrey Engel (ed) Oxford University Press   The 1990-1991 Persian Gulf war played well on television. All those slick, smart ... of a six-strong, all-star war wonk cast. The line-up features the former Gulf War National Security Council official Richard Haass, supported by New York Times military guru Michael Gordon, and former ...

  9. Naval force expected off Somalia tomorrow

    Posted Jan 05th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... from the busy African sea routes. The United Nations last month passed a resolution permitting countries to take land-based military action against pirates operating in the Gulf of Aden and in waters off Somalia. The three Chinese vessels will also patrol near the Socotra islands, about 350km south of the Arabian Peninsula, and the southeastern part of the Gulf of Aden in case ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Japanese wrestler-politician ready to rumble in North Korea- but will Kim Jong-un attend?

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... in Japan's diplomacy made headlines in 1990, when he helped secure the release of 41 Japanese hostages in Iraq during the Gulf war after meeting Saddam Hussein's son and staging a wrestling show ...




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