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  1. 'These guns and roadblocks are making people scared'

    Posted Jun 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The violence in Thailand's troubled south will not be solved by sending in more soldiers but by long-term efforts, say locals. Greg Torode reports It is known as the 'highway ... name where daily life has been turned on its head. Playgrounds have been bombed and teachers taken hostage. Nervous young soldiers man machine guns mounted on Humvee vehicles at roadblocks. ...

  2. Quotes of the week

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of a Chinese woman in an ad by a U.S. Republican candidate Our goal is for the Syrian people to escape violence, conflict and the flames of war Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin ... There were guns all around me and they told me they wouldn't hesitate to use them if I didn't resign Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed Who is the genius, and who ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 21, 2012

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... I hope there will an end to the disagreement soon. Hugo Lai Chung-yan, Ma On Shan Must see US gun crime in perspective I would like to offer some statistics to help put Barry Weisberg's article on US violence in the proper prospective ("Culture of violence to blame for US gun crime", August 15). The homicide rate in the US of around 5 per 100,000 is higher than much ...

  4. Talkback

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of domestic violence. I do not know, however, if Hong Kong is ready or prepared for it. Your recent report suggests that there were 30,000 victims, but did not tell us about the number of convicted ... us what concrete measures they intend to put in place. Dr Philip Beh, Pok Fu Lam Family violence leads to misery and trauma for children and it should be prevented by any means. Very often, ...

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    Pakistan a weak link in China's energy plan

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Syed Fazl-e-Haider says sectarian violence is delaying a gas pipeline important to Beijing Pakistan a weak link in China's energy plan The recent surge in sectarian violence in strategically located border areas in Pakistan could be part of a larger plan to curtail Beijing's profile in the region. Violence appears aimed at frustrating efforts to complete the Iran-Pakistan ...

  6. U.S. combat ships sail into troubled seas

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent The US and Singapore are in the advanced stages of talks to finalise the deployment of highly advanced new warships to the city state- an unprecedented ... vessels in the US fleet- will be one of the most visible signs yet of repeated pledges from US officials to intensify its traditional East Asian security presence, and its relationships, despite ...

  7. U.S. under pressure over sea dispute

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... said. Singapore-based security scholar Ian Storey said the US faced a dilemma should violence ever break out. 'On the one hand, the Spratlys are not included, yet the US does have ... by China as it asserts sovereignty within its controversial nine-dotted line that claims virtually the entire South China Sea. But, so far at least, US officials are stopping short of outlining ...

  8. Kidnapped by pirates, now stuck in Sri Lanka

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the mariners they didn't know how this unprecedented case was going. 'Can't they do something more for us? I have told them many, many times that I want to go home and be reunited ... never imagined he would encounter them until his ship, fishing for tuna about 1,000 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia, was boarded by 20 Somali men with guns. 'It was 5pm on May 6, ...

  9. Lay to rest the ghosts of cruelty past

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... O and straight down to Stanley. Seen from the road outside, the black holes from which machine guns once peered do not expose much. There is no obvious reason, either, why these machine-gun ports should ... once they thought they had captured the gap. This deviousness adds to the place's creepiness. Thanks to a photograph in yesterday's newspaper, those of us deterred from entering ...

  10. Changing minds

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to be ripe for a revolution, and believed a revolution was inevitable. He said he did not hope that violence could be avoided, but suggested it should be justified. Philosopher Li Zehou took the opposite view. In his argument for a 'farewell to revolution', he said any regime that seized power through violent revolt would itself cling to the use of violence to maintain power. Yet ...




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