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  1. Brutal killings raise uneasy questions

    Posted Apr 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The barbaric slaughter of four American security workers in Iraq last week lifted the violence which has taken such a terrible toll during the year-long occupation to a new, horrifying level. Ambushed in Fallujah, a stronghold of Saddam Hussein loyalists in the 'Sunni triangle', the contractors, working for a US-based security firm, were gunned down and their bodies ...

  2. 'Zealots spare public to boost cause'

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Singapore-based International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, was speaking after the killing of three security guards by four or five Uygur assailants on the outskirts of Kashgar ... said. The movement has been declared a terrorist organisation by China, the US and the UN. 'As a short-term solution, the Chinese authorities can step up their security measures to reduce ...

  3. Talking points

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... including a scene in which mobsters shoot at a theatre audience. Friday's massacre, in which a black-clad gunman dressed in full body armour gunned down dozens of filmgoers at a packed midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, produced a marketing nightmare for the film's makers. Unofficial figures cited by industry daily Variety suggest it made US$75 million on Friday alone, ...

  4. An eerie silence after lockdown in Kashgar

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Kashgar The streets of Kashgar were eerily quiet yesterday, betraying little of the previous day's violence as local authorities implemented a nearly total lockdown of the city. Shutters were pulled down in front of shops, and normally bustling lanes were all but deserted as soldiers swamped the alleyways. Armed with machine guns and metre-long batons, ...

  5. Not a Korean war, but no longer business as usual

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... is seething. So read the headlines. But the lack of a 'smoking gun' constrains policy options, be they military, economic or diplomatic. And even if forensic evidence implicating Pyongyang ... 'No one in South Korea wants another Korean war,' said Thomas Hubbard, a former US ambassador to Seoul, this week. 'There is very little support for the kind of retaliation ...

  6. The mantra of trade, not revolution

    Posted Jun 09th 2007, 12:00am by Christopher Johnson

    ... to dominate the instruments of government. On the one hand, the relative lack of violence in Thailand's regime change shows the distaste for blood across a region that is increasingly linked ... patience, legal acumen and cunning international diplomacy. Thai progressives have aimed, following the massacres of 1973, 1976 and 1992, to reduce the ability of men with money and guns to bully ...

  7. US-based Uygur leader alleges police killed demonstrators

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... armoured vehicles entering the crowds or heard any gun shot through the night. They told the Post that the officers who arrived to restore order were mostly carrying police clubs and shields. ... in Kashgar- there was no large gathering as of yesterday. Armed police were visible, but there were no reports of violence. Within hours of the violence on Sunday, Beijing was blaming Ms Kadeer, ...

  8. Terrorism at sea poses new threat

    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... officer, the bandits made off with the crew's cameras, mobile phones, the ship's binoculars and about US$20,000 in cash. The officer was bloodied and shaken, but only lightly injured, ... guns, including AK-47s and M-16 assault rifles, have become the weapons of choice; and small oil tankers, with the associated risk of environmental damage, have become one of the preferred ...

  9. Spanking only teaches violence

    Posted May 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the US where spanking is widely used and even allowed in schools. My experience is that spanking only teaches children that you can solve problems with violence. Is that what you want your ... problem with them. Talk with your children and explain why certain things are wrong. Get angry with them if they are totally out of line, but do not use violence. I think that we would get a much ...

  10. Asia trains financial guns on battle long-since fought

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... impressive than it sounds. Since 2000, the Asean+3 countries have already had an emergency finance facility in the form of the Chiang Mai Initiative. Worth US$80 billion, this allows countries ... the region's current accounts are robustly in surplus, overseas borrowing has been cut right back, and East Asia has built up an unprecedented US$3 trillion stash of foreign reserves. Even the weakest ...




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