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  1. Blair cleared, but he's not out of the woods yet

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... happened on the BBC. There were few shades of grey in his report. He attached enormous importance to the inaccurate suggestion that the government had deliberately included unreliable information ... as a slip of the tongue. The error made by the reporter, on such a crucial matter, was a huge one. He must now bear the consequences. The impact on the BBC, attacked by Lord Hutton for its lack ...

  2. Indicted war criminal says he is a man of peace

    Posted Jan 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Marianne Kearney in Jakarta Wiranto, Indonesia's former armed forces commander and an indicted war criminal, says he is a man of peace and Indonesia's best presidential candidate ... Indonesia's first direct presidential elections. Wiranto said he was running for the presidency because he realised that reformasi, or democratic reform, had delivered few concrete results. ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book: Writing War, by Aaron William Moore

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... a facet of the conflict that has previously been ignored. Originally from Ohio, he was able to study the private diaries of more than 200 combatants from China, the US and Japan written during ... to an undergraduate study programme in Japan, when he met an archery teacher who had fought in China. "His involvement in that terrible conflict had always fascinated me, as he was a very generous, ...

  4. He said it

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'During the 1989 political arrests- the political incident- had the then Chinese government failed to adopt resolute measures, then we could not have enjoyed today's stability.' Jiang Zemin explains PLA's role December 1997 ...

  5. Police under fire for killing siege man as he surrendered

    Posted Sep 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a nine-hour siege even though the man had agreed to give himself up. The siege began at 7am on Sunday when the man, surnamed Jiang, arrived at a residential block in Lanzhou. He demanded the repayment of a 300,000-yuan loan he claimed was owed to him by a resident, Zhang Fenglin, according to the Lanzhou Morning Post in Gansu province. As soon as he entered Mr Zhang's flat, Jiang, who was in his ...

  6. 8,000 soldiers to lead anniversary parade in capital

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to carry on the festivities. The highlight will be an extravagant firework display directed by Cai Guoqiang, an internationally renowned artist. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The reason for North Korea's war talk

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by CHUNG MIN LEE

    ... Chung Min Lee considers the politics behind Pyongyang's aggression If Kim Jong-un is truly contemplating a serious military option, he should realise that such a move would signal ... Russia and China, and an extremely corrupt and politicised general staff. Moreover, if Kim believes South Korea's new president, Park Geun-hye, is going to buckle under his threats, he ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Above the Din of War, by Peter Eichstaedt

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... and unusual because he invites the views of locals from all kinds of backgrounds: think an ex-warlord, a Taliban judge, daring female parliamentarians, self-immolation victims, would-be suicide ... people were willing to admit," Eichstaedt writes. Since 2004, he adds, Herat province in Afghanistan's west has degenerated from one of the country's safest states into one ...

  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel to fence off Golan Heights from Syria to prevent spillover of war

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... on reports that he made a secret visit to King Abdullah of Jordan to discuss the risk of chemical weapons being obtained by militants. Israel has effectively annexed the Golan Heights, a move ...

  10. A true hero of Latin America

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Beth Cooper Simon Bolivar was a brilliant general. He was the most important leader in South America's war to become independent from Spain. Outside Latin America, where he ... Simon Bolivar was born on July 24, 1783, in Caracas, Venezuela. He was too young to remember the death of his father, and his mother died when he was nine years old. He was raised by his ...




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