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  1. Defector must face law if he returns, insists Ma

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and on the mainland for Lin to be pardoned on humanitarian grounds, the office of Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou said Lin (pictured) would face the law if he returned to the island. 'The Republic ... of his father in May 2002. Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council at first agreed to the request, citing humanitarian concerns. But the defence ministry, worried that such treatment might affect ...

  2. Three Cups of Deceit

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan Three Cups of Deceit by Jon Krakauer Byliner Originals (e-book) Jon Krakauer was once a fan of Greg Mortenson, the American humanitarian whose charity, Central Asia Institute (CAI), has been behind the establishment of 170 schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan educating children, including girls. Not anymore. By 2004, he writes in Three Cups of Deceit, he ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTISTIC IMPRESSIONS KEVIN KWONG

    Artistic Impressions: John Young exhibit revisits memories of Macau

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... from Macau that had made the place great." In recent years Young has been concentrating on projects that pay tribute to what he calls "cross-cultural humanitarians", and he has ...

  4. What drives desperate men to risk everything

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... will be sympathetic and let us proceed to Malaysia. We also hope that Malaysia will grant us asylum on humanitarian grounds.' Kamaluddin said a Bangladesh-based agent would charge about two million kyats ...

  5. Toughen up on Syria, Paris urges Beijing

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Syria crisis is not only a domestic issue now, it is an international problem and it relates to human rights and humanitarian issues. Therefore, the international community needs to take ...

  6. We feared for our lives every day, says HK aid worker in Kabul

    Posted Aug 01st 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Hong Kong humanitarian worker Laura Lau Sau-yuen has been in Afghanistan barely a month, but she well knows what it is like to live in a war zone. Each day, Ms Lau and her ... charity had no intention of deserting Afghanistan and would return when the government had properly held investigations and security was ensured. 'We do not feel independent humanitarian aid ...

  7. Rohingya crisis a part of Myanmar's ethnic strife

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Ian Holliday

    ... Ian Holliday The plight of stateless Rohingya is Asia's latest humanitarian crisis. Allegedly beaten on Thai beaches and cast adrift in leaky boats with little or no food and water, ... that the UN and regional governments must pay urgent and sustained attention if they are to avert a humanitarian catastrophe in Southeast Asia. Professor Ian Holliday is dean of social sciences ...

  8. Former pariah can teach Kim a thing or two

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the United States ended its economic embargo on the country in February 1994. Aid agencies say North Korea faces a severe humanitarian crisis this year after devastating floods. The election ...

  9. Wen to discuss crisis, energy on Russia trip

    Posted Oct 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and personnel exchanges. State Councillor Liu Yandong will also visit Russia from Saturday to October 30 to attend a Sino-Russian committee meeting on humanitarian co-operation, Foreign Ministry ...

  10. A first step to stopping a war, but much still to do

    Posted Aug 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... European Union intervention has, thankfully, pulled Georgia and Russia apart after days of dangerous conflict over the former's breakaway region of South Ossetia, although the peace is a fragile one. The risk of escalation into a fully fledged war that would also worsen relations between Moscow and the west- already strained- has, for the moment, been allayed. Humanitarian ...




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