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  1. The Most Dangerous Place

    Posted Oct 31st 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan The Most Dangerous Place by Imtiaz Gul Penguin, HK$130 The title borrows from a 2009 speech made by US President Barack Obama that tells how Pakistan went from being a launch pad for the US-led anti-Soviet jihad in the 1980s to a sanctuary ...

  2. Hero's terror mission will keep you gripped

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... YP intern Bimal Mirwani The Afghan Frederick Forsyth Published by Corgi Books ISBN 9780552155045 M any action thriller writers use the central idea in their books of a protagonist, or main character, who fights for good against an antagonist, or opponent, ...

  3. 8 pre-Games terror attacks foiled, book says

    Posted May 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the health legacy of the Games, jointly released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Beijing Olympic City Development Association (BODA), says the terror attacks, planned for the five ... biochemical terror attack on Olympic venues was also prevented, the book says. But it only touches briefly on the possible attacks, without elaborating on who, or which organisations, were behind them ...

  4. Little-known activist named as head of Bashir's Islamic group

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Chew

    ... Amy Chew in Jakarta An Islamist group has named an interim leader following the arrest of Abu Bakar Bashir on suspicion of involvement in a terror camp in Aceh province. Mochamad Achwan, ... into an Islamic state based on sharia law. The group claims a membership of 2,000 to 2,500. Not much is known of Achwan, who is in his 60s, and it is unclear which direction he will take JAT ...

  5. Burning of Koran would not have helped the war against terrorism

    Posted Sep 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... about Islam. Speaking about the Koran he told the New York Times: 'I have no experience with it whatsoever. I only know what the Bible says.' Perhaps Mr Jones has also missed the message of the Bible as well, especially its message of unconditional love toward all, even one's enemies (Matthew: 5:44). Since he has said he views Islam as the enemy of Christianity, maybe ...

  6. A war with a mission

    Posted Jul 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of face. Women's rights would suffer and terrorism would have triumphed. Yet it is difficult to sustain a fight once the population back home is unsupportive. In modern democracies, it is hard ...

  7. Common enemy

    Posted Mar 16th 2010, 12:00am by Hagai Segal

    ... Hagai Segal Indonesia's security forces are again celebrating a major coup against Islamist terrorism following their killing last week of Bali bomb mastermind and Islamist leader ... in September last year- and has been greeted with quiet satisfaction by counter-terror professionals across the globe. Dulmatin, an electronics and explosives expert nicknamed 'Genius'- ...

  8. Israeli minister meets HK officials

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... the world's dependence on fossil fuels. Steinitz said 'there is some relation' to the calls to cut oil dependency to fight terror, although it was not the purpose of the delegation's visit. Steinitz was joined by Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan. 'Even leaving terrorism aside, I think it's quite clear now that over reliance of the world on oil ...

  9. Pakistan says Xinjiang terror group broken

    Posted May 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Xinjiang. But a US-based expert on the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), an umbrella organisation that Beijing has labelled as terrorist, said the militant group had managed to win more ... has sought help in the region in its stepped-up campaign against terrorism, saying attacks were on the rise in Xinjiang. Its campaign was further beefed up after violent rioting ...

  10. Intelligence still the best defence against terrorism

    Posted Jan 12th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... International, there were 34 fatal aircraft accidents, causing 583 deaths- a small number beside the 37,300 Americans killed in the same year in road accidents. Terrorism is not the gravest threat facing ... on the relatively few Islamic radical terrorists? More than 2.2 billion people travel each year on scheduled air services, and potential terrorists may number a few hundred. But the security measures assume ...




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