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  1. Arafat holds the power for a smooth transition

    Posted Nov 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... week were arrangements made for senior politicians to fill the leadership vacuum left by his illness. And even so, Mr Arafat has gone to great lengths to try to show, through phone calls from ... resumes all of his leadership roles, must confront this task. The Palestinian movement, too, must contemplate a future without their unifying symbol. There is little likelihood someone ...

  2. Sri Lanka looks for leadership as the peace process falters

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Mark Williams

    ... to land disputes terrorising Muslim villagers in the east, and a budget to be passed, the country desperately needs firm leadership. But after the president and prime minister, whose personal ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The reason for North Korea's war talk

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

    ... When Kim Jong-il expedited Kim Jong-un's rise to power following his stroke in 2008, the army leadership went along only because there was no one among their ranks who could rival the aura and "legitimacy" of the Kim dynasty and not because they believed in the innate leadership qualities of Kim Jong-un. It is precisely this Achilles' heel that has triggered Kim Jong-un to act ever more ...

  4. Security experts gauge challenges facing the nation

    Posted Sep 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... of former president Jiang Zemin, the subject of a study campaign launched by the PLA this summer. In the transition of the Communist Party and government leadership, Mr Jiang retained his position ...

  5. Stay loyal, troops in Tibet told

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the central leadership. Central Military Commission vice-chairman General Guo Boxiong, on an inspection trip to the remote region ahead of a key party congress, urged increased ideological education for the armed forces to maintain ideological and political consistency between the army and the Communist Party's central leadership, Xinhua reported. The report did not specify the date ...

  6. Details lacking in Bush's vision for Iraq

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the transfer of power to an interim Iraqi government on June 30. Elections for a transitional national assembly are due to take place in January. So far, so good. But doubts remain about just how much ... the new leadership is in place. There are suggestions that a national security council might be established. This could include members of the Iraqi government and have a veto over major military ...

  7. UN offers a way out of the Iraq crisis

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... President Bush declared an end to major combat operations in the country. The meeting with Mr Bremer is believed to be aimed at speeding up the transition of political power to the Iraqi people, ... could provide much-needed leadership and someone who could drive forward the transfer of power to the Iraqi people. But finding a candidate acceptable to most Iraqis will not be easy. Electing ...

  8. Dancing in Shadows

    Posted Jan 06th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... Transitional Authority of Cambodia (Untac) had to appeal to the forces of Hun Sen's government, not officially recognised by the UN, to come and chase the Khmer Rouge soldiers out of town. ...

  9. A good week for...

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... venture in China to supply 3-D filming technology and production services. 'This is an enormous untapped market that is right on the verge of the transition from 2-D to 3-D,' Cameron ...

  10. News - World - IRAQ WAR

    Try Blair and Bush over lies to start Iraq war, Desmond Tutu urges

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... conference on leadership last week because Blair was attending. "I did not deem it appropriate to have this discussion... As the date drew nearer, I felt an increasingly profound sense of discomfort about attending a summit on 'leadership' with Mr Blair," he said. The Nobel Peace Prize winner also argued that the US-led 2003 Iraq war to oust Saddam Hussein had created ...




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