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    Manila, free Mali the elephant now!

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Manila, free Mali the elephant now! Mali is the Philippines' only captive elephant and one of the world's saddest and loneliest. Captured in Sri Lanka ... constant company to stay healthy, happy and sane. Now a large sanctuary in Thailand has offered to take her in. The animal rights group Peta Asia has started a campaign to free Mali and offered ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    China news round-up: 'Uncharismatic' premier arrives in Switzerland, troops prepare for Mali

    Posted May 24th 2013, 06:33am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Yang. Le Monde China is ready to send 500 soldiers to Mali. Global Times* Op-Ed: Be wary of Japan's online militarism.  * denotes articles in Chinese language.  ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... EU instructors join Mali mission Efforts to combat Islamic extremism in Mali escalate as European Union instructors arrive in the strife-torn African state to work with local troops. A total of 23 EU nations are taking part in the 550-strong EU mission, including 200 trainers and a protection force of 150, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China's role as peacekeeper shows it is a responsible power

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 03:48am by SCMP Editorial

    ... year. But perhaps the most dramatic shift came last December when combat forces were sent to Mali; a foreign policy centred on principles of sovereignty and non-intervention was for the first ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... through the website, which the bureau says will simplify the handling process and reduce the cost.   United Nations force takes over in Mali A 12,600-strong United Nations force takes over security duties from African troops in conflict-scarred Mali. French troops entered the vast country in January to halt an Islamist advance and help the government re-establish its authority. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 04:21am by STAFF

    ... Mali and Ghana turned out to be false alarms.   Putin presses for regional customs union Russian President Vladimir Putin holds talks with his counterparts from Belarus and Kazakhstan ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... The evidence is clear he was one of the ringleaders … that pulled off this grand heist Anti-doping chief Travis Tygart on Lance Armstrong   [Islamist extremists] can threaten the region. And that's where the argument for American involvement comes in A US intelligence official argues that President Barack Obama's administration should help French forces in Mali   Most of us ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Union, Iran's nuclear programme and the continuing uprising in Syria. Biden returns to Washington later in the day.   EU discusses ways to help embattled Mali The European Union hosts a ministerial meeting in Brussels on the situation in Mali. Intended to organise support and aid for the Malian government, it will include representation from the African Union, the regional West ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:00am

    ... of unity for Mali's new president The inauguration of Mali's new president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, will be an African show of unity with the nation entering a new era of democracy after ... aided by African troops, to oust Islamist groups who occupied northern Mali last year.   Jay Chou at the Coliseum The king of Mando-pop, Jay Chou Jie-lun, performs at the Hong Kong Coliseum ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am

    ... conservative Catholics led by retired archbishop Oscar Cruz.   EU ministers meet on Mali crisis European Union foreign ministers hold an extraordinary meeting on the crisis in Mali, with the bloc ... combat role in Mali, but plans to send military trainers. France has poured hundreds of soldiers into Mali and carried out air raids since Friday in the north of the country, which Western ...




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