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    China hit by Western military moves in Africa, says Academy of Social Sciences report

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:49am by Teddy Ng

    ... of a drone base in Niger last January, which will provide assistance to French forces in Mali and gather intelligence about terrorist activities in North and West Africa. Such military moves... can ...

  2. News - World - SPAIN

    Spanish police raid jihadist recruitment cell in Madrid

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 10:26pm by AFP

    ... accused the network of recruiting and sending out jihadists to join "terrorist organisations" based in Mali and Libya. On March 14, Spanish and Moroccan forces arrested seven suspects as they broke up a cell suspected of sending volunteer fighters to Mali, Syria and Libya. The authorities detained three people in Morocco and another four in Spain. One was caught in the southern city ...

  3. News - China

    China adopts a more hands-on approach to the conflict in South Sudan

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:35am by Reuters

    ... battalion of about 850 troops to a UN peacekeeping mission. Last year China sent a smaller "protection unit" to join the UN mission in Mali. "China's support for the United ...

  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. News - China - ANALYSIS

    China's growing peacekeeping commitment to UN shows shift in foreign policy

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:57am by Minnie Chan

    ... security profile with peacekeeping missions From declining to join peacekeeping operations in the 1970s and '80s to sending combat forces for the first time to war-torn Mali this year, ... and transportation experts, police and medical staff to operations, which have so far been mostly confined to Africa. But sending combat troops to Mali, in West Africa, indicated a major shift ...

  6. News - World - NIGERIA

    UN Security Council says Boko Haram is linked to al-Qaeda

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 09:22pm by AP

    ... number of Boko Haram members had fought alongside al-Qaeda affiliates in Mali, he said. Quinlan said Boko Haram's current leader, Abubakar Shekau, also made "very, very strong ...

  7. News - World - BALKANS

    Floods menace Balkan towns as more than one million Bosnians affected

    Posted May 19th 2014, 07:40pm by Reuters

    ... of rotting livestock were removed from the central Serbian town of Svilajnac, state news agency Tanjug reported. On the Serbian-Bosnian border, the town of Mali Zvornik on the River Drina was also ... dam that would divert the Drina towards Mali Zvornik and flood it.” ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - GEOPOLITICS

    Book review: China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:45pm by David Wilson

    ... Like a cross between Dr Livingstone and Naomi Klein, he visits a spectrum of countries including Mozambique and Liberia to Mali, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Zambia and Ghana. Impressively, he talks ...

  9. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Nigeria, neighbours declare 'war' with Boko Haram terrorist group

    Posted May 18th 2014, 06:26am by AFP

    ... The weapons came from chaotic Libya, and the training took place in Mali before the ouster of its al-Qaida linked Islamist leaders. As for the money, Hollande said its origins were murky. The action ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - PROGRAMMES

    Conversations and Salon series added to Art Basel Hong Kong

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:58am by BONNIE E ENGEL

    ... of the China Artists' Association newsletter Artist's Communication since 1988. The Chinese panellists include: Wu Mali, an artist from Taipei; LAM Laam Jaffa, an artist from Hong Kong; Wu ...




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