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  1. Nepal ravaged by rising tide of violence

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Thomas Bell

    ... linking military aid to improvements in the army's human rights record. The Maoists also found their brutality coming back to haunt them. In several western districts, village people, ... people with drills and cutting off the water supply to refugees. Few people expect next year will be better. The government has promised to hold elections if the Maoists do not sit for peace ...

  2. New army chief comes in swinging

    Posted Oct 30th 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila General vows to crush rebels and root out corruption A new military chief took office in the Philippines yesterday, vowing to crush any attempt to destabilise the country and to root out corruption in the armed forces. Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General Efren Abu, 55, told a restive military weighed down by its biggest corruption scandal ...

  3. What's On

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... dental drill was patented by its inventor, George F. Green of Kalamazoo 1904: Fire destroyed the National Library in Turin, Italy, including serveral hundred manuscripts 1911: Composer Richard ...

  4. Doctor who urged rethink disappears

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Sars whistle-blower who sought a reappraisal of the June 4 protests is missing with his wife, says their worried daughter Jiang Yanyong, the retired military doctor who exposed last year's Sars outbreak on the mainland, has disappeared on the eve of the 15th anniversary of the Tiananmen military crackdown, his daughter said yesterday. Dr Jiang, who wrote ...

  5. Fidel Ramos hints at a return to the political fray

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... to overthrow President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. 'Let us not panic,' he said, while denying links to military officers claimed to be planning to seize power from the much-criticised leader. ... during a round of golf with army generals with whom he had served in the military, he urged the withdrawal of their support for discredited president Joseph Estrada - who was removed and replaced ...

  6. Joint appeal for doctor's release

    Posted Jun 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... punishing the semi-retired military doctor for calling for a reappraisal of the 1989 demonstrations. 'Originally we thought they would be released after June 4. But now we still have no idea ... on critics'. Last year Dr Jiang- who works at the Beijing Military 301 Hospital- exposed the cover-up of the extent of the Sars outbreak. In February, he filed a letter to officials attending ...

  7. Indian spy case 'threat to regional security'

    Posted Jun 08th 2004, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... and Development Organisation would have compromised military and intelligence communications. But analysts insist the case of the missing spymaster, Rabinder Singh, a top official in the Research ... ministry. Analysts said the codes could have been for communications but they were not of high military value. The Times of India also quoted a source saying the stolen disks did not contain any ...

  8. Are we ready?

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... plan on what to do in the event of a tsunami, as well as a push for better public education. Professor Aitchison said: 'In Japan, they have drills all the time for natural disasters. In coastal areas, they have drills for tsunamis. Schoolchildren know where the evacuation routes are. It is completely part of their culture.' Observatory scientific officer Chan Ying-wa agrees ...

  9. The best chance for peace in Nepal?

    Posted Sep 09th 2004, 12:00am by Mark Williams

    ... Mark Williams So, Basista Koirala is dead. Abducted by Maoist guerillas last October, the 46-year-old farmer has, according to Nepal's military, become another victim of a war rooted ... the Himalayas or fend off dope-pushers in the Kathmandu tourist ghetto known as Thamel. Ten thousand people have now died. Across the country, hundreds have 'disappeared' into military ...

  10. Sars doctor withstands brainwashing

    Posted Jul 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Activist remains unbowed, despite relentless 'self-examination', says a source Detention for military doctor Jiang Yanyong meant nine hours of brainwashing a day ... daughter Jiang Rui on Tuesday that he had asked the military to allow him and his wife to visit her in California. The couple had been on their way to apply for US visas to visit their daughter ...




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