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  1. News - World - YEMEN

    Suicide blast kills dozens of rebel supporters in Yemeni capital Sanaa

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 06:12pm by AFP

    ... Yemen’s longtime role as an effective ally in Washington’s fight against extremists. Its proximity to oil-rich Saudi Arabia and key shipping routes in the Gulf of Aden have also raised fears ...

  2. Iran's most potent weapon is its ability to block oil supplies

    Posted Apr 06th 2006, 12:00am by Robert Tait

    ... For the past week, in a series of high-profile war games, Iran has been staging a demonstration of military muscle in the Persian Gulf unambiguously directed at the US and its western allies ... Robert Tait in Tehran In The Persian Puzzle, an absorbing and detailed history of Iran's troubled relationship with America, Kenneth Pollack, the former Clinton administration foreign ...

  3. Waterfront blues

    Posted Nov 13th 2007, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... Dubai's imaginative strategy for its shoreline contrasts sharply with Hong Kong's legacy of inept planning, writes Tony Latter Many of you may have visited Dubai. If so, you may have come away filled with admiration for some of its stunning mode ...

  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    Massive undersea scars and mountains revealed by satellite mapping

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 09:15pm by Reuters

    ... the Gulf of Mexico with a length about equal to the width of Texas, as well as another ridge under the South Atlantic west of Angola about 800km long. It was formed just after South America ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Weezer return to their pop roots

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:52pm by LAT

    ... was quite a shock for me to discover that [perception]," he says. That gulf between his public persona and who he really was eventually overwhelmed any pleasure he took in the group's ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    With Ramadan coming up, vigilance is vital in containing Mers

    Posted May 06th 2014, 04:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... early quarantine is seen as a way to contain an outbreak, regional health authorities need to be on heightened alert with passengers returning from the Persian Gulf with its mobile migrant ...

  7. Help shape the future with move to the Middle East

    Posted Sep 01st 2007, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... Jolene Otremba Exciting chance for a senior architect to lead a team in Dubai and work on high-profile projects Here is a chance to take part in architectural history in the making of 21st-century Dubai. And if this is not exciting enough, you will get th ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Apologies, America: Sha Tin's 'all-weather track' is actually dirt

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 08:43pm by Michael Cox

    ... (AWT). Its name is a misnomer in more ways than one. Firstly, the track takes to water about as well as your average Persian house cat, but more importantly, “all-weather” usually means ...

  9. Dubai shopping festival

    Posted Jan 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Centre, the largest mall in the Gulf. There you'll find everything from Carrefour to Ikea, Debenhams to Tiffany & Co, Burberry to Giordano, plus an 11-screen cineplex ... from Dubai (cabs are cheap), Sharjah is worth a visit, especially to Souk al Arsah, a traditional market stocking everything from Persian rugs to Moroccan coffee pots. The area also hosts ...

  10. News - World - RELIGION

    Pope Francis expresses support for reforms on family teachings

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:34am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Pope pushes for reforms on family teachings Pope Francis appeared to back reform of the Catholic Church's approach to marriage, cohabitation and divorce as bishops began a landmark review of teaching on the family. Opening an extraordinary synod of nearly 200 senior clerics in the Vatican, Francis suggested the church must address the present gulf ...




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