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  1. News - World - EGYPT

    Egyptian president Mursi sacks army chief Tantawi in political shake-up

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Cairo President sacks Mubarak-era defence minister and other top brass in blow to military-heavy government Mursi fires army chief in political shake-up Egypt's new ... Mursi's election- by which Tantawi and his colleagues curbed presidential powers- the surprise move seemed to indicate a reordering of Egypt's political forces as it waits for a new ...

  2. September 18 incident remains political dynamite for relations as Chinese remember 'day of national humiliation' by Japan

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan On the evening of September 18, 1931, near the Shenyang suburb of Liutiaohu, a section of railway owned by Japan's South Manchuria Railway Company was rigged with dynamite and exploded. The widely accepted belief is that an officer with Jap ...

  3. Thaksin bashing won't solve political crisis

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Pavin Chachavalpongpun

    ... Pavin Chachavalpongpun The hunt for former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra continues. Bangkok's ruling elites are using their international networks to try to bring the billionaire-turned-fugitive home to serve time for conflict of interest ch ...

  4. Political games on Baghdad battlefield

    Posted May 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as Poundstone's political mouthpiece. War zones are not new to Greengrass. During a 10-year stint with Britain's ITV network, his work often took him to war-torn regions around the world. Greengrass ...

  5. Nepal's aspirations suffocate in a political limbo

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by Rajeshree Sisodia

    ... detention centres. An estimated 2,812 political leaders and activists were detained for their opposition to royal rule between 2005 and 2006, research by the Nepalese rights group INSEC revealed. ... a decade on, Nepal's political landscape has undergone seismic changes. The 2004 protests gathered pace and forced Gyanendra to relinquish the throne in 2006, marking the end of 239 years ...

  6. For PLA, firing on pirates is a political issue

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent Chinese military officials have acknowledged 'political questions' are guiding any use of force by the navy to thwart pirates in the Indian ... 'There are political questions- and these are not issues dealt with by military commanders alone. Our warships off Somalia are very well aware of this. We are fully prepared to use force, but we ...

  7. A young life tossed aside by politics

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... emotional punch. Ayesha's story is the story of a childhood that politics seized and threw thoughtlessly away. ...

  8. Insurgents exploit Thai political standoff

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Montlake

    ... of Thailand's political deadlock to step up attacks on the military. A spate of killings has shown the decades-old insurgency is far from over, with policymakers consumed by the crisis enveloping Prime ... to resign over his business dealings. Blanket news coverage of the political crisis in Bangkok has meant scant attention paid to the violence in the south, where more than 1,200 people- mostly ...

  9. Sacred Causes- Religion and Politics from the European Dictators to al-Qaeda

    Posted Nov 25th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Sacred Causes- Religion and Politics from the European Dictators to al-Qaeda by Michael Burleigh Harper Perennial, HK$153 Totalitarian regimes are an extreme form of political religion, as is the fanaticism of groups such as al-Qaeda, which fuses politics and religion into its most extreme form. In Sacred Causes- Religion and Politics from the European Dictators ...

  10. Tsunami victims interested in new homes, not politics

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Simon Montlake

    ... acknowledge that the tsunami brought them to the negotiating table and within reach of a political settlement. International donors who rushed to support relief projects in Aceh quickly realised ... claims and other legal and social issues to be settled before homes can be rebuilt. For his part, Irfandi says he does not care about politics, as long as someone can rebuild his community ...




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