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  1. News - World - WAR CRIMES

    UN seeks life sentence for former Bosnian Serb general over Srebrenica

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in The Hague Life term sought for Srebrenica general United Nations prosecutors in the Yugoslav war crimes court called for a life sentence against former Bosnian Serb general Zdravko Tolimir for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. "There is only one sentence for this crime and that is life in prison," prosecutor Peter McCloskey said in closing ...

  2. General takes charge of elite Beijing guard

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com A talented general was recently named commander of the People's Liberation Army's elite military force responsible for maintaining the safety ... province, prepared a feast on March 15 to welcome Major General Xu Linping, 55, as the new commander of the 38th Group Army under the Beijing Military Region, the Baoding Daily reported two days ...

  3. Philippine ex-general held over kidnappings

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Prosecutors in the Philippines are seeking an arrest warrant for a retired general, who was yesterday prevented by immigration authorities from boarding a flight out of the country. Ex-general Jovito Palparan and three lower-ranking officers were indicted on Friday by a prosecution panel that ruled there was probably cause to charge them ...

  4. Six military officers promoted to general

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... officers to the rank of general, the highest in the People's Liberation Army. They are Sun Jianguo and Hou Shusen, both deputy chiefs of staff; Jia Tingan, deputy director of the PLA's General Political Department; Liu Xiaojiang, political commissar of the PLA's navy; Zhang Youxia, commander of the Shenyang military region; and Li Changcai, political commissar ...

  5. Abandon cold war mentality, top mainland general urges

    Posted May 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode A senior mainland general expressed confidence yesterday in China's fledgling military relationship with the United States, but also outlined Beijing's goals for a new era of broader international security engagement. Lieutenant General Ma Xiaotian, deputy chief of the People's Liberation Army's general staff, urged regional nations to adapt ...

  6. Hu promotes rising PLA star to general

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk A rising star of the People's Liberation Army was promoted to general by Central Military Commission chairman Hu Jintao yesterday, the 16th general to be hand-picked by the president since 2004. Xinhua reported that Chang Wanquan, 58, head of the PLA's General Armament Department and a member of the powerful commission, received a certificate of command from Mr Hu ...

  7. Party first, PLA second: general

    Posted Jul 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by a senior military officer in a leading party journal. In an article yesterday in Seeking Truth to commemorate the founding of the PLA 80 years ago next month, General Cao Gangchuan, vice-chairman ... situations and challenges. General Cao said the PLA was created by the Communist Party eight decades ago and was devoted to the grand historical cause of the revolution. The party drove its ...

  8. General discards neutrality with call to back government

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... of us have benefited from the present administration,' air force chief General Abdullah Ahmad said yesterday. 'Are we that unreasonable and are we that ungrateful to oppose ... but the rules have come under recent pressure. About a dozen retired generals, police chiefs and senior civil servants joined the opposition Parti Islam se-Malaysia, or PAS. They not only campaign ...

  9. Generals appear to pin blame on right suspects

    Posted Jan 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... However, Bangkok has never been a target of these groups, apparently bent on driving Buddhists out of their southern provinces. The new regime headed by Muslim coup leader General Sondhi ...

  10. Bush vs generals on troop numbers

    Posted Dec 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and that worries top generals because its payoff is questionable and the potential for backlash great. The military's caution on shipping thousands more troops temporarily to Iraq is based on a fear ... ended. Generals also question whether sending more troops to Iraq would feed a perception that the strife in Iraq is mainly a military problem. In their view it is largely political, fed ...




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