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  1. A clear message to renegade nations: resist at your peril

    Posted Dec 21st 2003, 12:00am by Gretchen Peters

    ... and of hosting anti-Israeli groups such as Hezbollah, Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Other Arab nations have joined the chorus urging compromise over conflict in the brewing US-Syria standoff. ... now awaiting trial at an undisclosed location for crimes against humanity. Analysts say the message will be heard loudly in Arab nations like Syria, which faces US sanctions for its alleged ...

  2. Action must follow the UN resolution on Iraq

    Posted Oct 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to provide some relief for the people of Iraq. Syria, the only Arab member of the 15 nation security council, struck that note when it said it had taken the 'many needs of the Iraqi people' ...

  3. Is the Middle East too much for the UN?

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Feisal got the crown as a consolation prize after the French booted him out of his position of king of United Syria, which had been his reward from his fellow Arabs for his role in defeating ... the conflict between the Arabs, still the majority, and the mostly immigrant Jews desperate to create their own state. The British, under US pressure, tiring of their colonial role and so unwilling ...

  4. More power to the people

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... Israeli, who each lost an offspring in the conflict. Second, the dedication of foreigners who are prepared to lay down their lives rather than let harm come to Palestinian chairman Yasser Arafat. ... are pressuring Mr Sharon to redeem his pledge to crush the Palestinian resistance. Hence, possibly, a diversionary attack on Syria to placate hardliners. Efra Spigel, whose 21-year-old son was killed ...

  5. Avoiding conflict-of-interest situations

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But I hope young people would learn from the row by trying to get to grips with the concept of conflict of interests. Imagine yourself being a judge in a singing competition and your brother is one ... and that their conscience is clear. But they should realise that they have done themselves and their employers a disservice by failing to avoid conflict-of-interest situations, which may lead people to lose ...

  6. Asia said to lag Africa in solving conflicts

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... on conflict resolution for being poorly prepared to tackle potential regional calamities. The president of the International Crisis Group, Gareth Evans, said in Hong Kong yesterday the region was lagging behind the world's poorest continent, Africa, in readiness to find solutions to conflicts. He suggested countries increase involvement in international peacekeeping operations ...

  7. Political conflict seen lessening in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... still being developed, he acknowledged that there had been conflict. But Professor Lau sought to play down problems related to the governing style of Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa's ... that the community lacked a common sense of political destiny, he said. Conflict between the rich, the poor and the middle classes had affected Hong Kong's stability and confidence, Professor Lau said. ...

  8. Tung adviser warns of wider social conflict

    Posted Oct 06th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... The government's backdowns are part of effort to take controversial issues off the boil, says Central Policy Unit chief Hong Kong faces the threat of large-scale conflicts as it wades ... sensitive and cautious' attitude in handling conflicts in a bid to stop disputes escalating into crises, Lau Siu-kai, of the Central Policy Unit, said. Government efforts to keep controversial ...

  9. Conflict over legislation sows seeds of confusion in the countryside

    Posted Sep 28th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... A rural land law designed to give farmers greater legal protection has hit snags, according to inspectors sent into Sichuan to monitor the situation. The inspectors said they had found a conflict between the law and a reform introduced three years ago to encourage farmers to return their land for reforestation. Under the 2000 programme, farmers were paid by the government to give ...

  10. Time is right for HKEx to end its conflict of interest

    Posted Oct 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... To experts and casual observers alike, Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing (HKEx) has a conflict of interest when it comes to regulating the companies that list on its exchange. Nearly a fifth of its income comes from listing fees and yet the body is expected to vet companies before they list and ensure that they comply with disclosure rules once they do. While no one has seriously ...




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