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  1. US pressure encourages Syria and Iran to circle the wagons

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Foreign Editor Increasing American pressure against Iran and Syria is cementing an alliance between the Arab nations that has been building since the 1980s. While analysts ... is not an alliance in the sense of Nato, nor as Syria or Iran would make with Russia or China. Instead, it can be understood in political, economic and diplomatic operations.' Alarm bells rang ...

  2. Israel's pullout welcome, but just a small, first step

    Posted Aug 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... before the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can be resolved. While the dismantling of 21 Jewish settlements and four small enclaves in the West Bank over the next month heightens hopes ... of their nation. While militant Palestinians and Arab and Muslim countries like Syria and Iran continue to call for Israel's destruction, there can be no guaranteed security. No amount of military ...

  3. Enmity towards Islam hampers road to peace in Israel

    Posted Aug 29th 2005, 12:00am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... re-examination of the way in which the west views the Muslim world. 'There are three major misunderstandings in the west about the Muslim world,' says Alastair Crooke of group Conflicts Forum. ... the realities of a political solution, and those groups that are a solution and those that are a problem.' A former officer with British intelligence agency MI6, Mr Crooke helped launch Conflicts ...

  4. God's change of plan

    Posted Aug 07th 2005, 12:00am by Abraham Rabinovich

    ... to the Arabs, but only in return for significant border changes and other concessions. The Arab response in 1973 was the Yom Kippur war, a surprise attack by Egypt and Syria that staggered Israel. After ...

  5. Anwar hails Bush for democracy bid

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... was the nation best able to resolve the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians or get Syria to withdraw troops from Lebanon. 'I am not optimistic that there's going to be an amicable, peaceful resolution to such conflicts without the US,' he told a 650-strong audience at an Asia Society dinner. Later, in an interview, he backed Mr Bush's desire that the Arab and Muslim ...

  6. Compromise is key to solving work conflicts

    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Vicki Williams

    ... Vicki Williams The cause of dispute must be addressed before it can be resolved, but many firms are too quick to placate DEALING EFFECTIVELY WITH conflict is similar to treating an illness. You must look beyond the symptoms and find the underlying cause, according to a leading expert in the field of mediation. 'Conflict is a symptom only, and in the workplace ...

  7. Settle conflicts and problems, Wen tells HK

    Posted Dec 29th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... on economic growth and improving livelihoods, saying there are 'deep-rooted problems and conflicts' yet to be resolved. Mr Wen was speaking in a meeting with Chief Executive Donald Tsang ... has failed to get the consent of those with vested interests. That is the conflict.' Li Pang-kwong, director of Lingnan University's public governance programme, said Mr Wen had ...

  8. Poll reflects conflict on reform plan

    Posted Dec 10th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... a majority says legislators should not vote it down even if it lacks a timetable for universal suffrage. Meanwhile, almost two-thirds believe a timetable should be included. The conflicting results ...

  9. You can bet it's a conflict of interests

    Posted Dec 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... in the hands of the man charged with the giant responsibility of establishing a brand new business that is effectively the opposition. There is a very real conflict here, which the club does ...

  10. Exco?s newcomers play down conflict-of-interest concerns

    Posted Oct 15th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... to allay public fears of possible conflicts of interest despite collectively having directorships in over 50 local and overseas companies and extensive business links with one another.?I have ... Properties and Sino Land, which is bidding for the West Kowloon Cultural District. He stressed he would not read Exco papers or express opinions on the mega project to avoid any conflict of interest. ...




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