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  1. A year of joy, sorrow- and new conflicts

    Posted Dec 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... economic success is no longer sufficient to boost the political mandate of the ruling party and, also importantly, to resolve the increasing conflicts in society. Admittedly, few find anything ... society and the penetrating power of new media in a society rife with conflicts of interest, the influence of the central and local authorities is vulnerable to challenge. As it engages the people ...

  2. Why the UN welcomes Chinese peacekeepers

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the fault lines of international conflicts- such as between Israel and Syria, or along the Line of Control between Pakistani- and Indian-occupied Kashmir- giving the parties an excuse not to fight. Increasingly, China has an interest in keeping those conflicts off the front burner. The other thing that UN peacekeeping does is to bring some stability to weak, divided or failing states, usually ...

  3. You can't tame terrorists with aid

    Posted Jan 08th 2005, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... not 'dry up those pools of dissatisfaction that might give rise to terrorist activity'. Mr Powell's successor should bear in mind that a just solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, disengagement in Iraq, and a less menacing attitude towards Iran and Syria might be more helpful in placating irate Muslims. This is one crisis where it would not be rewarding to tailor humanitarian ...

  4. Aid groups can't reach starving children

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... being closed to outside help. Government-backed Arab rebels have been widely accused of killing up to 70,000 black Africans since the conflict intensified. The World Health Organisation recently ... Several months ago we were unable to reach 40 per cent of the population and it's more like 70 per cent now.' Apart from the conflict, Darfur is in the grip of a drought and crops ...

  5. letters

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Don't use history to read Japan's tragedy Although the Japan earthquake and tsunami destroyed many people's homes and families, the Japanese stayed calm in the midst of this nightmare and did not panic. Instead, they helped others who were ...

  6. Bush must renew pledge on Mideast road map

    Posted Aug 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The commitment of George W. Bush to the road map for peace in the Middle East is crucial to any slim chance the plan might still have of success. It was the intervention of the US president which kick-started the peace process and offered a faint glimmer ...

  7. Monitor groups receiving money from tobacco

    Posted Nov 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The criticism of him regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict is totally unwarranted. The letter 'Misguided on Israel' (November 4) disagrees with Mr Bowring that Israel is 'expansionist'. What else should we call Israel's occupation of the Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem, West Bank of Palestine, Golan Heights of Syria and part of southern Lebanon? It is occupation of other ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... US must review its support for aggressive Israel The Israeli consul general Amikam Levy has tried to justify the killing of Palestinians in Gaza ('Israel's right to protect its own citizens', January 2). It seems there is a highly political ...

  9. Black and white and bloody

    Posted Dec 31st 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... was declared over in April, yet allied troops are enduring dozens of attacks each day. More soldiers have died since the conflict was declared ended than during the war. Mr Bush's calls for a democratic Middle East have heightened speculation that Iran and Syria will next be targeted. The sceptics doubt the resolve, though, given that his much-heralded efforts to broker peace between ...

  10. Could this be World War H2O?

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... at the Third World Water Forum in Japan in March. Outlining the history of water conflict around the world, he said there had been 21 armed disputes over the resource in recent decades. Of those, 18 had involved Israel and its Arab neighbours. Proponents of the theory that water scarcity will lead to an armed world conflict frequently point to the Six-Day War in the Middle East in June ...




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