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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Foreign-owned bar a hit with Damascus clubbers

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... it was risky opening a bar in the heart of Damascus almost a year into Syria's civil war, but his venue has become a hit among locals seeking relief from the bloodshed. Despite the violence ... in the mostly Christian Old City neighbourhood. "In hindsight, I think we decided to open the bar because of our total lack of political understanding," says Duthion, who has lived in Syria ...

  2. The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy

    Posted May 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... incendiary debate. John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt wrote that the lobby helped mould America's actions in not only the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but also the Iraq invasion and confrontations with Iran and Syria. They contended that these policies would hurt the interests of the US and Israel. The book that resulted from that essay, The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy, ...

  3. Under their jackboots

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chris Lau A woman wearing a military uniform shouts: 'Don't treat them so nice. They are just captives!' This is not in Iraq, Afghanistan, or Syria. Rather, it's ... the Sino-Japanese conflict to a Nazi concentration camp. WWII is no ordinary play. It seeks to recreate the tragedy and emotional drama of the conflict. The idea is to hold the audience captive- literally. ...

  4. Filmmakers in conflict over movies on Bruce Lee's teacher

    Posted Jun 04th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. Could a battle be slowly brewing between Wong Kar-wai (right) and Mandarin Films producer Raymond Wong Pak-ming? It seems the two are in a bit of conflict with regard to competing film productions about Bruce Lee's martial-arts teacher, Ip Man. For years now, Wong Kar-wai has been talking about his desire to make a movie ...

  5. Theatre of conflict

    Posted Jul 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... A government scheme to help performance groups is being shot down by the arts community as mere 'trickery', writes Kevin Kwong Will this be a match made in heaven or a partnership from hell? After years of dithering and delay, the government is ...

  6. Conflict of interest concern for arts festival

    Posted Mar 12th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Festival also works as a paid PR consultant for one of its major acts this year. The revelation has raised concerns about a possible conflict of interest and has led to calls for clearer guidelines ... Symphony as a publicity consultant for its China tour from February 9-13. Dr Lee has strongly denied any conflict of interest in her two roles, and said that she was hired around six months after ...

  7. Conflicting identities

    Posted Aug 12th 2004, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Director Paul Greengrass' roots in low-budget, British grit have helped Matt Damon shed his Hollywood golden-boy image, writes Mathew Scott Conflicting identities BRITISH DIRECTOR ... And so, because of Matt's screen persona, which is in conflict with the character he is playing, you get the package that is Jason Bourne.' The Bourne Supremacy will open on August 19. ...

  8. Waltz with Bashir

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clarence Tsui When the Israeli film Waltz with Bashir took its bow at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008, praise followed. There were glowing reviews of how director Ari Folman made good use of animation to fit in with the hallucinatory nature of the film&# ...

  9. Who said it?

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... It's better to jaw, jaw, jaw than to war, war, war Philippine President Benigno Aquino quotes former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill as he attempts to ease territorial tensions with China It's not Afghanistan, it's not Syria. I don't see why anything should happen that hasn't happened in previous years Formula One circuit chairman Zayed Al ...

  10. A bad week for...

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vladimir Putin Has the Russian prime minister lost his touch? In video footage of a martial arts event in Moscow posted on the internet, fans can be heard shouting and whistling as Putin is handed the microphone at the Olympiysky Stadium. A slightly bewil ...




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