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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Find common ground over Syria

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by JAVIER SOLANAM

    ... Javier Solana warns of dangerous spillover effects if the domestic sectarian conflict is not pacified Common ground must be found over Syria The feeling is growing stronger by the day ... conflict continues, it will be difficult to make any progress. The Security Council's members agree on how to address Iran's nuclear programme, but not on steps to resolve the Syria ...

  2. Only one solution to Syria's crisis

    Posted Feb 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Syria teeters on the brink of civil war, autocratic President Bashar al-Assad's forces having stepped up attacks on opposition groups in the wake of a failed UN Security Council ... there is no reason for the kind of military action that was taken in Libya and Iraq. Syria's opposition is divided and for now there is no possibility of a united rebel force moving on the capital ...

  3. Who said it?

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... The worst thing about poverty is not the lack of money, but the lack of hope Hong Kong social worker Chan Siu-ming These are very, very important economic times for both China and the United States, and indeed the world Gary Locke, Washington's ambassador to Beijing The conflict will continue... Syria will not bow down Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ...

  4. News - China - MIDDLE EAST

    China and Egypt enter new era of co-operation

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... to the civil war in Syria, urging the Syrian government to bring an end to the conflict. "China appreciates the Arab League's efforts to push for a political solution towards Syrian ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Mursi trip ends with vow of more co-operation and opposition to intervention in Syria China pledges loyalty to new Egyptian rule China and Egypt vowed ...

  5. Hezbollah's long, deadly shadow

    Posted Aug 25th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia, do not. How long will this truce last? Hezbollah's ultimate objective- the destruction of the Israeli state- can only mean renewed conflict sooner or later. ... is it 'resisting'? Israel ended its 18-year occupation of southern Lebanon in 2000. Shebaa Farms- the small area that Hezbollah accuses Israel of continuing to occupy- was part of Syria, not Lebanon, before ...

  6. UN chief urges Beijing to boost aid to Africa

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Syria, has engaged in a diplomatic push to encourage Beijing to back a tougher response to deadly attacks on civilians by President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Ban's appeal came during ... sanctions and military intervention in Syria if Assad's regime or insurgent forces fail to comply with a UN peace plan. Russia and China have blocked previous efforts to sanction Syria ...

  7. Both Israel and Hezbollah must rethink their actions

    Posted Aug 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... suicide-bombers/militia and openly called for the destruction of Israel long before this conflict erupted following the unprovoked kidnapping and killing of Israeli soldiers. Israel pulled out of Lebanon six years ago. The transportation of weapons from Syria to Lebanon has been well documented, yet the Lebanese government did nothing about it. The Israeli government has made an effort to warn ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fractious Asia risking conflict over resources

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by BRAHMA CHELLANEY

    ... Brahma Chellaney Brahma Chellaney warns that, at the least, the lack of co-operation will hurt Asia's growth Fractious region risking conflict over resources Competition for strategic natural resources- including water, mineral ores and fossil fuels- has always played a significant role in shaping the terms of the international economic and political order. But now ...

  10. Only action, not words, will calm Middle East

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

    ... To Israel's Jewish people, the Muslim attackers are terrorists and must be eliminated. Such an approach does nothing to address the problem of Israel's arch-rivals, Syria and Iran, supporting ...




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