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  1. Imperfect human rights body still a step forward

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching In 1993, in the aftermath of the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna, the foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed that Asean should consider establishing 'an appropriate regional mechanism on human rights'. More than 15 years went by, with little action to create a regional human rights commission. Some individual ...

  2. City a focal point for human rights organisations in Asia

    Posted Jun 09th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... in Hong Kong- 'the very heart of human rights in Asia'. Following him on the podium was The Frontier lawmaker Emily Lau Wai-hing, who raised serious questions about self-censorship dictated by news bosses in the city. Basil Fernando, executive director of the Asian Human Rights Commission followed. A plethora of regional and international rights groups have established ...

  3. Only human

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... their hostility, so now people want to make them a tourist attraction.' Human rights group Survival International has been campaigning for the Jarawa for nearly 20 years. Spokeswoman Sophie Grig says ... of when they set off into the jungles of the Andaman Islands on safari, because theirs was no ordinary safari. This is a human safari, and the prey is a 'Stone Age' tribe only recently ...

  4. Toughen up on Syria, Paris urges Beijing

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Syria crisis is not only a domestic issue now, it is an international problem and it relates to human rights and humanitarian issues. Therefore, the international community needs to take ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius yesterday called for more punitive measures against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime as he ended his two-day ...

  5. Opposition's resort to violence helps Assad

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gwynne Dyer As the Syrian opposition abandons non-violent protest for armed resistance, many people think this means President Bashar al-Assad and his Baathist regime are in even deeper ... and it is clearly willing to do the same thing there. The people around Bashar believe they'll get away with it this time, too- and they may be right. The Arab League can pass a resolution demanding ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - MIDDLE EAST

    Eyewitness account of the Syrian uprising

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Middle East A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolutionby Samar Yazbek, translated by Max Weiss Haus Publishing 5 stars Francis Beckett A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution by Samar Yazbek translated by Max Weiss Haus Publishing   Francis Beckett Syrian novelist Samar Yazbek recognises government thugs as soon as they get out of their car: ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Find common ground over Syria

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

    ... that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime is approaching a tipping point. The international community must think seriously about how to minimise the dangers inherent in Syria's domestic ... and the army. The Alawites, who overcame second-class citizenship only when Assad's Baath Party came to power in 1963, now believe their survival is linked to the regime's. If the Syrian ...

  8. No end in sight to the Syrian tragedy

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... as it began discussing what to do about the Syrian crisis. He needn't worry. Even as Syria drifts inexorably towards a catastrophic civil war, nobody else is willing to put troops ... slow the rate of killing. Assad is Moscow's only real ally in the Middle East, and Russia's only naval base in the Mediterranean is on the Syrian coast. But the truth is that foreign ...

  9. Unite now to plan post-Assad future

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's efforts to show his regime is in control have taken a hit with the defection of Prime Minister Dr Riad Hijab. Of the growing list of political and military figures to have switched allegiance to the opposition Free Syrian Army rebels, none has been as high-profile. But while Assad has suffered a public relations defeat, there is no sign ...

  10. Chinese Hordes and Human Waves

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mark O'Neill Chinese Hordes and Human Waves by Brigadier Brian Parritt Pen and Sword This is a book about the Korean war by a British soldier who took part as an artillery officer and went on to serve 37 years in the British Army, culminating in five years as director of the Intelligence Corps. It is divided into two halves: his own combat experience in the last seven ...




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