• Friday
  • August 1, 2014
  • Last updated: 4:06pm
Hong Kong




Refine Your Search

Sort by

Search Results

Results 1 - 10 of 17 for taliban

Search results

  1. quote of the week

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'The Taliban and al-Qaeda have become symbiotic, each benefiting from the success and mythology of the other. Rolling back the Taliban is now necessary, even if not sufficient, ... to end the war in Afghanistan. Others fear if the US leaves the Taliban will take over. Last week Obama decided to send 30,000 more troops to Kabul to defeat the Taliban. The Taliban wants ...

  2. Taliban seize former HK resident

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney A man being held by the Taliban used to live in Hong Kong. Colin Rutherford- a 26-year-old Canadian citizen of Chinese-Scottish ancestry- went missing after visiting Afghanistan 'as a tourist', Canada's foreign affairs department said. A Taliban group said it captured Rutherford on Sunday, although Canada's The Globe and Mail said his ...

  3. Taliban

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... David Phair Taliban by James Fergusson Bantam Press HK$221 Taliban, according to the author, is the plural of talib, which translates as 'one who seeks knowledge'. Which seems ... the Taliban in a more objective light. Led by an illiterate village mullah with one eye, the original Taliban, we learn, was a group of students who sought to bring order to the vacuum left ...

  4. Who said it?

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Whatever you do in the absence of perfect data is a fake Archaeologist Luca Olivieri, on restoring a carving of Buddha (above) destroyed by the Taliban in Pakistan It is time to withdraw the restructuring proposal to help things return to normal again Filibustering pro-democrat lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip Mursi has no talents but he is faithful and obedient to the group's leaders, who ...

  5. Time for Afghans to take charge

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The US and its allies were right to go to war in Afghanistan in 2001 to deal with the al-Qaeda terrorists behind the 9/11 attacks and the Taliban government that was harbouring them. ... for Afghanistan to also start withdrawing troops. The number of casualties in the fight against Taliban insurgents is mounting and the war is getting ever more unpopular with voters. Politics was in large ...

  6. Who said it?

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I didn't sleep in the past couple of days North Point driver Jagpal Singh, who won HK$44 million in Friday's Mark Six draw We should be vigilant what action the US may take against China on the issue of terrorism Major General Zhu Chenghu, a professor at China's National Defence University This is pure propaganda. This is not possible at all An Afghan Taliban ...

  7. Teaching in the shadow of death

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Brendan O'Malley

    ... Afghan educators live in fear of being killed, writes Brendan O'Malley Fatema, 36, stretches out her hands to indicate the size of the pile of written death threats she has at home. They began arriving six months after she became a director of educat ...

  8. Quotes of the week

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Even if you're right, you have to convince people it's the case. You can't [just] say, 'I know better than you, I know this is good for you' Bernard Chan, former chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board Whatever you do in the absence of perfect data is a fake Archaeologist Luca Olivieri, on restoring a carving of Buddha destroyed by the Taliban ...

  9. A good week for...

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... among ordinary people. 'We have to push for reform step by step,' he said. Journalists set free in Afghanistan After 18 months in captivity in Afghanistan at the hands of the Taliban ... and evening, because of the paranoia of the Taliban, who did not want locals to see them. Hang Seng School of Commerce whizz-kids Students at the Sha Tin school are getting used to celebrating ...

  10. Pakistan on the Brink: The future of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the West

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Pakistani history, Taliban fighters stormed a prison in the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan and freed almost 400 prisoners. The raid was efficiently organised: a blockade of all roads ... that straddle the Afghan-Pakistani border. If you're wondering how the Taliban, who started as a militant Islamic group within Afghanistan, morphed into a rallying force for pan-Islamic militants ...




SCMP.com Account