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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The US can help, but it will take a united Iraq to defeat terror

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Only united Iraq can defeat terror The barbarism of the extremist Sunni Muslim force rampaging across Iraq and Syria that calls itself the Islamic State knows no bounds. ... calamity that fighters from Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region and the nation's demoralised military were unable to cope with. The US intervention, which also extends to arming Kurdish ...

  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    Central Asian nations to conduct terrorism drills with PLA

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 03:04am by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com About 7,000 troops to take part in joint military exercises in Inner Mongolia later this month Central Asian nations, PLA in terrorism drills More than ... of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation, or SCO. The six-nation regional grouping was set up in 1996 to co-operate on security, military, cultural and economic affairs, and its members also include ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - PRESEASON FRIENDLIES

    Manchester United, City, Liverpool lead 'British invasion' of United States

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Five clubs from the English Premier League will play to American audiences still on a high after the US team's encouraging World Cup display United to head new 'British invasion' Fifty years after the Beatles launched a British musical "invasion" of America, English football clubs are going to the United States hoping ...

  4. News - Asia

    Japan puts all of its security options on the table

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:08am by The Yomiuri Shimbun

    ... to a ruling party panel tasked with considering a revision of the legal framework for national security. The panel, chaired by Liberal Democratic Party vice-president Masahiko Komura, is part ... not reach the level of an armed attack; participating in international activities such as UN peacekeeping efforts; and activities that could fall under "exercising armed force". The first ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Asean nations 'seriously concerned' by increased South China Sea tensions

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:15am by Keira Lu Huang, Reuters, BLOOM, AP

    ... Nations meeting. The 10 nations also did not accept a demand by the United States and Philippines for a freeze on activities- include seizing unoccupied islands and land reclamation- that would ... The Asean Regional Forum brings together 27 nations including the US, China, Russia, Japan, India and Australia. Watch: Sea row overshadows talks between China, Southeast Asia "The neutral ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Two more suspected suicides by South Korean soldiers in troubled unit near DMZ

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Two more apparent troop suicides at troubled unit The South Korean military said yesterday that two conscripts had been found dead in an apparent suicide, the latest in a series of incidents fuelling concern over young soldiers serving in isolated frontline units. The two unnamed corporals, both in their early 20s, were found hanged at one ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's assertiveness must be seen in the context of Asia's contesting nationalisms

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by PACIFIC NEWS SERVICE

    ... face in Asia is conflicting, assertive nationalisms. Second, we should not simply frame the issue as, "How should the United States respond to Beijing?" Rather, the regional ... nationalisms The year 2010 is a year to remember in US-China relations. Since that time, the very strategic foundation of the relationship has undergone incremental erosion. The vocabulary employed ...

  8. News - World - CONGO

    UN deploys spy drones in DR Congo to monitor border and militias

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 10:54pm by AFP

    ... to monitor the volatile border between DR Congo and Rwanda and movements by militias and armed groups in a region stricken by three decades of conflict. The United Nations has a huge peacekeeping ... Agence France-Presse in New York Move marks major step in surveillance of West African region rich in minerals UN deploys spy drones for the first time The United Nations was yesterday ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria poses challenge for Obama's ambassador to UN, Samantha Power

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... of President Bashar al-Assad. For a fleeting moment this month, it seemed she had prevailed. Now Power, a former senior aide on the US National Security Council and a former war reporter born ... Diego and a former senior UN adviser on peacekeeping issues. "The stakes could not be higher." At the UN headquarters last week, Power, who turned 43 on Saturday, looked harried as she ...

  10. News - World - SOUTH SUDAN

    UN Security Council members mull South Sudan sanctions as attacks continue

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 12:14pm by Reuters in New York

    ... fire on the base, killing some 58 people and wounding 98, including two Indian peacekeepers, the United Nations said. Thousands of people have been killed and tens of thousands have sought ... Reuters in New York Security Council meets in closed-door session to consider action against warring factions in South Sudan United Nation Security Council members are considering ...




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