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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - ISLAMIC STATE

    The world must unite in the struggle to defeat Islamic State fanatics

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:31pm by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai

    ... Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai Islamic State threatens our interdependent world and, despite ... are to prevent IS from teaching us this lesson the hard way, we must acknowledge that we cannot extinguish the fires of fanaticism by force alone. The world must unite behind a holistic drive ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine troops eager for next UN peacekeeping deployment

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 02:27pm by AFP

    ... abroad. Nicor is training with hundreds of other battle-hardened troops to join a UN peacekeeping mission overseas, continuing a tradition that began more than 50 years ago when Philippine ... and prompted the UN to withdraw its peacekeeping force from the Syrian side of the territory. Dozens of the Philippine soldiers who battled the Syrian rebels were among more than 240 peacekeepers who ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    United they stand: Democracy protests bond Hongkongers from all walks of life

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:23am by Stuart Lau, SAMUEL CHAN, CHRIS LAU, Joyce Ng

    ... Staff Reporters From young to old, rich to poor, lawmaker to student to media mogul- democracy protests have united Hongkongers from all walks of life 'The choice is clear: silence ... overnight sit-in in Chater Road July 19: Robert Chow-led Alliance for Peace and Democracy begins anti-Occupy signature campaign, culminating in a march August 31: Standing Committee of National ...

  4. Chinese team to take body back

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... reported the officer's wife, Li Lingling, was travelling with the team. UN observer Du Zhaoyu was the first Chinese national to be killed in the Israel-Lebanon conflict. Du was one of 180 Chinese officers, soldiers and observers working as part of the UN peacekeeping mission. News of Du's death was carried on the front pages of several national dailies and drew more than ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA warns against allowing Japanese self-defence forces to join wider military operations

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 04:54am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Warning on 'peace saboteur' Japan The United States and Japan's plan to remove geographic limits and let Japanese forces engage more widely ... constitution since its defeat in the second world war. In 1992, Japanese lawmakers allowed the SDF- one of the largest and most modern militaries in Asia- to join UN peacekeeping missions. A deployment ...

  7. News - World - MEDICINE

    United States steps up rules for research into dangerous viruses amid biosecurity concerns

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 09:03pm by AP

    ... "This is an active area of consideration right now within the US government. We ask that you stay tuned," said Amy Patterson, associate director of biosecurity policy at the National ...

  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. Business - Money - EQUITIES

    Insider buy-backs dry up in the United States as valuations soar

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:40am by Bloomberg

    ... 1.3 per cent advance, have pushed the benchmark index for United States equities to about 18.2 times annual earnings, the highest since March 2010. The gauge has closed at records more than 30 ... a senior equity manager at National Penn Investors Trust. "If management doesn't feel confident enough about the future, they're going to be net sellers." With sales growth ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    Dallas Cowboys inflict rare home loss on Seattle Seahawks

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 10:25pm by AFP

    ... and the Tennessee special-teams unit came up with a game-saving field-goal block in a 16-14 triumph over winless Jacksonville. But Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco made sure Tampa Bay barely got a look-in, ...




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