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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must show united front in fight against barbaric IS

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and Iraq, despite recent losses from limited American air strikes in Iraq's Kurdish north to protect ethnic and religious minorities. But the United States and its allies are limited by what ... means that it can only be properly dealt with by nations working together. A united effort is essential if Islamic State is to be confined and defeated. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580946/world-must-show-united-front-fight-against-barbaric-islamic
  2. No need to involve Beijing in maid levy

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be a simple process. But it is one that has now sparked talk of a constitutional crisis. The question is whether the lawmakers' proposed amendments would overstep the Legislative Council's ... had felt able to deny any intention on the part of the government to seek an interpretation. While there is, potentially, a constitutional issue at stake, the dispute is one that Hong Kong can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/659150/no-need-involve-beijing-maid-levy
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    United States teacher fights back against 'revenge porn'

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 04:37am by AP

    ... run foul of the US constitution's first amendment, which protects free speech. Mary Anne Franks, a law professor at the University of Miami who is helping states draft revenge porn laws, ... to what's called "revenge porn", and it's legal everywhere in the US but California and New Jersey. An increasing number of states are considering whether to make it illegal to post ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1357420/united-states-teacher-fights-back-against-revenge-porn
  4. News - World - IRAQ

    Feels like defeat: US air force bombs US-made army kit to foil Islamic State

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 08:46pm by Reuters

    ... of a United States war plane, seconds before it explodes in a flash of light. That August 16 strike in northern Iraq, shown in video released by the US military, killed an unknown number of Islamic State fighters- and destroyed one US-made armoured vehicle that had cost up to US$300,000. Since the Obama administration began strikes there on August 8, US fighter jets and drones have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581233/feels-defeat-us-air-force-bombs-us-made-army-kit-foil-islamic-state
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Islamic State poses threat to US ‘beyond anything we’ve seen’, says Pentagon

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 05:31pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represents a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al-Qaeda The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al-Qaeda, US military leaders said on Thursday. “They ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579331/islamic-state-threat-beyond-anything-weve-seen-says-pentagon
  6. News - World - TERRORISM

    Islamic State's self-financing model poses additional challenges for anti-terror operations

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 08:59pm by BLOOM

    ... attacks that in time might be aimed at the United States and Europe. Islamic State is probably the wealthiest terrorist group we’ve ever known MATTHEW LEVITT, FORMER U.S. TREASURY OFFICIAL ... the amount of money bin Laden had at his disposal, according to later reports by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission. The CIA ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581227/islamic-states-self-financing-model-poses-additional-challenges-anti
  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia deploys new counterterrorism units at airports

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:25pm by AP

    ... threat created by homegrown extremists who travel to Syria and Iraq to fight. Australia and the United States will raise at the United Nations General Assembly in September the need ... counterterrorism units have been working at Australia’s two largest airports since last week and had already intercepted a person of interest, the prime minister said on Wednesday. Tony Abbott said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581199/australia-deploys-new-counterterrorism-units-airports
  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping attacks concept of global hegemony, in dig at United States

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:42am by Teddy Ng

    ... in Beijing, were seen as a veiled attack on the United States, and highlighted the suspicions between Beijing and Washington. Xi, Myanmese President Thein Sein, and Indian Vice-President Hamid Ansari ... in India, are a set of principles governing relations between states signed when premier Zhou Enlai visited India and Myanmar in 1954. The five principles are: Mutual respect for each other's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1542702/xi-jinping-attacks-concept-global-hegemony-dig-united-states
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Beijing to back United States over new Fatca law against tax evasion

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 11:50pm by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Central government co-operates with Fatca law, easing blacklist threat to Chinese institutions and boosting its own battle against corruption Beijing to back U.S. over tax evasion Mainland China has been included on a list of jurisdictions co-operating with the United States on a new law to halt tax evasion. It removes the threat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1542111/beijing-back-united-states-over-new-fatca-law-against-tax
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    India tackles corruption at state hospitals

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:59am by Bloomberg

    ... product for years. That compares to 3 per cent in China and 8.3 per cent in the United States, according to a World Bank database for 2012. In May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had led his ... Bloomberg in Mumbai Review is aimed at ending kickbacks and other illegal medical practices India tackles corruption at state hospitals India has placed all central government-run ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580393/india-tackles-corruption-state-hospitals

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