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  1. United effort the only hope for a brighter Iraq

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The US, its staunch ally Britain and a rag-tag coalition of supporters went to war against Iraq in the name of terrorism. Five years later, the world is far more unsafe and the much-voiced challenge of bringing peace and stability to Iraq and the Middle E ...

  2. Only the United Nations can bring peace to Iraq

    Posted Sep 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The United States' call for international help to bring stability to Iraq is welcome acknowledgment after five months of escalating, factious violence that its efforts have been inadequate. Only the United Nations can provide a remedy, but it should do so only with the understanding that it has complete control of peacekeeping and reconstruction operations. ...

  3. Unite now to plan post-Assad future

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the state television headquarters in Damascus on Monday and the killing last month of four of Assad's top security officials, his brother-in-law Assef Shawkat among them, showed further cracks ...

  4. Sino-US gun running ring foiled

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... their origin in order to export them to China, and the firearms were all listed on the US Munitions List and barred from export without a licence issued by the US State Department. The case has thrown ...

  5. Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq

    Posted Feb 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq by Thomas E. Ricks Penguin, HK$128 When Washington Post reporter Thomas Ricks began writing Fiasco in 2005, colleagues warned that the title seemed premature. Three years later, few would ques ...

  6. State Council hits back

    Posted Feb 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Beijing hit back at the United States yesterday with its own report on the US human rights record, calling it a hypocritical power. 'The US practice of throwing stones at others while living in a glass house is a testimony to the double standard and hypocrisy of the United States in dealing with human rights issues,' the State Council's information ...

  7. What did you think of 11'09''01?

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Send in your vote to syp.chatroom@scmp.com together with your name, age, contact number and address. The first 10 entries will be awarded a special prize. SANDY RIE D'IMBRUER - 17 Sometimes you get so immersed in your work, in your fun, in your loved ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Halt the Mideast sabre-rattling over Iranian and Syrian arsenals

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Halt the Mideast sabre-rattling US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are not on the same page politically, but when it comes to Syria's chemical weapons and Iran's nuclear programme, they are rea ...

  9. A History of the World Since 9/11

    Posted Jan 30th 2011, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan A History of the World Since 9/11 by Dominic Streatfeild Atlantic Books HK$221 The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks provoked the following declaration from Richard Armitage, Colin Powell's deputy at the US State Department: 'History starts today.' Dominic Streatfeild makes sense of that statement in A History of the World since 9/11, which shows ...

  10. Grave concern

    Posted Dec 20th 2004, 12:00am by Steven Knipp

    ... of the country's fallen warriors had been the beloved plantation of Robert E. Lee, the American general who, with his native state of Virginia, seceded from the Union, launching the civil war. Taken as war ... Meanwhile, at Arlington, the military services that provide the burial details- the firing squads, chaplains and musicians, from active and reserve units- are over-stretched with the workload. Bugle ...




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