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  1. Access to data a matter for caution

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... data to security agencies under the pretext of defeating terrorists. Though Britain and the US have better safeguards, they are not foolproof. The abuse of citizens and their personal ... or the United Arab Emirates. Indeed, RIM ran into trouble in all these countries last year because of complaints security forces could not monitor electronic communications on BlackBerries in a national ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    UN agency forecasts exodus of 700,000 refugees from Syria

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... with rebels in Deraa in the south also drove many Syrians into neighbouring Jordan. UN aid agencies and humanitarian partners issued a funding appeal yesterday for US$488 million to try to help meet ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut, Lebanon Revolutionary press flourishes in Syria Up to 700,000 refugees may flee Syria by the end of the year, the UN refugee agency said yesterday, escaping ...

  3. Kim Jong-il's paper tiger

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... Pyongyang would get help for its devastated economy and diplomatic relations with the US and other nations. So far, the talks have been stalemated. In a peace treaty, Pyongyang would insist on the total withdrawal of US forces from South Korea and 'complete, verifiable and irreversible assurances of security', as well as diplomatic relations, said the North's Korean Central ...

  4. African conflicts pressure China's neutrality

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... into African nations plagued by instability or violence or threats of civil war, that stance will not remain tenable, says a US researcher on Africa. 'The Chinese have traditionally taken ... senior United Nations officials warned the UN Security Council that youth unemployment posed a risk of instability in the West African nation struggling to consolidate peace,' said a UN ...

  5. Rethink foreign policies as interests expand abroad

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it should consider the establishment of a United States-style, cabinet-level National Security Council to co-ordinate national security and foreign policy matters among various ministries. More importantly, such an agency can also help co-ordinate intelligence gathering in those troubled regions, which is a weak area as Chinese security agents are traditionally focused on political ...

  6. Bush can still be honest broker in Middle East

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a hidden agenda of isolating Iran may be unfounded, but his rallying call to Arab nations to confront what he called Iran's threat to world security fell a little flat after the International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran had agreed to answer outstanding questions about its nuclear programmes within a month. This came after a US intelligence report found that Iran had halted ...

  7. Deadly cargo

    Posted May 05th 2006, 12:00am by Anne Hyland

    ... the FBI and other western law enforcement agencies such as the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to increase their presence in the region. The national security of the US and Australia depends ... to ship 200 Chinese shoulder-fired missiles, capable of bringing down aircraft, to the US via the Southeast Asian nation of Cambodia. The US government, fighting illegal trade in these weapons, ...

  8. Hidden forces

    Posted Apr 06th 2007, 12:00am by David McNeill

    ... intention to scrap the war-renouncing Article 9 of the Constitution, written in 1947 under US occupation. This year, Japan's Defence Agency was formally upgraded to a ministry, 'the most important change in Japan's national security system since the agency and the Self-Defence Forces (SDF) were established in 1954', said the Asahi newspaper. The spectre of a remilitarised, ...

  9. Nobel yes, but will peace be the prize?

    Posted Oct 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... both nations still pose a nuclear threat, the agency's efforts have brought the danger to the forefront of international awareness. The increasing unpredictability of today's world has focused attention on nuclear security and, in reaction, Dr ElBaradei has moved the IAEA from a little-known technical agency into a high-profile organisation built to take a stand ...

  10. N Korea cites US blacklist as bar to nuclear progress

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode in Manila North Korea has for the first time specifically linked further progress on scrapping its nuclear weapons to its desire to be pulled from a US list of state sponsors of terrorism. Pyongyang's new Foreign Minister Pak Ui-chun outlined the demand yesterday while meeting counterparts during the Asean Regional Forum on security, diplomatic sources said. Dropping ...




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