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  1. Senate fears pact will open door to US troops

    Posted Jun 01st 2006, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... with the US, fearing it will lead to a bigger American military deployment. Senate minority leader Aquilino Pimentel said on Tuesday the new arrangement 'is an expanded authority for the entry ... of a joint panel called the Security Engagement Board, to be co-chaired by the Philippine Armed Forces chief and the commander of the US Pacific Command. Board members would include the major ...

  2. Get the facts before opening your wallet for Kony 2012

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the charity's financial statement last year, more than US$1 million was used for travel and transport, and film costs amounted to more than US$300,000. This money could be put to better use, ... to decide. Although the idea of saving children is obviously good, the video itself encourages violence. The activists want a US military intervention in Uganda, which will lead to war and cause more ...

  3. Deadly trade in guns is plied openly on streets

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Kunming mimi.lau@scmp.com Black market explosives and pistols are advertised openly in the remote, mountainous Yunnan county where a mysterious suicide bomber killed three ... but the headquarters is in Kunming,' one dealer said. 'If you do not wish to meet, you can deal with us anonymously.' Small handwritten adverts can be seen everywhere on the streets of Qiaojia, ...

  4. An open door for critic, a victory for free speech

    Posted Sep 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that Mr Ahmadinejad was attending the opening of the UN General Assembly in New York and planned outside engagements, heated debate erupted among politicians and community leaders in the United ... ahead in spite of the criticism. There can be no better proof that, despite claims to the contrary in the post-September 11 era, free speech is alive and well in the US. Since September 11, ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Above the Din of War, by Peter Eichstaedt

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Above the Din of War by Peter Eichstaedt Chicago Review Press So much for Operation Enduring Freedom. The American-led mission launched after the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York's fiscal heart limps on, finally set to fizzle out in 2014, when the US forces are slated to end their occupation of Afghanistan. Above the Din of War suggests the US campaign ...

  6. Peacemaker role open to China

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bombing raids should have been enough to stir the world into action. Instead, governments have expressed concern, but then watched complacently. The world's only superpower, the US, is Israel's firmest ally. That relationship has made other countries reticent about getting involved. Amid the US 'war on terrorism', in which Hezbollah has been declared a terrorist ...

  7. TV series opens a new front against Taiwan

    Posted Jul 28th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... artillery bombardment of Quemoy in 1958. Taiwan will conduct a joint-forces exercise on the southern tip of Quemoy at about that date. US naval exercises in the west Pacific have also been seen ... published several articles on the exaggeration of the scale of the US 'Summer Pulse' exercises and on warnings about the self-fulfilling tendency of war predictions. An article by PLA Air ...

  8. Robbers hit building site for subway, delaying opening

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen The opening of a Shenzhen subway station has been postponed after the construction site was raided by a gang of armed robbers. The Gouwugongyuan station, outside the Shenzhen Exhibition Centre and a few blocks from the new Shenzhen government office, was to have opened on December 28. Two dozen armed men burst into the unfinished station on Thursday and stole ...

  9. 'Open' trials for suspected Xinjiang terrorists

    Posted Mar 10th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The 17 detainees are members of banned Muslim separatist group with links to al-Qaeda, says official China will hold open trials for 17 terrorist suspects arrested ... were among the suspects. It was unclear when the trials would be held and who would be allowed to attend, but Mr Shi described them as 'open'. Mr Shi said the training camp ...

  10. Open probe into Hariri's assassination is best path

    Posted Feb 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and western powers might be drawn into the crisis. France has demanded that light be shed on the bombing that killed Hariri and 14 others. The US has raised the possibility of UN Security Council sanctions. Syria has denied involvement, while defiantly announcing a mutual security pact with Iran. The Lebanese government's reluctance, meanwhile, to conduct an open investigation could set ...




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