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  1. Time for Iraqi leaders to assume control

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the Red Cross (ICRC), the Geneva-based agency whose neutrality has been the key to its ability to offer humanitarian aid in war zones all over the world. The Red Cross maintained its presence ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book: Writing War, by Aaron William Moore

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... "War is war, and the Geneva Red Cross Convention … is a long, long way from the frontline. There is but one law here, KILL, KILL, KILL!" Moore traces his interest in the subject ...

  3. Unite now to plan post-Assad future

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... has become a matter of urgency. Assad has vowed to fight to the end. Neither his forces, with their superior Russian-made arms, nor the rebels, backed by regional and Western powers, seem ...

  4. Words aren't enough

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... busy with his charity foundation. Environmental matters were consuming the time of the Soviet Union's last leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, the founder of the group Green Cross. And Jacques ...

  5. Posted photos source of western media gaffes

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in March last year gave Beijing an opportunity to discredit western media. German RTL television had to apologise after it used a picture showing Tibetan monks protesting in Nepal and said it had ...

  6. Yemen's troubles are our own concern, too

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and Saudi Arabia have raised concerns that al-Qaeda might successfully hijack the local uprising. That would have dire consequences. It would upset regional politics and threaten Western interests. ...

  7. Hong Kong asylum promise gave Vietnamese a safe harbour from communist persecution

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Close on one million Vietnamese fled across the border on foot or headed out to sea by the boatload to escape political persecution and poverty after the communist North defeated the US-backed South in 1975. Hong Kong, then a British colony, g ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

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

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

    ... that would nix the need for a hefty, continuing Western military presence. That would be welcome news to the war-weary American voting public, which by a wide margin opposes long-term military ...

  9. quote of the week

    Posted Feb 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Don't ask the March 2003 question, but ask the March 2010 question. Suppose we backed off. What we now know is that he retained absolutely the intent and intellectual knowhow to restart a nuclear and chemical weapons programme' Former Brit ...

  10. Opposition's resort to violence helps Assad

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gwynne Dyer As the Syrian opposition abandons non-violent protest for armed resistance, many people think this means President Bashar al-Assad and his Baathist regime are in even deeper trouble than before. On the contrary, it means that Assad and the Baa ...




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