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3rd Millennium

Biggest challenge

Complete unanimity of purpose is rare when the countries of the world meet. But Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan appeared to speak for all 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation members when he described the war as a fight between justice and evil.

Friday, 19 October, 2001, 12:00am

Top cadre issues Xinjiang warning

An official in charge of the Go West development project yesterday said terrorism would be purged in the Muslim-dominated Xinjiang province to provide a stable investment environment.

17 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Airwaves battle

Extracts from an interview with Taleban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar were broadcast by the Voice of America last month, shortly after the terrorist attacks on the United States and in defiance of the US State Department.

12 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Compassionate edge to the US-led war on terrorism

The recent tragic attack on the United States highlighted the enduring underlying decency of American society; the capacity of ordinary people to do good; the desire of almost all nations to end terrorism; the tasks that the developed world must shoulder for the relief of poverty; and the shocking plight of the people of Afghanistan.

11 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

HK reporters pull out of Afghanistan

Hong Kong reporters in Afghanistan have decided to retreat as regional uncertainties increase amid the air strikes.

Eight reporters and camera men from local television companies had already spent a number of days at the base of the Northern Alliance in Feyzabad, about 400km from Kabul.

9 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

A task for the UN

As the US noose tightens around Afghanistan, it's worth sparing a thought for the Afghan people. They have already been pushed back into the middle-ages by a regime they did not elect. After years of Cold War-inspired conflict, their land has been devastated.

25 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Bush shows mettle

To say that President George W. Bush has delivered the best speech of his life is true but also faint praise. To say that he delivered an excellent speech which calmed a nervous nation and gave the whole world reason to believe that serious people are dealing rationally with a complex challenge is much closer to the mark.

22 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

A mission that requires more than just military might

The aim of terrorists is to sow seeds of terror: to cause confusion, panic, instability and fear. No single act of terrorism, however barbaric, is likely to knock out and defeat an entire country; instead, the terrorist's aim is to weaken the spirit and the resolve of the perceived enemy.

16 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Driven to destruction

It is hardly surprising that Afghanistan's ruling Taleban regime is immune to the condemnation of the international community.

4 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Fighters clash

Khair Khana Pass, Afghanistan: Taleban fighters and troops loyal to opposition leader Ahmad Shah Masood clashed along frontlines north of Kabul in the heaviest fighting for seven months, witnesses said.

2 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

No school for Afghan girls

Delegates did not mention the situation in Afghanistan where formal education for girls has been banned by the Government. Unicef figures show the literacy rate there was 27 per cent for men and 5.6 per cent for women.

In Pakistan, only 45 per cent of girls are enrolled in school, according to the reports.

15 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Motive for plane seizure may be attempt to gain political asylum

As the hostages aboard the Afghan jet grounded at an airport near London began a fourth day in captivity, speculation was mounting that the hijackers' motive was to seek political asylum.

Reports in Britain quoting a variety of sources, including police, said the aim of the hijackers - and possibly some of the passengers - was to claim asylum in Britain.

10 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

False dawn

To Matthew Bailey (letter, 'Wrong date', South China Morning Post, June 7), your father is correct. You cannot start a new millennium until you have completed the previous one.

A millennium is a thousand years. Two millennia are two thousand years.

15 Jun 1999 - 12:00am