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Afghan Civil War

Afghanistan's intelligence chief wounded in assassination bid

Afghanistan’s controversial intelligence chief was wounded in an assassination attempt in Kabul on Thursday, officials said.

Thursday, 6 December, 2012, 9:50pm

City Digest

Osama bin Laden tops HK Google searches

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

At root of terror is social injustice

Osama bin Laden's death has dominated the news for the past few weeks. The mass celebrations quickly filled me with scepticism at how the death of one person can have such a profound impact on the world.

12 May 2011 - 12:00am

Bin Laden's death means closure for a brother's loss

Osama bin Laden's death was more than a national security coup for Hong Kong-based American Steven Bernstein: it was closure of a wound that had been open for a decade.

4 May 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In a headline on page A2 yesterday, the US president's first name was erroneously given instead of that of Osama bin Laden. We apologise for the error.

4 May 2011 - 12:00am

Mainland news sites give death wide coverage

The death of Osama bin Laden made the front pages of evening newspapers on the mainland yesterday and featured prominently on news websites.

3 May 2011 - 12:00am

'HK bin Laden' gets new jail term

An unemployed man who once proclaimed himself 'Hong Kong's bin Laden' was sentenced yesterday to nine months in jail. Eastern Court Magistrate Symon Wong Yu-wing ruled that Ma Chiu-sing, 49, showed no remorse for his spiteful actions against the Oriental Daily News. Ma threatened to damage the paper's reputation with banners and letters shortly after he was released from jail last year.

28 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

'HK bin Laden' on trial over media threats

The man who once proclaimed himself the 'Hong Kong bin Laden', and who was jailed in 2002 for planting poisoned food in supermarkets and threatening a local version of the September 11 attacks, went on trial yesterday for threatening a newspaper whose reporting he said had contributed to his six-year-plus prison term.

7 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Driving the debate on security

In the run-up to next year's Olympics, panda cartoon images plaster roadside billboards while campaigns have started to teach Beijing's notoriously rude and belligerent taxi drivers 'civilised behaviour' and a spattering of English-language niceties.

16 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Get me out of here

Something is amiss when today seems the same as yesterday and the forecast for tomorrow says deja vu. In such situations, the voice of reason screams just one word: holiday.

23 Jul 2004 - 12:00am