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Afghanistan's intelligence chief wounded in assassination bid

Afghanistan's intelligence chief Asadullah Khalid. Photo: AP

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

Task Force Dagger: The Hunt for Bin Laden

Task Force Dagger: The Hunt for Bin Laden

by Robin Moore

Pan $116

11 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Offensive cartoon

I refer to the cartoon in your August 16 edition.

Although I regard the South China Morning Post as one of the best English-language broadsheets in the world, standing comparison even with the UK's The Independent (probably the current No1 in liberal intellectual journalism), there are times when your newspaper shoots itself in the foot.

29 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Bin Laden: the prime suspect, dead or alive

OSAMA BIN LADEN and al-Qaeda remain an unknown quantity a year after the United States and its allies destroyed their bases in Afghanistan. But alive or dead, scattered or regrouped, the world's most feared person and the group he fronts are the first words uttered when suspects are sought for the latest terrorism attack.

1 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Clerk pretending to be bin Laden's kin arrested

Police yesterday arrested an office clerk who masqueraded as the younger brother of Osama bin Laden in Liaoning province in an attempt to extort 20,000 yuan (HK$18,800).

6 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Lessons to be learned

The questions that Americans should have been asking in the wake of the horror of the September 11 terrorist attacks are finally emerging. Answers are clearly needed and President George W. Bush's administration must not ignore the demands.

19 May 2002 - 12:00am