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Talking points

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Court considers challenge to election of C.Y.

Thursday, 12 July, 2012, 12:00am

Bank empowers poor women

A nation built on Islamic principles, such as Pakistan, occasionally faces unfair criticism from the secular West on issues such as the status of women. But an innovative bank run by women, for women, goes some way to confounding the critics.

14 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Between the lines

With its traditional craft culture, bohemian cafes and misty valley vistas, Ubud in Bali seems custom-made for its twin industries of art and tourism: travellers here have been feeling the pull of poetry and drama for decades.

1 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Who's there and what's on

The Boao Forum for Asia, a non-government and non-profit international organisation, was initiated in 1998 by former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke, former Japanese prime minister Morihiro Hosokawa and former Philippine president Fidel Ramos, in the belief that Asia should have an economic forum for the region's leaders to share views on issues such as the economy, development and the envi

18 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Pakistan's new parliament vows to end Musharraf's 'dictatorship'

Pakistan's new parliament met for the first time yesterday amid tight security, with opponents of US ally President Pervez Musharraf vowing to end his 'dictatorship' after trouncing his allies in elections.

18 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Not for turning

Her acolytes may pray at the family altar until Mohammad bin Qasim rides back into town. More westernised followers may decorate their bedroom walls with posters of their hypothetical Pakistani politics pin-up girl.

2 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Slice of Life

From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1979

New Delhi, February 10

12 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Small Wars Permitting: Dispatches from Foreign Lands

Small Wars Permitting: Dispatches from Foreign Lands

by Christina Lamb

Harper Press, HK$148

3 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Is the Bhutto dynasty fit to rule?

In death, Benazir Bhutto has been eulogised as a latter-day political saint, brave and bold, defiant of dictators and dedicated to the restoration of democracy in Pakistan. In real life, she was part of a feudal dynasty that had done more than its fair share of damage to the country's integrity.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

'Deadly angel' pulls strings

About two months before Pakistan's slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was removed from office for the second time in 1996, accused of corruption and misrule, her niece Fatima Bhutto telephoned the prime minister's official residence in Islamabad.

5 Jan 2008 - 12:00am