Indian troops accused of killing Pakistani soldier in Kashmir border clash

An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) trooper walks near the fenced border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu. Photo: Reuters

A Pakistani soldier was killed and another injured in a gunfight between Indian and Pakistani troops in Kashmir on Sunday, a disputed incident that could heighten tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours after a period of rapprochement.

Sunday, 6 January, 2013, 5:09pm

Rwanda-backed Congo rebels advance on Goma city

M23 rebels stand outside a small wooden shack in the village of Kanyarucinya, some 6km from Goma, a crucial provincial capital in eastern Congo. Photo: AFP

A Rwandan-backed rebel group advanced to within 4 kilometres of Goma, a crucial provincial capital in eastern Congo, marking the first time that rebels have come this close since 2008.

Congolese army spokesman Colonel Olivier Hamuli said the fighting had been going on since 6am yesterday and the front line had moved to just a few kilometres outside the city.

19 Nov 2012 - 3:39am

China must stand up to Japan's Diaoyu claims

The Chinese marine surveillance ship Haijian No 51 (left) cruises alongside the Japanese coastguard ship Ishigaki near Uotsuri island, one of the disputed islands on September 14, 2012. Photo: Reuters

If Faust had a counterpart in modern China, it would no doubt have been Wang Jingwei, the linguistic equivalent in Chinese of "Vidkun Quisling".

3 Nov 2012 - 2:45am 3 comments

Daily conflict common

Most secondary school students do not want to talk to their parents when conflicts arise, a study says.

16 May 2012 - 12:00am

How to Bridge a great divide

'It's not fair, Dad. It's not fair, Mum.' This is one of the first complaints that young children make to their parents. And now it's a cry that's echoing through the boardrooms of Asia's family businesses, as these move towards next-generation leadership and ownership.

7 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Sort it out!

Conflict is a part of life: conflict at school (That's my seat!), conflict at home (Do we have to watch this?) and conflict at work (I'm doing all the work!). But conflict isn't necessarily bad if you know how to deal with it. Handled well, conflict strengthens a relationship. Handled poorly, it causes resentment. Here are six tips to help you conquer life's daily battles.

6 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Compromise is key to solving work conflicts

The cause of dispute must be addressed before it can be resolved, but many firms are too quick to placate

DEALING EFFECTIVELY WITH conflict is similar to treating an illness. You must look beyond the symptoms and find the underlying cause, according to a leading expert in the field of mediation.

16 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Avoiding conflict-of-interest situations

An age-old Chinese proverb says: Don't do up your shoe in a melon-patch and don't adjust your cap under a plum tree. This is to avoid causing suspicions that you may be trying to steal the melons or plums. What reminds me of this gem of Chinese wisdom is the row that has engulfed the chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission, Michael Wong Kin-chow, over the past week.

7 Nov 2003 - 12:00am