Warships from around the world were assembling in the Gulf on Sunday for what the US military described as the most widely attended international naval exercise ever held in the Middle East.Monday, 17 September, 2012, 5:33pm
US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are not on the same page politically, but when it comes to Syria's chemical weapons and Iran's nuclear programme, they are reading from the same book. Both have expressed concern about perceived threats, to the point of suggesting launching air strikes, should the need arise.23 Aug 2012 - 1:09am
'You f-king Americans. Who are you to tell us, the rest of the world, that we're not going to deal with the Iranians?'4 Sep 2012 - 9:43pm
Investors carved HK$67 billion off Standard Chartered Bank yesterday, or nearly a sixth of its stock market value, despite the bank's quick denial of US regulator claims it engaged in illegal dealings with Iranian financial institutions.
SCMP, August 815 Aug 2012 - 11:16pm
I have no beef with Iran or its people. It is not a threat to me or my family, to Hong Kong, or the mainland; to any country in Asia and Africa or any member state of the euro zone. Iran does not threaten world peace, despite all the propaganda coming from Washington and Tel Aviv.4 Sep 2012 - 10:50am
Last week Monitor suggested that the business model of banks serving clients in multiple emerging markets is under threat.15 Aug 2012 - 11:10pm
Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...
ICAC's new chief faces the media3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
In high-level talks yesterday, leaders of China and Russia jointly opposed imposing unilateral sanctions on Iran, while expressing opposition to foreign intervention in Syria.7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Trying to determine what is reality and what is bluster when it comes to Iran's nuclear programme is next to impossible. Its leaders claim their intentions are peaceful, but secrecy and uranium enrichment do not preclude the possibility that the country is making a bomb.9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
The last time US President Barack Obama met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, it was obvious that the two men distrusted and despised each other. This time, their mutual dislike was better hidden, but the gulf between them was still as big, especially on the issue of Iran's alleged desire for nuclear weapons.9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Obtaining degree X from prestigious institution Y in only Z years, or on scoring A on test B at age C [would not help long-term development]
Terence Tao, winner of the Crafoord Prize in mathematics
We hope that Iran will engage with us on the possible military dimensions of Iran's nuclear programme30 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
No right-thinking government can oppose efforts to ensure that Iran does not develop nuclear weapons. Proliferation by rogue nations endangers regional and global peace and security. Years of dialogue and sanctions have not worked, though, so a new international strategy is needed. Making Iran's people or those of its trading partners suffer is not the answer.14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Multilateral sanctions were a rarity until the 1990s and it has taken time for Beijing to support the trend. China is now playing in the spirit of the new rules of the game - including penalising its oil-rich ally, Iran - but keeping it quiet.20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Hong Kong may have updated its sanctions against Iran, but it is not clear whether it will have the power to shut down the global sanctions-busting network that operates in the city.30 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
Despite the fact Hong Kong companies have played a key role in helping Iran's state-owned shipping line evade UN sanctions, the city's government has yet to say when it will enact legislation necessary to stop them.
SCMP, January 1618 Jan 2011 - 12:00am