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  • Oct 23, 2014
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Iraq and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Cheney right in 'cheap shots' row, ex-aide says

Former US vice-president Dick Cheney may be under fire from his old White House colleagues Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice for taking 'cheap shots' at them in his new memoir, but a one-time Cheney aide visiting Hong Kong has defended his boss's remarks.

Saturday, 3 September, 2011, 12:00am

Democrats bow on rents report

Full release forced after challenge to abridged version

The Democratic Party has been forced to release the full report of the investigation it commissioned into James To Kun-sun's handling of a party office rental.

Last night's move came after two of the independent investigators challenged an extract published over the weekend.

19 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Colin Powell's next big act?

It is a long way to the top if you want to rock 'n' roll, as the song by AC/DC goes. American Secretary of State Colin Powell has a long way to go.

29 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Inquiries point to need for intelligence overhaul

Following the US Senate intelligence committee's findings last week that shaky and inconclusive evidence about Iraqi weapons programmes was used to prop up the case for invasion, the UK is bracing for similarly damning conclusions from the Butler report on British intelligence just before the war.

13 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

New twists in spy scandal bugging Blair

The spying game, it is said, has only one rule - don't get caught. British Prime Minister Tony Blair must be wishing it had been observed in the case of his country's alleged eavesdropping operations against the head of the United Nations.

28 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Unwanted leaders

So now the US and British spin doctors are putting out the line that that even though there appears to be no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, the invasion was a good thing as 'we're better off without Saddam'.

7 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Action must follow the UN resolution on Iraq

After six weeks of haggling, teleconferences and tense negotiations, the passing of a new United Nations resolution on Iraq has paved the way for greater international involvement in rebuilding the troubled nation.

19 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

State media launches attack on US 'dictatorial rhetoric'

The China Daily newspaper, the English-language mouthpiece of the Communist Party, has launched an attack on the United States' policy towards Iraq as war appears imminent.

20 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Why the UN still matters

It is not every day the rulers of countries like Angola, Cameroon or Guinea are sought out by the world's mightiest. That is the strength of the United Nations; it could also be its weakness. The consensus principle gives the security council's 10 rotating members a voice in global statecraft.

18 Mar 2003 - 12:00am


I am not a pacifist and if a single silver bullet would accomplish the dual objectives of removing Saddam Hussein and eliminating Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, I would be all for it.

20 Feb 2003 - 12:00am


Stephen Hall, associate professor of law at the City University of Hong Kong, justified America's stand on Iraq in the article headlined 'The legal basis for war against Iraq is watertight' (South China Morning Post, February 6).

8 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

UN must put Bush, Blair in their place

The lessons of conflict resolution are clear - war is the final option, to be turned to only when all others have been tried without success. This is the view of a chorus of nations alarmed by the United States-led military build-up against Iraq.

25 Jan 2003 - 12:00am


Can the present rhetoric from US President George W. Bush be better proof that the US fundamentalist right-wing leadership has a paranoid lust for war with Iraq?

9 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Iraq's chances in a war with America are almost a joke

THE MORE American military hardware that pours into the Gulf, the more farcical an impending war against Saddam Hussein seems. The Iraqi army was out-gunned by the allies a decade ago and sanctions have since severely limited its size and ability to modernise.

15 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Same rule for one and all

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has been given a clear message - hand over or destroy all biological, chemical and nuclear weapons or suffer the consequences. For the sake of global security, he must comply with the demands.

10 Nov 2002 - 12:00am