Islamic Republics

Taliban kidnap victim is former HK resident

A man being held by the Taliban after being reported missing for three months used to live in Hong Kong.

Wednesday, 2 March, 2011, 12:00am

World must do more to protect students and teachers from attacks

Under the radar of the world's press, Education International, a federation of unions representing 30 million teachers in schools and universities in 172 countries, agreed an important declaration last week.

4 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

China's bigger role in Pakistan, Afghanistan

Next week, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is due to make her first trip to Beijing. She must make a case for China - a regional stakeholder - to play a greater role in stabilising Afghanistan and Pakistan.

12 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Regional effort needed to create stable Pakistan

The extremism that is threatening to mire Pakistan in the same chaos suffocating Iraq and Afghanistan cannot be resolved by its leaders alone. This is a regional problem and the solution lies in mediation by the region's governments.

20 Jul 2007 - 12:00am