Grisly details emerge in hearing against US soldier accused of Afghan massacre

A sketch of Robert Bales (back facing) at the hearing. Photo: AP

From a live video feed half a world away in Afghanistan, in an extraordinary night court session, descriptions of chaos and horror poured into a military courtroom an hour south of Seattle.

Monday, 12 November, 2012, 3:55am

The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi

The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi by Peter Popham Rider Books

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

The rich should help the poor

I was appalled by a comment by Zong Qinghou, China's richest man, that poor people on 'should help themselves'' (Young Post, March 8).

In recent decades, the wealth gap on the mainland has widened greatly. Despite the great wealth in cities like Beijing and Shanghai, millions of people in rural areas remain poor.

14 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Helping hand on the road to reform

In the week before the Christmas of 1983, then-US president Ronald Reagan announced from the White House what he described as a 'noble vision' and a 'message of hope' at the height of the cold war - the launch of the National Endowment for Democracy.

28 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Myanmar's monks had US training

Washington foundation helped clergy, activists protest at junta

Monks in Myanmar have been taught how to stage non-violent protests by a US taxpayer-funded foundation.

21 Oct 2007 - 12:00am


Sanctions can hurt junta if China joins in

The short-lived 'Saffron Revolution' of the people of Myanmar last month, against the military dictators who have ruled with an iron fist for more than 40 years, came to a tragic end.

17 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Mainland official hails bloody riots as a sign of democracy

Vice-minister says protests inevitable as country undergoes huge changes

Violent protests by the mainland's farmers are inevitable due to the country's enormous social and economic changes, according to a top central government official in charge of agricultural policy.

4 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Facts ambushed

IN THE article on the new British Forces Commander in Hong Kong, Major-General Bryan Dutton - 'General braced for challenge' (Sunday Morning Post, August 14) - your reporter said he 'has had considerable experience in Northern Ireland, notably after the Warrenpoint atrocity in which a dozen British soldiers were killed when a police station exploded in South Armagh'.

11 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Money order

BANGKOK: The Burmese military junta has issued an order requiring foreigners visiting the country to change US$200 (HK$1,540) into certificates that cannot be cashed in at the end of their stay, official Radio Rangoon said.

29 Jan 1993 - 12:00am