Thailand has denied it will pay former British Prime Minister Tony Blair US$640,000 to speak at an upcoming government-sponsored forum in Bangkok on bridging the kingdom’s festering political divides.Saturday, 17 August, 2013, 6:30pm 1 comment
Snowden saga reveals true human nature
Edward Snowden has revealed what we all know, that governments spy.
Whilst we all happily watch 007 and Jason Bourne and marvel at their antics, we take affront when the faceless reach of any government invades our own privacy.19 Jun 2013 - 1:26am 5 comments
UK's problems down to Blair, not Thatcher
I refer to Kevin Rafferty's article ("Britain's economy labours in the shadow of Thatcher's none-too-splendid legacy", April 20).
Britain's burdens today are the result of Tony Blair's and Gordon Brown's 13 years, not those of Margaret Thatcher.1 May 2013 - 2:32am 1 comment
Margaret Thatcher, Britain's longest-serving leader of the 20th century, once claimed credit for "New Labour" and Tony Blair, who served almost as long as she did as prime minister. That the former Conservative Party leader could get away with that pronouncement, without attracting derision, says something about her dominance of British politics and her legacy.11 Apr 2013 - 2:45am 8 comments
Syrian opposition plans embassy in France
PARIS - French President Francois Hollande and the new Syrian opposition leader announced plans yesterday to install an ambassador to represent Syria in France. The surprise move came after talks between Hollande and Moaz al-Khatib, head of the newly formed Syrian opposition coalition. France recognised the coalition last Sunday. AP18 Nov 2012 - 3:11am
Islamists abandon their last bastion in Somalia30 Sep 2012 - 4:10am
News that the former British prime minister Tony Blair set up a meeting to help the Hong Kong-listed commodities conglomerate Glencore secure a US$80 billion merger with Xstrata offered a timely reminder of the role former political leaders play in the business world.17 Sep 2012 - 12:07am
Archbishop Desmond Tutu called yesterday for British ex-leader Tony Blair and former US president George W. Bush to face trial in The Hague for their role in the Iraq war.3 Sep 2012 - 5:16am
Marx decried religion as the 'opium of the people'. The current position of the Chinese Communist Party is more ambivalent; indeed, some argue China's leaders see an appeal in the sedative effects of religion.21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Manny Pacquiao17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am