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Leung to press demands to Aquino at Apec summit

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will press the demands of survivors and relatives of victims of the Manila hostage crisis on Philippine President Benigno Aquino at an international summit next month.

Saturday, 25 August, 2012, 2:50am

Thai army chief accused of intimidation in crackdown probe

A leading human rights watchdog yesterday accused Thailand's army chief of trying to intimidate investigators investigating the military's role in a deadly crackdown on opposition street protests in 2010.

24 Aug 2012 - 3:16am

Halt the Mideast sabre-rattling over Iranian and Syrian arsenals

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

UN seeks life sentence for former Bosnian Serb general over Srebrenica

United Nations prosecutors in the Yugoslav war crimes court called for a life sentence against former Bosnian Serb general Zdravko Tolimir for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

23 Aug 2012 - 9:16am

Japanese journalist Yamamoto dies after being caught in Syria crossfire

A journalist died of wounds she sustained in a gunfight between Syrian forces and rebels in Aleppo yesterday, becoming the first Japanese national killed in the 17-month-old conflict.

22 Aug 2012 - 3:37am

Hezbollah threatens Israel with precision-guided missiles

Hezbollah said it could kill tens of thousands of Israelis by hitting targets with precision-guided missiles in a declaration that seemed aimed at deterring Israeli strikes on Lebanon or its regional backer Iran.

19 Aug 2012 - 10:31am

South African police gun down striking platinum miners at Marikana mine

South African riot police opened fire on striking miners armed with machetes and sticks at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine yesterday, killing several men in the deadliest episode of a week of union violence.

17 Aug 2012 - 12:45pm

US culture to blame for gun violence

It is now routine for everyone in the US who has access to a microphone or the printed word to ask the question: "Why the mass shootings?" The answers always centre on two reasons. Either there is an attempt to explain the motive of the shooter or it is said that there are just too many guns.

16 Aug 2012 - 10:06am

Egyptian president Mursi sacks army chief Tantawi in political shake-up

Egypt's new Islamist president Mohammed Mursi dismissed Cairo's two top generals yesterday and cancelled a military order that curbed his powers, in a dramatic move that could free him of some of the restrictions of military rule.

13 Aug 2012 - 7:16am

Clinton, Turkish FM say no-fly zone among possible measures to help rebels

Syrian rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad need the protection of foreign-guarded no-fly zones and safe havens near the borders with Jordan and Turkey, a Syrian opposition leader said yesterday.

Abdelbasset Sida, head of the Syrian National Council, said the US had realised the absence of a no-fly zone to counter Assad's air superiority hindered rebel movements.

13 Aug 2012 - 8:51am