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  • NEWS

    Philippine extremists behead Canadian man

    Published on 26/04/2016

    » MANILA - Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed early Tuesday that the decapitated head of a Caucasian male recovered Monday night in the southern Philippines belongs to one two Canadians taken hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants in September.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Narcos heads a stellar list of new Netflix shows and films

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 20/11/2018

    » It's 1980s. It's Mexico. And drug war is all the rage in Netflix's Narcos: Mexico, which continues the legacy of the Narcos saga with a new cast, story and country.

  • NEWS

    Fighting for Islam's moderate voice

    Life, Published on 23/02/2015

    » The world is aghast at the acts of terrorism committed by Islamic State (ISIS). Videos and images showing their hideous, violent crimes have been watched and shared widely in the past months. Hatred and sadness are felt across continents. And as the flames of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris are still burning, Muslims around the world find themselves having to answer hard questions: Is Islam a religion of violence? How much is the religion the cause of all this?

  • OPINION

    Competing to be the noisiest

    News, Postbag, Published on 14/10/2018

    » Re: "Keeping the noise down", (Opinion, Oct 12).

  • OPINION

    Khashoggi saga packs punch

    News, Maysam Behravesh, Published on 12/10/2018

    » The disappearance and possible murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has cast a long shadow over Saudi Arabia's global image. If the Saudi government did in fact kill or kidnap him, the crime would have significant implications for Middle East politics.

  • OPINION

    Release move just one step

    News, Editorial, Published on 21/07/2015

    » The military regime has ordered the release from prison of former terrorist leader, Sama-ae Thanam. Other releases may follow. Now 63, Sama-ae has vowed to help reconciliation efforts and establish peace across the deep South. Once the leader of the military wing of the so-called Patani United Liberation Front (Pulo), he was captured in Malaysia in 1988, extradited and later jailed on terrorism charges in 1997. Authorities not only believe he is no longer a threat but could help peace efforts in the restive southern provinces.

  • OPINION

    Let Pakistan's ISI do its job

    News, Published on 16/06/2015

    » The Thai man who tried to carry a pistol and ammunition aboard an airliner last week is being held in custody in Pakistan. That country's top security agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence Agency, (ISI) is serious about security threats. And rightly so, given the reality of Pakistan's problems with terrorism. When a supposed student from another country is involved in such an unsubtle case involving a weapon and an international airliner, any nation would be remiss if it failed to conduct a thorough investigation.

  • OPINION

    The three gutsy peers

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 16/09/2018

    » The six-month Bangkok Shutdown campaign may have given off an aura of fun and games with a positive outcome for the green shirts and a negative one for the reds.

  • OPINION

    Free speech and the crossing of a line

    News, Published on 12/01/2015

    » Within 24 hours of the tragic killings last Thursday at the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo, scores of editorials and commentaries poured out from the media, mainstream as well as alternative, about the need to defend freedom of expression from threats of terrorism.

  • OPINION

    China and its repression of the Uighurs

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 23/08/2018

    » Two weeks ago, Prof Gay McDougall, co-chair of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, alleged that up to a million people belonging to the Uighur and other Muslim minority groups in China's northwestern province of Xinjiang have been detained in concentration camps to be "re-educated" about religion.

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