SEARCH

Showing 81-90 of 5,619 results

  • LIFESTYLE

    Two wives, one husband

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 17/03/2017

    » For multi-millennia, marriage has been about possession. Hands of he/she belong to me. To be sure, in most societies the husband got the best of it as the wife's belongings became his. Why else wed? Well-to-do widows, with both her and her late spouse's goods in her hands, were the prize catch.

  • NEWS

    The war bringer

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 12/03/2017

    » The southern rebellion against the government begins its 58th year tomorrow. It will be the first time the anniversary is marked without any of the original 1960 instigators but in particular it will go on without its primary leader, better called the godfather of the southern conflict.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The actual arch-enemy

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 03/02/2017

    » For several years after the start of the Counter Crusades -- the Middle East's invasion of Europe -- it was unhealthy for the European media to say or write anything that was negative to the Holy Book. Its extremist adherents attacked the source and blood flowed. Fleeing the scene, no suicide bombers they, so-called Islamic State proudly boasted of the murders.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Shariah with Chinese characteristics

    Life, Published on 16/09/2016

    » Matthew S. Erie, a trained lawyer and ethnographer who teaches at Oxford University, lived for two years in Linxia, a small city in the northwestern Chinese province of Gansu. Known as China's Mecca, it is a centre of religious life for the Hui, an ethnic minority numbering 10 million who practise Islam. Along with the Turkic Uighurs, they are one of 10 officially recognised ethnic groups that practise Islam, making the total population of Muslims in China around 23 million, according to the 2010 government census.

  • OPINION

    Reunification of Syria under Assad

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 04/01/2017

    » So far the end-game in Syria has played out in an entirely predictable way. All of Aleppo is back in the Syrian government's hands, that decisive victory for President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian backers has been followed by a ceasefire, and the Russians are now organising a peace conference in Astana, Kazakhstan for later this month.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A bit rich

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 06/01/2017

    » I learned the oldest of lessons as a social investigator in the Big Apple. The great wish of the poor is to become rich and the rich want to become richer. It was interesting to observe how they went about it. Unlike the middle class, the poor didn't have a work ethic. They felt entitled to unearned income.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The F word

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 26/06/2016

    » Affable Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra eschews the "f" word. He's made it clear that from now on, he never wants to hear it again.

  • OPINION

    Recover the money

    News, Postbag, Published on 04/06/2016

    » Can someone explain why Klongchan Credit Union members, who lost 12 billion baht, are not officially represented by the justice system? The Justice Minister (BP, May 31) is correct in saying that they appear to have been forgotten.

  • LIFESTYLE

    It's fun but we deserve more

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 16/12/2016

    » There are many things to like about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. For one, it's definitely a true-blood Star Wars film, bringing with it all the spectacle and grandeur the franchise has always been known for. Continuing the example set by the previously released Episode VII, the film's action sequences and epic dogfight scenes are a delight to behold, and are even more prominent here than perhaps in any Star Wars film before it. It benefits greatly from a superb cast of supporting characters, a couple of whom are even worthy of joining the likes of C-3PO or R2-D2 in Star Wars' pantheon of excellent sidekicks.

  • NEWS

    Two men detained after South bombings

    Online Reporters, Published on 12/08/2016

    » Police have reportedly detained two men for questioning in a string of bomb blasts that rocked five southern provinces on Thursday and Friday, killing four people and injuring 35.

Your recent history

  • Recently searched

    • Recently viewed links

      Did you find what you were looking for? Have you got some comments for us?