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AseanPlus News 06 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Afghan whooping cough spreads

B>KABUL:/BThe United Nations said yesterday it was airlifting and driving medical supplies to remote mountain villages in north-eastern Afghanistan as a whooping cough epidemic spread and threatened the lives of 40,000 children.

AseanPlus News 10 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sri Lanka’s Tigers vow to stop recruiting child soldiers

B>BERLIN:/BSri Lanka's Tamil Tigers pledged on Saturday to stop recruiting child soldiers, one of the biggest obstacles to the rebels' hopes of being seen as a legitimate political party.

Lifestyle 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Looking to the rainforest

A DECADE ago, the luxury German carmaker Daimler-Benz #8211; now the DaimlerChrysler company #8211; embarked on a project in Brazil to use coconut fibre for vehicle components. Para University recently recognised DaimlerChrysler#8217;s contribution by awarding Mathias Kleinert, vice-president of external affairs and public policy at DaimlerChrysler, an honorary doctorate.

Education 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Foreign snippets

AseanPlus News 21 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Study: UN aid reaching children in N. Korea

B>BEIJING:/BA survey released yesterday shows foreign food aid is helping to reduce malnutrition among children in famine-hit North Korea, UN agencies said, in a rebuttal of US charges the North uses aid to feed its army.

Education 23 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Students need not die as heroes

Foreign snippets

Nation 25 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Children are the real victims

Daily at media briefings in Amman, international relief agencies are expressing growing concern for the welfare of Iraqi children caught in the current war.

Nation 27 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Basra worrying relief workers

The wretched living conditions of some two million people in Iraq#8217;s second largest city of Basra, which is under siege by American and British troops, is bleeding the hearts of relief agency workers here.

Other Sport 02 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Schuey to train with Santos

Ferrari's Michael Schumacher will limber up for Sunday's Brazilian F1 Grand Prix by joining local football champions Santos in a charity kick-about.

Education 06 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

To school, to school

It's off to school for some 5.8 million boys and girls, many for the first time, as the new school year opens in Afghanistan.