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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2560

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Australia sends 113 Afghan asylum seekers home

Yahoo News: Canberra (Reuters), Nov. 17 - A group of 113 Afghan asylum seekers will return to their war-torn homeland on Sunday after more than a year in Australian-run detention camps, Australian Immigration Minister Philip Ruddock said.

CBK deeply committed to peace process

The Island: President Chandrika Kumaratunga on Saturday said she was fully committed to the ongoing peace process. She said the present government has continued the process initiated by me to find a negotiated political solution to the ethnic problem that has enveloped our country in a climate of violence over the past decades.

Tigers block EPDP Delft office

by Shamindra Ferdinando and Norman Palihawadana of The Island

The Island:The EPDP yesterday accused the LTTE of blocking the re-opening of its Delft office which was closed down several weeks ago subsequent to an LTTE-led attack on it.

Architect of one-tambon one-product program visits Thailand

Bangkok, Nov 18 (TNA) – Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his ministers yesterday hosted a welcoming dinner for Japan’s Oita Governor Morihiko Hiramatsu, who made an official visit to Thailand.

Change in economic policies in China is unlikely after leadership transfer

Udon Thani, Thailand, Nov 18 (TNA) - China is unlikely to alter its economic policies after a significant leadership transfer in the world's most populous country, according to local business leaders.

Burmese opposition leader visits Shan state

ABC Radio Australia, Nov. 18: Ethnic Shan rebels say that Burmese government troops had attacked one of their positions near the Thai border during a visit to their home state by opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.