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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2553

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Tamil Tiger top guns in Oslo for Sri Lanka peace talks

Yahoo News: Oslo (AFP), Nov. 30 - Top Tamil Tiger rebel leaders arrived here for the first round of Norwegian-brokered Sri Lanka peace talks to be held in a European capital.

New legislation in Bahrain allows impunity for human rights offences

Amnesty International has shown concern over the new legislation in Bahrain which allows impunity for human rights offences.

Canada - Saved my life.

Tim Naumetz - The Ottawa Citizen A Chinese woman who says she was tortured and beaten for practising Falun Gong thanked Canada yesterday for rescuing her from certain deportation back to China and more brutal treatment at the hands of Chinese officials attempting to suppress the movement.

Indias presence in SAARC can help remove mistrust with Pak

New Delhi,Friday, (PTI) November 29, 2002: Senior Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah today said India's participation in the SAARC summit in Islamabad could help open a "window of opportunity" to resolve all outstanding disputes with Pakistan and clear the atmosphere of "mistrust".

Make war not love, Indian rebels told

Agartala, India (Reuters), Nov. 29: A separatist tribal guerrilla group in India's revolt-racked northeast has stopped recruiting women because too many male rebels were falling in love with them and eloping, police say.

List of Political Prisoners released by the Burmese Junta on 21 November.

The names of all those Burmese political prisoners released is now given in this report. Out of those released on 21 November - 7 of them were females and all the others males.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon

Bangkok Nov. 29 : Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in Rangoon last night at 11 o'clock from her 15-day trip to the Shan State. She took a short rest and attended a farewell party for an ambassador last night with the NLD spokesman U Lwin.

Police arrest Reporters Sans Frontières correspondent, and obstruct justice in earlier arrests

Bangladesh: Nov. 29 - Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today strongly condemned the pre-dawn arrest of its correspondent, Saleem Samad, for having assisted two journalists working for British television's Channel-4, themselves arrested on 25 November. There has been no news of Samad since his arrest at 3 a.m. today in Dhaka. Another journalist was arrested yesterday in Chittagong for the same reason. In all, at least six persons are currently detained in this case.<

Dalai Lama wants self-rule for Tibet, not independence

I wish to take issue with the so-called "experts on Tibetan affairs" who visited Bangkok this week supposedly to create understanding of Chinese policy towards Tibet.

Four foreign professors share 2002 Prince Mahidol Award

Bangkok, Nov 29 (TNA): – Four foreign professors, two Americans, one Briton and one Finnish, have become co-winners of the 2002 Prince Mahidol Award in the field of medicine and public health.

Norways secret agents for peace finding success in Sri Lanka

By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Yahoo News: Oslo, Norway - Like secret agents for peace, Norwegians crept through Sri Lanka's jungles and stealthily entered its government offices seeking an end to the south Asian nation's 19-year civil war.

Sri Lankan PM says corner turned in peace bid

By Scott McDonald Yahoo News, Colombo (Reuters) - Sri Lanka has turned a major corner on its road to ending a civil war that has killed 64,000 people and shattered the island's economy, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Friday (29 Nov.).

An Arab man in Oman has no political rights

By K.T.Rajasingham Oman is yet another Gulf Country situated in the Asian continent, which does not allow its Arab citizens any political rights. Oman is one of the oil-rich countries in the Gulf and hereditary monarch runs the country.Unfortunately, an ordinary Arab Man in this country is denied of all the political rights.