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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2792

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U.S.A. Churches delegation concludes visit to Iraq; American threats illegal and unchristian

Baghdad, Jan. 04:The delegation representing the American Churches delegation has called in a statement issued upon leaving Baghdad yesterday in conclusion of a humanitarian mission lasting four days, the US President George Bush not to launch war against Iraq.

Now chicken eggs to provide snake anti-venom

New Delhi,(PTI), Jan. 05: In a procedure that is sure to provide succour to horses from pain which they undrego during their use for collection of snake anti-venom, Indian scientists have come up with an alternative in which chicken eggs can become a source of molecules to treat snake bites.

Colombo to import cars from India

Colombo, PTI , Jan. 04: Sri Lanka has authorised the import of 225 luxury cars worth over Rs 55 crore from India for its Parliament members, officials said on Saturday.

PM:New Year celebrations boost Thailand’s image

Bangkok, Jan 5 (TNA): Recent New Year celebrations have helped boost Thailand’s image in the international community, as they have signaled that the kingdom is a safe and peaceful haven, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Canadian Tamil Broadcasting Corp. attacked

The Island:The Canadian Tamil Broadcasting Corporation (CTBC) in Toronto was attacked last Friday afternoon allegedly by the World Tamil Movement (WTM) which is the LTTE’s frontal organisation, Tamil political sources said.

People should be partners of peace - Thamilsevan:Ten Months cease-fire four months of Peace talks

Sunday Times: Bringing about normalcy has so far not taken place. The average peasantry has not seen the peace dividends. Efforts have been taken, but when it comes to implementation, normalcy has not yet been restored for the people.

No core issues in Thailand, says Thamilselvan: LTTE rejects guns-for-lands policy

By Anthony David

Sunday Times:Tiger guerrillas will not agree to link Security Forces withdrawals from the High Security Zones in the Jaffna peninsula to disarming their cadres or decommissioning their weapons, Political Wing leader S. P. Thamilselvan has declared.

Adieus Mr. Jon Westborg: Thank you very much for everything.

By. K.T.Rajasingham

Jon Westborg the controversial Norwegian Ambassador in Sri Lanka is to be replaced by Hans Brattskar, who is at present Minister Counsellor -
Political Affairs, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, attached to the Norwegian UN Mission in New York.

Myanmar Independence Day message by Senior General Than Shwe

Yangon, 4 Jan: The following is the message sent by State Peace and Development Council Chairman Defence Services Commander-in-Chief Senior General Than Shwe on the occasion of the 55th Anniversary of the Independence Day.

National Day of Myanmar

- Opinion and Editorial

Myanmar celebrates today its Independence Day. The country is a member, together with the Philippines, of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It was admitted to the organization in 1997. Yangon is its capital.

Myanmar receives congratulations on Independence Day

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has sent a congratulatory message to Senior General Than Shwe, the Prime Minister and Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of Myanmar in conjunction with Myanmar's Independence Day.

Myanmar tells opposition to "play political game" within rules

Bangkok, Thailand, Jan. 04: - Myanmar's military junta on Saturday denied restricting opposition activists, but warned that reconciliation between the two sides will make progress only if the opposition abides by the country's laws.

Myanmar commemorates 55th anniversary of independence

By Aye Aye Win, Associated Press Writer

Yangon, Myanmar, (AP), Jan. 04: - Myanmar celebrated its 55th anniversary of independence from Britain on Saturday with a gathering of thousands of people and a message from the government — but there was no mention of attempts to restore democracy in the country, whose military rule has made it an international pariah.

Thai family delegates are welcomed at 4th World Meeting of Families in the Philippines

Bangkok, Jan. 4 (TNA): Delegates of Thai families and those of other countries worldwide are welcomed to the 4th World Meeting of Families, to be hosted by the Philippines later this month, according to a news report of the Philippine News Agency (PNA)

Second cloned child due to lesbian couple.

The head of the cloning firm set up by the Raelian cult said today its second 'cloned' baby would be born this weekend to a lesbian couple in Europe.

Sri Lankas Fast-Moving Peace Process May Slow

By Scott McDonald

Nakorn Pathom, Thailand (Reuters): Sri Lanka's rapidly moving peace process could hit some speed bumps when the government and Tamil Tiger rebels sit down on Monday for talks that were to focus on substantive issues for the first time.