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Talibani calls for international conference to change Iraqi regime

The chairman of the Kurdistani National Federation in Iraq, Jalal al-Talibani, has called for convening an international conference in order to change the regime in Iraq, noting that the current regime constitutes a danger on the security and stability in the region, even if it hands over mass destruction weapons.

Thailand to host fifth round of Sri Lankan peace talks next month

Bangkok, Jan 11 (TNA): - Thailand will continue to host historic peace talks between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation of Tigers of Tamil Eelem (LTTE), with the next round to be held next month.

Manmar head of state visits China's Yunnan province

Than Shwe, Chairman of Myanmar's State Peace and Development Council, arrived here Friday, beginning his visit to this southwestern Yunnan Province, which shares a 1,997-kilometer border with Myanmar.

Grenade attack on Tamilnet journalist's house

Sri Lanka, Jan. 09: Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières) today strongly condemned a grenade attack on the house of journalist Senathirajah Jeyanandanmoorthy on 7 January and called on the interior minister John Amaratunga to immediately investigate. It stressed the importance of the enquiry in view of ongoing peace talks in Thailand between the Sri Lankan government and rebel forces.

Burmese Opposition welcome Third Party Mediation.

By K.T.Rajasingham

Burmese democratic group has indicated its willingness to have a facilitator, or in other word, a country as a third party mediator, to bring about sustained peace and reconciliation in the country, which is under the Military rule since 1962.

Assembly elections in Himachal, three NE states on Feb 26

New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 11: Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh and the three northeastern states of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura will be held on a single day on February 26, the Election Commission announced today.

Tamil refugees upbeat, eager to go home

Chennai Jan. 11: "The mood is upbeat among Sri Lankan refugees in various Tamil Nadu camps and they are all eager to return home'', the Union Minister of State for Home, CH. Vidyasagar Rao, said here today.

Norwegian PM parries Ambassador Westborg controversy

Sunday Times: Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Bondevik has sent a short one-page response to President Chandrika Kumaratunga's complaint on the recent conduct of Oslo's Ambassador in Sri Lanka in the recent controversy over the import of equipment for the LTTE radio station Voice of Tigers (VoT), with a plain dismissal of the allegations she has made

PM:Thailand is a safe haven

Bangkok, Jan. 12, (TNA): Thailand's success in hosting the 20th World Scout Conference and in organizing New Year celebrations recently, in which a large number of people gathered in certain places, shows that Thailand is a safe haven for international tourists, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

There's a Burmese army camp on Thai soil

I read often in the Thai media about the government's firm stance on protecting territorial sovereignty. So can anyone tell me why there is a Burmese military base operating inside Thailand at Mei Pee Ya, near Baw Klung Hot Springs, Suan Phung, in Ratchaburi province?

Talibani calls for international conference to change Iraqi regime

The chairman of the Kurdistani National Federation in Iraq, Jalal al-Talibani, has called for convening an international conference in order to change the regime in Iraq, noting that the current regime constitutes a danger on the security and stability in the region, even if it hands over mass destruction weapons.

Envoy: Japan committed to playing economic role in Sri Lanka peace

By Grant Peck, Associated Press Writer

Bangkok, Thailand, (AP) Jan. 12: Japan, the biggest aid donor to Sri Lanka, is committed to playing a major political and economic role in bringing peace to that country, ravaged by nearly 20 years of civil war, a senior Japanese envoy said Sunday.

Thailand to host fifth round of Sri Lankan peace talks next month

Bangkok, Jan 11 (TNA): - Thailand will continue to host historic peace talks between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation of Tigers of Tamil Eelem (LTTE), with the next round to be held next month.

Manmar head of state visits China's Yunnan province

Than Shwe, Chairman of Myanmar's State Peace and Development Council, arrived here Friday, beginning his visit to this southwestern Yunnan Province, which shares a 1,997-kilometer border with Myanmar.

Grenade attack on Tamilnet journalist's house

Sri Lanka, Jan. 09: Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières) today strongly condemned a grenade attack on the house of journalist Senathirajah Jeyanandanmoorthy on 7 January and called on the interior minister John Amaratunga to immediately investigate. It stressed the importance of the enquiry in view of ongoing peace talks in Thailand between the Sri Lankan government and rebel forces.

Burmese Opposition welcome Third Party Mediation.

By K.T.Rajasingham

Burmese democratic group has indicated its willingness to have a facilitator, or in other word, a country as a third party mediator, to bring about sustained peace and reconciliation in the country, which is under the Military rule since 1962.

Assembly elections in Himachal, three NE states on Feb 26

New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 11: Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh and the three northeastern states of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura will be held on a single day on February 26, the Election Commission announced today.

Tamil refugees upbeat, eager to go home

Chennai Jan. 11: "The mood is upbeat among Sri Lankan refugees in various Tamil Nadu camps and they are all eager to return home'', the Union Minister of State for Home, CH. Vidyasagar Rao, said here today.

Norwegian PM parries Ambassador Westborg controversy

Sunday Times: Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Bondevik has sent a short one-page response to President Chandrika Kumaratunga's complaint on the recent conduct of Oslo's Ambassador in Sri Lanka in the recent controversy over the import of equipment for the LTTE radio station Voice of Tigers (VoT), with a plain dismissal of the allegations she has made

PM:Thailand is a safe haven

Bangkok, Jan. 12, (TNA): Thailand's success in hosting the 20th World Scout Conference and in organizing New Year celebrations recently, in which a large number of people gathered in certain places, shows that Thailand is a safe haven for international tourists, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.


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