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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2341

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Most people believe US-Iraq war will erupt: Poll

Bangkok, Jan 13 (TNA): Most people believe a war between the United State and Iraq would definitely break out, according to a poll by Ratchapat Institute or Suan Dusit Poll.

LTTE siezes Ravaya journalists’ equipment

The Island: LTTE cadres last week seized cameras and other equipment, belonging to journalists, working for Ravaya, when they were reporting on the situation in the Tiger-held areas in the Mannar district, the EPDP and security sources said.

Sanitising LTTE with Annan?

The Island: Diplomatic sources were speculating the purpose of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan being taken to Jaffna during his visit here and being introduced to LTTE leaders.

Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing arrive back from China on their State Visit

Yangon, 11 Jan: Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar Prime Minister Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing arrived back here from Kunming by special flight at 4.20 pm today after paying the State Visit to the People's Republic of China at the invitation of President of the People's Republic of China Mr Jiang Zemin.

Colombo wants to buy peace at any cost: Kadirgamar

By Amit Baruah ,

New Delhi , Jan. 12.: "The price of peace may be too heavy,'' Lakshman Kadirgamar, Senior Adviser to the Sri Lankan President on Foreign Affairs, said today about Colombo's ongoing peace talks with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Mr. Kadirgamar, who will meet a number of Government functionaries here in the next few days, said that the Tigers were "simply dictating terms'' and that the Wickremesinghe Government wanted to "buy peace at any cost.''

Dalai Lama calls for rejection of materialism at Buddhist gathering in eastern India

By Abdul Qadir, Associated Press Writer

Gaya, India, Jan. 12: Amid threats and allegations of spying and sacrilege, the Dalai Lama led Tibetan Buddhists' highest worship ceremony on Sunday, calling for the rejection of materialism, greed and violence.

Nearly 700 dead as Bangladesh-India cold spell continues

Dhaka (Reuters) Jan. 12: More freezing weather has been forecast for northern India and Bangladesh, where over 700 people have died in a month-long cold spell, officials said on Sunday.

Closer Government To Business Partnership Urged To Overcome Digital Divide In OECD-APEC.

Singapore, January 13: “Strengthening the partnership between the government and private sector to maximize digital economy access” will be a key message the Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat will deliver the OECD-APEC Global Forum on the Knowledge Economy in Honolulu on January 15

Baht likely to touch 40.5 unless there is war, says banker

Bangkok, Jan 13 (TNA): The baht is likely to strengthen and touch 40.5 to the US dollar unless there is a war between the United States and Iraq, according a leading banker.

Vaiko, others given chargesheet copies

Chennai, (PTI), Jan. 13: MDMK General Secretary Vaiko and eight party colleagues were today furnished copies of the chargesheet by designated POTA court at suburban Poonamalee in a case relating to their alleged support to banned LTTE.

Rival groups in India's northeast wary about talks with Naga leaders

By Wasbir Hussain, Associated Press Writer

Gauhati, India, (AP) Jan. 13: Rival groups in India's remote northeastern states are wary about the outcome of talks the federal government held with Naga separatist leaders to end one of the longest-running insurgencies in Asia, community leaders said Monday.

Most people believe US-Iraq war will erupt: Poll

Bangkok, Jan 13 (TNA): Most people believe a war between the United State and Iraq would definitely break out, according to a poll by Ratchapat Institute or Suan Dusit Poll.

Seven Pak women diplomats appointed ambassadors

Islamabad, Jan 13 (ANI): The Pakistan government has for the first time appointed seven women from the foreign service cadre as ambassadors to important world capitals. All of them are career diplomats.

LTTE siezes Ravaya journalists’ equipment

The Island: LTTE cadres last week seized cameras and other equipment, belonging to journalists, working for Ravaya, when they were reporting on the situation in the Tiger-held areas in the Mannar district, the EPDP and security sources said.

Sanitising LTTE with Annan?

The Island: Diplomatic sources were speculating the purpose of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan being taken to Jaffna during his visit here and being introduced to LTTE leaders.

Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing arrive back from China on their State Visit

Yangon, 11 Jan: Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar Prime Minister Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing arrived back here from Kunming by special flight at 4.20 pm today after paying the State Visit to the People's Republic of China at the invitation of President of the People's Republic of China Mr Jiang Zemin.

Colombo wants to buy peace at any cost: Kadirgamar

By Amit Baruah ,

New Delhi , Jan. 12.: "The price of peace may be too heavy,'' Lakshman Kadirgamar, Senior Adviser to the Sri Lankan President on Foreign Affairs, said today about Colombo's ongoing peace talks with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Mr. Kadirgamar, who will meet a number of Government functionaries here in the next few days, said that the Tigers were "simply dictating terms'' and that the Wickremesinghe Government wanted to "buy peace at any cost.''

Dalai Lama calls for rejection of materialism at Buddhist gathering in eastern India

By Abdul Qadir, Associated Press Writer

Gaya, India, Jan. 12: Amid threats and allegations of spying and sacrilege, the Dalai Lama led Tibetan Buddhists' highest worship ceremony on Sunday, calling for the rejection of materialism, greed and violence.

Nearly 700 dead as Bangladesh-India cold spell continues

Dhaka (Reuters) Jan. 12: More freezing weather has been forecast for northern India and Bangladesh, where over 700 people have died in a month-long cold spell, officials said on Sunday.

Closer Government To Business Partnership Urged To Overcome Digital Divide In OECD-APEC.

Singapore, January 13: “Strengthening the partnership between the government and private sector to maximize digital economy access” will be a key message the Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat will deliver the OECD-APEC Global Forum on the Knowledge Economy in Honolulu on January 15


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