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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2786

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Der Spiegel: News on Iraqi conditions for exile of Saddam Hussein

The German magazine Der Spiegel said quoting diplomatic sources in Dubai and Cairo that Baghdad has out conditions for the evacuation of the Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to exile.

Hands off Muslim affairs, Hakeem tells LTTE

By Nilika Kasturisinghe Sunday Times: Brushing aside LTTE chief negotiator Anton Blasingham's comments regarding the legitimacy of the SLMC leadership, Minister Rauff Hakeem yesterday called on the LTTE to desist from "interfering unduly in civil administrative matters in Muslim areas".

Prabha lauds WB

Sunday Times: LTTE Chief Velupillai Prabhakaran has lauded the World Bank for taking control over monitoring of funds provided by international donor agencies and countries for rehabilitation and reconstruction activities in northern and eastern parts of the country.

United Nationalities Alliance of Burma insist on Talks and coordination

The United Nationalities Alliance in a statement emphasized that dialogue and coordination alone would disentangle the political mess in which Burma is in today.

HSZ review fuels fresh controversy

by Shamindra Ferdinando The Island: A two-phased blueprint to resettle the displaced in the Jaffna peninsula including in the High Security Zones (HSZs) has run into further controversy with a government decision to involve a retired Indian General who commanded UN troops in what was previously Yugoslovia, in a further review of the HSZs, political and security sources said.

UN, Govt, LTTE discuss refugee returns

Geneva -(AFP): The UN refugee agency has held talks with the Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger rebels on how to handle the return of tens of thousands of refugees and internally displaced people after nearly two decades of civil war, a spokesman said here on Friday.

Six monks on mission to promote Buddhism

The Island: Senior Buddhist monks from six Asian nations, including India, met in Colombo last Thursday to find ways of encouraging people to become Buddhists and understand the religion’s teachings.

Japan seeks to help Sri Lanka peace process, pledges more aid

By Krishan Francis, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Jan. 18: Japan wants to play a more active role in Sri Lanka's peace process, a visiting Japanese envoy said Saturday.

PM to visit Myanmar

Bangkok, Jan 18 (TNA): Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will visit Myanmar soon to seek cooperation on narcotic prevention and suppression, according to radio news reports.

PM vows to decisively crack down drugs problems

Bangkok, Jan 18 (TNA): Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra vowed on Saturday that his administration would decisively crack down drugs problems with stiffer measures.

MPs of major parties meet NSCN (I-M) leaders

New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 18: MPs belonging to major political parties, including BJP and Congress, today had a meeting with leaders of Naga insurgent outfit NSCN (I-M) after which its General Secretary Th Muivah said he was convinced that their voice was being heard.

Akash - test fired

Balasore (Orissa), (PTI), Jan. 18: The medium-range surface-to-air missile "Akash" was successfully test-fired from the interim test range at Chandipur-on-sea, about 15 kms from here.

Sangha should keep clear of politics

By Risidra Mendis The Sunday Leader: The Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero bitterly condemned clergy getting involved in politics.