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ICC: Electing Best Judges is Critical: New Court Poised to Start Business

New York, Jan. 31: When states parties to the International
Criminal Court (ICC) convene in New York next week to elect the court’s
first 18 judges, they must put aside politics and vote only for the most
highly qualified judges, Human Rights Watch said today.

India disappointed over US patronage to Pak: Advani

Bangkok, (PTI), Feb. 01: Expressing disappointment over the US not putting enough pressure on Pakistan to stop cross-border terrorism, Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani today said India expected countries sworn to fight terrorism not to help any State which patronised the scourge financialy or otherwise.

43 charged for inciting anti-Thai riots

Phnom Penh, Feb. 01: — A Cambodian court on Saturday charged 43 people including the publisher of a Cambodian newspaper with inciting Wednesday's riots in which the Thai Embassy and Thai-owned businesses in the capital were destroyed.

Cambodia to send Foreign Minister to Thailand to mend rift: PM

Bangkok, Feb 1 (TNA): – The Cambodian government has offered to send its foreign minister here in a bid to mend rift between the two neighboring countries which were shattering by anti-Thai riots in Phnom Penh this week, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said here Saturday.

Bush Troubled by Canadian Drug Exports to U.S.

By Arshad Mohammed

Washington (Reuters), Jan. 31: - President Bush on Friday said he was concerned that Canada had become a increasing source of potent marijuana as well as an ingredient to the illegal drug methamphetamine for the United States.

CBK will use powers to prevent violations by LTTE — Anura

by Kesara Abeywardena

The Island: SLFP stalwart Anura Bandaranaiake declared in parliament yesterday that President Chandrika Kumaratunga would use her full powers as the executive President and Commander of the armed forces to direct the forces to prevent the LTTE from violating the ceasefire in the future.

LTTE agrees to take up with leadership fate of detained soldier

The Island:The Muslim factor, provocative actions and child recruitment were the matters discussed at a meeting on recorded complaints and violations of the ceasefire agreement, held between representatives of the Government of Sri Lanka, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission on Thursday (30th).

Cambodia arrests newspaper publisher for inciting riots

Phnom Penh, Feb. 01: The Cambodian police on Friday arrested In Sivutha, publisher and editor of Rasmei Angkor, the Cambodian newspaper which ran a story accusing a Thai actress of making derogatory remarks on Cambodia and triggered massive anti-Thai riots.

How close we came to war with Cambodia

Bangkok, Feb. 01: From the moment Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra told reporters on Wednesday night that he would send Army commando units into Cambodia, Thailand was ready to go to war.

Amnesty Meets Suu Kyi in First Myanmar Visit

Yangon (Reuters), Jan. 31: - Representatives from human rights watchdog Amnesty International, allowed entry for the first time to military-ruled Myanmar, met Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday, her opposition party said.

India, Thailand to conclude extradition treaty

Bangkok, (PTI), Jan. 31: India today received full backing from Thailand in countering terrorism with the two countries deciding to conclude an extradition treaty and to share information about terrorists through an institutional mechanism

Three NSCN (I-M) activists shot dead by rival faction

Kohima, (PTI). Jan. 31: At least three NSCN (I-M) activists were shot dead by rival NSCN (K) functionaries in Nagaland's Zunheboto district, police said here today.

Peace process checking infiltration from Lanka: Coast Guard

New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 31: The ongoing Sri Lankan peace process alongwith patrolling has brought down infiltration and transactions across the country's southern maritime boundary even as the Indian Coast Guard is all set to take over from the Navy 'Operation Swan'along Maharashtra and Gujarat coasts.

Woman discusses civilian peace force

By Bill Echlin - Record-Eagle staff writer

Traverse City, Jan. 31: The idea of unarmed people standing between opposing forces isn't new - think of the man standing in front of a tank to shield protesters in Tiananmen Square in 1989, or the anti-war "human shields" now headed to Baghdad.

Burmese Democratic Activists want an end of HR trainings for junta by Australia.

26 civil society organizations and groupings from Burma have today urged Australia to end its support for human rights trainings in Burma that had begun more than two years ago.

Lebanon proposes Arab summit concerning Iraq, Moussa finds hope to avoid war

In its capacity as the chair of the rotating Arab summit, Lebanon has proposed to convene an Arab ministerial meeting in mid February in order to discuss the Iraqi crisis.

UNICEF pressures Tamil tigers to give up child soldiers

Colombo, (PTI), Feb. 01: The United Nations Children's Fund Saturday called for stepped up pressure on Tamil tiger rebels to give up recruiting child soldiers and announced plans to help demobilise underage combatants.