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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2526

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Protests flare worldwide against Iraq war

By Brian Love

Hundreds of thousands of protesters worldwide took to the streets on Saturday to say "No" to any U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in the biggest anti-war demonstration since millions joined a global march for peace last month.

NDF welcomes mediator role by Thailand to end conflict in Burma

The Central executive Committee of the National Democratic Front (NDF) has expressed warm welcome to the Prime Minister of Thailand and his government for the offer to participate in the process of seeking a peaceful solution to the longstanding conflict in Burma as a good neighboring gesture.

Eleven killed in militant attack in J & K

In the second major strike in the past three days, militants targeted a police post in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir Saturday night with rockets and assault rifles killing nine policemen and two civilians and abducting four security force personnel.

Global alert as WHO warns of killer pneumonia

Global health authorities were on the alert on Sunday for a contagious respiratory disease that has killed at least nine people, infected over 100 and sparked a warning from the World Health Organisation.

Mexico-Thailand to join hands in tourism promotion

Mexico and Thailand will join forces in promoting the tourism industry of the two countries, according to Tourism and Sports Minister Sontaya Kunplome.

Senior General Than Shwe and Daw Kyaing Kyaing leave on state visit to Vietnam

t the invitation of the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam His Excellency Mr Tran Duc Luong and Madame Nguyen Thi Vinh, Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing left here by special flight this morning to pay a state visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

U Lwin castigates - Resolutions on Burma so far are not put into force effectively.

U Lwin, the Secretary of the National League for Democracy let out his exasperation over those resolutions, which are yet to be implemented. He has expressed utter futility of the UN Special Envoy Paulo Sergio Pinheiro report to the Human Rights Commission and said, “ He (Paulo Sergio Pinheiro) has not changed his attitude and his reports will follow the usual pattern. We have got used to this. We gain nothing from it”

TULF explains violations by LTTE and Govt.

By Shelani Perera

TULF leader V. Anandasangaree met former Amnesty International Secretary General Ian Martin and discussed human rights violations by the Government and the LTTE.

JVP rejects Geneva bait

By Shelani Perera

The JVP has accused the government of misleading a parliamentary select committee in relation to a recent Geneva seminar on federalism.

Time to bring LTTE to heel: Norwegian Foreign Minister

By Hisham Hilaly

Norwegian Foreign Minister Vidar Helgesen on Friday declared that the time has come to draw the line in order that the LTTE ends its violations of the ceasefire agreement.

Pulithevan apologises for giving slip to Commandos

LTTE Peace Secretariat Chief K. Pulithevan was compelled to extend an apology to the Sri Lanka Army when they threatened to withdraw a team of crack commandos assigned for his security whilst in Colombo.

Threat on PM Life: Not us, says UWSA chief

By Don Pathan

Warlord of world's largest drug army denies it hired a hit man.The United Wa State Army (UWSA) chairman broke his silence yesterday, denying reports that he and his deputy took out a contract to have Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra eliminated for his war on drugs.

THAI prepares alternative routes as threat of war looms

Thailand’s national carrier is preparing eight new routes to Europe to avoid possible conflict zones in the Middle East, and is coordinating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to draw up evacuation plans for Thai nationals abroad, its president said yesterday.

Lankan panel heads for peace talks in Japan

Government negotiators left Sri Lanka for Japan on Saturday for a sixth round of peace talks with Tamil Tiger rebels, despite a deadly naval clash that threatened to overshadow the discussions.

Nagaland polls to completed by Mar 31: EC

Election Commission has extended the date for completion of assembly election process in Nagaland from March 14 to 31.

"Muslim Up" a drink to cock a snook at US

Three French Muslims of Arab descent have made their share of contribution to the boycott US products campaign, which has gained momentum recently, by setting up a beverage company under the name of 'Muslim Up for Beverages.'

Myanmar junta head arrives in Vietnam

Myanmar’s military leader Senior General Than Shwe arrived in Vietnam Saturday on a three-day official visit, the foreign ministry said.

New RAW chief appointed

C D Sahay, Special Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat, has been appointed the new chief of India's external intelligence agency RAW, official sources said today.

Report: Myanmar leader says anti-drug efforts ignored

A top Myanmar leader has accused some Western nations of ignoring the country's anti-drug efforts for political reasons, state-run newspapers reported Sunday.