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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2553

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Iraq war: Global backlash against human rights

Human rights abuses connected to the war on Iraq have not been limited to that country -- the war's impact on human rights has been seen in many countries around the world, Amnesty International declared today as it released its report In the shadow of war: backlash against human right

Pentagon claims Iraq secretly bought 1,000 Kornet missiles

Iraqis have secretly bought as many as a thousand Russian-made Kornet anti-tank missiles which are lightweight, very powerful and easy-to-use, Pentagon officials claimed.

Centre files affidavit correcting stand on Vaiko

In a bid to correct a major faux pass, the Union government today approached the Supreme Court with a fresh affidavit seeking to delete paragraphs in its earlier one accusing MDMK leader Vaiko of indulging in activities banned under POTA.

Sri Lankan president to visit India

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga will pay a two-day visit to India in the second week of April, diplomatic sources said.

20,000 refugees to return home to northern Sri Lanka

By Dilrukshi Handunnetti - Indo-Asian News Service

Twenty thousand people will return to their homes in northern Sri Lanka Tuesday as the government launches an ambitious resettlement programme for those displaced by the 20-year old ethnic conflict.

Muslims drop call to fight US

Muslim groups in the deep South yesterday backed down from their earlier plan to recruit volunteers to help Iraq fight US and British coalition troops.

Chiang Mai prepares Bt1.7 billion for transformation into aviation hub

The government is to give Chiang Mai a cash injection of Bt1.7 billion to pour into two major projects designed to develop this northern city on the brink of transformation into a regional aviation hub, a Chiang Mai MP announced yesterday.

Coalition forces launch new wave of airstrikes on Baghdad

The US-led coalition forces launched a new wave of intensive airstrikes on the Iraqi capital in the early hours of Monday, Al Jazeera TV reported.

Rise in number of journalists behind bars in 2002: report

The number of journalists behind bars rose sharply in 2002, while heightened awareness of journalist safety and a decline in the number of global conflicts last year contributed to a decrease in the number of journalists killed for their work, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists' (CPJ) annual survey of press freedom conditions around the world.

Another attack on US forces, Iraq vows more suicide bombings

A day after four American soldiers were killed in a suicide bombing in Iraq, an attacker today drove a truck into a group of American soldiers at a base in Kuwait injuring at least 15 of them even as Baghdad vowed more suicide hits, claiming 4000 Arab volunteers were ready for the purpose.

Over 2 lakh years old fossilized skull found

A well-fossilised human skull, dating back to over two lakh years, has been found from within ferricrete at a site near Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu, in a geo-archaeological exploration conducted at the site.

6 allied soldiers killed, 15 injured

* Iraq claims plane, helicopter, drones shot down, 2 tanks, 9 armoured personnel carriers destroyed

* 6 civilians killed

* Airstrikes on Baghdad, Basra, Mosul and Kirkuk

* Toughest fight ahead, says US general

Gunmen massacre 15 in southern Pakistani town

Fifteen people were shot dead by unidentified gunmen Monday morning in southern Pakistan, while an equal number were injured, a private Pakistan television station reported.