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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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UK seeks end to terrorism, beginning of talks: Straw

Britain has voiced grave concern over the "increasing evidence" of infiltration across the Line of Control (LoC) from Pakistan and said it wanted to see Islamabad "encouraging" an end to all kinds of militant and terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir.

New round of airstrikes starts with coalition warplanes flying over central Baghdad

The US-led coalition forces launched pre-dawn air raids on central Baghdad early on Friday, with more than ten large explosions heard, a Xinhua reporter said.

Myanmar to take precautionary measures against SARS

The Myanmar health authorities are preparing to take precautionary measures against a strange pneumonia disease called Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) spreading in Asia and Southeast Asia.

Possibility of 3rd party operation not ruled out — SLMM.

The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission yesterday said it could not rule out the possibility that armed elements not recognised by the government and the LTTE were operating in the government or LTTE - controlled areas.

US Air Force Commander here

US Air Force Pacific Commander General William J. Begert arrived in Sri Lanka on a four-day trip yesterday.

Tyronne to the rescue of UN

The cabient including the Premier, has empowered the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tyronne Fernando to take measures to strengthen the United Nations Organisation, in case the organisation splits consequent to the ongoing war in Iraq, a Foreign Ministry statement said yesterday.

Nokia delivers total GPRS solution to Advance Information Service of Thailand

Nokia is to supply its GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) core system to Advanced Info Service Plc (AIS) in Thailand. Deliveries have already begun of the Nokia GPRS solution, the industry's strongest and most efficient core GPRS system.

Iraqi Capital Loses Power, Running Water

By David Crary

U.S. armored units backed by warplanes fought building by building to clear Iraqi forces from Baghdad's airport Friday, while civilians inside the city lost electricity and running water and wondered if a siege was imminent.

PM:All Thai households to be lit up by 2004

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has pledged that all Thai households will be accessible to electricity by the end of 2004.

Powell assured Turkey US will not attack Iran and Syria

Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul Thursday disclosed that US Secretary of State Colin Powell had told
him that the US has no plans to launch military strikes against Syria
or Iran.

Day 15 of the war.

Day fifteen turned out to be a decisive day in the America - British joint military campaign agains Iraq. Colin Powell said US and Britain must play leading role in Iraq's future, says NATO willing to consider postwar role if appropriate.

WHO: Thailand still on risk list

Thailand remains on the risk list for countries hit with by outbreaks of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS, the World Health Organisa-tion’s (WHO) Bangkok office said yesterday.

Myanmar to shut checkpoint after Mae Hong Son limits trade area

Myanmar today prepared to close the Baan Na Mon checkpoint in retaliation for a decision by the Mae Hong Son provincial administration to limit the area in which Myanmar nationals can purchase consumer goods from Thailand.

Lanka hopes for the participation of India at Washington meet

Sri Lanka today said it hoped that India would participate at a crucial aid-related meeting, called by the US to help support the island's peace bid, in Washington this month.

Naga peace talks next week

The Centre's interlocutor K. Padmanabhaiah is likely to hold informal discussions with the NSCN(I-M) leaders sometime next week, it was reported on Thursday. The proposed talks are aimed at furthering the Naga peace process. Official sources said the informal talks would be followed by a round of formal discussions a few months from now. The second round of talks would depend on the outcome of next week's confabulations, they added.

Fourteen large explosions rock central Baghdad

Fourteen large explosions rocked central Baghdad early on Friday as war planes roared overhead, a Reuters witness said.

Exclusive: US Takes Baghdad Airport as World Awaits Republican Guard Response

Naseer Al-Nahr - Arab News War Correspondent

The battle for the control of Baghdad began in earnest yesterday as US forces captured the Iraqi capital’s airport after earlier racing to the outskirts of the city.

WHO experts arrive at site in China of first and largest SARS outbreak

Seeking to find the source of a deadly new respiratory disease, United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) experts arrived in Guangdong Province, China, today (April 03) and immediately started work at the site of the first and largest outbreak of the illness, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Allies reach Baghdad airport

* US forces attacked Iraqis dug in at Baghdad’s main airport on Thursday after armoured units thrust to the edge of the city.

* Najaf falls, deepest incursion into Basra reported

* Baghdad suffers blackout for first time

* Saddam appears on TV, meets cabinet

* Sporadic fighting in Basra

* US Black Hawk, F/A-18 Hornet crash

* Iraqi officials say US tanks, crew seized

Iraqi Landmines Found in Mosque: Condemned as Violation of International Law

Iraq has violated international humanitarian law by storing antipersonnel landmines inside a mosque in Kadir Karam in northern Iraq, and placing them around the mosque before abandoning the area on March 27th, Human Rights Watch said today (April 02).