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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2340

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Talks to curb sea incidents

By Sunimalee Dias

The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission and the LTTE held extensive talks in Kilinochchi yesterday on the prevention of sea incidents, the SLMM said.

Coalition forces hold 7,300 prisoners

American led-forces are holding 7,300 Iraqi prisoners and building a detention facility in the southern Iraqi city of Umm Qasr that eventually could hold some 24,000, defense officials said Wednesday.

Saddam is alive in Iraq: Iraqi opposition leader

A key Iraqi opposition leader said Wednesday that he has information that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein survived an earlier air strike in Baghdad and escaped from the capital with at least one of his sons.

PM:WHO believes in Thailand ability to prevent SARS

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been confident in Thailand's ability to prevent the infection and outbreak of a new deadly pneumonia, named severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in the kingdom, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Saddam finished but not the war: Rumsfeld

United States Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has dumped Saddam Hussein among history's "failed, brutal dictators" as he celebrated the end of the Iraqi leader's rule.

Iraqis help US troops to devastate Saddam statue; Moscow denies Saddam hides in Russian embassy

Hundreds of Iraqis, with help from US Marines, hauled down a bronze and marble statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad.

Iraqi government collapses

United States-led forces have snapped the spine of Iraq’s Saddam Hussein government but the war is not yet formally over, the US military has declared.

Saddam toppled live on Arab TV

By Paul Taylor

Saddam Hussein crashed from his pedestal live across much of the Arab world on Wednesday.

13 Indian nationals facing death sentence in Gulf

Thirteen Indian nationals are facing death sentence in Gulf countries, including ten in the United Arab Emirates, for drug trafficking and murder, Lok Sabha was informed today.

WHO urges China to undertake in-depth probe on SARS

Expressing "serious concern" over the inadequate reporting by China on the deadly SARS outbreak, the World Health Organisation today recommended an in-depth probe to look into the unreported cases of the disease which killed 105 people worlwide and 53 in Beijing.

Talks to curb sea incidents

By Sunimalee Dias

The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission and the LTTE held extensive talks in Kilinochchi yesterday on the prevention of sea incidents, the SLMM said.

Only President has power to call for a referendum — Mahinda

By Rohan Mathes

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said only the President has powers to call for a referendum according to the constitution of the country and that the government cannot call for a referendum on its own.

Protest in Trinco against abduction

A protest was staged in Trincomalee yesterday over the abduction of two youths who were also members of the UNP youth wing, the Jathika Yovun Peramuna, on April 4.

Humanitarian Coordination for Iraq: A Job for the United Nations

The Humanitarian Operations Center (HOC) in Kuwait was established about two months ago and is staffed by Kuwaiti government officials and U.S. and UK military officers. The objective of the HOC is to facilitate humanitarian aid to the people of Iraq, especially in southern Iraq adjacent to Kuwait.

Why has the rule of law been made a victim of Thailand anti-drug campaign?

Since February, when the government of Thailand opened the way for alleged drug traffickers to be murdered with impunity, over 2000 persons have been killed. This relentless carnage poses an enormous threat. Unless quickly averted, the consequences of mass extrajudicial killings will be far deeper and more insidious than the damage caused by the trade and use of drugs in Thailand.

Only President has power to call for a referendum — Mahinda

By Rohan Mathes

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said only the President has powers to call for a referendum according to the constitution of the country and that the government cannot call for a referendum on its own.

Protest in Trinco against abduction

A protest was staged in Trincomalee yesterday over the abduction of two youths who were also members of the UNP youth wing, the Jathika Yovun Peramuna, on April 4.

Exclusive: US Occupies Baghdad

Naseer Al-Nahr : Arab News War Correspondent

US forces toppled a giant statue of President Saddam Hussein in the heart of the capital yesterday as Iraqis celebrated the humiliating collapse of his 24-year rule. Cheering ecstatically, a crowd of Iraqis danced and trampled on the fallen six-meter high metal statue in contempt for the man who had held them in fear for so long amid the final throes of the three-week war.

Myanmar Minister for Culture receives Sri Lankan Ambassador

Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Myanmar Mr Ubhayasekara Mapa who had completed his tour of duties in Myanmar called on Minister for Culture Maj-Gen Kyi Aung at the latter’s office this afternoon. On the occasion, they cordially discussed matters on bilateral cultural cooperation

Myanmar Leader: Senior General Than Shwe addresses graduation parade

Most basic factor of good soldier, having patriotism and loyalty to State
Highly qualified human resource needed to establish modern nation and sophisticated Tatmadaw

— Sacrificing life for the national cause is a pride of a soldier.

— As it is not easy for you to be endowed with firsthand experience by yourself, you will have to study others’ experience also, and should have the ability to combine it with yours.


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