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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2429

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Fast spreading SARS adds to the economic worries of India.

Against the already war-clouded backdrop, a fast-spreading acute pneumonia that has hit many countries, mostly in Asia, has come at a bad time for the already jittery Indian economy.

Worse than tyranny is colonialism; worse than dictatorship is anarchy

Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) laments over the Iraq peoples “war of cruelty in the name of their liberation.”

Iran will arrest any Iraqi leaders it finds

Iran said Monday it will arrest and prosecute any element of Iraq's Baath regime, including its leaders, who possibly cross into the Iranian territory.

LTTE must renounce terrorism in word and deed: U.S.

By Sridhar Krishnaswami - The Hindu

The United States Deputy Secretary of State, Richard Armitage has said that while he is "encouraged" by the role of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the Sri Lankan peace process, the Bush administration does not yet see a rationale for the lifting of that organisation from the List of Foreign Terrorist Organisations.

EU ups sanctions against Burma

European Union foreign ministers agreed yesterday to extend and beef up sanctions against military ruled Burma for another year.

Chandrika due on Apr 19

President Chandrika Kumaratunga of Sri Lanka arrives here April 19 on a 2-day official visit to Bangladesh.

Angelina Jolie, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador to speak about the Displaced people in the North.

Angelina Jolie, Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, (UNHCR) is expected to express her impression of the Jaffna peninsula and of the parts of the Wanni region, where she has spent some time with the displaced returnees and vulnerable persons affected by the protracted etnic conflict in Sri Lanka.

Myanmar junta hints at talks with opposition

By Aung Hla Tun

Myanmar's military government hinted on Tuesday it was willing to start political talks with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in its most conciliatory statement since her release from house arrest last May.

US general: The war is over

By - Fraser Nelson

THE battle to take control of Iraq was over last night, as Washington’s attention swung firmly on to Syria and its suspected links with terrorists and arsenal of chemical weapons.

DMK not averse to use of Article 356

In a significant change in its stance on the use of Article 356 to dismiss state governments, DMK today said it was not averse to demanding the use of this constitutional provision to dismiss the AIADMK government because of the 'extra-ordinary' situation prevailing in the state.

India stresses commitment to Sri Lankan sovereignty

Stressing its commitment to Sri Lanka's sovereignty and territorial integrity, India has said it supported the steps taken by the Ranil Wickremesinghe government for a negotiated peace that satisfies the just aspirations of all the communities in the island.

EU mission to visit Myanmar to discuss human rights issues

The European Union said Monday it will dispatch a delegation to Myanmar in the near future to discuss human rights issues with the country's government authorities.

Republican Guard commander cut deal with US forces

The mystery of what happened to the Iraqi Republican Guard defending Baghdad appears to have been solved if a report in today's Le Monde is to be believed.

Ten articles found during excavation in Ayodhya

A piece of glazed green tile, an elephant shaped terracota piece and a black bead were among articles found during excavation work in acquired land here today, sources said.

China reports 13 more deaths, overall toll 145 due to SARS

Six more people succumbed to the deadly atypical pneumonia today in mainland China, which accepted that situation was "grave" as the virus killed seven more patients in Hong Kong where deaths of "younger and fitter" persons sparked concerns that the virus had mutated.

Saddam hometown palace ruined and plundered

By Mike Collett-White and Joseph Logan

Saddam Hussein's vast palace complex in Tikrit -- his hometown and powerbase during decades of brutal rule -- lies in ruins, shattered by U.S. bombs, occupied by Marines and plundered by looters.

Blair pushing for new Iraqi government

British Prime Minister Tony Blair says he hopes elections could be held in Iraq within a year of an interim authority being established.

Govt pushes for establishment of halal industrial estate

Bangkok, April 14, (TNA): The Industrial Estates Authority of Thailand is driving forward plans to establish an industrial estate for producers of halal food within the next year, pinning its hopes on the estate earning Thailand no less than Bt1 billion in export revenue each year.

Death toll on the roads hits 359 after 3 days

The road death toll from the Songkran holiday rose to 359 yesterday after three days of the five-day festival while 23,327 people have been injured, the Public Health Ministry announced.

Sri Lanka seeks strengthening of UN

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tyronne Fernando has commenced on efforts to restore the authority and credibility of the United Nations lost due to the difference over the Iraq war, the official Daily News said on Monday.