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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2706

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SC notice to states on trafficking of women

The Supreme Court today issued notices to all States and Union Territories on steps taken by them to stop trafficking of women and children and the rescue operation undertaken to send them back to their homes.

Terrorism figured during talks with Jamali: Vajpayee

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee today said the issue of terrorism figured when his Pakistani counterpart Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali spoke to him over telephone Monday night.

Pakistan Christian Found Guilty of Blasphemy in a court filled with Islamic religious leaders

A Pakistani Christian from Faisalabad was sentenced to life in prison and
fined for blasphemy on April 26. Christian Solidarity Worldwide is submitting the case to the attention of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. CSW is also raising his case with the European Parliament and the US government

Iraqis agree to set up interim govt

In a meeting with the US administrator Jay Garner, a group of leading Iraqis have agreed to hold a national conference in the next four weeks to choose an interim government.

U.S. says holding former oil minister of Saddam.

U.S. forces said on Tuesday they were holding Saddam Hussein's veteran oil minister Amir Muhammed Rasheed.

Sino-Thai leaders hold talks prior to ASEAN Summit on SARS

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jia Bao are scheduled to hold bilateral talks here this morning prior to the special ASEAN Summit on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which will begin later today, according to T.V. news reports.

Opposition says SLMM heavily biased towards Tigers

The opposition, led by the People’s Alliance, in a hard hitting statement said that the "Nordic Monitoring Mission is contemptuous of Sri Lanka’s sovereignty and is heavily biased in favour of the LTTE."

SPUR against handing over Sri Lankan waters to LTTE

The Australia-based Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka (SPUR) has urged the government to refuse handing over any part of the sea in the North and East of Sri Lanka to Tigers.

Travel bookings slump as tourists avoid Asia : Myanmar avoids outbreak of SARS

By Nwe Nwe Aye, Myo Theingi Cho and Nyi Nyi Aung

Myanmar seems to have avoided any cases of the SARS epidemic affecting countries in the region and elsewhere in the world, a senior official from the Ministry of Health said last Friday.

Jamali invites Vajpayee for talks

By Rana Qaisar

* Pakistani PM phones Indian counterpart

* Both agree to resume dialogue, speak again

* CBMs in the offing to create conducive environment

All Iraqis Must Have Say in New Govt, Says Cabinet

By P.K. Abdul Ghafour: Arab News Staff

Saudi Arabia yesterday called for the establishment of a broadly based government in Baghdad representing all sections of the Iraqi people. It also emphasized that the Iraqi people have the right to determine their political future freely and independently.

Rebels clear air with angry Sri Lanka negotiator

By Scott McDonald

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels moved to ease tension in the island's troubled peace process on Monday, backing away from remarks that angered a government negotiator and phoning him to clear the air.

Vietnam first country to contain SARS: How did they do it?

As more sophisticated places like Hong Kong, Singapore and Canada continue to log daily deaths from the SARS virus, one country claims victory in stopping its spread — poor, communist Vietnam.

Myanmar achieves first-ever foreign trade surplus

By Duan Tingchang

The Myanmar government has finally produced surplus in its foreign trade after the problem of foreign trade deficit plagued its economy for a long period.

Comment: An enormous task for leaders

As Asean leaders converge on Bangkok today, the task that lies before them is enormous. In Sars, they are confronting a common threat that is invisible, widespread and which continues to claim more lives every day.

Tigers mark anniversary of key military victory

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels today displayed their military might and paraded cadres to mark the third anniversary of a key military victory against government forces.

US troops fire on Iraq crowd, 15 dead: Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera television says 15 Iraqis have been killed and about 50 wounded after United States troops fired on a crowd in the town of Falluja, 50 kilometres west of Baghdad.