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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2898

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Israel/PA: Roadmap Fails Rights Test

The "roadmap" for ending Israeli-
Palestinian violence will fail unless it includes basic human
rights safeguards, Human Rights Watch warned today, on the eve of
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's visit to Israel and the
Occupied Territories.

Hunger still rampant in Burma - Asian Human Rights Commission

The People of Burma need to eat today, but everyday millions of people in Burma go starving and Asian Human Rights Commission alleges that its attention has been brought to the role of the military government in Burma in denying the people the right to food.

Thai and other police in ASEAN urged to join hands in counter arms smuggling

Indonesian Police have called their ASEAN counterparts for working closely to counter arms smuggling in Southeast Asia.

Indian, Pakistani MPs for isolation of fundamentalists

Pakistani and Indian parliamentarians today agreed to "isolate" fundamentalist forces in both countries in a bid to remove obstacles in the way of normalisation of bilateral relations, CPI-M leader Somnath Chatterjee said today.

No evidence of plan to use banned weapons in war

By George Edmonson in Washington

The United States Army commander in Iraq has said that while there is documentary evidence to suggest that the country had an active program for chemical and biological weapons, nothing has been found to show the country's military was prepared to use them on US forces.

Lanka will soon be a sovereign shell, warns Kadirgamar

Former Foreign Minister and PA Parliamentarian, Lakshman Kadrigamar opening the debate on the Prime Minister’s statement on the peace process told Parliament yesterday.

Tigers abducted 16 of our cadres, killed some — EPRLF

The EPRLF yesterday said that 16 of its cadres were abducted and some of them were killed by the Tigers in the Batticaloa district and in Colombo in separate incidents over a period of time.

Burmese Dictators Detain Man for Pro-Democracy Demonstration

Just days after powerful U.S. Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell announced his intention to introduce legislation sanctioning Than Shwe's military regime for its "outrageous and repressive" rule, the Free Burma Coalition obtained rare photos of a recent peaceful protest in Rangoon, one of several to have taken place in recent months.

Foreign Aid Scandal: Govt tried to cut off funds of NGOs

Confidential official documents point to failed effort to break ties between critical groups and their overseas backers

Animals die as hot weather roasts the nation

Unusually high temperatures across the country are causing old people to fall sick and animals to die, particularly in Loei Province, where the temperature in Tha Li district today hit 43.1 degrees Celsius.

Pak to give acceptance to name of the new Indian High Commissioner.

Pakistan is expected to give acceptance within a week to the name sent by India as its new High Commissioner to Islamabad to facilitate full restoration of diplomatic ties between the two countries, nearly 17 months after the top envoy was recalled in the wake of terrorist attack on Parliament on December 13, 2001.

"Great technological achievement," says ISRO chief

"It's a great technological achievement for the country," a visibly elated Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation, Dr K Kasturirangan, today said after the successful launch of GSLV-D2 and the injection of GSAT-2 satellite into Geosynchronous transfer orbit.

Few relocated Wa returning to the north

According to a Lahu source, fewer and fewer Wa ethnic community, who were resettled along the Thai border, have chosen to return to their place of origin in the north along the Chinese border.

Vajpayee in mourning over the death of his sister.

In the midst of working on his peace offensive with Pakistan, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee travelled to Gwalior Friday to attend the cremation of his youngest sister Urmila Mishra.