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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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Indian Navy team to leave Sri Lanka Monday

The Indian navy personnel who were helping flood victims in Sri Lanka's southern areas are due to leave with their vessel Monday, diplomats said.

Myanmar makes achievements in absorbing foreign investment

After taking over the power of stateon Sept. 18, 1988, the Myanmar military government abandoned its several-decade-long close-door policy, permitting foreign companies to make investment in the country.

US commander says Saddam son-in-law arrested

US forces detained a son-in-law of Saddam Hussein in the Iraqi town of Tikrit on Saturday, a US military commander said on Monday.

Another report claims Saddam son considers surrender

One of the sons of deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein attempted to contact US occupation officials in the capital of Baghdad through an intermediary to negotiate a safe surrender, according to Time magazine.

Gangster Ezaz Lakdawala shot at in Bangkok

Underworld don Ezaz Lakdawala is believed to have been killed allegedly by members of the Chotta Shakeel gang in Bangkok, reports reaching here said.

Norway in hectic moves to salvage Sri Lanka peace bid

A Norwegian peace envoy was locked in talks with Sri Lankan leaders in a bid to salvage the island's stalled peace process, official sources and diplomats said.

Anandasangaree appeals to PM

TULF President V. Anandasangaree has complained to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that Kankesan Cement workers had been discriminated and their rights denied while in the past workers in other factories enjoyed many benefits at the expense of the K.K.S. cement workers.

Provincial minister killed: Blatant shooting opposite CID headquarters

By Sunil Jayasiri , Senaka De Silva and Yatiyana Pushpakumara

In one of the most daring assassinations, exposing the weakness of the security arrangements in Colombo, Southern Provincial Minister M.K. Ranjith alias 'Chandi Malli' was shot dead last morning as he was leaving the CID office in Fort.

Koizumi, Saudi Leaders Review Ties

By Raid Qusti, Arab News Staff

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd received Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi at Al-Yamamah Palace here yesterday and underscored the strong relations between the two countries.

Shan politician released quietly by the Burmese junta.

Sai Nood a.k.a Sai Nyunt Lwin, Joint Secretary General-1 of the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy, was quietly released from prison, on last Tuesday (20 May) after more than three months in custody, according to reports received from the North.

Tiger lie to dead cadre parents

The LTTE is believed to have lied, as to the cause of death, to the parents of a dead cadre.

TELO Vakarai PS chief shot

Former Vakarai Pradeshiya Sabha (PS) Chairman, Samuel Pushparaja (40) of the Tamil Eelam Liberation Organisation (TELO) was shot and injured by unidentified gunmen Thursday (May 22, 2003), according to the Sri Lanka Army website.

Indian heatwave death toll continues to rise

A heatwave in its second week has killed at least 179 people in a southern Indian state where temperatures touched 47 degrees Celsius on Sunday, officials said.

Sharon cabinet approves road map with number of conditions, Hamas says resistance to continue

The Israeli cabinet on Sunday approved the U.S.-backed road map for Middle East peace, that envisions a Palestinian state by 2005, but put forth a number of conditions.

"Disturbance" expected when Myanmar Suu Kyi arrives in Mandalay: NLD

Myanmar's democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi was expecting another "disturbance" by a pro-junta group after arriving in the northern city of Mandalay over the next day, her party spokesman said.

Hotels urged to stop selling ivory items

A world body fighting the illegal trade in wildlife has urged at least 15 Thai hotels to stop selling ivory products to tourists.

Police suspect village officials in Mae Sot murders

By Somjit Rungjamratrasamee & Benjawan Somsin

Police are keeping a close eye on community leaders in Tak province suspected of involvement in the murder of six Burmese labourers whose charred bodies were found on Friday, a source said yesterday.

Naga plebiscite threat to Delhi - Muivah makes integration key issue

The NSCN (I-M) today threatened to go in for a referendum on its demand for the integration of Naga-inhabited areas of the Northeast if the Centre continued to be indecisive on the issue.

Myanmar to introduce online visas

Military-ruled Myanmar is set to become the first country in Asia to introduce online visas for visitors arriving by air, according to a media report here.