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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2740

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Myanmar exiles rally for Suu Kyi in Thailand

About 30 protesters rallied in front of the Myanmar embassy in Thai capital on Wednesday calling for the immediate release of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi by the ruling military.

India, Pak must resolve Kashmir issue - Tony Baldry

India and Pakistan should try and resolve the Kashmir issue bilaterally recognising the territorial integrity of India, Tony Baldry, MP, Chairman of the Conservative Parliamentary Friends of India Business Committee has said.

U.N. Special Envoy Razali to go ahead with Myanmar trip on Friday.

By Patrick Chalmers

U.N. special envoy Razali Ismail will go ahead with his visit to Myanmar on Friday despite uncertainties over the fate of jailed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, an aide to the diplomat told.

Sri Lanka says international help key to peace

By Scott McDonald

International support at an aid meeting next week is key to a Sri Lankan peace process struggling to regain momentum after a breakdown in talks, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Thursday.

Bangladesh Brig. Gen to lead UN mission in Ivory Coast

A Bangladesh Brigadier- General will lead the United Nations military observer mission in Cote d'Ivoire, the world body has announced.

India to sign pact on ferry service with Sri Lanka

India will sign an agreement with Sri Lanka on starting a ferry service between Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu and Colombo that is intended to benefit budget passengers.

India adds 22 backward communities to central lists

The government Thursday added 22 backward communities to a central list of castes enjoying special privileges, apparently with an eye on upcoming state elections.

Fresh talks with Tigers after Tokyo donor meet: Sri Lanka

By Dilrukshi Handunnetti, Indo-Asian News Service

With Tamil Tiger guerrillas clearly unhappy with the government, Sri Lanka says it will try to hold fresh talks with the rebels after a meeting of donor countries in Tokyo gets over next week.

Leading Canadian dignitaries to join in today’s Protest March

In Today’s protest march to be held in Ottawa at 12 midday, Canada, as an expression of solidarity with the Burmese and also as condemnation of the arrest by the junta, the pro-democracy icon of Burma, Aung San Suu Ky, several leading Canadian dignitaries are expected to participate.

Myanmar sends letter to Thai FM over detention of opposition leader

Rangoon has sent a letter to the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs over a recent detention of its opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as the Senate today continued to call for the immediate and unconditional release of the Myanmar Nobel laureate.

New Prime Minister Of Nepal Sworn In.

Nepal's newly appointed Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa took oath Thursday at the NarayanhitiRoyal Palace in Kathmandu, the Nepal Television reported.

Today – Protest March in Ottawa to condemn Burmese junta for the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi

Canadian Friends of Burma is staging a demonstration and a protest march to the Embassy of the Union of Myanmar, located at the 85 Range Road, in Ottawa.

Resist the Unlawful Regime in Burma By Civil disobedience – UNLD - LA

United Nationalities League for Democracy -Liberated Areas (UNLD-LA) appealed to the people of Burma to resist this unlawful regime of state-terrorism in any possible means. Civil disobedience, which is the only weapon that we have to resist this brutal regime, must be called upon unless they immediately release our beloved leader--- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

President promises to de-merge NorthEast – Bhikkhu Conference

by Saman Indrajith

The representatives of the National Bhikkhu Conference (NBC) - Jathika Sangha Sammelanaya who met President Chandrika Kumaratunga on Monday (01) told a news conference yesterday that President had promised to use her executive powers to de-merge the North and East province soon and to rename it as two provinces.

Myanmar government fails to quash doubts over the fate of the opposition leader.

The International Red Cross asked to see pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and several of her colleagues Wednesday amid reports they may have been hurt in clashes just before Myanmar's government detained them last week.

BJP for two-years compulsory military training for youngsters

BJP today favoured compulsory two-years military training for youngsters to inculcate a sense of patriotism among them.

All Sides Promise Peace

By Mohammed Alkhereiji - Arab News Staff

US President George W. Bush yesterday won peace pledges from the Israeli prime minister and his Palestinian counterpart, and ordered his top two foreign policy advisers to make his Middle East peace plan “a matter of the highest priority.”

Hillary tells all over Lewinsky scandal

Former United States first lady Hillary Clinton says her husband deceived her for months about the true nature of his relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, even after it had been made public.

Parliament: HK reporter gang-raped

By Arkom Chaisorn

A Hong Kong reporter was raped by four men in front of Parliament after taking a tuk-tuk on Tuesday night, according to formal complaints filed by the woman yesterday.

Tigers refuse to budge

The three member European Union delegation comprising Britain, the Netherlands and Sweden met the LTTE leadership yesterday in Kilinochchi in a fresh bid to pressurise the Tigers into attending the Tokyo conference identifying it as a critical milestone in the development of both the northeast and the entire country.