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India: Justice Eludes Families of the "Disappeared" in Punjab - N H R C Should Investigate

India's National Human Rights Commission must fulfill its mandate to investigate forced disappearances in Punjab, Human Rights Watch said today

Aid above expectation and foundation for peaceful Lanka — PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe while confessing that even the most optimistic would not have expected the massive $4.5 billion aid pledge, has said that it would lay the foundation for the realisation of the goal of peaceful Sri Lanka in which all its people would live in harmony, safety and dignity.

Beggars, prostitutes - Child outcasts of Iraq war.

By Amar Hasan Arebee, IWPR / Globalvision News

When U.S. forces fought their way into Baghdad two months ago, they "liberated" the al-Rah'ma Orphanage - Mercy Orphanage - thinking the building was a torture centre and its inmates victims of Saddam Hussein's Baath party.

Cousin of Iraq last king returns to Baghdad after 45 years in exile

Shouting "Long live the king," some 1,500 Iraqi tribal sheiks and monarchists welcomed Sharif Ali bin Hussein, a cousin of Iraq's last king who returned to the country Tuesday after spending 45 years in exile.

Belgian Court to Try Israeli General

A Belgian court ruled yesterday that a case against an Israeli general for alleged crimes against humanity could proceed.

Refugee camp for Sri Lankan Tamils to be closed

By Papri Sri Raman : Indo-Asian News Service

Tamil Nadu has decided to close a high-security camp for Sri Lankan refugees suspected of links with the Tamil Tigers and shift its inmates to a prison.

Suu Kyi held for 12th day by junta

Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi spent her 12th day in detention on Wednesday as world demands for her immediate release mounted and some countries considered tightening sanctions on the Southeast Asian nation.

Donald Regan dies at 84

Donald Regan, a former U.S. treasury secretary and powerful member of President Ronald Reagan's cabinet, has died at the age of 84, his former employer Merrill Lynch said Tuesday.

Indo-Pak peace meet in Kathmandu

In yet another track-II initiative, a galaxy of retired military officials and diplomats, former ministers, strategists and media persons from India and Pakistan will meet in Kathmandu on Friday aimed at creating the right atmosphere to supplement the ongoing confidence-building measures.

Awami League to force work stoppage

By Ershadul Huq, Indo-Asian News Service

Bangladesh's main opposition Awami League party will on Thursday enforce an eight-hour work stoppage to protest the government alleged failure to check increasing lawlessness.

Police claim Thai suspects planned attacks for this month

Thai police claim a group conspiring to bomb a string of western targets, including the Australian Embassy in Bangkok, wanted to carry out the attacks this month in the hope of causing maximum casualties.

Tokyo declaration on reconstruction and development of Sri Lanka

The Tokyo Conference on Reconstruction and Development of Sri Lanka was held on June 9 and 10 in Tokyo with the participation of Ministers and representatives from 51 countries and 22 international organizations. The opening session was chaired by Mr. Yasushi Akashi, Representative of the Government of Japan.

Two European photojournalists captured in Laos

A Belgian photojournalist and a French cameraman have been arrested in Laos while researching a story on ethnic Hmong rebels fighting the communist regime.

Kathuria announces bid for U.S. Senate

Illinois businessman Chirinjeev Kathuria has formally announced his run for the Republican nomination to fill the U.S. Senate seat of retiring Senator Peter Fitzgerald.

Appeal Of the SDU & KNU On Behalf Of the Non-Burman Ethnic Nationalities

Shans and Karens have pointed out to the European Union that, soft approach or engagement policy of the civilized world is not going to make the Burmese Junta reasonable. Furthermore they have insisted: "But if the EU and the West in general would insist on the failed soft approach further, the Junta will no doubt take it as a green light to oppress the population at will."

Myanmar tells U.N. envoy it will free Suu Kyi

The Myanmar military government has given assurances that they will release detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, U.N. special envoy Razali Ismail said Tuesday.

Bush reflective of Indian position on cross-border terrorism

India's concerns and problems resulting from Pakistan-sponsored cross border terrorism were conveyed today by Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani to US President George W Bush who fully "reflected" the Indian position.

30 minutes with Bush, 8 with Rice

By K.P. Nayar

It was a "drop-in" which reflected the state of Indo-US relations. Five minutes after deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani began his meeting with US national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, President George W. Bush strode in.

Myanmar, U.N. envoy say Suu Kyi will be soon freed

By Aung Hla Tun

Myanmar's ruling military said on Tuesday that pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi would soon be freed and a U.N. envoy who saw her in custody said the Nobel laureate was in good health.

U.S. reviews Myanmar policies, may expand sanctions

U.S. President George W. Bush enlisted Thailand's help on Tuesday in pressing for Myanmar to immediately release pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and threatened to expand travel restrictions and other sanctions on the country's military rulers.


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