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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Tigers to organise protest in NE

The Tigers are in the process of organising a massive protest campaign in government-held areas in the north-east. The main rally will take place in the Jaffna peninsula.

Pentagon team holds talks with Indian officials on Iraq

A six-member Pentagon team held discussions with senior Indian officials here Monday on possible Indian troop contribution for the proposed stabilization force in Iraq.

Burma Armed Forces are asked not to obey illegitimate and unmanly orders.

Patriotic War Veterans of Burma in a strongly worded appeal said to the armed forces of Burma not to obey " - the illegitimate and unmanly orders of your some corrupted superiors, in the imminent uprising."

Sri Lanka in fresh bid to save peace process, vows no return to war

Sri Lanka offered unspecified political powers to Tamil Tiger rebels in a desperate bid to salvage the faltering Norwegian-brokered peace process, while ruling out a return to war.

Myanmar Opens Colleges but Suu Kyi Still Detained

Myanmar students flocked back to universities Monday after the ruling military allowed classes to restart, ending a two-week suspension amid fears of unrest following the detention of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Suu Kyi assassination plot just rumours, official says

A reported assassination plot against Myanmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was based on rumours but required the country's ruling junta to protect her, Foreign Minister Win Aung said.

Bangladeshi leftists, students to protest Powell visit

Some Bangladeshi leftist parties and student groups have planned protests during U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's visit here this week, saying he is among those responsible for the Iraq war.

Asia meeting clouded by Suu Kyi detention, terror

By Ed Cropley

Cracking down on militant violence and unprecedented criticism of the lack of democratic progress in member state Myanmar dominated the start on Monday of a meeting of Southeast Asian foreign ministers.

158th anniversary of 'Indian Arrival Day' celebrated

The 158th anniversary of the 'Indian Arrival day', the day indentured labourers first set foot on the Carribean islands, has been celebrated here.

DMK keeping options open on alliance for LS polls

In the midst of strains in ties with BJP in Tamil Nadu, the DMK, a key constituent of NDA, appears to be keeping its options open on the issue of alliance for next Lok Sabha polls.

Southeast Asia, important center of peace: says Hun Sen

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen made a keynote at the 36th Ministerial Meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) here Monday to stress the importance of Southeast Asia in safeguarding peace in the region and the whole world at large.

Arrest of Terrorists: Plot targeted summit : PM

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said yesterday that the three Thai-Muslim terrorist suspects arrested by authorities earlier this week were plotting to bomb foreign embassies in Bangkok during October's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) leaders summit, at which US President George W Bush will be present.

MOC:Thai rice is now more popular overseas

Exports of Thai rice are expected to exceed 7.3 million tonnes at the end of the year, as the popularity of the country's main community overseas has been satisfactorily increasing, according to Commerce Minister Adisai Bodharamik.

Tiger craft escapes when SLNS <i>Nandimithra's</i> generators pack up

by Shamindra Ferdinando

An LTTE craft laden with a consignment of armaments escaped during Saturday night’s confrontation east of Mullaitivu when all generators of Fast Missile Vessel(FMV), SLNS Nandimithra monitoring its movements failed, The Island learns.

Bid to kill Tiger recovering in hospital

Senior policemen investigating the recent arrest of a three-member Tiger hit squad at Wellawatte and a subsequent abortive attempt by one of them to commit suicide, said that they were aware of a plot to kill the cadre recovering at a government hospital.

Several senior ministry secretaries today are over sixty years — SLAS

Several secretaries at the helm of Cabinet and non-Cabinet Ministries today are over 60 years, and some of them do not belong to the Sri Lanka Administrative Service (SLAS), the head of the SLAS union, S. Ranugge told President Chandrika Kumaratunga during a meeting last week.

The Sunday Times: Raghad Saddam Hussein: My father and brothers are alive

One of the daughters of the toppled Iraqi President Saddam Hussein said that her father and two brothers Ode and Qusai are still alive, denying, simultaneously to have any contacts with them at the meantime.


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