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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2791

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Kalyan claims Masjid was demolished under orders from PM, DPM

Former U P Chief Minister Kalyan Singh today alleged that the Babri Masjid had been demolished under the direction of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani, Union HRD Minister Murli Manohar Joshi and senior Sangh Parivar leaders who were "part of a conspiracy".

LTTE rejects PM’s call ‘without framework for interim admin.’

The LTTE while rejecting the call to resume peace talks by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in the latter’s address to the nation on Thursday night has insisted on the need for a radical overhaul of the entire peace process with a redefined agenda.

Burmese forces move towards the rebel bases.

Heavy concentrations of Burmese troops near Chiangrai's Mae Fa Luang
District opposite rebel forces in Loi Kawwan have been reported since
June 19th., by both Thai military and Shan sources.

Red Cross to see Myanmar opposition, not Suu Kyi

An International Committee of the Red Cross team was due to leave the Myanmar capital on Saturday to see opposition party leaders detained on May 30 along with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Vajpayee's China visit being keenly watched

By Vasantha Arora, Indo-Asian News Service

Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's visit to China from Sunday is being viewed by strategic analysts here both for its potential to change the region's geopolitical dynamics and for its impact on their ties with the U.S.

Despite U.S. Pressure, IAEA Report Does Not Condemn Iran

The UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in its Thursday session in Vienna did not issue a resolution on Iran's nuclear activities, despite pressure from Washington to condemn Iran.

A War for Democracy is the urgent medication needed for Burma.

Media continues to receive authenticated eyewitness accounts of the 3oth May Massacre. So far Burmese junta did not come forward to either contradict or deny these eyewitness accounts so far published in the Asian Tribune. This goes to prove that it was the Burmese army generals of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) who are solely responsible for the May 30th massacre.<

Thailand and Myanmar sign labour MOU

The foreign ministers of Thailand and Myanmar today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the hiring of Thai and Myanmar labourers, aimed at ensuring that workers from both countries receive protection and benefits in accordance with employment legislation.

Kasuri, Sinha to attend regional meet in Thailand

The foreign ministers of India and Pakistan could have a "chance meeting" at a regional parley in Thailand, media reports said.

Hand-grenade hurled at LTTE office

by Norman Palihawadana

A hand-grenade had been hurled at the political office of the LTTE at Nallur, Jaffna by an unidentified suspect Thursday (19) night but the hand-grenade had not exploded, Jaffna police said.

U.S. navy ship visits Colombo

The United States Embassy in Colombo announced yesterday that an American navy ship, the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77), arrived in Colombo.

Vajpayee's China visit significant for bilateral trade ties

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's six-day visit to China commencing on Sunday will be especially significant for improving trade between the two countries, Commerce and Industry Minister Arun Jaitley has said.

Police seek to detain JI suspects longer

The Crime Suppression Division has requested permission to further detain three terrorist suspects accused of plotting a series of Bali-style bomb attacks against foreign embassies in Bangkok as well as popular tourist destinations, including Pattaya and Phuket.

Burma: Asean to push junta for reforms

By Rungrawee C Pinyorat

The Association of Southeast Asia Nations will send a high-level mission to Rangoon when Aung San Suu Kyi is released to help accelerate the pace of political reform in Burma, Philippines Foreign Minister Blas F Ople said yesterday.

New pact on migrant workers

ByRungrawee C Pinyorat

Thailand and Burma will today sign a pact to try to resolve long-standing problems over the flow of Burmese workers across the border.

Burmese Ambassador Summoned To The Foreign Office

Mike O’Brien today summoned the Burmese Ambassador, Kyaw Win, to express the British government’s grave concern at the continued detention of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi (ASSK).

Muslim Law Board to come out with formula on Ayodhya

By Sharat Pradhan

The Ayodhya tangle has taken another turn with the All India Muslim Personal Law Board toying with the idea of devising its own formula to end the explosive dispute - after the long awaited offer of the Shankaracharya of Kanchi, Swami Jayendra Saraswati, failed to materialise.

Hamas Enemy of Peace: Powell

By Nazir Majally • Asharq Al-Awsat

US Secretary of State Collin Powell yesterday identified the Palestinian group Hamas as the “enemy of peace.”

US loses patience with Burma

The United States says it has lost patience with the Burmese Government after Rangoon's repeated refusal to release the detained pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

Aide: Saddam is alive, sons expelled from Syria

A close aide to Saddam Hussein has told US interrogators that the ousted Iraqi president and his two sons survived the US-led war in Iraq and are likely hiding in the country, The New York Times has reported.