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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2785

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Vajpayee to undergo eye surgery on Sunday

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will undergo a minor eye surgery here on Sunday, a PMO official said tonight.

Vajpayee's eye surgery successful

Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was Sunday successfully operated upon for an eye ailment at an army hospital here, official sources said.

PTT to expand exports of petroleum products to Myanmar and China

PTT Plc. is planning to expand its petroleum products, including LPG gas and oil, to Myanmar and southern China, according to a senior executive of the company.

US seeks stricter security at establishments in Delhi

With the threat of terrorist strikes, particularly a suicide attack, looming large, the US authorities have sought stricter security for their establishements in Delhi.

Attacks against US forces in Baghdad area continue; More than 200 US, British troops killed since the start of the war

Two U.S. military police soldiers were injured in Baghdad on Sunday when they came under attack on a highway, the latest in a series of hit-and-run strikes on occupation forces. A U.S. military spokesman said both were evacuated to a military hospital.

Moves to clip President’s powers: Govt. ready with new bill to wrest CBK's defence powers

By Iqbal Athas

The United National Front Government has once again armed itself with a new draft law - a Higher Defence Control Act - to secure control of the country's defence establishment from the President.

'Interim State' resolution at Pongu Thamil rally

By Chris Kamalendran in Jaffna

The LTTE-backed Pongu Thamil event in Jaffna on Friday, attended by two UNF government representatives, demanded an " interim state" for the country's North and East. The move, a drastic step ahead of the contentious demand for an " interim administrative structure", came as the crux of a resolution adopted at a largely attended rally.

Thamilselvan to head LTTE at peace talks?

The resumption of Government -LTTE peace talks that now hinges on the former presenting concrete proposals for an "interim administrative structure" to the latter, may see the emergence of new faces and a new format.

Mideast Cease-Fire ‘Imminent’

By Nazir Majally • Asharq Al-Awsat

Palestinian groups said yesterday they expected to temporarily halt attacks on Israelis as US National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice arrived in the region last evening on a crucial visit aimed at pushing along an internationally-backed Middle East peace initiative. Rice later held talks in Jericho with Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas.

Apec to make common cause on Sars

By Rungrawee C Pinyorat

Apec members have agreed to adopt common measures for fighting Sars and pledged not to drop their guard against the disease.

Dissident Under Fire: Govt to rein in Burma groups

Thai leaders are moving to regulate Burmese illegal migrants in the country as the government seeks to control movements of dissident groups launching campaigns against the Burmese junta.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi a domestic issue-state media

By Aung Hla Tun

Military-ruled Myanmar's state-run media said on Saturday detention of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was a domestic matter and criticised Western diplomats who tried to gain access to her.

Ngawang Sangdrol was ready to die to liberate Tibet

By Edward Douglas

For half her young life, nun Ngawang Sangdrol has been jailed and tortured for defying Chinese occupation. Now she's free, and pleading for help for her homeland.

New Pakistani envoy leaves for India Monday

Pakistan's high commissioner-designate to India Aziz Ahmed Khan is leaving for New Delhi Monday to take up his new post, reports Online news agency.