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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2553

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Kurdish woman acquires high position in Iraq

In a remarkable development, Mubeira Abu Baker has assumed her post as a governor for Doukan district to the north of Iraq, to be therefore the first Iraqi Kurdish woman to assume this administrative post since the foundation of the modern Iraq in 1921.

NLD members urge Senate committee to push for Suu Kyi’s release

Members of the Myanmar’s National League for Democracy yesterday called on the chair of the Senate foreign affairs committee to urge Thailand to put pressure on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to push for the release of NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been held in detention since her calvacade was attacked on May 30.

Australians jailed but escape Thai death penalty

The sister of a Perth woman, sentenced to a long prison term for drug offences in Thailand, says she will campaign to have her sister serve part of her term in Australia.

Daw Suu Kyi, the NLD Party and Our Ray of Hope

By Maung Yin Hmaing - The New Light of Myanmar

This question is just an attempt to convey my own personal feelings for I believe that a person may "Express his feelings without putting the blame on anyone". I do not intend to hold anyone guilty. A peculiar expression of feeling -

Assassination by the Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka.

Dr. Vickramabahu Karunarathne, the leader of the NSSP has pointed out that ,aassassination of various people, claimed to be done by the LTTE, raised an important question among the left in this country. He adds: “ LTTE, now playing the role of sole representative of the Tamil people is expected to stop violent activities both open and hidden.”

Aung San Suu Kyi: Senators told of May 30 clash

by Rungrawee C Pinyorat

Two members of the National League for Democracy (NLD) who claim to have witnessed the May 30 clash that led to Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's detention shared their stories and sought political asylum through the UN.

Malaysian-Thai police join forces in crackdown on cross-border crimes

The Malaysian and Thai police agreed yesterday to cooperate in prevention and suppression of cross-border crimes.

Police vow for quick arrest of gunmen in Pattani

Police are hunting for unidentified gunmen who attacked three police booths in the southern border province of Pattani Thursday night, and will bring them to the justice as soonest as possible, according to a top-ranked police officer.

Carnage at Pak Mosque

by Shakil Shaikh • Special to Arab News

A suicide bombing attack at a Shiite mosque yesterday killed 45 worshipers and seriously injured 65 in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta. Around 2,000 people were offering Friday prayers at the mosque, known as Nasirul Aza Imambargah, when three attackers killed security guards, entered the mosque and started firing and throwing grenades.

New message from ''Saddam'' calls Iraqis to resist US occupation; 11 ambushers shot dead

A new message apparently from Saddam Hussein was aired on the Arab television station Al-Jazeera on Friday. In the audiotape, the speaker said that he is in Iraq directing attacks on American forces and he urged Iraqis to help the resistance against the U.S.-led occupation.

Hindu families from Pak desperate for Indian citizenship

Nearly 260 Pakistani families living in Lucknow have appealed to the Centre to grant them Indian citizenship.

Sri Lanka's Rebels Mark Black Tiger Day

By Scott McDonald

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels mark "Black Tiger Day" on Saturday to commemorate the first time one of their cadres committed suicide for the separatist cause.