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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2557

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US, Egypt and others undermine the International Criminal Court agreement

Egyptian foreign minister Ahmed Maher has stated that the US and Egypt have signed an agreement providing for preventing the handing over of convicted persons of the two countries citizens to the International Criminal Court for war crimes trials, extermination and crimes against humanity.

Myanmar condemns international pressure to free Suu Kyi

A top Myanmar official has criticised foreign pressure to free pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in remarks seen as reflecting the determination of the ruling junta to continue detaining the Nobel Peace laureate.

HC gives time to Govt to intimate its decision till 1500 hrs

The Madras High Court today gave time till 1500 hours today for the Tamil Nadu Government to intimate its decision regarding the release of arrested Government employees who were on strike.

Burma: \"The Political Intervention of the International Community is Critical.\"

To successfully address the political problems in Burma, the intervention of the international community is a must. In a joint statement, National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB) and the National Council of the Union of Burma (NCUB) on present political situation in Burma, emphasized: "The prolonged conflict in Burma has broadened and deepened. It is now evident that just the people of Burma but need the unavoidable political intervention of the world community otherwise cannot solve these problems."

Anandasangaree in or out?

An LTTE demand to oust TULF President V. Anandasangaree is due to be taken up for discussion today at the party's central committee meeting with members heavily divided on the issue.

Interim Council draft today

The government's peace delegation will meet Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today to finalise the 'concrete' proposals to be submitted to the LTTE on the setting up of an interim administration.

LTTEcommemorates Black Tiger day in govt areas

by Shamindra Ferdinando

The Tigers have taken advantage of the cease-fire agreement with the government to commemorate Black Tiger day with a series of events on Friday and Saturday in government-administered parts in the north-east.

Killed PLOTE cadre's body taken to SLMM

In a rare show of defiance, parents and close relatives of a murdered PLOTE cadre took his body to the Batticaloa office of the Scandinavian truce monitors yesterday, Tamil sources said.

PM Warns Drug Dealers: Surrender or you'll be shot

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday gave police the green light for a shoot-to-kill policy against drug dealers and traffickers who resisted arrest, following a report that the use of narcotics had risen as a result of the easing of the crackdown.

Iraqi ‘Collaborators’ Killed in Explosion

by Naseer Al-Nahr • Asharq Al-Awsat

Seven recruits to a US-backed Iraqi police force were killed and dozens wounded in an attack yesterday, a day after a purported tape-recorded message by ousted President Saddam Hussein urged Iraqis not to collaborate with the occupying forces.

Amma in sack-a-lakh strikeback - Court hope for government staff after sweeping crackdown

By M.R. Venkatesh

Amma - Jayalalithaa, wielded the axe as none had done ever before, sacking over one lakh Tamil Nadu government employees who had struck work since Wednesday to press for their demands that include restoration of pension benefits.

Mosque should be built where required: Shankaracharya

Ahead of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board meeting on Sunday to consider his proposals on the temple-mosque issue, Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi has said that people of Ayodhya don't need another mosque.

Doctors start op to separate Iranian twins

An unprecedented operation to separate Iranian twin sisters Ladan and Laleh Bijani, joined at the head since they were born 29 years ago, was continuing on Sunday, with doctors refusing to provide details of the risky procedure.