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Strong Indian Ocean earthquake tremors felt in Maldives early Wednesday morning

Maldives felt the tremors of a strong Indian Ocean earthquake early Wednesday morning.

1.5 m. ‘tax’ for brewery monopoly: Tigers want only 'Lions' beer

by Dilanthi Jayamanne

LTTE has banned two breweries from selling their beer in the East. The alcoholic products of McCallum and United Breweries are banned in the East by the LTTE which had reached an agreement with Lion Breweries Ceylon Limited to sell their products instead, informed sources said.

US House approves three-year ban on Myanmar imports

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 418-2 to ban imports from Myanmar, where pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been held by the government since May 30.

Sick Girl Unites Indians, Pakistanis

By Nilofar Suhrawardy • Special to Arab News

The successful heart surgery undergone by Pakistani baby Noor Fatima symbolized the opening of yet another crucial bond of warmth and love shared by the people of India and Pakistan. Within a few days of her arrival by the Delhi-Lahore bus, the little child has become famous as the "apple of everybody’s eyes."

US sanctions Burma's military junta

US lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to sanction Burma's military junta in protest against its recent crackdown on the pro-democracy opposition.

Iraq to try war criminals

Iraq's new Governing Council has agreed to set up a war crimes tribunal.

Iraq council to start naming Cabinet next week

Iraq's first post-Saddam national political body will start naming a Cabinet next week and will send three or four of its own to the U.N. Security Council to formally claim their place as Iraq's rightful government.

Lankan Defence Minister in Israel for military purchase

Sri Lankan Defence Minister Tilak Marapana and Naval Chief are on a visit to Israel to bolster an estimated 20-million-dollar arms purchase for the country's navy

Tamil Nadu employees move SC challenging HC order on dismissal

One of the striking Tamil Nadu government employees unions today filed an appeal in the Supreme Court challenging the Madras High Court order upholding the decision of the State Government to dismiss nearly 200,000 staff.

Burma-Bangladesh Border On High Alert

The border security forces of both Burma and Bangladesh are on high alert all along the border, due to possible fresh influx of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh.

Killing of elected politicians by LTTE absolutely unacceptable — Solheim

by Bandula Jayasekera in Oslo, Norway

Norwegian Special Adviser and Ambassador Erik Solheim said killing of democratically elected politicians by the LTTE was absolutely unacceptable and a violation of the ceasefire agreement.

LTTE provincial leaders under orders to eliminate govt. intelligence operatives

by Kalinga Weerakkody

The LTTE military wing leader in the east Karuna Amman alias ‘Karuna’ at a meeting held at their Kokkadicholai camp recently with their provincial leaders in the area had instructed them to eliminate all government intelligence operatives and report back to him.

Myanmar criticizes U.S. moves toward tough sanctions, dissidents welcome them

Myanmar's military rulers lashed out at the United States for moving to impose economic sanctions, calling them ''weapons of mass destruction'' that will create havoc in the Southeast Asian country.

Himachal cloudburst claims 150 lives

At least 150 people may have died following a cloudburst in a remote part of the Kullu valley in Himachal Pradesh.Rescue operations were said to be in full swing when reports last came in.

Thai Army Chief on goodwill visit

The visiting chief of Thailand's armed forces, General Surayud Chulanont, was accorded a ceremonial reception in New Delhi.

Scandinavians slam Tigers over truce violations, access

Scandinavian truce monitors accused Tamil Tiger rebels of failing to abide by their rulings and denying access to them to carry out independent investigations.

Thai woman kidnapped by Khmer bandits

A Thai woman in Aranyaprathet district of this eastern province of Sa Kaew was kidnapped by a group of seven Khmer bandits.

Two Burmese Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh Arrested for not Signing Voluntary Repatriation

By Md. Sadek

Two registered Burmese Rohingya refugees from Kutupalong Camp were arrested, braten, tortured and sent to Cox’s Bazar district jail for refusing to sign the so called Voluntary Repatriation application form.These two refugees were arrested on the request of the UNHCR Field Assistant in the Camp.

India showers blessings, get-well messages on Pakistani child

By Deepshikha Ghosh, Indo-Asian News Service

A day after Indian doctors operated successfully on the heart of a two-year-old Pakistani toddler in a Bangalore hospital, emotional get-well-soon greetings rang out from across India.

Muslims challenge Centre's decision to open Bhojshala

A group of Muslims have filed a writ petition in the Madhya Pradesh High Court here challenging the order of the Centre and the state government opening the controversial Bhoshala shrine.