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Hundreds made homeless in the Shan State, by the ICRC visit

Hundreds made homeless in the Shan State by the ICRC visit
Out of 1,474 Shan refugees who arrived in Chiangmai's Fang District last month, at least 300 had left home following the international Red Cross's third tour to their villages in southern Shan State late last May, said a relief worker. <

Forcible recruitment of Teenaged Tamil Girls by Tiger militia condemned at UNIFEM Book Launch

Abduction and forcible recruitmentment teen-aged school going Sri Lankan Tamil girls in the Tiger militia was condemned at the conference held for the launch of the Asia regional launch of Women, War, Peace – Progress of the World’s Women 2002, Volume 1.

UN Secretary General Demanded the Immediate release of Aung San Suu Kyi

Kofi Annan, UN Secretary-General, demanded U Khin Maung Win, Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Envoy of the Union of Myanmar, to release immediately, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her NLD colleagues
without further delay. He further emphasised that it was the responsibility of the Myanmar Government to ensure the safety of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her NLD colleagues, in or out of
detention.

US Sanctions: PM: Prepare for refugees

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday ordered the Labour Ministry and security agencies to prepare for adverse ramifications from the US sanctions against Burma.

US sanctions to support Suu Kyi

The US Senate has given final approval to legislation to impose sanctions on Burma's ruling military junta and will now send the bill to the President for signing.

Abbas to meet Bush in Washington later this month; PA says working to extend truce

Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that he is to travel to Washington for a meeting with U.S. President George W. Bush on July 25, as part of efforts to push ahead with the internationally-brokered road map for Middle East peace. Abbas has yet to receive an invitation to the White House.

Annan tells Myanmar envoy: release Suu Kyi

By Irwin Arieff

Myanmar's military rulers must quickly free pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan told an envoy from the reclusive Southeast Asian nation.

NLD MP elect escaped to join the democratic opposition.

Duwa Zaw Aung, NLD MP-elect from Waingmaw township, Kachin state escaped to the border with the help of the NLD (Liberated Area) and other opposition groups.

Iraq: Insecurity Driving Women Indoors.

The insecurity plaguing Baghdad
and other Iraqi cities has a distinct and debilitating
impact on the daily lives of women and girls, preventing
them from participating in public life at a crucial time in
their country's history.

NCGUB Welcomes the Passage of -Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act.

The National Coalition Government of Burma, (NCGUB), the Government in exile, welcomes the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Acr passed by the US House of Representatives.

Peace Secretariat to continue for two more years

By M.Ismeth

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday proposed to extend the period of operation of the Peace Secretariat for co-ordinating the peace process.

PM:No House dissolution

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra reiterated that there would be no House dissolution for the next general election in 2005.

Saddam message to mark Baath Party anniversary: US, British WMD claims - ''baseless''

An Arab television station broadcast an audiotape that it claimed came from the deposed Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein.

Norway takes fresh Sri Lanka offer to Tigers

In an attempt to end an impasse in the peace process, a top Norwegian envoy today carried the latest Sri Lankan offer of greater political and financial powers to Tamil Tiger rebels.

Lankan refugees in Tamil Nadu adviced - Don't return in large numbers: Govt.

by Dilanthi Jayamanne

The Government has not yet given the green light for the repatriation in large numbers of Sri Lankan refugees living in South India. Minister of Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Refugees (MRRR), Dr. Jayalath Jayawardane said that there were 111 refugee camps in Tamil Nadu that housed 60,000 refugees.

We are not prepared to be dominated by Tamils – Rauf Hakeem

The joint delegation of Muslim MPs led by the SLMC in response to the LTTE’s interim administration demand told to the government that Muslims should have substantial powers to rule in Muslim-dominated areas.

Chances of offshore oil, gas along Lanka’s west coast high

by Kesara Abeywardena

Prospects of discovering oil and gas offshore along the Western coastal belt of Sri Lanka are very high according to recent surveys done by TGS-NOPEC a Norwegian geophysical company and Petroscan a Swedish company which conducted gravity surveys using satellite pictures

Tigers vow to commit suicide over Eelam flag

By Sunil Jayasiri

In an apparent show of impatience, nearly one hundred LTTE cadres on threatened to commit suicide by swallowing cyanide capsules, when the security forces and the SLMM protested against the hoisting of Tamil Eelam flags in the government-controlled area of Vavuniya.

North Sea Ltd. comes under Ministry of Hindu Religious Affairs

The ministerial tussle over North Sea Ltd. came to an end with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe handing over the company to Minister of Hindu Religious Affairs T. Maheswaran.

Hundreds made homeless in the Shan State, by the ICRC visit

Hundreds made homeless in the Shan State by the ICRC visit
Out of 1,474 Shan refugees who arrived in Chiangmai's Fang District last month, at least 300 had left home following the international Red Cross's third tour to their villages in southern Shan State late last May, said a relief worker. <


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