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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Occupation forces kill Ode, Qusai Saddam Hussein

The American occupation forces in Iraq said they killed the two sons of the toppled Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, Ode and Qusai, in an attack launched at the house of a tribe chieftain in Musil. To some, It was clear that the Americans were not careful to arrest the two men alive and avail the Iraqis the opportunity to try them over their crimes

Rehab. Minister was barred from entering Jaffna varsity – EC Delegation confirms

Wouter Wilton Charged ‘d’ Affaires, European Commission Delegation in a statement yesterday confirmed that Rehabilitation Minister Dr. Jayalath Jayawardena was barred from entering the Jaffna University premises by LTTE demonstrators on Tuesday (22) as chief guest for the function of handing over 55 renovated schools in the Jaffna district funded by the European Commission.

Fingerprinting for UK visa: Prompt govt. nod surprises SL officials

by Shamindra Ferdinando

Sri Lanka’s acceptance of the disputed British Government proposal to fingerprint people applying for UK visas in Colombo, was unhesitating and prompt.

163 Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis arrested in Lanka

Another 163 would-be illegal immigrants from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh were arrested in Sri Lanka today as authorities moved to block the island being used as a hub for human smuggling.

Myanmar state media defiant on Suu Kyi, sanctions

By Aung Hla Tun

Myanmar's state-run media carried fresh denunciations of pro-democracy opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday and said any stiffer sanctions against the military regime over her detention would backfire

American sources confirm: Saddam's cousin betrayed sons for US$30 million

Saddam Hussein's cousin, who gave the deposed Iraqi leader's sons sanctuary then betrayed them for US$30 million, American sources confirmed.

Tamil group wants India-backed constitutional package

by PK Balachanddran

The anti-LTTE Eelam National Democratic Liberation Front (ENDLF) says that the only solution to the Sri Lankan Tamil problem is to get the ruling United National Front (UNF) and the opposition Peoples' Alliance (PA) to come out with a joint proposal for a federal system and have India to back it to the hilt.

Betrayer of Ode and Qusai is under US protection; Saddam's grandson fought until the end, last to be killed

The US army reaffirmed that Qusai and Ode Saddam Hussein were killed in al-Musil operation on Tuesday, announcing that the source who Betrayed them is now under the protection of the occupation forces and he had received 15 million dollars as reward.

Arakan Independence Alliance welcomes ASSEM decisions on Burma

Arakan Political Organizations welcome the decisions made at the Asia-European (ASEM) meeting held at Bali, Indonesia. While condemning the Burmese Generals for their adamant position of failing to come forward for reconciliation and democratic rule in the country, they urged the international community to impose pressure on the Burmese junta for the immediate release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all other political leaders and activists.

Tamil Nadu Govt agrees to take back employees

The Tamil Nadu Government gave an udertaking to the Supreme Court that it would take back all the 1.76 lakh dismissed striking employees except around 2200 against whom FIRs have been lodged for allegedly indulging in violence during the agitation.

Ugandan embassy officers visit Amin

By David Kibirige

Ugandan embassy officials in Saudi Arabia visited ailing former President Idi Amin, at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Jeddah.

Jaffna undergrads explain why Jayalath was barred

By Kelum Bandara

The undergraduates of the Jaffna University said they did not accept the presence of Rehabilitation Minister Jayalath Jayawardane at the ceremonial hand over of computers in Jaffna because they opposed moves by politicians who tried to exploit their people to gain personal mileage.

Kinniya stand-off continues

By Sunimalee Dias

The LTTE's refusal to dismantle its disputed training camp in Kinniya has raised many an eyebrow with the SLMM chief preparing for another meeting with the LTTE.

Nagaland declared disturbed, Padmanabhaiah briefs Advani

As the entire Nagaland was declared disturbed for another year, the government's interlocutor in the Naga peace process, K Padmanabhaiah, briefed Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani on his recent talks with NSCN(I-M) leaders in Bangkok.

Sikkim will \"cease\" to be an issue between India, China: PM

India's Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee said in Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament) that India and China have started a process by which Sikkim will "cease" to be an issue in Sino-India relations and made it clear that there was no change in the Government's decades-old policy on Tibet.

Raid on DMK treasurer

Sleuths belonging to the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-corruption today swooped on the residence of a former DMK minister as well as the houses of his relatives across Tamil Nadu.

US to provide proof Uday and Qusay dead as another former Iraqi official captured

The United States will provide proof to the public that Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay were killed in a gunbattle at the Iraqi city of Mosul, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said.

\"Baath Regime Gone Forever\"

by Barbara Ferguson - Arab News Correspondent

President George W. Bush hailed the death of Saddam Hussein’s two sons as the clearest sign yet that "The former regime is gone and will not be coming back."

FM: ASEAN won't let other groups take the lead on Myanmar

Nine member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting in Bali, have agreed unanimously that ASEAN will not let other groupings take the lead in solving Myanmar’s problems, according to Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai.

ASEM Meeting: Group to up pressure on Burma

by Supalak Ganjanakhundee

Foreign ministers attending the 5th Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem) are expected to exert more pressure on Burma's military dictatorship to release opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as they conclude the two-day gathering.