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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2552

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Occupation forces did discuss fate of the president's two sons; council recommends to hand them to family.

The American occupation forces, during the past two days, concentrated its efforts to locate the toppled Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, in breaking in operations carried out in Tikrit, his birthplace, at a time the fate of the bodies of his two sons, Ode and Qusai is still unknown with the announcement of the occupation administration that it will discuss their fate.

Tiger office attacked in northern Sri Lanka

Unidentified attackers lobbed a grenade at an office of Tamil Tiger rebels in northern Sri Lanka, wounding at least one person.

Red Cross meets Suu Kyi, Myanmar slams sanctions

By Aung Hla Tun

Red Cross officials, allowed to meet Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi for the first time since her detention two months ago, said she was in good health and high spirits.

We don't hate Suu Kyi, insists Myanmar minister

By Achmad Sukarsono

Myanmar's foreign minister said he was lukewarm to Indonesia mediating the nation's political crisis and insisted the ruling military junta did not hate detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

PM vows to press ahead with Myanmar roadmap after meeting UN envoy

In talks with United Nations special envoy Razali Ismail, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra pledged to press ahead with proposals for a roadmap for democracy in Myanmar, while Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai expressed

Delhi on high alert after Mumbai bus blast

Security around key locations in the city was tightened as a precautionary measure following Mumbai's bus blast, which killed three and injured 30.

Mumbai blast toll five, hunt on for veiled woman

The death toll in a bloody commuter bus bombing here rose to five as two more people succumbed to their injuries in hospital.

Blackwill condemns terrorism against India

Outgoing US Ambassador to India Robert Blackwill condemned terrorism against India and said no religion or political cause could justify these "merciless acts."

Truce at risk as rulings overlooked: Scandinavian monitors

For the first time since signing the February 2002 cease-fire agreement Scandinavian monitors have said the LTTE's refusal to vacate the Wan Ela camp in Kinniya, Trincomalee could possibly damage the truce.

Tigers flee after mock naval combat exercise

By Sunimalee Dias

A group of Sea Tigers carried out a mock naval combat exercise on the high seas off Mullaitivu.

Analysis: Wind of change may be stirring

By Don Pathan

Something is afoot in Rangoon and it could very well bring a new power arrangement and a better tomorrow for the military-controlled state. Informed sources say the top three members of the military junta are at loggerheads following condemnation by the international community and leading Asean members over the detention of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Burmese Reconciliation: Razali throws support behind Thai road map

Thailand is continuing to galvanise support from the international community on its road-map plan for national reconciliation in Burma, although Rangoon has given it the cold shoulder and made no moves to release opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

US condemns latest anti-Suu Kyi claims

The United States has unleashed a new attack on Burma's military junta over "outrageous" claims that detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi plotted to seize power.

Sri Lanka's Tigers say ready for war to push peace

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels are preparing for war in order to strengthen their bargaining position at the Norwegian-backed peace talks.

DMK MP accuses Jaya Govt of not honouring its undertaking

DMK MP C Kuppuswamy filed a petition before the Supreme Court accusing the Tamil Nadu Government of not reinstating over 31,000 government employees in gross violation of its undertaking before the Court that it would not take back around 2200 employees against whom cases of violence had been registered during the strike period.

India a leader in solar energy solutions

India can offer other countries solar energy solutions for electrification of remote areas after having achieved considerable success in use of such alternate energy sources in many areas of the country.

A Rohingya Muslim VPDC Chairman Arrested for his Second Marriage

A Village Peace and Development Council (VPDC) Chairman named Imam Hussain, 50, a Rohingya Muslim was arrested by the Nasaka- Border Security Force- camp No. 21 of Nasaka Area No. 9 of Buthidaung Township, Arakan State for his second marriage.

Israel/PA: Don't Outlaw Family Life

Israeli legislators should reject a discriminatory bill being rushed through the Knesset (parliament). If passed, the bill would bar Palestinians married to Israelis from living with their spouses in Israel, affecting thousands of couples.

Jayalalitha all for Ram temple, uniform civil code

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalitha came out strongly in support of a Ram temple for Hindus in Ayodhya and a common civil code for all citizens.