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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2395

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Civilian worker killed, two US troops wounded in convoy attack in Tikrit; Bremer vows to find those behind UN HQ attack

Iraqi resistance fighters attacked a US convoy with a rocket-propelled grenade in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, killing a civilian, working working as a translator for the occupation forces and injuring two soldiers.

Foreign investors confident Thailand safe from terrorism

Bank of Thailand’s Governor M.R. Pridiyathorn Devakula affirmed foreign investors were confident Thailand would be safe from terrorism attacks and remain an investment magnet.

Portraits of six freedom luminaries unveiled in Parliament

Six months after clashing over honouring a disputed historical figure, political leaders came together in Parliament Thursday for the unveiling of portraits of six eminent men associated with India's freedom struggle.

Burma’s SPDC and Karen Buddhist Army Jointly Check Mosques in Karen state & Pegu

The State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) authorities and
Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) jointly
checking the Mosques in Karen State and Pegu Devision of Burma, according to Burma Agency for News.

More bodies found in devastated U.N. Baghdad HQ

By Luke Baker and Andrew Marshall

Rescuers have pulled at least three more bodies from the ruins of the devastated United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, raising to at least 23 the number killed in a suspected suicide truck bombing.

Balasingham not going to Paris - LTTE

by Ranga Jayasuriya

LTTE chief peace negotiator Anton Balasingham will not attend the Paris meeting of its legal experts fuelling speculation that he could be sidelined in future peace deliberations.

Muslims receive secret arms training?

By Shamindra Ferdinando

Militant Muslim youth are receiving weapons training and some are even believed to have been despatched abroad for the same purpose.

TNA MPs meet Premier

Tamil National Alliance MPs met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in the Parliamentary complex to discuss issues regarding the security of all citizens in the northeast, particulary in the east.

CBK ponders North East de-merger

By Kasun Yapa Karunaratne and Poorna Rodrigo.

President Chandrika Kumaratunga will de-merge the Northern and Eastern provinces if the government continued to fail in providing security to the Muslim community in the Eastern province.

Malaysian's apartment key bared Hambali

It was the key in Li-Li's pocket that unlocked the mystery of the hideout of Hambali, the top al-Qaeda representative and Jemaah Islamiyah commander wanted across Southeast Asia.

Chavalit promises to improve security

Deputy Prime Minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh pledged to revamp intelligence agencies amid reports that accomplices of accused terrorist Hambali could still be in hiding in the country.

China stands with Rangoon

China will not support any interference, sanctions or other attempts to isolate Burma, according to a report by the country's state-run press agency.

Jaya in Sai Baba funds spot

The Jayalalithaa government is in a dilemma over approaching Sathya Sai Baba to seek funds for the Telugu-Ganga project, under which it was agreed that Krishna water will be supplied to Chennai.

India condemns bomb attack on UN office in Baghdad

India condemned the "outrageous" bomb attack on UN office in Baghdad and said as a matter of principle, UN and its personnel involved in the pursuit of peace should not be a target of violent action.

Tigers leave for key Paris talks on Sri Lanka peace offer

Top Tamil Tiger leaders have left for a key internal meeting in Paris expected to deliver a verdict on the Sri Lankan government's offer to restart the faltering peace process.

Tragic bombing in Iraq reminds us of why we need the UN

Asian Human Rights Commission, an NGO based in Hong Kong alleged that United States of America, the occupying power of Iraq had failed to provide security to the staffs and the office of the United Nations Organization in Baghdad. This failure, the AHRC alleged was the immediate cause for the recent human tragedy at the Baghdad UN Office.

Burmese Border Security Force Confiscated Garden land From a Rohingya Muslim

The Nasaka ( Burmese Border SecurityForce) of Maungdaw Township in Arakan State, confiscated a garden land from a poor Rohingya Muslim man for the proposed the new model village scheme for the Buddhist settlers.

Cambodia: Arrest Murderer of Political Activist's Daughter

The Cambodian government should arrest the village chief implicated in the murder of an opposition activist's 16-year-old daughter.

Israel assassinates top Hamas prominent leader

The Israeli Army Apache gunships fired three rockets against prominent representative of the Islamic Resistance Hamas Ismail Abu Shanab's car in a crowded street in the center of Gaza city, killing him and two of his bodyguards instantly and injuring others.


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