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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2341

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Al Qathafi determined to give Libyan women equal rights

Libya's Leader of the Revolution Colonel Muammar al Qathafi was presented with a medal, in recognition of his efforts in the enhancement of women's freedom and upgrading women status in Libyan society.

India will always remain a tolerant nation, says PM

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee asserted that India would always remain an 'open, inclusive and tolerant nation', with the freedom of faith guaranteed to all, inspite of unfortunate 'aberrations', recurrence of which must be prevented.

Hunt for Lindh killer takes same twist as botched Palme murder inquiry

The investigation into the killing of Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh showed worrying similarities on Saturday with the botched inquiry into the 1986 murder of then-prime minister Olof Palme, which remains unsolved after 17 years.

SM: I'll be in Govt as long as I'm able

By Zuraidah Ibrahim

He will remain Senior Minister while he can still contribute and continue as an MP for as long as he is fit.

UN powers fail to agree on Iraq futur

The five veto-wielding members of the UN Security Council have failed to resolve their differences on Iraq's future during talks in Geneva in Switzerland.

Kingdom Denounces Israeli Move to Exile Arafat

Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal said that the Kingdom was extremely distressed by Israel’s threat to expel Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat

Bangkok bids to host 2006 International Children’s Games

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is putting in a bid to host the 2006 International Children’s Games (ICG), amid calls by young sportspeople for efforts to increase interest in sports among Thailand’s young people in an attempt to solve the problem of violence among school and college students.

We can't win an election without them' Anura faults CBK for breakdown of SLFP-JVP talks:

by Namini Wijedasa

Anura Bandaranaike claimed that negotiations to forge a JVP-SLFP alliance had been "catching on really well" until his sister started upsetting the Marxists.

Govt. chopper ride for Tiger

The government was forced to provide a chopper ride for secretary general of the LTTE peace secretariat Sivaratnam Prabhakaran alias S. Pulideven as he declined to travel overland to Kilinochchi after arriving at the Bandaranaike International Airport from Switzerland.

Helgessen, Solheim here on Wednesday

by Ananth Palakidnar

Norway is expected to renew its efforts to resume the stalled Government-LTTE peace talks with the arrival of its facilitators in Colombo this week.

SLMM, Muslim leaders to meet Karuna

by P. Krishnaswamy and Eravur Gp. Corr.

Muslim political leaders of the East and the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) are to meet the LTTE Eastern military commander Col. Karuna Amman within the next two days to sort out the question of exorbitant taxes demanded by the LTTE from Muslim traders of Eravur and Kaththankudy.

“Trinco naval base is vulnerable”, US military warns Lanka

By Iqbal Athas

A high powered United States military team has declared that land areas south of Trincomalee must be secured by the security forces from the Tiger guerrillas if this strategic port is to be protected.

LTTE asks for police, land, finance

By Chris kamalendran

The LTTE will include proposals on recognising its Police force, distribution of land and powers to take over finance control in its counter proposals to be submitted to the government later this month.

Jaya requests to convene CRA meeting forthwith

Less than 24-hours of DMK Chief M Karunanidhi's making the demand, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa also asked the Prime Minister, A B Vajpayee, to convene the next meeting of the Cauvery River Authority forthwith.

Vajpayee's 13-day visit to Turkey, New York begins on Tuesday

Fight against terrorism, developments in Iraq and U N reforms would be among the host of issues that are expected to dominate the agenda of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajapyee's 13-day visit to Turkey and New York, where he will attend the UN General Assembly.

Israeli vice premier says killing Arafat an option

By Corinne Heller

Israel's vice premier said on Sunday killing Palestinian President Yasser Arafat was an option in its threat to "remove" him as an obstacle to peace.

Vajpayee invites Tamil Nadu BJP for talks

Leaders of the Tamil Nadu unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party are set to travel to New Delhi to discuss with who should they align in the state - AIADMK or DMK?

Erekat: Arafat's removal will be the end of the PA

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat warned Sunday that the removal of Yasser Arafat would lead to "total anarchy" in the Palestinian Authority.

Al Qathafi determined to give Libyan women equal rights

Libya's Leader of the Revolution Colonel Muammar al Qathafi was presented with a medal, in recognition of his efforts in the enhancement of women's freedom and upgrading women status in Libyan society.

Powell arrives in Iraq amid rising bodycount

US Secretary of State Colin Powell flew into Baghdad amid a flurry of attacks against his country's occupation troops.


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