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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2707

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Bin Laden Was U.S. Military's 'Most Favorite' Child

Pakistani officials say al-Qaeda surfaced during the U.S.- backed jihad (holy war) against the 1979-89 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

Sri Lanka struggles to keep peace as talks euphoria evaporates

Empty war chests pushed Sri Lanka’s warring parties to the negotiating table, but a year later the talks are deadlocked and diplomats are scurrying to prevent a return to war.

Blair euro poll hopes dashed by Swedes

By Ian Black in Stockholm and Patrick Wintour

Tony Blair's lingering hopes of staging a euro referendum in this parliament were finally shattered last night when the Swedes resoundingly rejected joining the euro. 56% say "No", as sympathy vote fails to materialise.

Billions of Funds but Nowhere to Invest

By Muhammad Aftab: Special to Arab News

Fifty-seven Islamic countries have billions of investment funds but are unsure where to park them. Many of them are starkly poor, whereas others wonder as to what to do with their burgeoning billions, and some say, even trillions.

PM vows to press ahead with land reform

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra vowed to press ahead with the distribution of land to landless farmers, saying that around one million families would have a chance to register for land next year.

Thais urged not to travel to Nepal

The Foreign Ministry has advised Thais to avoid or delay travelling to Nepal in the wake of renewed violence following Maoist rebels' abandonment three weeks ago of a cease-fire with government forces.

Myanmar: Two more Deputy Ministers

The ruling Burmese junta appointed two more deputy ministers, as a continuous process of the cabinet reshuffle, which saw earlier the intelligence chief General Khin Nyunt as Prime Minister.

Akashi tells LTTE : Begin talks to ensure aid flow

by Ranil Wijayapala

Japan's Special Peace Envoy to Sri Lanka Yasushi Akashi who flew to Kilinochchi, insisted that the LTTE resume peace talks as the donor community expects a resumption of talks to see that the funds allocated for the reconstruction of the North East are properly used.

Expert criticises Canada for not banning LTTE

Canada is providing a "veneer of legitimacy" to the terrorist activities of the Tamil Tigers by failing to outlaw the group as the United States, Britain and Australia have done, says an international terrorist expert.

Laloo Yadav, India's latest Pakistan expert

By Imran Khan : Indo-Asian News Service

Laloo Prasad Yadav may have gone to Pakistan for only four days but the visit left a hangover strong enough for him to attempt a makeover -- and actually turn author-expert on India's troubled relations with its neighbour.

Bhutan King invite militants for talks

Bhutan King Jigme Singye Wangchuk today said he had invited militants operating in North-eastern States from Bhutanes soil for a dialogue to resolve the insurgency problem.

Israeli ambassador accuses UN of hypocrisy

Israel's ambassador to the United Nations accused the Security Council of hypocrisy for considering a Palestinian resolution that demands Israel refrain from taking action against Yasser Arafat.