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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2610

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Libya demands compenstions for its victims of US 1986 bombing

The delegation of the relatives of victims of the foiled American Nato barbaric aggression against the Great Jamahiriya in 1986 left Tripoli international airport last night heading to the United Nations headquarters in Geneve to call for compensation for that aggression." - JANA official Libyan news agency.

Advani discharged in Ayodhya case

Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani was today discharged by a special court in the Ayodhya demolition case, while charges will be framed against HRD minister Murli Manohar Joshi and some others.

Charles Sobhraj arrested at Kathmandu casino

Notorious international criminal Charles Sobhraj, accused of murdering and robbing scores of tourists around Asia, was today arrested by police from a casino in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi has successful \"major\" surgery

Myanmar opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi underwent successful "major" surgery in Yangon on Friday, her personal doctor said.

The Babri case chronology

The Babri mosque case began with the registration of two criminal cases in connection with the demolition of the 16th century Mughal-built mosque in the Uttar Pradesh town of Ayodhya on December 6, 1992.

Anxious wait for news after Suu Kyi surgery

By Aung Hla Tun

Anxious followers of Aung San Suu Kyi camped inside the heavily guarded Yangon hospital, where Myanmar's democracy icon was believed to be recovering from gynaecological surgery.

Saddam defence minister surrenders to U.S. - mediator

Iraq's former Defence Minister Sultan Hashim Ahmed, number 27 on Washington's wanted list of former top officials under Saddam Hussein, has surrendered to U.S. forces.

ISRO gearing up for INSAT-3E, Resourcesat and moon mission

Indian Space Research Organisation is gearing up for the launch of the communication satellite, INSAT-3E, and the remote sensing satellite, Resourcesat, even as a project team has been constituted to work for the moon mission.

Burmese Junta Urged To Release Ailing Aung San Suu Kyi Immediately

News that Aung San Suu Kyi is hospitalized and she underwent a surgery, had provoked the Members of the Parliament Union of Burma to demand the junta for the immediate release of the pro-democracy leader.

Tiger elected to Oslo MC

By Bandula Jayasekara

LTTE leader in Norway, Rajah Balasingham alias Bhaskaran was elected to Oslo’s Municipal Council as the Labour Party he represented, won 15 seats in the 59-member Oslo Commune. The election was held on 15 September. Balasingham was 48 on the list of 59 elected. He received only 2,470 votes, whereas the Labour Party candidate ahead of him received 17,106 votes. Ellen Hom who led the Labour list polled 28,029 votes.

Forces ready to face any security threat, PM tells President

The government has been taking all necessary steps to ensure that the Armed Forces have been improving their preparedness to meet any security threat, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe informed President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga.

Marapana meets Maheshwaran

by Ranil Wijayapala

Defence Minister Thilak Marapana assured that all possible steps will be taken to allow for the resettlement of the displaced people in Jaffna but stressed that he was not ready to relax security in Jaffna as the country has not reached permanent peace yet.

Burma tops first day of talks in Germany

By Supalak Ganjanakhundee

Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai spent the first day of his official visit to Germany discussing the political situation in Rangoon with his German counterpart.

PM says homeless 'wimps' to get aid

The government confirmed that it had adequate shelters to house street urchins and homeless people during the Apec summit.

Saudi Arabia Has No Plans to Acquire N-Arms: Envoy

Saudi Arabia said it had no intention of developing a nuclear weapon.

UN to hold special session on Israel's threat to 'remove' Arafat

The United Nation's General Assembly has accepted Arab member states' demand to hold an emergency session on Friday following Israel's threat to expel Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat.

Sri Lanka peace talks delayed as Tigers seek more time

Prospects of an early breakthrough in Sri Lanka's stalled peace bid dimmed as Tamil Tiger rebels asked for more time to respond to the government's latest olive branch.

Indian cyclists start Gandhian world tour in South Africa

Piyush Shelat, 32, director of the Gandhi World Peace Mission, and his friend Manu Chauhan reached here with their cycles to begin the second leg of the tour on October 2, Gandhi's birthday, from Tolstoy Farm.

Two oil giants plan to move regional headquarters into Thailand

Energy Minister Prommin Lertsuridej disclosed that two giant oil traders had planned to move their regional head offices into Thailand after there was clear conclusion on corporate income taxation.