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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Iraq: U.S. Military Responses Imperil Journalists

Overaggressive reactions by U.S. military forces in Iraq are putting journalists and other civilians in unnecessary danger.

APEC Summit Week: Hospitals told to stay open

The Public Health Ministry yesterday ordered all Bangkok hospitals under its jurisdiction to remain open during the Apec summit, following reports that they would be closed.

Israeli flights to be specially taken care:PM

Security measures have been beefed up at the Bangkok International Airport and other regional airports in the country to take care of international flights and passengers, particularly those of Israeli Airline, which is reportedly under a terrorist threat, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Govt did not spend for LTTE at peace talks

by Jayantha Sri Nissanka

The Government yesterday maintained that it had not incurred any expenditure in respect of the Peace Talks in Thailand and Norway.

Anura barred from attending media conference

Following a decision by the PA leadership, PA MP Anura Bandaranaike was prevented from attending the media conference convened by the Desha Hithaishee Jathika Vyaparaya on September 24.

Indian help sought to ease health crisis

Sri Lanka is seeking Indian help to overcome a crisis in the healthcare sector sparked by a crippling strike by employees seeking higher salaries.

Thai envoy adds to pressure on Myanmar over Suu Kyi

By Aung Hla Tun

Thailand's foreign minister arrived for talks with Myanmar's ruling generals, increasing pressure on Yangon to free detained democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of a regional summit next month.

Woman 'cured' by Mother Teresa to attend beatification

A woman who was reportedly cured of a tumour with a miracle by Mother Teresa will attend the revered nun's beatification ceremony in the Vatican City, Roman Catholic Church.

Iraqi Council Member dies five days after assassination bid

Aquila al-Hashemi, a member of Iraq's U.S.-appointed Governing Council, died, five days after she was shot and critically injured by assailants.

Bomb targets foreign journalists

An explosion in a Baghdad hotel killed an employee and wounded two others in an attack that targeted American journalists from NBC television crew.

Surakiart in Rangoon

Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai is on a oneday visit to Rangoon today to discuss with the military junta the political deadlock in Burma.

PM pledges cash for bureaucrats’ wives

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday promised to award cash prizes to the wives of nine bureaucrats recognised for their administrative achievements.

Sale of Iraq Suspended

By Naseer Al-Nahr & Asharq Al-Awsat

Iraq’s Governing Council backed off from a controversial pledge by its finance minister to allow 100 percent foreign ownership in most economic sectors here, saying the matter needed more study.

Kadhafi commended for peace efforts in the Philippines

Jose De Venicia, President
of the Filipino Parliament has commended Libyan leader
Colonel Moammar Kadhafi, for his peace efforts in
the Philippines in the past 25 years.

Nepal/Bhutan: Refugee Women Face Abuses: UNHCR, Governments Must Take Action at ExCom

Bhutanese refugee women in Nepal encounter gender-based violence and systematic discrimination in access to aid, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and governments meeting in Geneva next week must take decisive action to eliminate such abuses in refugee settings worldwide.

RBI sees robust economic growth in current fiscal

The Reserve Bank of India, the country's central bank, expects the Indian economy to post a healthy growth in the current fiscal year on a sharp increase in agriculture production.

With Love from Burmese Wa Army : A New Speed Pills II Comes to Town

A new and powerful Speed pill, which has been dubbed as “Speed II” is now introduced in the market. The new innovative pills, comes with love from Wa Army comntrolled area in Burma, targetting drug addicts internationally, to make them "stay alive" with just one oe two pills a day.

Halutz: Pilots refusing to serve in territories will face law

Amos Harel: Haaretz Correspondent and Haaretz Service

The head of the Israel Air Force, Major General Dan
Halutz, that the pilots who have
signaled their refusal to take part in operations
in the West Bank and Gaza Strip "will have to face
the law."

Muslims taking up arms in Sri Lanka, claims president

Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga warned that minority Muslims were taking up arms against Tamil Tiger rebels and blamed the cohabitation government for failing to maintain law and order.

Taliban Vow Attacks after Mullah Omar Meeting

Taliban commanders secretly met elusive leader Mullah Mohammad Omar last week and vowed to step up attacks on Afghan government and U.S.-led allied troops.