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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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Indian Net Ban Overshoots Its Aim

The Indian government outlaws one Yahoo discussion group run by a
little-known separatist movement -- but a technical glitch forces ISPs
to block access to all of the Yahoo forums.

Canadian role sought to get LTTE back to talks

Sri Lanka has asked Canada to help persuade the LTTE to return to the negotiating table, Foreign Minister Tyronne Fernando said in Ottawa.

Anura proposes no-faith motion against Premier

By Kasun Yapa Karunaratne

The PA and other parties are to introduce a motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Ranil Wickrememsinghe for his recent UN General Assembly speech in which he allegedly justified the US invasion of Iraq, SLFP frontliner Anura Bandaranaike said.

Sequel to 'The Insider' at crucial stage: Narasimha Rao

By Arvind Padmanabhan : Indo-Asian News Service

A sequel to "The Insider" is at a "crucial" stage of being penned and would be published soon, the novel's author and former Indian prime minister P.V. Narasimha Rao told journalists here.

Myanmar democracy moves have come to halt - Annan

By Irwin Arieff

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan again urged Myanmar's military rulers on Tuesday to quickly free democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi, saying her detention had completely derailed moves toward democracy.

International Peace Foundation chooses Thailand for new project

The Austrian-based International Peace Foundation (IPF) has chosen Thailand to host a round of ongoing peace promotion activities from the end of this year onwards, to which it will invite luminaries including the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson and Nobel laureates.

Hamas official: Mossad agents arrested in ''Arab country'' following foiled assassination bid

An Arab country has recently arrested Israeli Mossad agents, which were plotting to assassinate high-level Hamas political leaders abroad, including the head of the movement politburo Khaled Mashal, a top Hamas official was quoted as saying.

Israel detains key Islamic Jihad leader

A leading figure in one of the main armed Palestinian resistance groups has been detained by Israeli forces after a dawn raid on the northern West Bank town of Jenin.

U.N. Myanmar envoy meets Suu Kyi, no news on freedom

U.N. special envoy Razali Ismail met detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday, but appeared to have failed to persuade Myanmar's ruling generals to free her immediately.

Riot breaks out in Central Baghdad

A riot broke out in central Baghdad on Wednesday morning as a group of unemployed people were demonstrating for jobs.

Thousands march in Sri Lanka against peace bid

By Scott McDonald

Thousands of protesters marched on Sri Lanka's capital Colombo to denounce a government bid to strike a peace deal with Tamil Tiger rebels to end the island's 20-year ethnic war.

Burma tells UN progress is real

By Rungrawee C Pinyorat

Burma has complained to the United Nations that the international community has given it little credit for trying to build a modern democracy.

Why soybean is good for your body

With so much hype going on about food said to significantly reduce risks of heart disease and other illnesses, nothing beats your good old reliable legume--the soybean.

U.S. Supreme Court Should Review and Reject Secret Detentions

The U.S. Supreme Court should overturn a lower court decision allowing the Justice Department to keep secret the names of over 1,000 people arrested in the United States following the September 11 attacks.

ICRC - This is their fifth trip to the Shan Township inside Burma.

For the fifth time since last year and for the second time in the month of September, the International Committee for Red Cross had been in the Shan Township, 79 miles northeast of Taunggyi, where reports of human rights abuses and violations tragically continue to unfold across the Thai-Burma frontierat a sickening regularity.

Oil from Sudan likely for setting up $240 million pipeline

India has bagged a $240 million contract from Sudan
for setting up a 700 km petroleum pipeline from Khartoum Refinery to the Port of Sudan, which will fetch it equity oil and cash.

Annan urges U.N. and international community to bring democracy to Myanmar by 2006

By Edith M. Lederer -Associated Press Writer

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged the United Nations and the international community Tuesday to work together to bring about a transition to democracy in Myanmar by 2006.

Arabs Say World Ignores Israel's Nuclear Program

Arab states on Monday criticized the West for allowing Israel to remain outside global nonproliferation regimes.

Two more players in taxi industry

By Christopher Tan

This makes three newcomers given licences in last two months, which will mean 7 operators and 1,200 more cabs in Singapore .

PM says unsold sheep must be brought home

John Howard, Australian Prime Minister says the only realistic option for about 53,000 sheep stranded in the Persian Gulf is to bring them back to Australia, if no other country wants to take them.