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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2528

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Shalom rejects truce offer from newly sworn-in Abu Ala

By Arnon Regular

Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom yesterday rejected
Ahmed Qureia's cease-fire offer, and labeled it a
deceitful trick.

Manned spacecraft to orbit earth 14 times: Report

Chinese astronauts are in the final stages of preparing for a manned space mission that will orbit the globe 14 times, before returning to Earth.

Thailand-India sign FTA agreement

Thailand and India today signed a bilateral tree trade area agreement, which is believed to substantially boost trade and investment between the two Asian countries.

ASEAN continues to support the Burmese junta.

Is ASEAN encouraging Burma’s regime to continue Oppressing its People? Assistance Association Political Prisoners in Burma is posing this question to the ASEAN Leaders as well as to the international community.

Vajpayee in Thailand to boost economic, political ties

By M.R. Narayan Swamy: Indo-Asian News Service

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Thursday launched a four-day visit to Thailand to forge closer political and economic links with a country that has emerged as India's key partner in South East Asia.

Thai song - a Tribute to the Violated Shan Women by the Ruthless Burmese Armed Forces.

"It happened in the Shan State-" a popular number in the latest Thai language album by Songsid Khampi, is a clear revelation of the innocent Shan women being molested, raped and violated by the ruthless Burmese armed forces.

Round 1 to S'pore

By Zuraidah Ibrahim

Malaysia fails in bid to stop reclamation; tribunal wants expert panel to monitor work.

Manila Says Oslo Hosting Talks With Marxist Rebels

The Philippine government and communist rebels will sit down in Norway this week to try to restart talks aimed at ending a three-decade insurgency, House of Representatives Speaker Jose de Venecia said on Wednesday.

Arnie takes California, Maheesh moolah - Indian's online company does roaring business with wisecrack paraphernalia

By K.P. Nayar

Arnold Schwarzenegger may laugh his way into the California governor's office, but it is an enterprising Indian who is laughing his way to the bank as a result of the tumultuous recall election in America's "Golden State".

ASEAN’s response to Suu Kyi’s detention: Myanmar’s assurances genuine: Indonesia

Japan is concerned that military-ruled Myanmar has given summit partners no firm dates for when it will release democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi nor when it will introduce democracy, a Japanese spokesman said at a regional conference.

Arafat suffered mild heart attack last week

Yasser Arafat suffered a mild heart attack last week, but the news was not made public for fear it would “create panic”, the Guardian newspaper reported Wednesday, quoting a close aide to the Palestinian leader. But advisers deny Guardian report, say Arafat had stomach flu

Taiwan's BenQ plans India foray

Taiwan's $3.8bn IT products maker BenQ is planning to enter
the Indian market in a big way. BenQ is planning to launch
notebooks, mobile phones, LCD monitors and other IT
peripherals in the country.

Japanese Premier Speaking To Press

This is the transcript of the press conference held by the Prime Minister of Japan during the ASEAN + 3 summit conference at Bali, Indonesia.

Baghdad blast targets US-backed police

An explosion has rocked a police station in a Shia Muslim area of northeastern Baghdad, killing at least nine people, exactly six months after US and British troops invaded the capital.