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Pakistan: Four Years After Coup, Rights Abuses Abound

Pervez Musharraf's four-year
rule in Pakistan has led to serious human rights abuses,
Human Rights Watch charged today in a letter to the
Pakistani president. On the fourth anniversary of the
military coup that brought General Musharraf to power, Human
Rights Watch called on him to immediately return the country
to constitutional rule.

Vajpayee in Thai border town for more talks with Thaksin

Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee arrived here for more talks with his Thai counterpart Thaksin Shinawatra on the last leg of a four-day tour of the country.

About 1,000 Shiv Sena activists arrested in Ayodhya

Foiling Shiv Sena's attempt to hold 'Ram Bhakt Sammelan', defying a ban, police arrested about 1,000 party activists, including two state unit vice-presidents, near the venue of the proposed meet and other places in the temple town.

PM hires Harvard life science expert as advisor

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has invited the celebrated Mexican life scientist Juan Enrique to act as his latest advisor.

Visiting Indian leader granted an audience with King Bhumibol

Indian Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee was granted an audience with His Majesty the King yesterday on an auspicious occastion of his official visit to Thailand as the guest of the Thai government.

Junta will not make Burma democratic or bring peace to ASEAN

The National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma, a Burmese Government exile has rightly expressed its disappointment at the ASEAN leaders for “not only failed to be consistent in the demand for the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the NLD leaders but they even praised the military junta for the "recent positive developments" in Burma.”

Nobel Prize for Iranian Activist Welcomed

The Nobel Prize Committee's choice of Iranian rights defender Shirin Ebadi for this year's Peace Prize is a welcome sign of iinternational support for all Iranians, and especially Iranian women, struggling to exercise their basic rights.

Business in Drugs continues as usual in the north Burma

Drugs manufacture and opium output continues unabated in the Burma North. Only the flow of drug traffic has changed direction from Lashio and Mandalay into China. Also it is learnt that prices too has soared.

Indian acquires six percent stake in Spanish bank

An India-born businessman has acquired a six percent
stake in Bankinter SA for $146 million to emerge as the
second largest investor in Spain's sixth largest bank.

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger Rebels Wrap Up Dublin Talks on Power Sharing

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels were to end five days of internal talks in Ireland on Friday which have focused on a power-share plan ahead of a final peace deal for the embattled South Asian island, Irish Foreign Minister Brian Cowen said.