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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2552

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India and China to boost economic ties: Vajpayee

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee returned home
after a visit to Indonesia and Thailand and
announced that India and China would set up a joint
group to boost economic ties.

Thailand joins other ASEAN members in railway-link meeting

Thailand is joining other member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in a meeting on railway links, aimed to create transport and communication networks among the 10-nation grouing and neighbouring countries.

Deals to be signed during Hu’s visit

By Supalak Ganjanakhundee

Thailand and China will sign a number of agreements to enhance political and economic relations during President Hu Jintao’s visit later this week.

Luang Phor Khoon ill

Luang Phor Khoon Parisutho, one of Thailand's most revered and hardest-working monks, was hospitalised early yesterday for chest pain.

Muslim nations press for pivotal U.N. role in Iraq

By Wong Choon Mei

Islamic foreign ministers meeting in Malaysia sought the rewording of a summit resolution on Iraq on Tuesday to strengthen a call for a dominant role for the United Nations there.

Tamil Nadu Congress condemns attack on Mani Shankar Iyer M.P.

Tamil Nadu Congress Committee has strongly condemned the attack on the Congress MP Mani Sankar Iyer and said the party would submit a petition to Tamil Nadu Governor on the issue.

Swedish State Secretary Hans Dahlgren on a Trouble Shooting Mission to West Africa.

A busy schedule is drawn for Hans Dahlgren, Swedish State Secretary for Foreign Affairs who visits the West African nations.

Thailand is now ready to welcome major world leader

Thailand is now ready to give a warm welcome to three major world leaders, including Chinese President Hu Jintao, US President George W. Bush, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, who will pay their state visits to the kingdom this week as the honourable guests of Their Majesties the King and Queen.

Pakistan test-fires medium-range ballistic missile

Pakistan Tuesday test-fired a medium-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile, which is the third missile test in less than two weeks, the military announced.

Nokia bags USD23 million deal from Advance Info Service, Thailand.

leading mobile operator, AIS and Nokia signed a USD23 million agreement for the expansion of GSM/GPRS and rollout of EDGE networks in the Northern, Central and Southern regions of Thailand.

Report: Mubarak's son survives assassination bid

Gamal Mubarak, the son of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, has recently survived an assassination attempt, while driving on the Cairo-Alexandria desert highway.

Mahanayakes show concern on the peace process

By Shane Seneviratne

Maha Nayake of Asgiriya chapter Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkita Maha Nayake Thera addressing a delegation of Kandy joint Buddhist Bala Mandalaya and Kandy senior citizens organization informed them that he and the Asgiriya Sangha Sabha are on alert about the dangers posed to the country and the Buddhists by the peace process of the present government.

Canadian FM will not meet Prabhakaran

Canadian Foreign Minister Bill Graham who is due in the country on a three-day visit, will not be meeting LTTE Leader Velupillai Prbhakaran.

USDA rises again IN Burma

By Zerng Tai

The military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA) that had been keeping a low profile since the 30 May massacre, has gradually started to assert its position and their presence in big numbers are seen in the eastern Shan State.

New Science Mag Spikes Tradition

Leading scientists team up to launch a new scientific journal. Their
aim is to speed the publishing process for new research and make it
accessible to poor grad students. Old-guard journals charge tens of
thousands yearly with lengthy peer review.

Philippines hails death of JI escapee as 'a major victory'

The Philippines Government has hailed the killing of key terror suspect Fathur Roman al-Ghozi as a major victory in the war on terror.

Pope John Paul II's 25 Years in the Vatican a Blessing for Poland

Pope John Paul II's 25-year tenure at the Vatican has given an enormous boost to his homeland Poland, which the head of the Roman Catholic Church unflaggingly supported when it was behind the Iron Curtain and which he encouraged to join the European Union.

OIC Summit: Tough tasks for Islamic leaders

By Reme Ahmad

Kings, heads of state, premiers and delegates from 57 Muslim nations have begun converging in Putrajaya for the 10th Organisation of Islamic Conference summit, which opens on Thursday. In addition to discussing global Islamic issues, the Islamic summit will also be re-examining its roles and considering reforms .

Tamil delegation to visit Norway

Tamil Tiger rebels will hold talks in Norway with Foreign Minister Jan Petersen and other peace brokers before unveiling their power-sharing plan for Sri Lanka’s stalled peace process.

Israeli Arab 'sold' Tannenbaum for $150,000

By Mathew Gutman

An Israeli Arab with intimate ties to Hizbullah allegedly "sold" Elhanan Tannenbaum to the group in October 2000 for as little as $150,000.