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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

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Putin says feels comfortable at OIC Summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was comfortable at the summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference.

Chinese president arrives in Bangkok

Chinese President Hu Jintao with his wife arrived in Bangkok this afternoon, starting his two-day state visit to the Thai kingdom, scheduled on 17-18 October, as the guests of Their Majesties the King and Queen.

Karens facing the full brunt of the Burma Armys's onslaught.

The Burmese Army is engaged in a stiffest unending battle with the Karens since 05th August, along 20-km front between Karen State's Myawaddy district and Tak province's Mae Ramart and Thasongyang district.

Bush starts Asia trip buoyed by U.N. Iraq resolution

By Linda Sieg

Buoyed by a diplomatic coup on Iraq at the United Nations, U.S. President George W. Bush was set to begin an Asian tour on Friday, when he meets one of his closest allies in the region, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.

India launches its heaviest remote-sensing satellite

India successfully launched its heaviest satellite yet using a polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) from this coastal launch facility of the Indian Space Research Organisation.

US decision on Dawood vindicates India's stand

Describing as "a major development" the US move to declare Dawood Ibrahim as a "global terrorist", Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani said it had vindicated India's stand and the facts were now before the whole world.

US declares Dawood Ibrahim as \"global terrorist\"

In a significant action vindicating India's assertion, the US has declared as "global terrorist" Mumbai underworld don Dawood Ibrahim based in Karachi with Pakistani passport, saying he has links with al Qaeda and is financing activities of Lashkar-e-Toiba and other Islamic extremists to destablise the Indian Government.

PM welcomes Peruvian president

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra this morning arranged an official welcome for Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo Manrique, who is paying an official visit to Thailand as the guest of the Thai government prior to the upcoming summit of leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.

Govt moots direct meeting with LTTE

by Manjula Fernando and Nadira Gunatilleke

The Government has sought a preliminary meeting with the LTTE next month to discuss a time frame for the next round of peace talks, among other key issues.

Sinha says no threat to Indian installations in Trincomalee

India strongly backed Sri Lanka's peace bid, broadly endorsing power-sharing to end ethnic bloodshed, and dismissed concerns that its economic interests in the country were vulnerable to attack.

[APEC] Busy schedule set for leaders' spouses

As the Apec drama unfolds, the Prime Minister's Office and the Foreign Ministry have become hives of activity.

Peace move by Tamil rebels

Sri Lankan Tamil rebels have said they are on track to unveil landmark peace proposals in a few days aimed at kick-starting stalled talks with the government.

Sheep ship leaves Kuwait

A ship carrying more than 50,000 unwanted Australian sheep has left Kuwait.

Myanmar junta fears criticism from Bush at APEC summit

Myanmar’s junta faces a roasting from US President George W Bush over the continued detention of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi when he attends next week’s meeting of Pacific Rim leaders here.

U.N. Council adopts Iraq resolution unanimously

By Evelyn Leopold and Irwin Arieff

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously on Thursday to adopt a resolution on postwar Iraq, a victory for the United States which sought approval for its occupation of the country.

Canada urges Sri Lanka's rebels to make reasonable proposals to end war

Canada's Foreign Minister Bill Graham urged Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels to make reasonable power-sharing proposals to end the ethnic bloodshed that has ravaged the country for three decades.

Indian Air Force forms special commando unit

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is training its first batch of special commandos to guard airfields and strategic installations.

Russian president arrives in Phuket

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife arrived in this southern resort province of Phuket this afternoon for their two-day private recreation.