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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2558

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Bin Ladin widens anti-US war - (Full Text of his Speech)

Aljazeera has broadcast a message from Usama bin Ladin warning the US to leave Iraq and threatening attacks against its Western and Muslim allies for backing the "crusading forces".

Pope beatifies Mother Teresa before huge crowd

By Philip Pullella and Tom Heneghan

An ailing Pope John Paul beatified Mother Teresa before a crowd of 300,000, calling her an "icon" of charity and placing her on the fast track to sainthood.

Sri Lanka PM visits India seeking more defence, economic ties

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe begins an official visit to India for talks on the island's peace bid and to boost defence and economic cooperation.

US-Thai leaders hold talks on bilateral and regional cooperation

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra this morning met US President George W. Bush at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel here to hold talks on bilateral and regional cooperation.

Bush says US seeks peaceful solution to DPRK nuclear issue

US President George W. Bush said here on Sunday that the United States has no intention of invading the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), and will try to seek a peaceful solution to the nuclear issue of DPRK.

Thai PM says expects Myanmar to free Suu Kyi \"soon\"

Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra told U.S. President George W. Bush on Sunday he expects Myanmar's military rulers release opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi soon.

APEC CEO Summit 2003 inaugurated

The APEC CEO Summit 2003 kicked off this morning at the Shangali-ra Hotel here, with Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and Chinese President Hu Jintao jointly presiding over the offiicial opening of the event.

Image of Buddha even inspired Nehru - Sinha

by Anjana Gamage

The picture of the Anuradhapura Samadhi Buddha statue was the only companion of late Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru when he was held captive during the Indian freedom struggle at the Dehradun prison and the image of Buddha gave him inspiration and strength to stabilise his mind, the Indian External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha said.

Mainstream Tamil party struggling in search of itself

By Chris Kamalendran

Mavai Senathiraja, who plays the dual roles of General Secretary of the Thamil Arasu Kachchi (TAK) and Joint Treasurer of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) is spearheading the campaign to 'democratically' isolate the one time moderate TULF from its leader V. Anandasangari who has been repeatedly refusing to follow the instructions given by the LTTE.

A clash over rebels in Sri Lanka: President threatens to oust prime minister over concessions

by Thomas Crampton

Sri Lanka’s president threatened to dismiss the country’s prime minister and cabinet over deep differences in peace talks with rebels.

Presidential Visit: Terrorism tops Bush agenda

By Don Pathan

US security package will encourage Apec to go beyond mere political commitment.

[APEC] Burma won't escape discussions: Powell

By Supalak Ganjanakhundee & Rungrawee C Pinyorat

The Burmese military junta is unlikely to escape international pressure during the Apec summit, as the United States and other nations have pledged to use the meeting to urge the ruling generals to break the country's political deadlock.

Roads closed for four hours before 'Bush' makes arrival

Roads across the capital were closed for four hours last night and vehicles underwent stringent checks to prepare for the arrival of US President George W. Bush, with police comparing the safety of the US leader to the security of Thailand itself.

Pope to beatify \"Saint of Gutters\" Mother Teresa

By Tom Heneghan

Pope John Paul will beatify Mother Teresa at a Vatican ceremony on Sunday, marking the last step before sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church for a nun already dubbed the "Saint of the Gutters".

Bush arrives in Thailand for summit

Bangkok has gone on full security alert with the arrival of the United States President George W Bush for a meeting of the leaders of the 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation members.

Pope says will stay - as long as God wants.

By Philip Pullella

An emotional Pope John Paul said on Saturday he intended to stay on as head of the Roman Catholic church "as long as God wants" and said he and Church leaders should proclaim their faith to their "dying breath."

Sri Lanka Tigers return with power-sharing plan after foreign tour

A delegation of Tamil Tiger rebels returned home from Europe after several rounds of talks on a power-sharing plan intended to be part of a final peace settlement in Sri Lanka.

Admirers pray before Mother Teresa's tomb

By Krittivas Mukherjee - Indo-Asian News Service

Some 200 admirers of Mother Teresa prayed before her tomb in her adopted city, while nuns of her order held a special service to celebrate her beatification Sunday.