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Chok Tong hails Thai PM as next Asean leader

Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will become the key driver of South-east Asia following the upcoming retirement of Malaysian Premier Mahathir Mohamad, Singapore's Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong was quoted as saying.

Private airlines to fly to Sri Lanka

India and Sri Lanka today decided to allow private Indian domestic air carriers to extend their operations to destinations in that country.

Sri Lanka's peace plan making progress but coming months crucial: PM

Sri Lanka's fragile peace process is making steady but slow progress with the coming months crucial, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

APEC Summit 2003 ended with fruitful result: Thai Foreign Minister

The Thai Foreign Minister Dr. Surakiat Sathirathai said that the APEC Summit 2003 ended with fruitful result under the new format of meeting.

2003 APEC Leaders': Bangkok Declaration on Partnership for the Future

"We agreed to strengthen our partnership not only to liberalize and facilitate regional trade and investment, but also to protect our peoples and societies against threats to their security, while preparing them to benefit fully from free and open trade." - Bangkok Declaration by the APEC leaders.

APEC summit ends successfully with agreed cooperation in economic and security affairs

The 11th Asia-Pacific Economic Coopeation (APEC) Summit, hosted by the Thai kingdom. ended successfully this afternoon with the issuance of the Bangkok Declaration, indicating agreed cooperation among member economies in promoting the liberalization of trade and investment under the World Trade Organization (WTO)'s framework, and in eradicating terrorist and human security threats from the region.

US soldiers fire over Baghdad protesters

US soldiers have fired above the heads of thousands of Iraqi government workers as resistance attacks continued across Iraq.

Unrepentant Mahathir says Jews control the world

An unrepentant Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad repeated charges that Jews ruled the world, despite criticism from U.S. President George W. Bush, and immediately drew a swift, icy response from Australia.

Second-day APEC summit retreat begins

The 11th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in the form of plenary retreat continued into its second-day here this morning, with the Bangkok Declaration of the 21-member grouping to be issued at the end of the two-day summit this afternoon.

LTTE 'ready for talks' anytime

by Ranga Jayasuriya

In a dramatic shift from its previous stance, the LTTE said it was ready to resume peace talks anytime, even before the Government reviews the movement's counter proposals.

APEC Summit: Bush wins anti-terror pledge

Leaders of Asia-Pacific countries are today expected to announce a comprehensive package to counter international terrorism that will further strengthen the link between trade and security.

Asean asks Thaksin to seek Suu Kyi’s release

By Rungrawee C Pinyorat

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has called on Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to use the Apec summit to demand that the Burmese junta release opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Asia bond to be raised at APEC summit: DPM

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said that he will table Thailand's Asia Bond initiative for consideration, among other key issues, at the 11th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, as the grand regional leadership gathering enters its second-day in the form of retreat today.

Ten killed in Gaza air strikes

Ten Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in the Gaza Strip in Israel's heaviest air strikes for months.

Bush tells Malaysian leader his remarks on Jews 'wrong and divisive.'

President Bush personally condemned the Malaysian prime minister for his statement that Jews rule the world, pulling Mahathir Mohamad aside at an international economic meeting to tell him the remarks were ''wrong and divisive.''

India, Sri Lanka to review ties during Wickremasinghe's visit

India and Sri Lanka will review the entire gamut of their ties during Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe's visit to the country beginning Sunday, official sources said.

S'pore, US expand security ties during Bush visit

Singapore and the United States agreed to formally step up their defence and security ties during US President George W. Bush's visit on Tuesday, officials said.