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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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Iran: Detained Professor Should Be Freed

Human Rights Watch - "Dariush Zahedi, an Iranian- American academic held without charge by Iranian authorities since July, should be released immediately and unconditionally."

Bush greets Muslims on Ramadan

President George W. Bush has greeted Muslims in the U.S. and around the world on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.

UK's Prince William slams mother's telltale butler

Prince William, elder son of Britain's heir to the throne Prince Charles, attacked his mother's former butler for his "cold and overt betrayal" of Princess Diana.

Non-Ally Status: Govt firm on taking US offer

By Rungrawee C Pinyorat

The Foreign Ministry brushed off criticism of Thailand's accepting status as a major non-Nato ally of the United States, saying the position is a non-binding one and does not necessarily put the country at greater risk of terrorist attacks.

Bt70 million gives swing to 2nd International Jazz Festival

The Tourism Authority of Thailand is joining hands with the private sector to pour Bt70 million into hosting Thailand’s 2nd International Jazz Festival this December, as part of an overall policy of transforming Thailand into a regional centre for music.

President skips rally but pledges new govt. soon

By Poorna Rodrigo and Uditha Jayasinghe

The main opposition party staged its biggest show of force bringing hundreds of thousands of people for a protest rally at the Town Hall in Colombo, to hear President Chandrika Kumaraunga declare that a new government under her leadership would be formed soon.

LTTE de ban in US We don't interfere - Solheim

by Bandula Jayasekara

Norwegian Special Envoy Erik Solheim says that his country would not interfere with the internal matters of other countries or make recommendations to those and the press reports that he had agreed to recommend to the United States to lift the ban on the LTTE were based on mixing the channeling of information with making recommendations.

Kadirgamar comes down hard on PM’s UN speech

by Saman Indrajith & Dilanthi Jayamanne

PA stalwart former Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar, came down hard on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly.

Peace process showing fruitful results - PM

From Ananda Kannangara: in Katuwana, Hambantota

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said: "The peace process is showing fruitful results and the government is awaiting the LTTE proposals."

Time for UN Intervention in Burma/Myanmar: A Threat to International Peace and Security

A special report entitled “Time for UN Intervention in Burma/Myanmar: A Threat to International Peace and Security” is launched today by National Council of the Union of Burma.

South Asian women at high risk for heart disease: Study

The Stanford University Medical Center has revealed, in
its study, that South Asian Indian women are at high risk
for heart disease and diabetes. The reason it cited is
partly due to insulin resistance

Asylum amnesty for 50,000 heralds tough new measures

Alan Travis - home affairs editor

Home secretary announces one-off exercise to clear backlog ahead of 'tough as old boots' new measures