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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Burma to host regional economic meeting

The leaders of Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Burma will attend a summit meeting next month to discuss a regional economic strategy.

Death toll in NW China earthquakes rises to eight

The death toll in the two strong earthquakes that hit northwest China Saturday night rose to eight as of 10 a.m. Sunday morning, as bodies of four people, who had been missing and were believed buried in rubbles of collapsed buildings, have been found.

APEC gave huge PR boost to Thai tourism: PM

Thailand’s hosting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit last week will give a huge publicity boost to Thailand’s tourism sector, making the vast sums spent on hosting the meeting easily worthwhile.

Rockets slam into Wolfowitz's hotel

A barrage of rockets has hit the Baghdad hotel at which US assistant defence secretary, Paul Wolfowitz, has been staying, killing one person and wounding 15 others.

The butler and the secret that could bring down the royals

By Jamie Doward - social affairs editor

Harry and William prepare to meet former butler amid fears he might be ready to reveal Diana's 'crown jewels'

Tigers include Indian Tamils in landmark peace deal

Sri Lanka's Tamil tiger rebels have for the first time included Tamils of recent Indian origin in their comprehensive power-sharing plan aimed at ending three decades of ethnic bloodshed.

Mohamed hits out at Saddam Hussein

Speaking at the debate in Parliament on Thursday on the Prime Minister's speech made at the UN General Assembly, Minister M. H. Mohamed lashed out at Saddam Hussein. The minister claimed that during the Iran-Iraq conflict he was one of those nominated to mediate and resolve the issue.

Thamilselvan briefs media in Kilinochchi, Saturday : LTTE proposals include rehabilitation, land, security

by Ananth Palakidnar

The much-awaited LTTE proposals on an interim administration for the North-East, to be submitted to the Government in Colombo on Friday, is expected to be a comprehensive package pertaining to administrative structures and subjects and also, to rehabilitation and reconstruction matters.

Ranil’s second meeting with Bush on Nov. 4

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will be in Washington from November 3 to 5 for a second meeting with President George Bush in 15 months.

Don’t Think You Know Everything, Mahathir Tells Australians

Outspoken Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told Australian politicians yesterday that they were too fond of making unwelcome remarks and should not assume they know everything.

Sheep's final stop still unknown

By Jonah Fischer - in Massawa

Australian livestock officials have begun assisting Eritrean authorities in their efforts to unload thousands of sheep from the livestock carrier Cormo Express.

Nine Myanmar migrants killed in Thailand

The death toll from the crash of a pickup truck carrying Myanmar migrants which ploughed through a police checkpoint and overturned rose to nine on Saturday when a wounded worker died.

Iran Reveals Names of Al-Qaeda Suspects to UN

Iran has finally revealed to the UN Security Council the names of scores of suspected al-Qaeda members in its custody.

Visa rules relaxed to attract tourists

By Pranay Sharma

In a bid to boost tourism, India has considerably relaxed its existing visa regime. Foreign tourists can now visit the country for a brief period even without visas. But unfortunately, the offer is not open to most of its South Asian neighbours.

Ordinance amending anti-terror law POTA in a day or two

With President A P J Abdul Kalam returning home from a week-long three-nation tour, an ordinance to amend the controversial Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) to confer statutory powers on POTA Review Committees is expected to be promulgated in a day or two.

Clouds threaten Vajpayee's Nagaland visit

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's three-day visit to Nagaland from Monday is clouded in uncertainty due to fickle weather conditions.