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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2619

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Malaysia's Anwar denies terror funding report

Malaysia's jailed former deputy prime minister, Anwar Ibrahim, has denied accusations that an Islamic group he was a director of had funded terrorist activities, saying the allegations are an attempt to further damage his reputation.

Dozens killed and injured in Baghdad blasts

At least 33 people have been killed and 68 injured as five huge explosions rocked central Baghdad.

Four-nation trade talks begin

The Ministry of Commercehosted border trade talks for officials from Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand in a bid to create a unified approach to border trade development and to seek ways to address obstacles to trade, according to Commerce Minister Adisai Bodharamik.

Thousands homeless in sub-zero temperatures

Nine people have been confirmed dead and more than 43 people were injured after two massive earthquakes jolted Northwest China's Gansu Province on Saturday. Over 10,000 homes have been destroyed, leaving their occupants exposed to temperatures that can fall below freezing.

Twelve dead in new wave of Baghdad blasts

At least 12 people have been killed as two huge explosions rocked central Baghdad in continuation of a series of high-intensity attacks since the arrival of top US official Paul Wolfowitz to Iraq.

Burrell unmoved by royal attacks

By Stephen Bates

Former butler claims minds of Diana's sons have been 'poisoned' and refuses to rule out publishing yet more damaging allegations

Demand for 'Greater Nagaland' gains ground

By Rezaul H. Laskar: Indo-Asian News Service

A rebel group's demand for the integration of all Naga-inhabited areas in the northeast has gained public support as Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Monday begins a three-day visit to Nagaland.

SLFP Janasena rally: I will never betray trust of masses – CBK

By Rohan Mathes

The presence of a massive crowd that thronged in Colombo today is an indication of their trust in me, and I will never betray their trust. I will lead them in the campaign to safeguard the country. Whenever the country is assailed with a threat it is the SLFP that has taken the lead to protect it," President Chandrika Kumaratunga said in a message read out at the SLFP rally held in Colombo on Friday.

JVP lauds CBK, wants end to 'Norwegian interference'

by Shamindra Ferdinando

Applauding President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s recent call to remove truce monitoring chief Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Tryggve Tellefsen, the JVP yesterday urged her to end Oslo’s disputed role in the peace process.

Govt. confident that LTTE will never revert to war again - PM

from Ananda Kannangara - in Hambantota

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday declared that the Government was fully confident that the LTTE will never revert to war again.

Unrest In The South: Army on trail of attackers

The Army is gathering intelligence on the killing of a civilian guard and a police officer in two sepa-rate attacks in the South on Saturday, and it will deploy troops to capture those responsible as soon as their whereabouts are discovered, Fourth Army Region Commander Lt-General Pongsak Ekbunnasingha said.

Kingdom, China Launch Joint Bid to Reactivate Road Map

Saudi Arabia and China have launched a joint initiative to reactivate the road map for peace in the Middle East. The two countries will work for an end to the cycle of violence and to bring Palestinians and Israelis back to the negotiating table.

New blasts near Baghdad hotel

Two fresh explosions have rocked the main US-led occupation compound in Baghdad, hours after a rocket attack on a hotel hosting the US deputy defence secretary.

IRA destroyed 100 tonnes of weapons: report

The Irish Republican Army, Northern Ireland’s most powerful Catholic paramilitary group, destroyed more than 100 tonnes of weapons in the act of disarmament it announced last week.

Iran Reveals Names of Al-Qaeda Suspects on Basis of UN Resolution

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hamidreza Asefi said that Iran revealed the names of al-Qaeda suspects to the UN Security Council on the basis of 1455 Resolution.

Jaya targets liquor cartel

The Tamil Nadu government today took over the retail liquor trade to "completely eliminate the liquor cartels".

Burmese court postpones hearing on Suu Kyi home

A legal battle prompted by sibling rivalry over the family home of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been postponed after a Burmese court granted her lawyer's request for a delay while she is under house arrest.