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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2865

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Thailand to slash import tax for neighbouring countries

Thailand is poised to slash import taxes on agricultural goods and raw materials from Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar in a bit to stimulate trade and investment.

Countdown: 30th October 2003 - 153 Days Detention of Aung San Suu Kyi & the World is Watching

Janelle Saffin, International Commission of Jurists Australian Section who is the Convenor of the Burma/Myanmar sub-committee, demanded that military strongman General Than Shwe release immediately and unconditionally Aung San Suu Kyi, U Tin Oo, U Lwin and other NLD political prisoners.

THAI launches direct flights from Australia and Japan to Phuket

Thai Airways International launched direct flights from Australia and Japan to the southern resort island of Phuket in a bid to boost the island’s tourism industry during the coming tourism season.

Sino-Indian boundary meeting constructive: FM spokeswoman

The meeting between Chinese and Indian special representatives on the boundary question is constructive, and will promote further understanding between the two sides, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zhang Qiyue.

Civilians killed in bomb attack in Falluja

Several people, including schoolchildren, have been killed in a car bomb attack near a police station in the flashpoint Iraqi town of Fallujah.

Indian firms to supply AIDS drug to Africa

Leading Indian firms and Aspen Pharmacare Holdings of
South Africa have reached an agreement with Bill Clinton's
foundation to supply to African and the Caribbean
countries HIV/AIDS medicines at reduced price.

US considers new sanctions against Burma

The United States has vowed to keep in place tough new economic sanctions against Burma.

PM reviews political situation, dev activities in Nagaland

Making his first visit to Nagaland, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee today favoured continuance of political dialogue in the state and called for removal of distances to create an atmosphere of peace and accelerated development.

Jaya truce on Kannappan arrest

By Kay Benedict

Jayalalithaa may have relented on her threat to arrest a Union minister for reportedly making a speech in favour of a banned Tamil separatist organisation, but she continues to breathe fire over a panel set up to review the anti-terror law.

Mahathir Slams Critics of his Remarks on Jews: 'Why won't they defend Muslims?'

By Leslie Lau

Outgoing Premier says world leaders who criticised him remain silent when Prophet Muhammad is called a terrorist .

One sermon for 88,000 mosques in Egypt

The same official sermon will be delivered in 88,000 mosques across Egypt from this week as a part of extensive new censorship by the regime of President Hosni Mubarak.

Bush: We shall not be swayed

US President George Bush has talked tough in the face of Monday's deadly blasts in Baghdad, insisting such attacks will not change the US mission in Iraq.

Everything Connected With Ramadan Has Undergone a Change.

By Javid Hassan : Arab News Staff

The rhythm of life in Riyadh during the holy month of Ramadan has undergone a profound change over the decades. In the past there was no all-night shopping, since supermarkets were few and far between. There was no eating out, since all preparations were done at home.

Prince Charles starts India visit, haunted by book

Prince Charles arrived in India to support efforts to save the former British colony's ancient heritage and promote its young entrepreneurs, but his visit is being clouded by a new book on Princess Diana.

Ramadan month begins with fasting and prayers

Devout Muslims across India began observing the holy month of Ramadan on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Vajpayee extends olive branch to militants

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee extended the olive branch to militant outfits in the northeast saying the Centre was ready for dialogue with those who would give up the gun culture.

Child Obesity: Snack foods under watch

A senior health official vowed to impose strict advertising rules on snack foods if concrete evidence was found linking the foods to child obesity.

What the butler sold

By Jeevan Vasagar

No great rush but Diana book sale is big on Japanese TV . Paul Burrell's book was stacked on the best display stand as Japanese and Arab camera crews vied for a better shot, but copies shuffled rather than flew off the shelves.

Norwegian FM responds President's letter

The President's Office said it is in receipt of a letter dated October 24 by the Prime Minister of Norway, Kjell Magne Bondevik, in response to the President's letter of October 23 requesting the removal of Major General Tellefsen as head of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission.

LTTE proposals shouldn’t be a threat to Tamils in South - Ganeshan

By Dinasena Rathugamage - Divaina Correspondent from Kilinochchi

The LTTE interim administration proposals should not be a threat to the rights and protection of Tamils living in the south of Sri Lanka," Colombo district member of parliament, Mano Ganeshan said at the discussions held with LTTE political leader, S. Thamilchelvan at the LTTE peace secretariat.