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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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Araba Get Introspective After Mahathir

By Lee Keath - Associated Press Writer

Mahathir Mohamad has been denounced in the West and applauded by many Muslims for voicing the old anti-Semitic belief that ``Jews rule the world.'' But the outgoing Malaysian leader's remarks have also widened the debate among Arabs about whether they should look to themselves, not the Jews and Israel, to explain their predicament.

George W. Bush and Vasan Sitthiket – The One-man army.

“Wanted dead or alive -

George W.Bush.

$10,000,000,000,000,000 – You will get.

Anti-War Foundation, Thailand.

Statement by government on LTTE proposals

The proposals outlines the LTTE's vision regarding the framework for a political solution to the conflict. It differs in fundamental respects from the proposals submitted by the Government of Sri Lanka. Both documents contain proposals in respect of which no agreement has been reached so far.

JVP slams govt over agreeing to discuss LTTE proposals

by Shamindra Ferdinando

The JVP slammed the UNF government for agreeing to discuss the so-called LTTE counter proposal, which envisages an LTTE-run Interim Self-Governing Authority authorised to raise taxes, maintain law and order, control internal and external trade, negotiate foreign loans and the absolute control over marine and offshore resources of the adjacent seas and the power to regulate access.

LTTE proposals go beyond devolution - CBK

by Wasantha Liyanage

President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga said although she accepted devolution, she would not agree to any proposal to grant the LTTE an 'Eelam' or a separate state by any other name.

US says peace accord possible in Sri Lanka

The United States said a negotiated settlement to Sri Lanka's ethnic conflict was possible after Tamil Tiger rebels unveiled their first ever blueprint for a political deal.

SC notice to Jaya in defamation case against Veeraswamy

The Supreme Court issued notice to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa through her power of attorney holder and stayed further proceedings in the defamation case filed by her against DMK leader Arcot Veeraswamy for certain alleged derogatory remarks made by him.

India, Myanmar agree to explore ways to make border peaceful

By Madhukar Upadhyay

India today announced a 57 million US Dollar Line of Credit to Myanmar which gave an assurance that it would not allow its territory to be used for anti-India activities and agreed to explore ways of joint effort to make the border peaceful.

Thailand to open 8,000 restaurants worldwide

The Thai government plans to open up to 8,000 restaurants worldwide to uphold the quality and standard of traditional Thai cuisine.

Norwegian Foreign Minister Warning Sri Lankan President – an act cannot be Condoned.

In a news item appeared in the ‘Aftenposten/Norway Post’ the English language online news media from Norway, in its 30 October edition under the headline “Norway to evaluate work of international observers in Sri Lanka,” it was reported that Norwegian Foreign Minister Jan Peterson has warned the Sri Lankan President of consequences.

Diarrhoea infection rate still high in Asian infants

Around 450,000 toddlers and infants die from the effects of diarrhoea in Asia each year as the different bacteria that cause the illness grow more resistant to drugs, the Paediatric Society of Thailand (PEDSOC) said.

India, Myanmar sign agreements on education, research, visas

By Madhukar Upadhyay

Giving a fresh impetus to their ties, India and Myanmar today signed two agreements on enhancing joint education and research programmes and exempting visa requirements for diplomatic and official passport holders shortly after Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat arrived in this country on a five-day visit.

Norwegian minister to visit Sri Lanka

> Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister Vidar Helgessen is due to visit Sri Lanka next week in a bid to revive the stalled peace process with Tamil Tiger rebels, reports Xinhua quoting a media report.

Advani asks Pakistan to hand over the 20 most wanted criminals

India on Sunday asked Pakistan to hand over the 20 most wanted criminals for their involvement in terrorist activities.

US helicopter downed near Baghdad - 15 dead

Fifteen US soldiers are dead after their helicopter was brought down as it headed to Baghdad

Iraq's bloodiest Sunday

Iraq's bloodiest day in six months continued late into the night on Sunday. In the latest incident police said an Iraqi civilian was killed when six mortars fell on residential areas, some near US army forces.

Myanmar places monks under curfew

Monasteries and mosques are also put under surveillance after a dozen people are killed in clashes between Muslims and Buddhists

Israel Turning Its Back on Peace and Neighbors

Sadiya Chowdhury: Special to Arab News

Israel is building 360 km of 10 meter-high concrete, electric barbed wire, check posts, watchtowers and a squad of armed men ready to shoot "any person who passes or damages this fence."

Thailand to boost Myanmar's status as trading ally

The Ministry of Commerce is pushing for an increase in trade between Thailand and Myanmar, and has pledged to offer full support for the purchase of Myanmar-manufactured goods, Commerce Minister Adisai Bodharamik announced.

Karunanidhi attends assembly after two years

DMK president Muthuvel Karunanidhi Monday attended proceedings of the Tamil Nadu assembly for the first time since May 2001, when Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha's stormed to power.