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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2673

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Trans-Asian Railway: At a Crossroad of New, Exciting Phase Unveiled

The Trans-Asian Railway project will enter a "new exciting phase" for regional cooperation in North-East Asia, with the railways of China and Mongolia agreeing to implement, on November 08 , a pilot container block-train over a 1,700-km distance between the port of Tianjin, east of Beijing, and Ulaanbaatar.

PM asks president to take over Sri Lanka peace bid

Sri Lanka's beleaguered government has asked its international backers to examine the possibility of getting hostile President Chandrika Kumaratunga to handle the peace process with Tamil Tiger rebels, a senior minister said.

Saudi bombing strikes near royals’ homes

A massive double car bomb which devastated a Riyadh compound of Arab expatriates, killing up to 30 people, struck close to homes of Saudi royals, a Western diplomat has said.

Norway back to the fore with a wounded pride.

Norwegians are coming again to put the peace Talks in order. They are expected tomorrow to land in the country, which in the last week saw anti-Norway rhetoric peaking.

Pak Lah: Malaysians are not troublemakers

Malaysia, with its good governance, was a safe country which was prospering in an orderly manner, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Thai wins top Unesco award

Energy expert Professor Somchart Sophonronarit of Prachomklao Institute of Technology yesterday became the first Thai national to win the prestigious Unesco Science Award.

Four-nation leadership meeting to close development gap: PM

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra expressed confidence that the four-nation leadership meeting to be held in Myanmar this week would serve to reduce discrepancies in economic development between Thailand and its neighbours, while promising that Thailand would help to ease political problems and promote economic development to help prevent labour migration.

Sri Lanka bracing for a parliamentary General election soon.

Sri Lanka is bracing for a third parliamentary general elections within a period of four years. Political analysts believe that it has to be soon and swift if the country needs to keep up with the Peace Talks without any further stalling.

Experts slam TN House action

The Tamil Nadu Assembly's decision to jail senior journalists of The Hindu and the DMK mouthpiece Murasoli for breach of privilege has evoked sharp reactions from the legal fraternity.

Riyadh’s Night of Terror

By Raid Qusti: Riyadh Bureau Chief

Terrorists struck in the heart of the capital late last night. At least one, and perhaps as many as three, explosions rocked a residential compound in western Riyadh.

LTTE still committed to peace

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam hierarchy looking forward to a meeting with the Norwegian facilitators this week reiterated their commitment towards observing the ceasefire and continuing with the peace process.