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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2347

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UN Officials Condemn Deadly Attack Against Refugee Workers In Afghanistan

United Nations officials today voiced outrage at the "heinous" murder of a UN refugee worker in Afghanistan and called for greater security measures to protect those assisting the war-torn country

US forces attack Tikrit

US forces have fired mortars, helicopter guns and tank rounds in a massive demonstration of firepower around Tikrit, the birthplace of Saddam Hussein.

Nepalese leader says Maoists are India's weapon

By Sudeshna Sarkar: Indo-Asian News Service

A veteran Nepalese communist leader who has for long been underground has alleged that Maoists are a weapon of the Indian government to foment instability in Nepal.

Barisan will protect interest of all Malaysians, says Pak Lah

By K. Suthakar and Syed Azhar

The rights of the Malays and non-Malays are enshrined in the Federal Constitution and will be protected by the Barisan Nasional Government, said Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Boys having sex earlier and without condoms

The age at which Thai boys have their first sexual experience is just 14, according to Public Health Ministry research.

Thai embassy assigned to investigate shooting of Thai trawlers in Indonesian waters:PM

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said yesterday that the Thai Embassy to Indonesia was investigating a recent shooting of Thai trawlers by the Indonesian authorities, as the Indonesian Navy vowed to continue searching and destroying foreign vessels which poach in the Indonesian waters.

\"Ranil silent on his own proposal\" President renews call for national govt.

by Cyril Wimalasurendre: in Kandy

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who proposed the formation of a National Government then to me now observes silence when I propose the same to him to overcome this crisis situation in the country, said President Chandrika Kumaratunga in Kandy.

STF, LTTE meet on positive note

by Ranil Wijayapala

Despite the suspension of the Norwegian facilitation in the peace process and the President taking over the Defence, Interior and Media Ministries, cooperation between the Security Forces and the LTTE continues in the North and East in respect of the ceasefire agreement.

Al-Qaida claims it bombed synagogues

The Arabic newspaper al-Quds al-Arabi says it has received a claim of responsibility from the al-Qaida network for the synagogue bombings in Istanbul.

Sri Lanka’s political turmoil: President denies offer to share defence ministry

* Offer against the constitution, says president’s advisor

* Analysts claim crises will help Tamils initiate an end to bloodshed

Japan's sex industry thriving on visa abuse

Crackdown urged to stem flood of foreign women forced into prostitution after they are allowed into the country as 'entertainers' .

Purported Saddam tape warns of more U.S. deaths - TV

By Ghaida Ghantous

An Arabic television station aired a purported audio tape by ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on Sunday calling on Iraqis to wage holy war against occupying forces and warning of more deaths for U.S.-led troops.

Burma’s War On Drugs Resulted in Increase In Poppy Fields

Despite Rangoon's avowed war on drugs, the existence of extensive poppy fields continued to be reported by the local populace both in the south and eastern parts of Shan State.


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