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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2552

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Bush stuns U.S. troops with surprise Iraq visit

By Steve Holland and Joseph Logan

President George W. Bush stunned U.S. troops in Iraq on Thursday by turning up at their Thanksgiving dinner after a risky 27-hour flight saying he was "just looking for a warm meal".

Myanmar exposes 210 drug-related cases in October

The Myanmar authorities exposed a total of 210 narcotic-drug-related cases in October this year, according to the Myanmar Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control on Friday.

Kadirgamar all set to run for the post of Commonwealth Secretary General. <br>

Lakshman Kadirgamar, Sri Lankan President's Senior Advisor and Legislator who was also the former Foreign Affairs Minister, is all set to contest for the post Secretary General of the Commonwealth, which falls vacant early next year.

Offensive Campaign on Karen continues, despite Burma’s desire for Talks.

A Special Envoy of the Burmese Prime Minister Khin Nyunt visited the Karen resistance organization, despite attacks on the Karen bases, which resumed after a month long lull.

India shifts focus from Suu Kyi to junta: expert

By Supalak Ganjanakhundee

Support for Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is waning in India, where she studied in the 1960s and still has wide connections, as New Delhi swings its policy to engage the ruling military junta and gain strategic advantage over China.

Grateful Iraqis greet Thai troops with shouts of ‘Thailand!’

The people of Iraq may not be able to speak any Thai, but the grateful residents of Karbala have learned one word to show their gratitude to Thai troops – ‘Thailand!’

UNF-PA deal next week

By Kesara Abeywardena

While claiming that no one in the country needs an election at this time, government spokesman G.L. Peiris said yesterday the groundwork for an initial agreement between the government and the President on the current political crisis would be completed by the end of next week.

Main parties can’t form govt. without CWC — Thondaman

Minister Arumugam Thondaman speaking at a CWC meeting in Talawakele on the 23rd November declared that he had said he would join the LTTE if the two main parties joined in a national government because such a national government would be detrimental to the minority parties and that he wanted to show his strength.

No conditions from LTTE to resume talks - GL

by Manjula Fernando

Government Chief Negotiator Prof.G.L. Peiris told the weekly Cabinet press briefing yesterday, that LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran has informed Norwegian facilitators that they were prepared to resume peace talks with no added conditions.

A Mother’s Agony

By Jamal Abdul Khaliq: Arab News Staff

Nahed met her first husband when he came to Morocco and showered her and her family with gifts. Against such generosity, the age difference mattered little — or so she thought. Like any girl, she says, she was simply happy to get married.

Thai man stuck with his German husband

A Thai man who masqueraded as a woman to wed a German man has failed to get the marriage annulled and now seems saddled with his husband.

Indian parties' war of words 'will stop'

MIC chief Samy Vellu says he will heed PM Abdullah's advice and stop the public bickering with Pandithan's IPF party

DMK chief charged

M. Karunanidhi was handed copies of two chargesheets that accuse him of "instigating" state government employees to strike work in July.

Bush returns after Iraq dash

US President George Bush has arrived back in the United States after a clandestine trip to Iraq to celebrate Thanksgiving Day with US troops in Baghdad.