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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 914

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Aids Epidemics 'Continues Its Leathal March': UN Secretary General.

Two years ago, the world's nations agreed that defeating HIV/AIDS would require commitment, resources and action. At the General Assembly's special session on HIV/AIDS in 2001, they adopted the Declaration of Commitment, a set of specific, time-bound targets for fighting the epidemic.

Myanmar expands anti-AIDS programs <br>

Myanmar has planned to expand two anti-AIDS programs to promote 100-percent condom use and prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission in combating the disease, the Myanmar Times reported.

WHO, UNAIDS unveil plan to treat 3 million AIDS patients by 2005 <br>

United Nations health agencies released a detailed and concrete plan on Monday to reach the target of providing antiretroviral treatment to 3 million people living with AIDS in developing countries by the end of 2005.

Latest Shan album salutes: "The Lady" - Aung San Suu Kyi<br>

Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

On behalf of the people,

she fought in peace against the wicked for human rights

A light that shines against powerful dark influence in Burma

NSCN (IM) General Secretary regrets Indian Prime Minister's remarks<br>

By Oken Jeet Sandham

The General Secretary of the NSCN (IM), Th Muivah expressed resentment on the remarks made by the Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee during latter's recent visit to Nagaland.

<font size = 2><u>No Confidence Motion</u></font ><br> <font size 3>Anandasangaree’s ruling final and conclusive in law</font><br> Meeting adjourned without any decision.<br>

Confusion reigned yesterday, as claims and counter claims to oust V. Anandasangree from the leadership of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) by the so-called pro-Tiger elements in the party, who openly identified themselves with the Tamil rebel outfit, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

<font size = 2>President proposes: </font> Moratorium on crossovers <br>

The Daily News reliably understands that the package of proposals sent to the Prime Minister by the President during the weekend for the creation of a national consensus for One year on several vital issues including the peace process, strengthening of democratic institutions, good governance and infrastructure development also contained a proposal to place a moratorium on political crossovers in Parliament.

CBK continues to provide security for Tigers<br>

by Shamindra Ferdinando

Signalling that it accepts President Kumaratunga’s pledge to honour the Norwegian arranged cease-fire agreement, an LTTE delegation moved overland from the Wanni to Bandaranaike Iinternational Airport (BIA) on Friday, authoritative sources said.

Nations Prepare for World AIDS Day<br>

Candlelight vigils, educational seminars and torchlight parades were planned around the globe Monday to mark World AIDS Day, while a U.S. delegation headed to hard-hit Africa to urge its leaders to increase awareness about the deadly virus.

Sharon Rejects Qorei Conditions <br>

By Nazir Majally & Asharq Al-Awsat

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon yesterday rejected his Palestinian counterpart’s demand that the Jewish state stop building a controversial barrier through the West Bank as a condition for talks. A US envoy touring the area voiced concern about the barrier.

Innocents killed in Samarra bloodbath

US troops in the Iraqi town of Samarra have admitted to perpetrating a bloodbath, with one occupation spokesman confirming nearly four dozen people were killed.

Thai Rak Thai Plan: No to philanderers <br>

By Kesinee Jaikawang, Sukanya Lim & Naparisa Kaewthoraket

Forget cheap houses, universal healthcare, casino towns or Bt1 million cheques for every village. Nothing can match the ruling Thai Rak Thai party's latest pledge: faithful and monogamous MPs, each and every one

Lao power-production aspirations rest on meetings <br>

By Supalak Ganjanakhundee

Laos plans to hold a series of meetings with electricity-generating developers whose projects were aborted by the 1997 financial crisis in an effort to realise its goal of providing a large, steady supply of electricity to Thailand.

<font size = 2> <u>Sri Lanka Talks dead-ended:</u> </font> Dissolution of Parliament becomes inevitable

A four-member panel appointed by the Sri Lankan feuding leaders, President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kummaratunga and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe met today to find a working arrangement for the uneasy cohabitation, found themselves at the dead-end, unable to find ways and means of a breakthrough on the political crisis, precipitating the deepening speculation of a snap parliamentary elections, sooner or later


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