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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2525

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Britain Promises speedy action on Burma soon.<br>

Britain and it European Union allies we are currently preparing a strong resolution on Burma and expected to be presented to the United Nations General Assembly in the near future.

Radical plan for Middle East <br>

By Conal Urquhart - in Jerusalem

A radical Middle East peace initiative drafted by teams of unofficial Israeli and Palestinian negotiators won significant international support yesterday as more than 300 dignitaries gathered in Geneva to promote the plan.

Palestine peace plan branded treacherous <br>

Israel's opposition politicians and prominent Palestinians have launched an alternative peace plan amid accusations of treason from both sides.

'Pak to remove troops from Kashmir if India does the same'<br>

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said his country would pull back its troops from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) if India does the same in Jammu and Kashmir.

War On Drugs: Thaksin declares victory <br>

By Benjawan Somsin

The government will tomorrow declare its war on drugs a "victory beyond expectation", boasting the seizure of more than Bt2 billion in assets and over 40 million methamphetamine tablets during the nine-month campaign.

Two southern provinces move first in registration of the poor <br>

The government will officially launch its initiative on registration of the poor nationwide early next year, as part of its policy on clearing the Thai kingdom from the poverty problem by 2008, but two provinces in the southern region moved first on the initiative, with hundreds of the poor flocking to register themselves with hopes of their better lives the years to come.

Indian trawlers in LTTE custody <br>

By Sunimalee Dias

The SLMM yesterday strongly advised the LTTE to immediately release the seven Indian trawlers captured by them that afternoon.

Another killing in Kinniya<br>

By Norman Palihawadane.

One person was killed and another injured yesterday in a shootin and bomb throwing incident in Kinniya, in the China Bay Police division, Trincomalee.

Lankan, South African FMs meet <br>

Minister of Foreign Affairs, of South Africa Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma hosted Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tyronne Fernando for bilateral political discussions yesterday in Pretoria.

Prisoners Continues To Suffer, No Changes So Far In Burma.<br>

By Zin Linn

Many political prisoners today are languishing in the notorious prisons in Burma and are afflicted with various life threatening diseases and suffering due to lack of medication and treatments.

Samarra Attack \"Attempted Heist\"<br>

By Naseer Al-Nahr & Asharq Al-Awsat

Sunday’s attacks in Samarra targeted two US troop convoys transporting new Iraqi currency as part of an exchange scheme to replace old notes carrying the face of Saddam Hussein.

Boat sinks in India, 28 feared dead <br>

Twenty-eight people are feared dead in India, after their boat rammed into a tree and sank in a river in the eastern state of Bihar.

100 cartons of currencies found in Nashik <br>

The stamp paper scam has got bigger and murkier with 90-100 cartons of fake currencies from at least 17 countries — and filling one whole room — being found in a residential area of Nashik.

India: Investigate Police Attack on Burmese Demonstrators <br>

Human Rights Watch urged: India should undertake a thorough and
independent investigation of possible police abuses against Burmese
refugees and asylum seekers during demonstrations on November 12-13 in New Delhi.

Desire to live together a cherished dream of Naga people,\" - Neiphiu Rio<br>

By Oken Jeet Sandham

The Nagaland’s Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio described the birth of new State of Nagaland forty years ago had heralded "an era of hope" for the Naga people as they had seen more than a decade of "violence and bloodshed."

Al-Qaida’s Influence Continues to Spread <br>

United Nations Security Council’s panel had expressed concern over the continued spread of the Al-Qaida’s influence, despite of numerous forms of sanctions already in place to curb its activities.

India, EU moot working group to boost tourism <br>

Tourism experts from India and the European Union (EU)
Friday mooted setting up a working group to iron out
hindrances to bilateral growth and take advantage of
the optimistic mood in the travel trade industry.

ASEAN environment ministers to meet in Myanmar <br>

A meeting of environment ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will be heldhere on Dec. 16, a local press reported in its latest issue.