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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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U.N. Deadlock Continues On Two Terrorism Treaties <br>

By Jim Wurst

The General Assembly decided to continue work next year on two incomplete terrorism treaties, confirming that the deadlock in negotiations has not been broken.

Pakistani nuclear scientists arrested, say papers <br>

Two top Pakistani nuclear scientists have been arrested by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for allegedly transferring technology to Iran.

<font size = 2> <u>Women in Technology - A new Scholarship program: </u></font><br> For women from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Mongolia.<br>

Introducing "Women in Technology," a new scholarship program aimed at introducing women in Technology to train them to design, build and maintain computer networking. Women in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Mongolia are invited to apply for the scholarship program.

Police stoned after shooting incident <br>

by Ranga Jayasuriya

A soldier in Jaffna on Tuesday afternoon fired at a youth whom he said had attempted to lob a hand grenade at him in a rare shooting incident since the implementation of the truce agreement.

Grounds for impeachment if CBK hands back defence – JVP<br>

by Shamindra Ferdinando

The JVP yesterday urged President Chandrika Kumaratunga not to hand back Defence and Interior ministry portfolios to Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe’s government. JVP parliamentary group leader Wimal Weerawansa said holding and taking full responsibility of the defence portfolio by the president was mandatory under the Constitution.

The USDA's True Faces Revealed <br>

By Zin Linn

We saw very clearly yesterday that, USDA (Union Solidarity and Development Association) was another face of the Burmese junta. Also USDA is the terror group - a para-military organization within the Burmese state apparatus organized and patronized by the Army generals within the State Peace and Development Council to subdue the populace.

<font size = 3> <i>U.S. Should Stop Sanctioning Allies Over ICC</i></font><br> High Political Price Tag for Anti-Court Policy<br>

The American Government should stop penalizing those countries that had supported the International Criminal Court.

PM's Declaration: 'Democracy is not my goal' <br>

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra revealed for the first time the value he places on democracy, saying it was not the foremost thing Thailand needed.

KNU inks cease-fire with Burmese junta <br>

By Somchit Roongchamratrasmi

Burma's largest ethnic rebel group said yesterday that it has reached a temporary cease-fire agreement with the country's military junta after talks in Rangoon last week.

Myanmar's border trade grows slightly <br>

The border trade of Myanmar with four neighbouring countries including India reached $354 million in the first three quarters of this year.

Death toll of Wa villagers along Thai - Burma border goes up to 150<br>

Wa villagers serrled along the Thai - Burma are increasingly becoming more and more subject to killer diseases and hundred had so far died.

Pakistan urges India to join Iran gas line project <br>

As their icy relationship experiences yet another thaw,
Pakistan has reiterated its invitation to India to join
a project to bring gas from Iran.

Tigers 'still enlisting' children <br>

By Frances Harrison - BBC correspondent in Colombo

Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka are continuing to recruit child soldiers - despite promises not to, international ceasefire monitors say.

DPM confident road map forum will bring peace in Myanmar <br>

Deputy Prime Minister Gen Chavalit Yongchaiyudh today voiced confidence the international meeting on a road map for national reconciliation in Myanmar would be another step toward the peace process in the country.