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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2619

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President accepts Baalu, Raja's resignations <br>

President A P J Abdul Kalam accepted resignations of DMK Ministers T R Baalu and A Raja on the advice of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

We will never give up peace process - Dr. Sarath Amunugama <br>

We will never give up the peace process, devolution of power and a negotiated political settlement. Our commitment is very clear. -

Ready to talk with any one -LTTE <br>

by Ranga Jayasuriya

LTTE political chief S.P. Thamilselvam said that the Tigers are willing to continue negotiations with anyone elected in a possible election.

Saw Ba Thin Sein Emphasise on Peace in his New Year Message.<br>

"As the whole world wants to see peace in Burma, world leaders are planning to bring back peace to the country. For true peace to return to Burma, the democratic forces, the ethnic forces and the SPDC military clique must meet and find means and ways for bringing about peace."

Rohingyas' Freedom of Movements further restricted <br>

The SPDC authorities have imposed severe restrictions on the movement of the Rohingyas in northern Arakan Atate of Burma

Hunt for drug lord <br>

Thai authorities yesterday took hair samples for DNA tests and fingerprints from a Thai citizen arrested in Burma on suspicion that he is fugitive drug kingpin Surachai Ngernthongfu.

Bhutan prince leaves Oxford to fight rebels <br>

Bhutanese Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuk, 19, left Oxford to personally fight Indian separatists in the Buddhist kingdom's first army offensive since 1865, the government said.

US Hoists Terror Alert No. 2 <br>

Jennifer C. Kerr - Associated Press

The US government yesterday raised the national threat level to orange, the second-highest, saying attacks were possible during the holiday season and that threat indicators are "perhaps greater now than at any point" since Sept. 11, 2001.

Swamy wins another legal battle for Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees.

Dr. Subramanian Swamy wins another legal battle for the Sri Lankan Tamil Refugee Students now studying in Tamil Nadu, India. This time it is in connection with the continuance of the higher education of the Sri Lankan Tamil refugee children studying in Tamil Nadu.

China rejects US religious freedom report <br>

China rejected the US State Department's annual report on religious freedom Sunday with "strong displeasure" and "resolute objection".

Saddam: Betrayed, drugged and traded <br>

Saddam Hussein was betrayed and handed over to Kurdish forces, who negotiated for political gain before leaving him for the Americans to find, a British newspaper has reported.

Sonia to reorganize Congress following resignations <br>

A politically beleaguered Sonia Gandhi secured the resignations of top Congress leaders in two key bodies, as she sought to revamp the main opposition party as it went into an election year.

Rauf Hakeem Exposes the behind the scene dramas of the Peace process.<br>

By Walter Jayawardhana: Reporting from Los Angeles

Rauff Hakeem - Cabinet minister in the Ranil Wickremesinghe’s government and the leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) lamented over the “arbitrary abrogation” by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the pact he signed with Tiger leader Velupillai Prabhakaran.