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Al-Qaeda blueprint exposed <br>

By Ben English, Ian Gallagher and Jef Sommerfield

AL-QAEDA has turned its terror sights to the sea, targeting luxury cruise liners in an expansion of its "jihad" against the West.

Burma needs a full time UN Envoy - Myint Thein <br>

Burma needs a full time UN Envoy, not a part-time envoy. Razali has become useless in Burma because of his conflict of interest problem. Razali has become part of the problem, rather than part of the solution.

Biswa Ijtema - Islamic Religious Gathering in Dhaka ends today<br>

Biswa Ijtema (world religious gathering), a congregation of world Muslims organized by the Tablig Jamaat, began two days ago at Tongi about 20 km north off the Dhaka is expected to end today with supplication to God.

Lanka takes conversion ban lesson from Jaya <br>

The Jayalalithaa regime's law banning forcible religious conversions in Tamil Nadu has caught Sri Lanka's fancy.

Real Humanitarianism <br>

By Parviz Esmaeili

Yesterday, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage expressed grief over the earthquake that struck the city of Bam in Iran.

Search for survivors will go on <br>

Iranian authorities have contradicted a statement by the United Nations that efforts to find survivors from the devastating earthquake in Bam would be brought to a close.

Saudi Official Denies Suicide Pilots Report <br>

Saudi Arabia denied a British newspaper report that security forces seized two planes packed with explosives near Riyadh’s King Khaled International Airport, foiling a plot to blow up a British Airways jet.

Nauru hunger striker taken to hospital <br>

Another asylum seeker on a hunger strike has been taken to hospital in Nauru.

Burma: The Junta's Another Round of Dirty Game.<br>

By Zin Linn

Burma's military junta lashed out at London based human rights watchdog Amnesty International for its recent negative assessment of conditions in the military-ruled country and criticized that Amnesty International instead ought to seek a common ground in improving human rights.

Most Bangkok residents suffer stress: survey <br>

Just about everybody living in Bangkok experienced stress to some degree in 2003, while one in 10 considered killing themselves because of severe depression, according to an Abac poll.

Thakshin Vows: Troops will stay in Iraq <br>

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra ignores renewed calls to bring troops home from US-led war, but Thaksin vowed to keep Thai troops in Iraq even after the death of two Thai soldiers in a truck-bomb attack on Saturday.

An imaginary crisis, says President

President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, alleged that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had created an imaginary Constitutional crisis on the basis of the take over of the Ministries of Defence, Internal Security and Mass Communications by her in the first week of November 2003.

'Atrocities against Muslims in East on rise' <br>

by Anura Maitipe

The Muslim community in the Eastern Province launched a massive protest campaign last week urging their political leaders to stop the atrocities caused by the LTTE against the Muslim community in the East.

CJ says CBK was sworn in twice <br>

In response to media reports of a secret swearing in, Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva yesterday confirmed that he had sworn-in President Chandrika Kumaratunga twice after the December 1999 Presidential Election

MDMK pulls out of federal coalition<br>

A small south Indian party pulled out of Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee's federal coalition on Monday, citing political differences in its home state of Tamil Nadu, party officials said.

Iran's Leader Vows to Rebuild After Quake <br>

By Ali Akbar Darein - Associated Press Writer

Iran's supreme leader pledged Monday to rebuild the earthquake-shattered ancient city of Bam, as one foreign search team called off its rescue efforts, saying it was finding no more signs of life amid the rubble.

Al-Qaeda blueprint exposed <br>

By Ben English, Ian Gallagher and Jef Sommerfield

AL-QAEDA has turned its terror sights to the sea, targeting luxury cruise liners in an expansion of its "jihad" against the West.

Eighteen Nauru protesters in hospital <br>

Save the dying Refugees who are on hunger strike in Nauru.
Pakistan and Afghan Refugees in Nauru, the tiniest island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, are on hunger strike for the last 19 days and while reading this newsbreak they would have entered day number 20.A further 27 detainees are still refusing food and water, officials said on Monday. Four of the hunger strikers have sewn their mouths shut.

Burma needs a full time UN Envoy - Myint Thein <br>

Burma needs a full time UN Envoy, not a part-time envoy. Razali has become useless in Burma because of his conflict of interest problem. Razali has become part of the problem, rather than part of the solution.

Biswa Ijtema - Islamic Religious Gathering in Dhaka ends today<br>

Biswa Ijtema (world religious gathering), a congregation of world Muslims organized by the Tablig Jamaat, began two days ago at Tongi about 20 km north off the Dhaka is expected to end today with supplication to God.


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