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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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'India, Pak should not retreat from peace path' <br>

Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali says it is not
in the interest of Pakistan and India to retreat from
the path they have taken, and they should take the peace
process begun in February to "a logical conclusion".

UNP on the Rampage against SLFP-JVP alliance <br>

By Walter Jayawardhana – Reporting from Los Angeles

Flabbergasted by the sudden success in the formation of the alliance between Sri Lanka’s second and third largest political parties - Sri Lanka Freedom Party and Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, the ruling United National Party, reacted with launching violence, so far resulting in three deaths and maiming many others and hurling serious allegations against the newly found political alliance.

U Tin Oo - Vice-President of the NLD, is on Hunger Strike since 18 January<br>

U Tin Oo is on a hunger strike since 18 January, in the Kale prison where he is at present held under captivity and refuses foodstuff provided by the prison.

Sri Lanka sends emissary to India amid political feud<br>

Sri Lanka's beleaguered government has sent an emissary to India to discuss the island's worsening political crisis and the troubled peace process.

After Sri Lanka, biometric tests extended to Africa <br>

By Prasun Sonwalkar - Indo-Asian News Service

After introducing biometric tests for visitors from Sri Lanka, Britain has made it mandatory for citizens from five east African countries to provide fingerprint data before they enter the country.

Sri Lanka President warns PM over stalled peace bid<br>

Sri Lanka's president warned that the Tamil Tigers may lose patience if the country's prime minister, who has been locked in a political battle with her, washes his hands of the Norwegian-backed peace process.

<font size = 2>Resolution of ethnic problem: </font> <br>Alliance seeks negotiated settlement, says President <br>

President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga reassured the Nation last night that the SLFP-JVP Alliance seeks a negotiated settlement to the ethnic conflict.

SPDC's \"Two China\" Policy <br>

By Myint Thein: Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) pretends to support a "One-China" policy, but the evidence suggests that SPDC has adopted a "Two-China" policy.

7 million birds culled since November <br>

By Saowalak Pumyaem

The Agriculture Ministry finally admitted yesterday that seven million chickens in 24 provinces were destroyed between November and yesterday to avert the spread of bird flu.

Burma Peace Deal: Karen keen on offer of govt help <br>

By Don Pathan & Rungrawee C Pinyorat

The Karen National Union (KNU) yesterday said they welcomed an offer from Thailand to help with the repatriation of more than 100,000 Karen refugees and economic development in the Burmese state that is their home.

Iraq weapons hunter quits<br>

America's chief arms hunter in Iraq has resigned and said he does not believe the country had any large stockpiles of chemical or biological weapons.

Sudais Calls for Muslim Unity <br>

By P.K. Abdul Ghafour - Arab News Staff

The imam of the Grand Mosque in Makkah yesterday urged Muslims all over the world to stand united and discard their divisions, taking inspiration from the Haj or annual pilgrimage.

Time running out for two-state solution: Arafat<br>

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat says "time is running out" for a two-state solution for peace in the Middle East.

'Benefit of doubt' bonus for Jaya<br>

By M.R. Venkatesh

Jayalalithaa won another legal battle today in the run-up to the general elections, with a special court acquitting her of corruption charges in the Spic disinvestment case.

Supreme Court dismisses plea against Nedumaran's bail <br>

The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a petition by the Tamil Nadu government challenging the bail granted to Tamil nationalist leader P. Nedumaran, a close ally of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers.

Gaddafi to visit Indonesia<br>

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will pay a state visit to Indonesia next month and hold talks with President Megawati Sukarnoputri.

Burma's SPDC - Karens' Talks a success, while war goes on<br>

Hostilities between the Burma Army and Karen National Liberation Army have continued, despite assurances by the Karen leadership that it had succeeded in forging a ceasefire agreement, said an "independent" insider last evening.