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Burma: Win Aung days are numbered.

By Zin Linn

It was learnt that the Pro-Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi could be freed from house arrest soon. Foreign Minister Win Aung said at the BIMST-EC regional economic cooperation meeting on 09 February held in Phuket, Thailand.

Musharraf suspected nuclear tech sharing - Report

President Pervez Musharraf suspected for at least three years that Pakistan's top nuclear scientist was sharing nuclear technology with other countries.

ANC To Showcase Sri Lankan Tamil Rebels During Elections.

African National Congress, (ANC) the leading and the ruling political party in South Africa is planning to invite leading members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the separatist Tamil rebel outfit of Sri Lanka to entice the Indian Tamil voters to vote for the party in the upcoming parliamentary general elections.

Jail term for 'Manager' publisher

The Criminal Court of Southern Bangkok yesterday sentenced the publisher of the Manager daily newspaper to four months in prison in a libel suit filed by former premier Chuan Leekpai.

Bird-Flu Cover-up: Explain or face censure, senators say

Four Senate committees yesterday filed a motion demanding the government explain its initial cover-up of bird-flu outbreaks and brief the upper chamber on the current situation across the country.

Over Bt2.5 billion budget allocated to assist poultry farms

The government has allocated a budget of over Bt2.5 billion to assist poultry farms having been affected by the bird flu crisis, as authorities concerned will discuss the country's avian flu situation with representatives from Japan and the European Union (EU).

Govt. blasts President

While attacking President Chandrika Kumaratunga's dissolution of parliament as selfish, narrow-minded and undemocratic, the government charged yesterday that the President had also delayed the appointment of the Independent Elections Commission which would have ensured free and fair polls.

Ceasefire Agreement will continue - Army Commander

The Ceasefire Agreement will continue despite the political change, Army Commander Lt. Gen. Lionel Balagalle said yesterday adding that he believed that the LTTE too would adhere to the same.

Russian presidential candidate vanishes

Ivan Rybkin, a candidate in next month's presidential election, has been missing since last Thursday.The Moscow prosecutors office has cancelled a murder inquiry into the disappearance of an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin.

High-Rise Buildings Planned to Increase Capacity of Mina

Plans are under way to construct 10-story residential buildings on the mountains of Mina outside Makkah. The buildings will be part of the government’s efforts to house more pilgrims in the tent city where they stay for four days during the annual pilgrimage.

Tigers vow to uphold truce, but say polls \"grave setback\"

Sri Lanka's Tamil rebels today vowed to uphold their truce with government troops despite the dissolution of parliament but said the snap polls called by the president were a "grave setback" to peace efforts.

The Shan Democratic Union welcomes<br> The Words of Burmese FM U Win Aung

"The Shan Democratic Union (SDU), like all the people of Burma, holds that any peaceful and negotiated settlement of the country’s decades old problems and decay must be inclusive, transparent, and absent any form of coercion."

China: Criminal Charges Misused to Target Tibetans<br>Tibetan Lama's Death Sentence Spotlights Ongoing Repression

Human Rights Watch said: The Chinese government is misusing
criminal charges to repress political, cultural, and religious
expression in Tibetan communities, sentencing a prominent lama to
death.

Burma: Win Aung days are numbered.

By Zin Linn

It was learnt that the Pro-Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi could be freed from house arrest soon. Foreign Minister Win Aung said at the BIMST-EC regional economic cooperation meeting on 09 February held in Phuket, Thailand.

MP3 players for AK-47s

A British-based company is selling MP3 players which can be attached to an assault rifle.

Musharraf suspected nuclear tech sharing - Report

President Pervez Musharraf suspected for at least three years that Pakistan's top nuclear scientist was sharing nuclear technology with other countries.

ANC To Showcase Sri Lankan Tamil Rebels During Elections.

African National Congress, (ANC) the leading and the ruling political party in South Africa is planning to invite leading members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the separatist Tamil rebel outfit of Sri Lanka to entice the Indian Tamil voters to vote for the party in the upcoming parliamentary general elections.

Jail term for 'Manager' publisher

The Criminal Court of Southern Bangkok yesterday sentenced the publisher of the Manager daily newspaper to four months in prison in a libel suit filed by former premier Chuan Leekpai.

Bird-Flu Cover-up: Explain or face censure, senators say

Four Senate committees yesterday filed a motion demanding the government explain its initial cover-up of bird-flu outbreaks and brief the upper chamber on the current situation across the country.

Over Bt2.5 billion budget allocated to assist poultry farms

The government has allocated a budget of over Bt2.5 billion to assist poultry farms having been affected by the bird flu crisis, as authorities concerned will discuss the country's avian flu situation with representatives from Japan and the European Union (EU).


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