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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2793

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Americans Being Held at US Torture Prison in Iraq?

American citizens held since 2003 at the Abu Ghraib military prison may be among those imprisoned and tortured by the US military in Iraq. The American General in charge of U.S. prisons in Iraq, Brig. Gen Janis Karpinski, said in September 2003 that Americans being held at the Abu Ghraib prison were being interrogated by US military intelligence. The prisoners, said Karpinski, spoke with American accents.

Hopes for peace rise in battered Falluja

The arrival of Iraqi troops under the command of a former Iraqi general has raised hopes of a peaceful resolution to the three-week standoff between resistance fighters and the US military.

Maoists unfazed by US terror list: police

The US decision to place two Maoist groups in India on its terrorist list may bring them greater recognition but will have little impact on curbing their activities, say police officials.

An appeal to the Batticalao - Amparai public – Do's and Don'ts by Colonel Karuna.

Reject all administrative measures taken by the proxy’s of Vanni leadership in the Batticaloa – Amparai region and desist from supporting the Vanni Gang - appeals Batti – Amparai Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Nepal an international terrorist transit point: US report

Nepal is becoming a convenient transit place for international terrorists, the US has said in its annual report on terrorism.

Norway Delegation in Colombo Exploring Ways to Salvage the Peace Process

Peace facilitators - Norwegian are back in Sri Lanka since yesterday and are expected to be in Nuwera Eliya to meet with Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Sri Lankan President who is vacationing in the central mountainous region of the country, to explore all possibilities to salvage the peace process.

Indonesia's Suharto better but to stay in hospital

Indonesia's former strongman Suharto, in hospital for six days for internal bleeding, is improving but is expected to stay in hospital for another week, doctors said today. Suharto (82), had suffered from a complication of the digestive system but a critical stage of the ailment was over.

'We're close to grabbing them': PM

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday launched an offensive against critics of the government’s tactics in suppressing insurgents in the southern border region, warning that they were damaging the reputation of the country, while insisting that the government was now close to grabbing the main perpetrators behind the recent months of violence.

India Bans Smoking

Tough new smoking laws have come into force in India. It is now illegal to smoke in public places and to directly or indirectly advertise tobacco products.

East, west unite at historic EU summit<br> Symbolic meeting seals entry of 10 new states into bloc

Europe’s leaders embraced as the flags of 10 new members of the European Union were ceremonially raised on Saturday to mark the bloc’s historic expansion to the east, finally erasing the Cold War divide.

Peace brokers to convey Sri Lankan President's proposals tomorrow.

Norwegian delegation met Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga at her official vacation home in Nuwera Eliya for talks to discuss ways and means of reviving the stalled peace talks between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.