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No more foreign tourists in Arakan

Even though there have been an increase in the number of foreign tourists to Burma, the numbers are dwindling in Arakan, said a travel agent, who expressed to remain anonymous.

Eight Iraqis killed in Karbala clashes

Clashes between US forces and supporters of Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr have killed eight Iraqis in the holy city of Karbala, hospital sources have said.

Nepal prime minister resigns

Nepalese Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa Friday resigned, saying that he wanted to pave the way for fresh elections and end the political impasse with the country's opposition.

Karachi mosque blast kills at least six, wounds 50

A suspected suicide bomber blew up a crowded Shi'ite mosque in the business district of the southern Pakistani city of Karachi on Friday, killing at least six people and wounding dozens, police and officials said.

Sampanthan Request EU to Stop Aid to Sri Lanka and Urge for Grant of One Party Rule for theTamil Areas

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

R. Sampanthan, leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), the proxy political party of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) said that a delegation of his party had requested the European Union to bring pressure on the Sri Lanka government to grant an Interim Administration for the Northern and Eastern Provinces by stopping aid to Sri Lanka.

SGS, Pakistan settle legal dispute involving Bhutto

Swiss inspections group SGS and Pakistan have settled a multi-million dollar row over a cancelled contract at the centre of money-laundering charges against former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Campaiging for Elections 2004 ends tomorrow

Campaigning for Elections 2004, one of the longest in recent times, comes to an end tomorrow as the countdown begins for the crucial final phase covering 182 Lok Sabha seats in 16 states and Union Territories on May 10.

Senior Tamil Tiger negotiator arrives to help resume Sri Lanka's peace talks

The Tamil Tigers' chief negotiator arrived in Sri Lanka Friday for discussions with the group's reclusive leader as part of a continuing effort to restart stalled peace talks with the government.

Thailand predicted to have abundant food and water this year

Thailand was predicted today to have abundant food and water this year.Thailand predicted to have abundant food and water this year

Megawati, Hasyim seen as most promising Presl and Vice-Presl Candidates Team.

A legislator said here Thursday that Megawati Soekarnoputri and Hasyim Muzadi were a pair of presidential and vice presidenial candidates that was likely to garner more votes than other pairs at the grassroots level as they each enjoyed wide popular support.

Why Bangladesh choose ‘Look East’ Policy?

It is the manifestation of the "Look East Policy" of the Bangladesh government and must be given its due to priority if Bangladesh really wants to come out of the choking economic stranglehold of its huge western neighbor, according to Mr. Ali, a reporter from Dhaka.

Vietnam: Release Imprisoned Cyber-Dissident - Human Rights Watch

The Vietnamese authorities should immediately release
Nguyen Vu Binh, a journalist who was imprisoned after he criticized the government in an article distributed over the Internet, Human Rights Watch said. An appeals court trial in Hanoi upheld Binh’s seven-year prison sentence on charges of espionage.

Tamil Tigers renew child recruitment, say monitors

Norwegian truce monitors in Sri Lanka say the rebel Tamil Tigers have begun a fresh recruitment drive for child soldiers.