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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2792

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Saddam to be handed over before power transfer

U.S.-led forces will hand over Saddam Hussein and top officials of his former regime to the Iraqis before the handover of power, a top lawyer who is coordinating the toppled dictator's trial said on Tuesday.

PM drums up funding for Liverpool purchase

With the eyes of the international community on his proposed purchase of a stake in Liverpool Football Club, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra hinted yesterday that he was considering establishing a public company to mobilize funds, while the opposition taunted him with accusations of vested interests.

Bush imposes sanctions on Syria

The White House has slapped sanctions on Syria, including a freeze on certain Syrian assets in the United States and limits on exports of goods, including weaponry.

Al Qaeda leader beheads U.S. civilian in Iraq

Al Qaeda's leader in Iraq beheaded an American civilian and vowed more killings in revenge for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners, an Islamist Web site said on Tuesday.

In search Of Colonel Karuna Amman’s Family in Malaysia.

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam had disposed a four member hit squad to Malaysia in search of Colonel Karuna Amman’s family. It is learnt that the four member hit-squad consisting of die-hard intelligent agents were told to deal with Karuna’s family as severely as possible.

Radical Iraqi cleric offers end of violence

The radical Iraqi cleric, Sheik Moqtada al-Sadr, has reportedly offered to end his armed campaign against coalition troops in Iraq.Sadr's supporters have released a written statement promising peace if the coalition agrees to negotiate.

Balasingham Has To Clarify Whether ISGA Proposals Warrants Constitutional Changes

Anton Balasingham has to clarify whether Constitutional amendments required or not required to implement the Interim Self Governing Authority Proposal (ISGA) put forward by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam?

Catastrophic Loss of Wild Bamboo Threatens Pandas, Mountain Gorillas – UN

With such iconic wildlife species as the giant panda, mountain gorilla and lemur facing an even-greater struggle for survival because of the "catastrophic loss" of wild bamboo, the United Nations environmental agency today called for urgent action to halt the "massive forest destruction" threatening this vital habitat.

Malaysia: Labor Accord Fails Indonesian Migrant Workers - Denies Basic Labor Protections

Malaysia and Indonesia have signed an agreement on labor migration that denies basic protections to migrant workers and excludes household workers, Human Rights Watch said today. Indonesian domestic workers, almost exclusively women, are at grave risk of abuse and exploitation in Malaysia.

Stop holding the Sham National Convention - NCUB

The Seventh conference of the National Union of Burma has called for the immediate stoppage of holding a national Convention. It has been resolved that instead of a sham Convention the Burmese junta must have to come forward to hold a tripartite dialogue process.

US official in Sri Lanka amid moves to revive peace talks

A senior US official is expected for talks with Sri Lankan leaders amid hectic diplomatic moves to revive Sri Lanka's stalled peace process.