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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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Bomb blasts hit three temples in Thailand's Muslim south

Bomb blasts rocked three Buddhist temples in Thailand's restive Muslim-dominated south within an hour late Sunday, damaging the buildings but causing no injurie.

Stop all international aid in case Sri Lanka failed to come forward to adopt ISGA – R.Sampanthan TNA

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

The proxy political party of the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka told the Japanese government that if the Sri Lankan government did not accept a proposal by the separatist rebels in Sri Lanka that had been called a blue print for a future separate state, all international aid to Sri Lanka should be stopped.

Head of Iraq's Governing Council assassinated in central Baghdad by a car bombing attack

The head of Iraq's U.S.-appointed Governing Council was "martyred" Monday by a car bomb at a checkpoint in Baghdad, Iraqi sources confirmed..

Myanmar's constitutional talks open despite opposition boycott

Myanmar's ruling junta has opened constitutional talks here despite a boycott called by the pro-democracy opposition over the detention of its leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Chandrasekaran seeking interference of the political leaders of Tamil Nadu in the Sri Lankan ethnic conflict.

Representatives of the Malaiyaga Makkal Munnani (Upcountry People's Front - UPF) and Tamil National Allaince are to meet the political leaders of India next month, to brief them about the political situation of the Tamils in Sri lanka and seek their intervention and support for a reasonable and speedy solution to the ethnic conflict in the island republic.

LTTE to set up three more new police stations.

In the coming month, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is to open up three more new police stations in the areas under their control.

Security measures beefed up after temples targeted by bomb attacks

Security measures have been reinforced at public places, including schools and temples, in this southern border province of Narathiwat and other adjacent provinces after three temples were targeted by bomb attacks last night.

Israeli missiles strike Fatah office in Gaza

Israeli helicopters fired missiles at an office of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement and that of another faction in Gaza City early on Monday.

Myanmar's constitutional talks dismissed as a sham ahead of launch

Myanmar's military government will open constitutional talks billed a first step towards democracy on Monday, but with Aung San Suu Kyi in detention and her opposition party boycotting, the forum has been discredited even before it begins.

Nauru detainees win refugee status

More than 70 Afghan asylum seekers on Nauru have been granted refugee status, with most of them to be resettled in Australia.

Eye of the Tiger: LTTE may get that hunted feeling, again

With Congress president Sonia Gandhi set to become prime minister, the man who ordered the assassination of her husband, over a decade ago, will certainly be worried. Those who follow Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tigers closely, will know that by now its chief Velupillai Prabhakaran, wanted in India for the 1991 killing of Rajiv Gandhi, will be holding consultations with his aides to discuss the unexpected political upheaval in New Delhi. “There is no doubt he will be very, very concerned,” a senior Indian official said, referring to Mr Prabhakaran, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) chief.

Explosion rocks Iraqi marketplace

A shell has exploded at a market in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, injuring dozens of Iraqis as fierce fighting continues between coalition forces and Shiite militias.

It can happen only in India: Italian scribe

Standing outside Sonia Gandhi's residence, Maria Grazia Coggiola could not help marvel at Indian democracy.

Phizo's Birth Centenary function went off peacefully amidst tight security

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Despite strong warnings from the NNC (Panger) and the NSCN (IM) against holding AZ Phizo Birth Centenary Celebration here at Kohima Local Ground yesterday, the celebration went off peacefully amidst tight security in and around State capital here.

Political Situation in Burma

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

The Burmese military junta held meetings with Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy (NLD) during the past few months. They also held meetings with the cease-fire groups and the United Nationalities Alliance, the eight ethnic based political parties which form the second largest elected group. But these meetings failed to reach an agreement because the generals are only interested in offering an unfair deal.

The Person Killed by the Tiger Cadre " Eeswaran" is now - Identified

It has been identified that it was one Subramanian Santhiralalith of ayinthu Santhi (Five junctions) in Jaffna, was the person who was shot and killed and whose dead body was found lying with gun shot injuries, on 15 May, in the Racca Road, located near the Jaffna Kachcheri - Nallur road.

Chaos on Dalal Street - Indian Stock Market Crash - Black Monday.

In the worst ever bloodbath in the history of Indian bourses, the sensex today hurtled down to a low of 4227.50 with a record intra-day swing of 793 points following uncertainty over the economic reforms, forcing the BSE to suspend trading twice to contain abnormal volatility and wiping out a market capital of over Rs 1240 billion.