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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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Swamy battles on against Sonia

Even as Sonia Gandhi is sworn in prime minister on May 19, Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy will attempt to convince the Delhi high court that Gandhi and her sister have smuggled Indian artifacts out of the country.

LTTE’s Killing spree in the East goes on unabated.

LTTE’s Killing spree in the East goes on unabated. Latest victim was M.S. Dassanayake, a reserve police constable from Batticaloa.

No frills as judge arraigns Iraq abuse defendants

There was no John Grisham-style courtroom drama and next to no fanfare.

Sonia Gandhi rejects new appeal to become PM

The Italian-born chief of the Congress party, Sonia Gandhi, on Wednesday turned down a fresh appeal by party leaders to reconsider her decision not to take the job of prime minister of India with stern finality.

More Sri Lanka Muslim Congress MPs to cross over, while Rauff Hakeem in a Dilemma

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), the controversy ridden Muslim political party of Sri Lanka whose leader Rauf hakeem a close ally of UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe is once again in crisis, with some of its parliamentarians threatening to leave the party and join the government.

PM to Sonia - The Winner Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis The Bharatya Janata Party

In new Delhi unpredictability while Sonia Gandhi stand firm with her decision not to accept the Prime Ministerial portfolio, - executive committee members of the Congress have resigned and now the newly elected Congress Members of Parliament are coming forward to tender their resignations, meanwhile the NDA convenor George Fernandez termed Sonia “Fickle minded” and at last the winner iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis the Bharatya Janata Party.

Manmohan Singh: The quiet reforms architect

Soft-spoken Sikh, Manmohan Singh, who is tipped to become India's next Prime Minister, is hailed at home and abroad as the liberator of a once inward-looking economy.

Fierce clashes erupt in Nablus, Jenin

A member of the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades has been shot dead by Israeli occupation troops during fierce battles between soldiers and Palestinian resistance fighters in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus.

Losing troops

First lady Laura Bush said on Tuesday the strain of losing U.S. troops in war is "the hardest part of the job" for her and President George W. Bush and she believes his drop in the polls was a direct result of events in Iraq.

Colonel Karuna’s group caution Tamil people in the East not to hail Prabakaran.

For the first time ever, Colonel Karuna Amman’s group has released a pamphlet throughout the Batticaloa and Amparai region, castigating the political leaders and general public not to hail any more Prabakaran, the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

President and the Minister of Foreign Affairs are holding divergent views – Tamilselvan.

There is a great amount of contradiction found in the views expressed by Sri Lanka’s President Chandrika Kumaratunga and that of Lakshman Kadirgamar - Foreign Affairs Minister, said S. Paramu Tamilselvan, Political Commissar, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Junta’s Convention

The National League for Democracy (NLD) won more than eighty percent of the parliamentary seats in the 1990 elections. When the results of the election were announced, the junta's spokesman said they will transfer power to NLD. They then refused to transfer power saying that the Parliament was elected to write a constitution. They lied again and did not permit the elected parliament to convene.

Rahul, Priyanka defend Sonia Gandhi's decision

Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son Rahul and daughter Priyanka Tuesday defended their mother's decision not to become prime minister, saying she had a mind of her own and did what she believed was right.

Tearful Sonia Gandhi walks away from India PM job

Sonia Gandhi, heir to India's Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, tearfully gave up her chance to become prime minister on Tuesday to protect her new Congress government from damaging attacks over her Italian birth.

Burma’s Junta Begins ‘Sham’ National Convention

Burma's military junta has gone ahead with its National Convention, despite the decision of the major pro-democracy and ethnic national groups to boycott the event.

UN refugee chief denies sexual harassment allegation

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Ruud Lubbers today denied allegations of sexual harassment filed by an agency staff member.

Congress chooses Singh for PM-elect

India's Congress party chose former finance minister Manmohan Singh to be prime minister on Wednesday after Italian-born party chief Sonia Gandhi rejected fresh appeals to take the job.