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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2345

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Junta scraps ceasefire groups' demands

According to a solid source in Rangoon, Burma's ceasefire groups were told yesterday their demands made more than a week earlier would not be considered by the National Convention Convening Commission.

Gaddafi walks out, boycotts Arab summit

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi walked away from an Arab summit on Saturday, damaging the unity of the Arab League to protest against its agenda and failure to take up his proposal for a single Israeli-Palestinian state.

U.S. deplores Myanmar's constitutional talks

The United States on Friday said it deplored military-ruled Myanmar's constitutional talks because they exclude opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other members of opposition and ethnic groups.

List of newly inducted ministers

The list of 67 members of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's council of ministers who were sworn in Saturday.

India slaps another two year ban on LTTE, despite LTTE pleas

Tamil Nadu Government led by J.Jayalalithaa has again slapped the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam for another two years, declaring that the Tamil rebel outfit would continue to remain a terrorist organization in Tamil Nadu, as well as in India, whilst numerous overtures were made by the rebel outfit to establish friendly relationship with India.

Missing pages of the Presidential Commission on Ethnic Violence - Re-enacting the1983 Welikade Jail Massacre

Gnanapiragasam Gnanasekeram recalls the 1983 jail massacre, in which he was one of the 17 prisoners, who survived in the second day attack and he relives the horror, trauma and the pain he underwent, saw and experienced during the two of those “Blackest Days,” in the history of Sri Lanka.

Commonwealth ends suspension of Pakistan

The Commonwealth readmitted Pakistan on Saturday, citing the country's progress on democratic reforms since its suspension after a military coup five years ago.

Bush suffers minor injuries in bike accident

US President George Bush suffers abrasions in mountain mishap two days before scheduled major policy speech on 30 June Iraq handover.

Troops in Iraq halt activities outside Lima Camp

Thai troops working on humanitarian missions in Iraq have been ordered to halt all activities outside the Lima Camp, following disturbances in the southern Iraqi own of Karbala.


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