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Condoleezza Rice calls Dixit

US President George W. Bush's National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice called her Indian counterpart J.N. Dixit Thursday and congratulated him on his new appointment, hours after he assumed office, official sources said.

Muslim students complain after college bans hijab

Over 100 Muslim students at a vocational college in the southern province of Pattalung have appealed to senior officials in the Ministry of Education after being banned by their college from wearing the traditional hijab headscarf.

Militia leader gunned down : Speed pills found nearby

A well known militia leader from Tachilek was shot down on his way home from a religious ceremony, according to residents.

Rebel cleric faces prison for life

The radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza was last night facing the prospect of being held in jail for the rest of his life after the United States said it wanted to extradite him for trial on 11 terrorism charges.
The former imam of London's controversial Finsbury Park mosque appeared at Belmarsh magistrates court yesterday just as the US attorney general, John Ashcroft, told a New York press conference that he was one of the world's most wanted terrorists who could face the death penalty.

Myanmar to hold World Buddhist Summit

Myanmar will host an international summit on Buddhism in December.The three-day World Buddhist Summit will be held in the capital city Yangon from Dec 9. The global meeting of Theravada Buddhists is organised once every two years.

Two Army soldiers missing from Welioya Camp.

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

Two soldiers from the Welioya Sri Lanka Army camp who were cutting timber in the Kambiliwewa jungles Wednesday were missing, Defense Ministry authorities complained to the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission.

IGC member survives attempt on life

Iraqi Governing Council member Salama al-Khufaji survives an ambush as violence claims Iraqi and foreign lives elsewhere in the country.

PM should use his own cash for Liverpool purchase, says opposition leader

Democrat Party leader Banyat Bantadthan yesterday called on Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to use his own personal finances to purchase a stake in the Liverpool Football Club, describing the involvement of the government in the deal as ‘inappropriate’.

USDA Convention

By Myint Thein: Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

Can you name this country? The following are excerpts from the Dallas Morning News article dated October 5, 2000.

Peace Talks would be definitely on, once parties stop mutually obfuscating.

The stalled peace talks between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, up to date, continues to remain stalled, despite Norway’s shuttling diplomatic efforts to put the process in place.

Sri Lanka, US to co-host peacekeeping exercise

Sri Lanka and the United States will co-host a three-week multinational peacekeeping operation exercise in southwest Sri Lanka early next month, the US embassy here said in a statement.

Tamil to be declared 'classical language'

Conceding one of the main demands of a key regional ally, the DMK, India's new government Thursday agreed to make Tamil a "classical language".

S.Lankan govt, Tamil rebels no closer to agreement on resuming talks

Despite a hectic shuttle diplomacy by the Norwegian peace facilitators, a rift remains between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger rebels on the possible resumption of the stalled peace process in the war-torn country.