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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2787

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Erik Solheim on a last bid to salvage peace talks in Sri Lanka ?

Erik Solheim, the Special Peace Envoy from Norway is on his last ditch effort to salvage the stalled peace Talks by meeting tomorrow in London Anton Balasingham, Chief Negotiator of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Israeli missiles kill senior Hamas man, two others

Two missiles fired by an Israeli helicopter killed a high-profile Hamas militant commander on his motorcycle and two comrades in Gaza City early on Sunday, Palestinian witnesses said.

Understanding Myanmar

by Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

To understand why the Narco-Dictatorship of Myanmar would stage a sham National Convention in a desperate, stupid and failing attempt to legitimize military rule in Burma, we need to understand the mentality of the ruling generals.

I didn't demand lifting of ban on LTTE: Vaiko

The general secretary of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Vaiko, today clarified that he had not made any demand for lifting the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

NSCN (K) condemns attempt on the life of Dr Moang Wati

The NSCN (K) yesterday has strongly condemned the attempt on the life of the Dr Moang Wati and pledged that it would assist all the agencies including NGOs in tracing out the "real culprits" involved in the heinous crime.

Jailing a child rape victim in Burma, masquerading in Geneva - AHCR

Asian Human Rights Commission is based in Hong Kong has raised the issue of Burma punishing a victim to rape with four years imprisonment and allowing the perpetrator of the crime go scot-free.

Many killed, hostages taken in Saudi attacks

Al-Qaida-linked fighters have killed at least 16 people - including seven foreigners - and seized several hostages in the eastern city of Khubar.

Pakistan test fires nuclear-capable missile

Pakistan successfully test-fired on Saturday a ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads, as part of efforts to boost defences in its rivalry with India.

India test flies 14-seater Saras aircraft

A test flight of India's first indigenously built civilian aircraft, SARAS was carried out in Bangalore on Saturday.

JHU should tell how suitable a person as leader of the Nation, who practices caste discrimination?

By Rathgamaguruge Gunapala

The Venerable Ellawela Medhananda has been declared the leader of the new political party, the Jathika Hela Urumaya. (JHU). That means if the Venerable Medhananda’s party captures power of Sri Lanka‘s government in the future he would become either the President or Prime Minister of the country under whatever system going to be effective at that time.

U Aik Htun's kin nabbed -- and let go

One of the kinsmen of Burma's bank tycoon, U Aik Htun, was recently taken into custody on suspicion of masterminding the transportation of precursor chemicals seized by the officials but released after a week, according to informed sources in northern Shan State.

Sri Lanka's foreign minister arrives for talks

Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar will hold talks with top Indian leaders, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, here Monday.

BJP-AIADMK honeymoon over: Naidu

BJP president Venkaiah Naidu has ruled out continuation of his party's alliance with AIADMK in Tamil Nadu. On Sunday he said the tie-up was confined to the Lok Sabha polls.

Another former Shan leader breathes his last

Khun Thawda, 79, who had served as President of one of the first resistance movements passed away this morning in Bangkok.

We'll Wipe Out Terrorists - says Abdullah

Crown Prince Abdullah yesterday said citizens and security forces must work as one to stamp out terrorism. “This corrupt and deviant group must be eliminated,” the crown prince told a group of visitors including senior academics referring to the hostage drama in Alkhobar.