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Hundreds of Birthday Cards Sent to Burmese Nobel Laureate : UK MPs Express Solidarity

London, 16 June: As Burma's democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, prepares to celebrate her 59th birthday under house arrest, support for freedom and justice in Burmais pouring in from all over the world.

Sri Lanka: Grandpass Police detained 25 people for questioning regarding explosives and jacket.

Grand pass police in Colombo has taken into custody nearly 25 person on suspicion after the detection of a suicide bomber’s jacket and two explosives today morning in a location.

Deadly bomb blast in central Baghdad

At least 15 people have been killed and about 70 others injured in a massive car bombing of the Civil Defence Corp recruitment centre in Baghdad.

Powerful bombs found in Sri Lanka capital

Two powerful landmines and an explosives-filled jacket of the kind used by suicide bombers were found by police in the Sri Lankan capital today, a police spokesman said.
The two landmines weighed 8.5 kilos while the jacket had about 3.5 kilos of explosives.

Thamilselvan on dejection and frustrations, as Sri Lanka Government adopts dilatory tactics to take the Peace process forward

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam could not tolerate any further, if the Government conduct itself in an irresponsible manner, said S.Paramu Thamilselvan, Head of the Political Division of the Liberation Tigers. He further added that they have already conveyed about this yesterday (Wednesday) to the Government through Norway - the facilitator.

Air Asia makes inaugural flight

Thailand’s latest low-cost airline, Air Asia, yesterday made its inaugural run from Bangkok to the north-eastern city of Ubon Ratchathani.

Approaching politicians for promotion should be stopped: Rio

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, yesterday expressed concern on the growing tendency of the officers in the State on insisting to be in their "convenient places," unwilling to serve in other places and fields even if their posting order were issued.

Seasonal rise in diesel prices worries Ministry of Energy

Capping diesel oil prices is becoming the heaviest burden for the State Oil Fund as global diesel prices are expected to further increase seasonally, according to the Energy Ministry’s source.

No evidence Iraq helped with Sept 11 attacks, report says

The official investigation into the September 11, 2001 attacks has said in a report there was no "credible evidence" that Iraq helped Al Qaeda in any attacks against the United States.

Norway says resumption of Sri Lanka peace talks \"some way away\"

Norway says resumption of Sri Lanka peace talks "some way away"
Peace talks between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger rebels are unlikely to resume soon, a Norwegian envoy said Wednesday after meeting with a guerrilla leader.

Discussion between the GOSL and LTTE in the East of Sri Lanka.

A meeting between the delegates of the Government of Sri Lanka and the Eastern Division representatives of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam was meeting was held in the Divisional Secretariat Vavunathivu yesterday, the Tuesday 15th June in the morning presided over by Roar Holm, Acting Head of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission, Batticaloa.

US urged to change policy on Myanmar

Myanmar urged the United States on Thursday to change its policy on Myanmar, saying that the negative approach of sanctions and isolation is a "lose-lose" strategy for both of them.