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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2957

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Iran releases British servicemen

Eight British naval personnel have been released after being held in Iran for straying into the country's territorial waters.

LTTE suddenly cancelled tomorrow's meeting with Sri Lanka armed forces.

The meeting schedule to be held for tomorrow, Saturday morning 9 am at Akkaraipattun in the Eastern province of Sri Lanka between, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the delegation of Sri Lanka’s Special Task Force and the Police is cancelled suddenly.

Fight against torture hit by 'war on terrorism,' AHRC says

The global fight against torture has suffered serious setbacks amid current anti-terrorism campaigns, and torture remains the biggest obstacle to the progress of human rights in Asia, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) said.

Birds' eye chillies found to help fight heart disease

A study unveiled here yesterday found that chillies could play an important role in the fight against heart disease, which is one of the developed world's highest killers.

Pakistan welcomes Indian Prime Minister's peace statement

Pakistan has welcomed the statement of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about the active pursuit of peace process with Islamabad.

Despite international pressure to eschew violence, Terrorism and disband Black Tigers suicide squad, LTTE to hold celebrations to honor them

By Walter Jayawardhana - reporting from Los Angeles

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), despite international pressure to give up terrorism and disband the Black Tigers, the world’s largest squad of suicide bombers, will hold “Black Tigers Day”, on 05 July to lionize the dead suicide bombers and inspire more children and young men among Tamils to join the squad in the country’s Northern and Eastern provinces.

US Senate approves renewal of sanctions against Myanmar

The US Senate overwhelmingly approved a measure that would renew for one-year economic sanctions against Myanmar.

JVP to intensify opposition to LTTE’s Interim Self-Governing Authority Proposal.

Janatha Vimukthi Perumuna’s opposition to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam’s Interim Self-Governing Authority Proposal is to move to the next stage by the next week.

PM vows to suppress influential figures

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has vowed to suppress influential figures and attract people working in the informal and underground economy into the tax and social security systems.

Six in connections with assassination bid on Dr Moangwati and one connected with Thungo murder - arrested: Dr Lotha

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The Nagaland Home Minister Dr TM Lotha informed the House yesterday that some persons involved in the killing of L Thongo, ex-Congress candidate from Tobu, and assassination bid on Dr Moangwati Aier on 25 May and 27 May respectively in Dimapur have been arrested. He, however, stated that the kingpins involved in the incidents were yet to be arrested.

Colonel Karuna Amman’s Journey to Colombo: Flipside story of Ali Zahir Moulana’s revelation

The story of Colonel Karuna’s journey from his Batticaloa hideout to Colombo has two sides. The flipside of the story according to the UNP Parliamentarian Ali Zahir Moulana- In the beginning it was Colonel Thambirajah Ramesh - LTTE’s Special Commander to Batticalao and Amparai districts telephoned from Killinochchi and requested to take Karuna Amman to Colombo. Ramesh also requested him to persuade Karuna to leave Sri Lanka to any foreign country.

Norway's top peace envoy expected amid fears of war in Sri Lanka

A Norwegian peace envoy will travel to Sri Lanka next week as part of efforts to salvage the island's peace process amid fears of renewed fighting between government forces and the Tamil Tiger rebels, officials said Thursday.

India pledges cooperation, mutual security, stability and development of South Asian region.

Though in the 'Address to the Nation,' this evening, Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh had not mentioned names of countries in South Asia and South East Asia except for Pakistan and China, but when referring about South Asian region, he insisted on the vast potential to be utilized for cooperation, and ensured mutual security, cooperation, stability and development in the region.

Arakan State Police in Burma not paid Monthly Salary for one Year by now

For more than one year by now, the Police in the capital Akyab police station and policemen stationed in the other parts of the Arakan State in Burma have so far not received their monthly salaries.

Kalam calls for India-US cooperation on Mars

President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Friday called for India-US cooperation in exploring Mars.