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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2786

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Pakistani Cabinet dissolves as PM resigns

Pakistani Prime Minister Zafarullah Jamali has announced his resignation from office and dissolved the Cabinet at a meeting of ruling party members.

Sri Lanka President on 'Peace Talks' at the dinner hosted to Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong

Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga expressed her Government’s desire to recommence the peace talks with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. She told at a dinner hosted in honor of visiting Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, who arrived on a state visit to Sri Lanka on last Friday.

Gamblers Bet Kyat 20 Million a Day on Euro Soccer

People have been staking about kyat 20 million per day on Euro Championship Football 2004 in Akyab, the state capital of Arakan, said a school teacher.

Singapore, Sri Lanka should try to reach 'open skies' accord: PM Goh

Singapore and Sri Lanka should try and reach an 'open skies' agreement to help boost trade and tourism between the two countries, says Singapore's Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong.

Make the SAARC region a torture-free zone

The Hong Kong based Asian Human Rights Commission in its statement on International Day against Torture has appealed to make the South Asian Association for the Regional Corporation, (SAARC) region a torture free zone.

Over 14,000 don white t-shirts to say 'no' to drugs

As the government once more declared victory in the war on drugs, over 14,000 people yesterday marked the United Nations’ International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking by donning white t-shirts to show their opposition to narcotics.

Another bomb explodes near Myanmar train station

A small bomb exploded near the central train station in the capital of military-ruled Myanmar on Sunday, a day after three went off in the same area.

Preparation Meeting Regarding Protest March of JHU Held in Mahinda Wijesekera’s House Questioned

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

Venerable Aparekke Punnananda Thero - rebel Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) Member of Parliament in a letter sent to a party leader Uduwe Dhammaloka Thero asked why an organizing meeting regarding the ‘protest foot march’ of the JHU was held in the house of the former UNP Minister of Fisheries, Mahinda Wijesekera.

CIA halts use of harsh interrogation ploys - report

The CIA has stopped using interrogation techniques such as "stress positions," sleep deprivation and denial of pain medication while the Bush administration reviews their legality.

From U.S. banker to finance minister to Pakistan PM

Plucked from Citibank in New York to become finance minister after a 1999 military coup in Pakistan, Shaukat Aziz is just weeks away from becoming prime minister of the turbulent South Asian nation.

CWC to decide on joining the Government after Provincial Councils elections.

Ceylon Workers Congress is to reassess and finalize soon regarding joining the United People’s Freedom Alliance Government after the Provincial Councils Elections.