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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2960

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Non-contestants becoming Ministers : Vaiko sees there's nothing amiss

MDMK chief Vaiko has refused to take a stand on the spat between his party's ally, the PMK, and film actor Vijayakanth even as there was no end in sight to the row but said he would not buy the argument that those who did not contest elections should not become Ministers.

Ancient body-stretching advocated as cure for modern stress

Tired out and full of aches and pains after a day at the office? The solution, according to the Health and Development Foundation, could lie in Thai traditional yogic practices best known to foreigners from their graphic depictions in statuary found at Bangkok’s Temple of the Reclining Buddha.

Turkey rejects demands of kidnappers in Iraq

Turkey rejected on Sunday the demands of militants threatening to kill three Turkish hostages in Iraq during U.S. President George W. Bush's visit to Istanbul for a NATO summit.

Political Change in Burma

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

In the early 1980's Army Commander General Maung Aye was Deputy Adjutant-General at the War Office with the rank of Colonel. Since Maung Aye spoke excellent English, he was assigned as the military liaison officer during the State Visit of Pakistan's President Zia Al-Haq.

Subramanian Swamy on LTTE, Defence Agreement and the right to station Indian Troops in non-Tamil areas in Sri Lanka.

India will not have any truck with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam at any given time said Subramanian Swamy. He said that the LTTE is a terrorist organization which moreover killed Rajiv Gandhi and has spewed poison online about India. Hence any efforts by any interlopers to appeal to the Indian Government to establish relationship with the LTTE will not succeed.

Armed group threatens to behead 'US Marine'

An armed group saying it has kidnapped a US Marine has threatened to behead the captive unless Iraqi prisoners are released in the war-torn country, according to a video broadcast on Al Jazeera television.

Iraqis to take get custody of Saddam soon - Allawi

The new Iraqi government expects to take custody of Saddam Hussein as early as this weekend, interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said on Sunday.

Ministry of Energy reiterates it will float gasoline prices soon

The Energy Ministry reiterates it will allow gasoline prices to float soon, but will continue to cap diesel oil prices until the end of this year.

Erik Solhein armed with a magic wand is expected today to jumpstart the Peace Process.

Erik Solheim, Norway’s special Peace Envoy is expected today in Colombo armed with a magic wand to finalise the agenda for Peace Talks with the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Sri Lankan army gets new commander

Sri Lanka's president has appointed a decorated general with expertise in anti-terrorism operations as the country's next army chief, the government announced.