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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2552

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Oslo Conference on "Road Maps to Peace in Sri Lanka" - 20 August 2004

The World Alliance for Peace in Sri Lanka (WAPS) jointly with its Norwegian Counterpart R-Centre is organizing a full-day seminar on LTTE terrorism to be held in Oslo, Norway on August 20.

India-Thailand reach preliminary agreement on FTA, says PM

India and Thailand have reached a preliminary agreement on bilateral free trade area (FTA), according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Balasore MP slams Prime Minister for neglecting Orissa

Hemanta Kumar Rout - Reporting from Orissa

The eminent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Member of Parliament (MP) from Balasore Mahameghabahana Aira Kharabela Swain slammed Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh for neglecting Orissa in comparison to other states of India.

President Kerry?

After the strongest speech he has ever given, the Democrat candidate is starting to convince America he can oust George Bush.

Militants vow to behead new hostages in Iraq

Militants purportedly led by al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi said on Saturday they had kidnapped two truck drivers in Iraq and would behead them in 48 hours unless their Turkish company quit the country.

Sri Lanka should seek UN support to arrest the killings.

Humanitarian disaster of unimaginable proportion is dangerously beginning to unfold in Sri Lanka, as the country is plagued with fratricidal war, revenge killings, threat and intimidation with impunity. It is high time that the unprecedented danger - the madness of killings be brought to the notice of the UN Security Council for appropriate resolution and action by the international community.

India’s Parliamentary System in a crisis of Confidence

From R C Rajamani – Political Editor, Asian Tribune

Old-timers who have seen the days of Pandit Nehru, independent India’s first Prime Minister, decry the “steep fall in standards”. They are referring not just to the decline in calibre of the legislators, but also to the decline in the very character of the Parliamentarians.

Burma : Calm Before The Storm

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

Aung San Suu Kyi is heavily guarded and is under detention at her residence in Rangoon. Genocide Than Shwe and his family is now also heavily guarded since he is concerned about retaliation for the 30th May Massacre.

UNP coming forward to support the Government is a vicious ploy alleges ruling party.

Sri Lankan ruling party led by Chandrika Kumaratunga consider the offer by the opposition United National Party (UNP) led by Ranil Wickeramasinghe as a trap to isolate the President and the ruling party from its friends and partners.

Several dead in latest Falluja attack

Ten Iraqis have been killed and 38 injured, in continuing clashes between US occupation forces and resistance fighters in Falluja following a US attempt to enter the city on Saturday.