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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Last Days of Chao Tzang Yawnghwe (Uncle Eugene)

By Prof. Kanbawza Win

As a mammoth Burmese crowd attended the first ever, state funeral held outside of Burma and sadly lower the flag draped body of their beloved leader Dr Chao Tzang Yawnghwe into the crematorium, I clearly recollect what he has done to us.

Several dead as bombs target Iraq's churches

Car bombs have exploded outside at least five Christian churches in Iraq, killing more than a dozen people and wounding many more.

IMF, World Bank, NYSE target of possible attack - U.S.

The United States raised the security alert level to high for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Washington, the New York Stock Exchange and companies in the New York area on Sunday after intelligence signaled a possible al Qaeda attack.

Paraguay supermarket fire kills at least 142 people

A fire swept through a busy supermarket on the Paraguayan capital's outskirts on Sunday and killed at least 142 people, police said.

Confusion continues over the Fate of Indian Hostages in Iraq

From C.Rajamani – Political Editor, Asian Tribune

Confusion prevails about the fate of the Indian and other hostages held by Iraqi militants with contradictory reports emanating from different quarters.

LTTE armed cadres arrested on suspicion

Seven armed cadres belonging to the Vanni Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were arrest by the Special Task Force Police at Akkaraipattu.

A flood affected victim's appeal for assistance

This is an appeal by one of the recent flood affected victims from Bangladesh for assistance. He writes of his pitiable position that he is seriously affected and wonders how he is going to survive from the nightmarish experience.

"Growth without equity neither meaningful nor sustainable" - President at BIMST-EC Conference.

As leaders, we have to be mindful of the wishes of our peoples. We must ensure that the fruits of globalization and regional economic cooperation reach the village and every nook and corner of our countries,” said President Chandrika Kumaratunga addressing in the recently concluded the BIMST-EC Summit, Bangkok.

LTTE – A terrorist organization debarred under Asset Freezing Regulation - Australia’s Attorney–General

“The LTTE has not been specified in regulations as a terrorists organization under the Criminal Code. However LTTE are currently listed for the purposes of terrorists’ asset-freezing under the Charter of the United Nations (Terrorism and Dealings with Assets) Regulations 2002 (the asset-freezing regulations) - Philip Ruddock M.P, Australia’s Attorney –General in a missive sent to the editor of the “Asian Tribune.”

Bhutan: Regulating Foreign Workers

By Suresh Kr Pramar – Asian Tribune

To ensure one hundred percent employment for its citizens the Royal Government of Bhutan has placed a ban on the employment of foreigner in sixteen different occupations mostly in the service related sector.

Iraqi abductors extend deadline for Indian Hostages

From: C.Rajamani – Political Editor, Asian Tribune

The Iraqi abductors have extended the deadline to execute the three Indian hostages till 8.30 pm, Indian Tiime (1530 Hours GMT) Sunday, Indian Deputy Foreign Minister E. Ahamed said.

Lisa Golden to represent Norway Foreign Ministry at the Oslo Conference on "Road Maps to Peace in Sri Lanka.”

Lisa Golden - Norwegian Foreign Office Special Advisor, confirmed with “Asian Tribune” that she has been assigned to attend the Oslo Conference on “Road Map to Peace in Sri Lanka” scheduled to be held on 20 August in Oslo, Norway.