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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Afghanistan: UN anti-drug official hails new fatwa against narcotics

The senior United Nations anti-drug official in Afghanistan today welcomed the issuance of a religious decree issued by the Council of Ulemas of Afghanistan, condemning narcotics and related activities

Myanmar prime minister leaves today for 3-nation working visit

Myanmar's Prime Minister Gen. Khin Nyunt left Monday for Vietnam, the first leg of his goodwill visit to three ASEAN nations, which will also take him to Laos and Cambodia.

Government of Sri Lanka granted duty free concession for the import of 4 vehicles by the LTTE Peace Secretariat.

Government of Sri Lanka has granted duty free concession to LTTE Peace Secretariat purchase of four vehicles for the exclusive use of the LTTE Peace Secretariat.

Singapore: PM says 'thank you' to nation

In a message delivered 'with a happy heart', he says the privilege of serving as PM has been 'highest honour of my life'

Iraq's Chalabis face warrants, Shia fighting rages

An Iraqi judge has issued an arrest warrant against leading politician and former Pentagon darling Ahmad Chalabi and his nephew Salem Chalabi, the head of the tribunal trying Saddam Hussein.

THE ISGA : Compromise, don't capitulate

By Dayan Jayatilleka

The Govt’s line is that it is willing to resume negotiations on “an” or even “the” ISGA, linked to a final settlement (or what it calls “solution”). This stand is dangerous in two ways, writes Dayan Jayatilleka - formerly a Minister in the North east Provincial Council of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka President is in a hurry to preside over the secession of the country.

Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, President of Sri Lanka has expressed mighty hurry in presiding over the secession of the country, when she indicated her willingness to start the peace negotiation based on the Interim Self-Governing Authority proposal put forward by the Tamil rebel outfit - Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

17 dead and 13 injured in bus incident near Wokha

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

At least 17 persons including children died and 13 injured when a Kohima bound Night Super NST Bus they were traveling met with an incident at a place between Kontsenu and Wokha, yesterday around 2.30 a.m. early morning.

Rohingyas appeal to ASEAN to disqualify Burma from Chairing ASEAN in 2006.

Arakan Rohingya National Organization in a statement released yesterday has appealed to the ASEAN to review its policies towards military ruled Burma, and to disqualify Burma from chairing ASEAN in 2006.

Mother gunned down in want of the rival cadre

A fifty-two year old mother from the general area of Sittandy has been killed by a group of suspected LTTE cadres armed with T-56 weapons late night on 06 August 2004, claiming that her son was cooperating with a rival LTTE faction.