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Iraq invasion to remain focus of Australian election

By Neeraj Nanda - Asian Tribune

Australia is slowly limping towards an election by year end, though no dates are yet known. All indications are that it could be in October or November. And the main issue will be the same as in the US Presidential elections – whether the US-UK-Australia invasion of Iraq was right or wrong.

Bush names new CIA chief

US President George W. Bush has nominated Porter Goss, a Republican representative of the US Housefrom Florida, as head of the Central Intelligence Agency to replace former CIA chief George Tenet.

Sri Lankas main oppositin UNP has spoken of the need to resume peace talks without delay.

The main opposition UNP has called upon the government to resume peace talks with the LTTE without delay.

US embassy in Sri Lanka closed after threat

The US embassy in Sri Lanka closed and ordered its staff to leave the compound following an unspecified threat, diplomatic sources here said.

EXCLUSIVE - Karuna Speaks: Norway purposely ignored the Sea movement of the Vanni military deployment to the East.

Even before Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan leaving officially the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the leader of the Tamil rebel outfit Velupillai Prabakaran ordered a three man killer-squad led by Neelan alias Sinnathamby to kill him - alleged the former special commander of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam .

As droughts continuing in Sri Lanka, UN warns coming months could be critical

Worsening of drought condition is expected affect the food production in Sri Lanka. According to an analysis without a significant improvement in rainfall, the next Maha crop season – from October 2004 to March 2005, accounting for 60 per cent of annual production paddy – will be at risk and some districts may suffer a third consecutive crop failure.

Lothas-Assamese form joint forum to remove bottleneck and restore aged old friendship

By Oken Jeet Sandham - Asian Tribune

In a significant development, the people living in border areas of Assam and Nagaland especially in Lotha areas have come up with a novel idea to settle the chronic border problem. The people in the border areas have formed Assamese-Naga Mitra Hoho (ANMH) with a view to remove the misunderstanding and revitalize the aged old friendship between the two communities.

Sri Lanka President refutes charges of State Land allocated to her and to her son Vimukthi

Sri Lanka President yesterday refuted the allegation that either she or her son Vimukthi have obtained state land or any other State property at any time.

Peace Secretariat Chief on visit to Jaffna

Mr. Jayantha Dhanapala, Director General, Secretariat for Co-ordinating Peace Process (SCOPP), who is held in high esteem at international diplomatic relations, visited Jaffna peninsula, Monday, August 09 in order to meet religious dignitaries, Government Officials, Chiefs of the Security Forces and a representative gathering of public and non-governmental agencies.

Siachen: In the Defense of National Pride

By Suresh Kr Pramar – Asian Tribune

In Siachen not a blade of grass grows in this icy, desolate region where temperatures can sink to well below zero 60 degree Celsius. Survival is difficult. Food has to be treated for proper digestion, speech becomes slurred and frostbite is common. Breathing at these dizzy heights (over 20,000 feet) is a problem causing high altitude pulmonary and cerebral edema, headache and hypertension.

Lee Hsien Loong announces new cabinet

Singapore's Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong on Tuesday morning handed in his letter of resignation to President S.R. Nathan, paving the way for Deputy Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong to take over.