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Why sanctions are not working effectively in Burma

By Sai Wansai -Shan Democratic Union

Those against sanctions are convinced that they are punishing and hurting the population, rather than the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), also known as the Burmese military junta. But one pro-sanctions commentary, which was recently published, argues that while those against sanctions have roundly rejected the use of sanctions as ineffective and inhumane, they have failed to come up with what suppose to be an alternative.

Human rights emergency on the brink of further escalation in Nepal

Time is of the essence. The human rights crisis situation in Nepal risks escalating further unless concrete steps towards peaceful resolution of the conflict are undertaken by the belligerent parties.

India test fires the latest version of Agni-II missile

By Hemanta Kumar Rout - Reporting from Orissa, India.

India on Sunday successfully test-fired its sophisticated, surface-to-surface, Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) Agni-II from a mobile launcher at the Inner Wheeler Island in the Bay of Bengal, based at Dhamara in Bhadrak district of Orissa. This missile was test-fired at around 12.55 PM, this afternoon during its final operational configuration.

Apirak tipped to win race for Bangkok governor

A candidate from Thailand's main opposition party was tipped on Sunday to win the race to become the new governor of Bangkok in a blow to the ruling party ahead of national elections due early next year.

Kerala chief minister Antony quits

Mukundan C. Menon - Reporting from Kerala, India.

The Kerala Chief Minister, A. K. Antony, surprised everybody yesterday in this state capital, by announcing his decision to resign.

Stop the LTTE's Campaign to Eliminate Political Dissidents - An Appeal

“Stop the LTTE’s Killings”- A hitherto an unknown organization has started circulating statements via email and internet, with headlines “Stop the LTTE's Campaign to Eliminate Political Dissidents.” Unfortunately for reasons unknown, the organization has not provided any details about it.

If a war breaks out Today, LTTE would be the biggest looser.

If a war breaks out today, Sri Lanka Army would take over the entire Trincomalee, Batticalao, and Amparai districts within 48 hours. Tamils’ resistance in the Eastern region would be completely wiped out.

New governor vows to perform the best for Bangkok residents

Newly-elected Bangkok Governor, Mr. Apirak Kosayothin, has reiterated that he will devote himself to work and perform the best for Bangkok residents.

Norwegian facilitators to meet Balasingham tomorrow in a renewed attempt to diffuse tension.

Norwegian facilitators are to take up appropriate measures, as an attempt to diffuse tension looming large, especially with regard to issues threatening the Ceasefire Agreement between Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, according a to a report.