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The Burmese Regime Has Nuclear Weapons

By Prof. Dr. Kanbawza Win

For an average Burmese, this news of the Burmese Military Junta acquiring nuclear weapons came to no surprise. The very fact that one of the most impoverish countries spending billions of dollars on arms for several decades and bold enough to defy the civilize norms of international community and the United Nations itself is an authentic proof that it has this secret weapons to defend itself.

Bush-Kerry debate: two candidates committed to war

The first of the presidential debates between President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry presented the American public with an empty choice between two candidates committed to continuing the war in Iraq and escalating US militarism around the world.

ASEAN, EU and Dual-Track policy

By: Sai Wansai

Generally speaking, implementation of engagement policy on Burma is only feasible and sensible when the Burmese military junta, also known as SPDC, is prepared to loosen the tense internal political atmosphere to a certain extent. This is none other than the release of NLD’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi, other political prisoners and implementation of a tripartite dialogue between the military, NLD and the non-Burman nationalities.

Pakistan: Death toll continues rise in the bomb blast incident.

Lubna Jerrar Naqvi – Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

The Death toll of the bomblast in a mosque during Friday Jumma prayers in Sialkot, central Punjab, Pakistan have risen to 25.

Court acquits four foreign nationals

By Hemanta Kumar Rout - Reporting from Orissa, India.

Four foreign nationals were acquitted, who were earlier arrested and charged while attempting to encash forged American traveler’s cheques and subsequently convicted and sentenced .

Anandasanagaree slights Gajendrakumar Ponnampalam MP, for encouraging killings and promoting a genocidal culture.

V. Anandasangaree, President of the Tamil United Liberation Front slighted Gajaendrakumar Ponnampalam, Member of Parliament from the Jaffna district representing Tamil National Alliance for his recent declaration encouraging killings and thus promoting an ominous genocidal culture in the midst of the Tamils in Sri Lanka and abroad.

ADB joins India’s efforts at turn around of its backward regions

From M Rama Rao - reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Asian Development Bank ADB) has announced plans to give a better to deal to less developed regions of India. It will lend more than dollars 2.1 billion annually for the three years.