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LTTE Pistol Group shot and killed two Muslims returning from Mosque.

Unidentified gunmen from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, a separatist Tamil rebel outfit shot and killed two Muslim civilians while returning from prayers from the mosque in Athugala village in Welikanda, 65 kilometers northwest of Batticaloa.

‘Pakistan is a nation of greatest concern as source of nuke missiles leaks to terrorists’, says US Congressional report

From M Rama Rao reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Notwithstanding the bonhomie between the President George W. Bush and President Gen Pervez Musharraf, which is seen responsible for the White House’s silence on ‘the question of democratic process in Pakistan, US Congress continues to view Pakistan with concern on a host of issues.

India Offers Bangladesh One Billion Rupees in Aid

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

In a letter written to his Bangladeshi counterpart, Indian premier
Monmahan Singh has offered 1 billion Rupees as flood relief assistance
for the flood-stricken people of Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka: International human rights organizations were hard and harsh on Tamil Tiger

International human rights organizations were hard, as well as very harsh on the Liberation Tigers of the Tamil Eelam for their unending human rights violations in Sri Lanka, done with the intention of killing those in the rival political organizations to silence the opposition voices and to cripple the voices of democracy in the country.

ADB Aid: Support more inclusive Development in Nepal

By Arjun Dhakal – Reporting from Kathmandu, Nepal

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced that its focus in Nepal over the next five years (2005-2009) will foster a more inclusive and results-based approach to better meet the needs of the poor, according to the Country Strategy and Program (CSP) endorsed by ADB's Board of Directors in Manila of Phillipines on Thursday.

CSW urges EU to step up pressure on Burmese regime at the forthcoming Asia-Europe meeting as attacks on civilians continue.

Less than a week before European Union leaders meet Asian leaders at the Asia-Europe Summit meeting in Hanoi, Christian Solidarity Worldwide has received fresh reports of attacks by the Burma Army against Karen and Karenni ethnic nationals.

Pakistan: Eye witness account of the Bomb Blast

Lubna Jerar Naqvi. – Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

The strong bomb
blast that rocked Multan early morning left large
patches of blood stained on the ground and human
organs scattered all around. According to eyewitness account
"It was dark and people were screaming for help."

Sonia Gandhi’s Congress poised to win today’s Arunachal Assembly elections but facing a tough challenge in Maharashtra elections due on October 13

From M Rama Rao reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi’s Congress party is placed comfortably in the provincial assembly elections taking place today in Arunachal Pradesh, the northeast Indian state on the periphery of the country’s political scene. It has already won three seats unopposed in the 60-member assembly.

Bomb blast leave atleast 39 dead in Central punjab

Lubna Jerar Naqvi - Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

At least 39 people were killed and more than 87 wounded when a suicide bomber exploded his vehicle at a rally for an assassinated militant religious leader in central Punjab’s city of Multan today.

ICRC to visit those 600 political prisoners detained in Maldives

Amidst reports about detainees undergoing harassment
in the jails in Maldives, the International Committee
of the Red Cross announced here in Colombo that the
ICRC and the Government of the Republic of Maldives
signed a memorandum of understanding granting the ICRC access
to all persons arrested and detained in the country.

It is not crazy Mr.Dayan Jayatilleke if I aback strong and determined leadership in the Tamil national struggle in Sri Lanka.

By A.R.M. Imtiyaz, Ph.D.

I appreciate Mr. Dayan Jayatilleke's opinion on my article that has appeared in the Asian Tribune October 5, 2004. Please let me take my liberty to make my theory more clear on the Tamil leadership. The purpose is not to reply to Dayan Jayatilleke who was a part of EPRLF run, but Indian sponsored, northeast provincial government in 1987/88, but to justify my thinking, which supports oppressed ethno (Tamils) group struggle.

Second time in succession LTTE military leaders failed to show up for the LTTE – SLA meeting in Batticaloa.

Second time in succession, military leaders of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam kept away for unexplainable reasons, from the Sri Lanka Army – LTTE meeting held in the Eastern province.

Geoff Hoon meets President Pervez Musharraf

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

While meeting with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, British Defence Secretary praised his army's operations against Al-Qaeda fighters along the Afghan frontier.

Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz calls for emergency meeting after Multan blast

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

An emergency meeting has been called by the Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, disclosed Federal Interior Minister, Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao. The Minister expressed his deep sorrow and grief on the heart-rending terror incident in Multan in the wee hours of Thursday morning.