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Sharon and Arafat Should Step Aside

By Am Johal - Asian Tribune

Recently, Dov Weisglass, the Prime Minister Sharon's
bureau chief said, "The significance of our disengagement plan is the freezing of the peace . It supplies the formaldehyde necessary so
there is no political process with the Palestinians…
effectively this whole package called a Palestinian state has been removed indefinitely from our agenda process."

Two religious scholars and driver killed in Karachi

Lubna Jerar Naqvi - Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

Renowned religious scholar and Nazim of International organisation of
Tahafuz-e-Khatameen Nabuwat, Mufti Mohammd Jamil, Maulana Nazir Ahmed Taunsavi and his chauffer were killed on Saturday evening in the southern city of Karachi when unknown gunmen sprayed bullets on them.

Voting in the Afghanistan Presidential election continues in Pakistan despite threats from Taliban and allies

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

The first vote in the Afghanistan Presidential election was cast at 7 am Saturday by a woman in the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan this morning under the gaze of snipers and commandoes on alert for threatened Taliban attacks against refugees.

US envoy to India in eye of storm

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

US envoy in India, David Mulford, is in the eye of a raging storm. He has offered FBI help to Assam and Nagaland chief ministers in investigating the October 2 blasts in the two states.

Two Chinese kidnapped in Pakistan

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from, Islamabad, Pakistan

Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed confirmed that two Chinese have been kidnapped who had been working on the Gomal Zam Dam project in Pakistan which is close to the South Waziristan tribal region, the scene of fierce fighting since March between security forces and al Qaeda-linked militants.

Jayajalalithaa gets International award for her work to remove gender bias

rom M Rama Rao reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the chief minister of south Indian state, Tamilnadu, has been conferred an international award for her work to remove gender bias.

Sri Lanka’s Jathika Hela Urumaya – Storm in the alms bowl

By Asian Tribune Correspondent in Sri Lanka

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (National Heritage Party) led by Buddhist monks with nine Member representation in Sri Lankan parliament is now facing crisis situation owing to differences between the clergy and lay office bearers of the party.

Wangari Maathai First African Woman to be honored with the Nobel Peace Prize

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2004 to Wangari Maathai for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace.

A growing determination to ban the LTTE is gathering momentum in Denmark

A strong growing determination to ban the Sri lanka’s Tamil Separatist organization, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is fast emerging in Denmark and it is clearly evidenced that the opposition to the Tamil rebel outfit is gathering momentum.

Pak military creates 250 new checkpoints to plug Afghan border

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

On the tremulous eve of the Afghanistan’s first ever direct elections to be held today 9th October, extra troops have been added along the Afghan border to prevent insurgents from making cross-border attacks to disrupt its landmark election - Pakistan Military officials.

New light on an old subject -<i> Why did the chook cross the road?</i>

By - H. L. D. Mahindapala

Why did the chicken cross the road? The original answer to this old question is simple: "The chicken crossed the road to get to the other side" But times are not simple now. New age comes up with new answers.

Protest against the government’s inactivity against "Honor Killings."

Lubna Jerar Naqvi - Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

Human rights activist rallied outside the Pakistani parliament in Islamabad on Friday to protest the government's inaction against “honor killing” and increasing violence against women.

Concluding remarks on Dayan Jayatilleka’s rejoinder

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

First of all, I am a student of political science and trained as a political scientist, and not as a politician or not an agent of any foreign governments including India, which expects collapse of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). I have my own political views to judge and understand the political conflict. I hate to accept every single experience in our history and to open my ears to every single word except those of irrefutable facts and lessons.

A Humanist's Quest for Peace

by Regi Siriwardena

Neelan Tiruchelvam, scholar, politician and human rights activist, born January 31, 1944; died July 29, 1999. Neelan has been murdered by a LTTE suicide bomber in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, at the age of 55, was a major figure in the international struggle for human rights. He represented the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) as a "national list" MP, and, at the time of his death, was working with the Sri Lankan government on a programme of major constitutional reform.

Scholars killed in Southern city of Karachi by unknown gunmen

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

Renowned religious scholar and Nazim of International organisation of Tahafuz-e-Khatameen Nabuwat, Mufti Mohammd Jamil, Maulana Nazir Ahmed Taunsavi and his chauffer were killed on Saturday evening in the southern city of Karachi when unknown gunmen sprayed bullets on them.


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