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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2611

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Rocket Attack on the Pakistani Army Camp.

Lubna Jerar Naqvi – Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan

A rocket attack cut off power at a town in South Waziristan tribal region where thousands of troops have been hunting Al-Qaeda-linked militants, officials said.

Bangladesh: Pirates attacked a Korean ship at Chittagong port

Ahmede Hussain - Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Pirates attacked a South Korean vessel at the outer anchorage of Chittagong port and looted huge quantities of goods from its hatch in the evening, port sources said.

LTTE’s killing of innocent Dayalan exposed – aged father bares everything.

M. Velayutham a full time party worker of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) and the father of Dayalakumar, who was recently killed by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, revealed that his son was a candidate of the TULF sponsored Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in the parliamentary general elections held on 2001 and was never an informant or spy as alleged by the Tamil rebel outfit.

Bangladesh Signed USD 230 million Deall with Unocal

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladesh government signed a contract with Unocal on gas purchase
from the country's largest hydrocarbon turf at Bibiana, where the
American oil-giant has invested 230 million US dollars.

Palestinians arrive to see Arafat despite wife's ire

Palestinian leaders arrived in Paris on Monday hoping to see critically ill President Yasser Arafat at a French military hospital, despite a scathing attack by his wife who accused them of plotting to "bury him alive".

Best Bakery case – another twist and turn as allegation of threat and intimidation of a key witness surface

From Narendra Kaushik Reporting from New Delhi

Best Bakery case continues to simmer, as one of the prime witness, bakery owner’s daughter Zaheera Sheikh from Vadodara approached National Commission for Minorities (NCM) here on Monday alleging that Teesta Setalwad, an NGO activist in Mumbai, pressurized her, forcibly took her to Mumbai and threatened her with dire consequences, if she did not name innocent persons for the murder of 14 of her relatives in a communal riot that shook entire Gujarat state in March 2002.

Norway refuses to block Indo-Lanka Defence Pact

One of the main features of the new Indo-Sri Lanka Defence Cooperation Agreement (ISDCA) will be active cooperation against terrorism. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is vehemently opposed to the ISDCA, which it considers as “the biggest hurdle to its aim of total control over the north and east.” The LTTE has issued several statements against the agreement through its proxy, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).

Army vehicle attacked in Valaichchenai, but LTTE denies of any involvement

Sri lanka Army reports that the vehicle of the Brigade Commander for Kalkudah came under pistol and hand grenade attack from unidentified men near Jetty Camp, Valaichchenai on Monday morning at while the vehicle was proceeding towards Valaichchenai.