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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2553

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LTTE must return for Talks – no more procrastination

Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga urged European Union to prevail and impress upon the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Sri lanka’s separatist Tamil rebel outfit, the importance of returning to the table for direct talks without procrastination.

Bush Appoints Right-Wing Extremist to UN Post

Analysis By Jim Lobe - Inter Press Service (IPS) News Agency

In a breathtaking victory for right-wing hawks, U.S. President George W. Bush has nominated Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security John Bolton to become his next ambassador to the United Nations.

UAE to hire more Bangladeshis

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

The United Arab Emirates assured taking more Bangladeshis for jobs in the ongoing process of economic expansion of the Sheikhdom, which has emerged as a world business hub.

Seminaries Reforms opposed in Pakistan

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

Religious Parties in Pakistan were opposing government demands for
further reforms in the seminaries (religious schools
known as Madaris), which are suspected by the west as
major sources of extremism and radicalism.

Focus on Women’s empowerment with the emphasis on disaster management.

Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga pointed out that the resilience of womenfolk becomes more evident in the face of a disaster or a challenge. She emphasize that she believes the strength of mind and courage displayed by women in Sri Lanka at this tragic moment helped their families overcome the ordeals.

Border tension mounts over push-in bid

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Border Security Force (BSF) of Naodapara camp tried to push in about
200 Bangla-speaking Indians into Bangladesh through Chakpara border
under Shibganj upazila.

Sri Lanka: Premier Pacific Pinnacle - Residential and commercial project linked with the nature

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Sri Lanka’s first super luxury mixed property development project - Premier Pacific Pinnacle situated in heart of the Colombo city will open for public from 18th of this month.

Pak agencies splitting Nawaz's party

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistani intelligence agencies were engaged in destabilizing
the party of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who
is living in exile in Saudi Arabia after signing a
deal with the military government of General Pervez
Musharraf, sources said.

“Welcome to the World of HIV family"

Hemant Rout – Asian Tribune

Pin prick and a tag with a needle had the message" Welcome to the World of HIV family". This has become the ploy of some anti-social elements and pranksters all over and general public are warned to take adequate precautions.

Man Who Questioned Relevance of U.N. is New U.S. Envoy

Daya Gamage – Reporting to Asian Tribune

The man who once questioned the relevance of the United Nations, and often wanted the United Nations accountable for every action it takes was named the United States Ambassador to U.N. by President Bush on Monday.