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The Most Elusive Word

[b]The Most Elusive Word [/b]

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

[b]United Nations, 02 December, (IPS):[/b] When a Sri Lankan lawyer, Rohan Perera, was elected to chair the U.N. Ad Hoc Committee on Terrorism about eight years ago, a Western diplomat jokingly told him he was going to be "chairman for life"-- because "the United Nations will never agree on a legal definition of terrorism".

The Most Elusive Word

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

When a Sri Lankan lawyer, Rohan Perera, was elected to chair the U.N. Ad Hoc Committee on Terrorism about eight years ago, a Western diplomat jokingly told him he was going to be "chairman for life"-- because "the United Nations will never agree on a legal definition of terrorism". Post your comments

United States Steps up its Pressure on Burma: Goes to UN Security Council

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent to Asian Tribune

Citing serious problems caused by human rights abuses and political repression, the United States has requested that senior U.N. officials formally brief the Security Council on the deteriorating situation in Burma, also known officially as Myanmar.

Indian leaders assure Lanka FM of support to Rajapakse government

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

Indian leadership gave a patient hearing to the new Sri Lanka Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera who came here on a two-day visit. Post your comments

Nepalese police arrested 18 Tibetan refugees

Nepalese police have arrested 18 Tibetan refugees in Nepal’s Bara district for having entered the country from China without possessing legal documents, reports said Thursday.

New report reveals torture of political prisoners in Burma

An Asian-based human rights group today released an authoritative report detailing the brutal and systematic torture of political prisoners that for the first time specifically names those directly responsible in Burma's military regime, as well was reveals the "shocking" scale and severity of the practice.

LS Industrial Systems of Korea promotes electrical and automation systems in Sri Lanka

From Sunil C. Perera in Colombo

Local sole representative for LS Industrial Systems
of Korea, affiliated to the LG group says that
globally known LG group of Korea has been divided into three
groups to reinforce the global competitiveness by
specializing business divisions.

UN asks for mutual ceasefire in Nepal

A day before the unilateral ceasefire announced on September 3 by Nepal’s Maoists for three months lapses, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) has urged for a mutual ceasefire by Maoists as well as King Gyanendra’s government.Post your comments

Rohingyas slam further detention of Aung San Suu Kyi

By M Rama Rao – Asian Tribune

The Rohingyas of Burma have lashed at the military junta for extending the detention of Democracy icon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for another six months.Post your comments

UN asks for mutual ceasefire in Nepal

[b]UN asks for mutual ceasefire in Nepal[/b]

[b]Kathmandu, 02 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] A day before the unilateral ceasefire announced on September 3 by Nepal’s Maoists for three months lapses, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) has urged for a mutual ceasefire by Maoists as well as King Gyanendra’s government.

The unilateral ceasefire declared by the Maoists lapses

Rohingyas slam further detention of Aung San Suu Kyi

[b]Rohingyas slam further detention of Aung San Suu Kyi[/b]

By M Rama Rao – Asian Tribune

[b] New Delhi, 02 December (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The Rohingyas of Burma have lashed at the military junta for extending the detention of Democracy icon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for another six months.

Rohingyas who are predominantly to be found in the Arakans bordering India and Bangladesh have been wo

Indian leaders assure Lanka FM of support to Rajapakse

[b]Indian leaders assure Lanka FM of support to Rajapakse government [/b]

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

New Delhi, 02 December ( Asiantribune.com): Indian leadership gave a patient hearing to the new Sri Lanka Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera who came here on a two-day visit.

Sri Lanka: LTTE Heroes Day speech reveals an organisation

[b]Sri Lanka: LTTE Heroes Day speech reveals an organisation in crisis[/b]

By K. Ratnayake – World Socialist Web Site

Each year the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), V. Prabhakaran, delivers a "Heroes Day Speech" that is regarded a major statement of policy.

Nepal's Maoists extend ceasefire for a month

On the day the three-month ceasefire announced by the Maoists in September this year expires, Maoist chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda issued a statement this morning announcing the extension of ceasefire for a month.


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