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Unstable and undemocratic Burma may lead to instability

[b]Unstable and undemocratic Burma may lead to instability in the region - US Congressman[/b]

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

[b]Washington, D.C. 08 February (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The situation in Burma is one of the most intractable foreign policy challenges that the United States faces in Asia, says U.S.

Air Arabia's Colombo operation receives Award of Excellence

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

Air Arabia's Colombo operation received an Award of Excellence at the
recently concluded 'Air Arabia Commercial Conference 2006' which was
held at the Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, Falujah UAE.

LTTE paramilitary attack Karuna's cadres working in Qatar

26-year-old Manoharan, alias Kuruvi, (Bird) one of the numerous members of Col. Karuna's group working in Qatar, is in a critical condition in the Intensive Unit of Ahamed Hospital, (General Hospital) in Doha Qatar after he was hit on the head with a steel crowbar when he was fast asleep.Post your comments

India's friends of Aung San Sui Kyi urge President Kalam not to visit Myanmar

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

India's friends of Aung San Sui Kyi have urged President APJ Abdul Kalam to put off his planned state visit to Myanmar next month. Participating in a seminar on India's role for National Reconciliation in Burma", academics, Parliamentarians and social activists have voiced the view that the Kalam visit be put on hold "till the military junta releases Daw Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest" and provides "full and unrestricted access" to the U N Secretary General's Special Envoy on Myanmar Sergio Pinheiro to facilitate national reconciliation processes and monitor human rights situations in the country.Post your comments

Pakistan sees Indian, Afghan hands in Balochistan unrest

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan has accused India and Afghanistan for fomenting violence in this southwestern province of the country."Afghan warlords and drug barons are arming tribal militants and India is financing them," Balochistan Governor Awais Ahmad Ghani told newsmen in the port city of Karachi a day after 21 people were killed in the latest round of violence. Post your comments

Investors Lack Confidence In Sri Lanka Despite Peace Bid: World Bank

Agreement by Sri Lanka's warring parties to hold their first face-to-face
talks in three years will help reconstruction but there would be no
significant foreign investment until lasting peace is achieved, Agence
France Presse reports a World Bank official said Monday. "We haven't got a security and a peace framework in which people have full confidence at this time," country director Peter Harrold told reporters here. "This is key to poverty reduction over time."Post your comments

Meghalaya for three-tier ID cards to check influx

By Raymond R Kharmujai – Asian Tribune

The Congress led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government has urged the centre to immediately introduce the multi-purpose identity card or a three tier card system in Meghalaya state, North East India in order to check the unabated influx of illegal foreign nationals into the state.

Sri Lanka to take measures to attract more tourists

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The government of Sri Lanka is expected to launch shortly a massive tourism promotion campaign in Europe to attract more tourists.

Traders seek better export amenities at Moreh

By T Siamchinthang

The traders have sought necessary measures for development of ongoing trade between the two countries – India and Myanmar, by improving the infrastructure at Moreh town.

Coomaraswamy New UN Rep for Children & Armed Conflict

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

Radhika Coomaraswamy, a former UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, has been appointed the new UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict.Post your comments

Coomaraswamy New UN Rep for Children & Armed Conflict

[b]Coomaraswamy New UN Rep for Children & Armed Conflict[/b]

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

United Nations, 07 February, (IPS/UN): Radhika Coomaraswamy, a former UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, has been appointed the new UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict.

The official announcement is expected to made at a UN press briefing later this week.

Investors Lack Confidence In Sri Lanka Despite Peace Bid:

[b]Investors Lack Confidence In Sri Lanka Despite Peace Bid: World Bank[/b]

[b]Colombo, 08 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Agreement by Sri Lanka's warring parties to hold their first face-to-face talks in three years will help reconstruction but there would be no significant foreign investment until lasting peace is achieved, Agence France Presse reports a World Bank official said Monday.

Pakistan sees Indian, Afghan hands in Balochistan unrest

[b]Pakistan sees Indian, Afghan hands in Balochistan unrest[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 08 February, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Pakistan has accused India and Afghanistan for fomenting violence in this southwestern province of the country."Afghan warlords and drug barons are arming tribal militants and India is financing them," Balochistan Gover

India's friends of Aung San Sui Kyi urge President Kalam

[b]India's friends of Aung San Sui Kyi urge President Kalam not to visit Myanmar[/b]

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

[b]New Delhi, 08 February (asiantribune.com):[/b] India's friends of Aung San Sui Kyi have urged President APJ Abdul Kalam to put off his planned state visit to Myanmar next month.

LTTE paramilitary attack Karuna's cadres working in Qatar

[b]LTTE paramilitary attack Karuna's cadres working in Qatar [/b]

[b]Colombo, 08 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] 26-year-old Manoharan, alias Kuruvi, (Bird) one of the numerous members of Col.

Unstable and undemocratic Burma may lead to instability in the region - US Congressman

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

The situation in Burma is one of the most intractable foreign policy challenges that the United States faces in Asia, says U.S. Congressman James Leach, chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the House International Relations Committee delivering an opening statement February 7 at a hearing on "Human Rights in Burma."Post your comments


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