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[url=http://yengawa.homedns.org:8888/Swimmy/38]LOL what a cute boy in the forest aware of bears[/url] :) :)

Attempt to militarize media landscape in Nepal

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

An appalling attempt to militarize the media landscape as the army began test broadcasts on six FM stations to counter Maoist propaganda while police cut off the power at an independent FM radio, reports reaching here from Nepal reveal.

Musharraf directs probe in blast that left over 50 dead

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has directed the federal intelligence agencies to carry out a thorough investigation into Tuesday’s terrorist act in Karachi in order to ascertain those responsible for the heinous crime and bring them to justice. Post your comments

Norwegian Police officer admits stealing passports to pay LTTE agents linked to organised crime

Yesterday, the second largest Norwegian news channel TV2 reported Norwegian police officer has admitted to selling nine passports to a 37 - year - old LTTE agent living in Norway. The Norwegian police officer has admitted stealing six passports in 2004 and three passports in 2005. The police officer sold the passports for more than 20.000 NOK. The police officer told he had borrowed money from the Sri Lankan and had to steal the passports to pay of his debt.Post your comments

Charles Taylor, the Most and Least Wanted Man

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

The United Nations is on a global hunt for a jailhouse for former Liberian President Charles Taylor, who is to stand trial in the Netherlands for committing "crimes against humanity" both in his home country and in neighboring Sierra Leone.

Analysts suspect LTTE moves to postpone talks

After the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) requested the second round of talks scheduled for 19 to 21 April be postponed to another date, there was speculation as to whether the recent spate of violence was provoked by the LTTE to find an excuse for the postponement. Analysts believe that the LTTE had no other excuse for the postponement of the talks.Post your comments

Nepal King's midnight call for elections, too little, too late

D. Michael Van De Veer – Reporting from Kathmandu.

At midnight from the Royal Palace King Gyanendra broadcast his annual New Year’s Message to a sleeping nation. The King restated earlier promises to hold general Elections in April 2007, called for the "active participation of all parties," said that "Democracy demands restraint and all forms of extremism are incompatible with democracy."

Douglas Devananda reveals pre-planned plot of LTTE to provoke violence in Trinco

Douglas Devananda appealed to the Tamils and Sinhalese to exercise maximum restraint and caution and not to be swayed by the malicious propaganda and provocative violence aimed at creating communal tensions and unrest in the country.Post your comments

Top Al-Qaida man among eight killed in Pak tribal area

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

A top Al-Qaida man was among eight people including five foreigners killed in an air raid by Pakistan security forces on their hideout in a tribal area in North Waziristan Agency neighbouring Afghanistan. The Al-Qaida leader was identified as Mohsin Musa, wanted by the United States with US five million dollars' head money.

ASEAN should take a stronger stand against Burma’s military junta - AIPMC

must be more actively involved in Burma’s political developments if it chooses to continue allowing a military dictatorship, which violently suppresses and isolates its own people, to remain a member of its organisation.

Karuna's group blasts the LTTE for provoking inter-ethnic violence in Trincomalee

Pointing the finger directly at the LTTE for provoking the latest violence in Trincomalee the TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP -- Col Karuna's Group) has appealed to all communities not to fall into the trap laid by the Tigers to inflame communal passions. Post your comments

Beyond peace in Nepal: Peaceful movement and strike

By Raghu Bir Bista

Volatile politics, dividing ideology clash, arms conflict and destruction, violation of human rights and stagnant economy are called present characteristics of Nepal in these recent years. Seen and unseen political development in the intra and inter party is being unpredictable. Each and every person is willing to know, what will happen.

Congressional visit cancelled, U.S. Mission reduces activiti

[b]Congressional visit cancelled, U.S. Mission reduces activities as Nepal enters uncertainty[/b]

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

[b]Washington, D.C. 14 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The U.S.

Analysts suspect LTTE moves to postpone talks

[b]Analysts suspect LTTE moves to postpone talks[/b]

[b]Colombo, 14 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] After the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) requested the second round of talks scheduled for 19 to 21 April be postponed to another date, there was speculation as to whether the recent spate of violence was provoked by the LTTE to find an excuse for the postponement.

Norwegian Police officer admits stealing passports to pay

[b]Norwegian Police officer admits stealing passports to pay LTTE agents linked to organised crime[/b]

[b]Oslo, 14 April, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Yesterday, the second largest Norwegian news channel TV2 reported Norwegian police officer has admitted to selling nine passports to a 37 - year - old LTTE agent living in Norway.

Musharraf directs probe in blast that left over 50 dead

[b]Musharraf directs probe in blast that left over 50 dead[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 14 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has directed the federal intelligence agencies to carry out a thorough investigation into Tuesday’s terrorist act in Karachi in order to ascertain those responsible for the heinous

Douglas Devananda reveals pre-planned plot of LTTE

[b]Douglas Devananda reveals pre-planned plot of LTTE to provoke violence in Trinco[/b]

[b]Colombo, 14 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Douglas Devananda appealed to the Tamils and Sinhalese to exercise maximum restraint and caution and not to be swayed by the malicious propaganda and provocative violence aimed at creating communal tensions and unrest in the country.

Devananda, Minister of Soc

Karuna's group blasts the LTTE for provoking inter-ethnic

[b]Karuna's group blasts the LTTE for provoking inter-ethnic violence in Trincomalee [/b]

[b]Colombo, 14 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Pointing the finger directly at the LTTE for provoking the latest violence in Trincomalee the TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP -- Col Karuna's Group) has appealed to all communities not to fall into the trap laid by the Tigers to inflame communal pass

Congressional visit cancelled, U.S. Mission reduces activities as Nepal enters uncertainty

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

The U.S. Department of State has granted ‘authorized departure status’ for the American embassy in Katmandu, Nepal while the high level Congressional delegation led by Speaker Dennis Hastert called off its visit when the embassy is in the process of drastically reducing its staff.Post your comment


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