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Coalition responsible for post-war humanitarian aid :Annan
United Nations, (PTI), March 26: UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has firmly told the US that the coalition partners are responsible for providing humanitarian aid to Iraqis "gravely affected" by their military action till the conditions stabilised. "United Nations is prepared to do all it could...
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List of casualties in Iraq war
London,(Reuters), March 26 Following are the announced casualties to date in the Iraq war. Total: U.S. AND British Causalities: 22 U.S. killed and two missing. 20 British killed and two missing. Iraqi Causalities: Iraqi military - no reliable figures. -- Iraqi civilians (Iraqi estimates) - At...
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Iraq: Fear of war crimes by both sides - Amnesty International
London, March 26: There are reports giving rise to concerns that war crimes may have been committed by both sides in the recent fighting, Amnesty International said today. Coalition forces have confirmed attacking the main Iraqi television station early on Wednesday. According to reports from the...
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U.N. Aide in Myanmar Finds Bugging Device
By Aye Aye Win - Associated Press Writer Yangon, Myanmar (AP), March 24: A visiting U.N. human rights envoy on Monday suspended his mission to Myanmar and left the country after finding a bugging device while conducting confidential interviews with political prisoners. The envoy, Paulo Sergio Pi...
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UN human rights official cuts short Myanmar visit over bugging
Yangon, March, 24: The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar cut short his fact finding mission there today after discovering a listening device under the table during interviews with prison inmates. Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, who was scheduled to end this fifth visit to Myanmar...
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U.N.: Special Sitting Urged on Iraq: Human Rights Commission Should Monitor Abuses
Geneva, March 24: The United Nations Commission on Human Rights should convene a special sitting to monitor human rights during the conflict in Iraq, Human Rights Watch urged in a letter to the Commission chair today. The Commission, which is the United Nations’ major human rights forum, began it...
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Withdraw the Case against Soe Myint – the former Burmese student political activist.
Oslo, March 25: Burma Support Groups in the Scandinavian countries have appealed to the Indian Prime Minister for the withdrawal of the case against Soe Myint, the former Burmese student political activist turned journalist. In an letter address to the Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, the B...
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Iraqi minister slips out of Baghdad to rally support from Arab nations
By Andrew Gumbel London, March 24: Iraq’s Foreign Minister slipped quietly out of Baghdad over the weekend for a diplomatic trip to Syria and Egypt aimed at rallying Arab governments against “the American, British and Zionist aggression”. That Naji Sabri managed to leave Baghdad under heavy bomba...
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Thailand prepares for four-nation drugs summit
Bangkok, Mar 24 (TNA): Thailand is preparing for a regional summit in which four countries will thrash out solutions to Asia’s drugs crisis, Interior Minister Wan Muhamad Noor Matha announced today. The minister said that the meeting, to be attended by national leaders from Thailand, Laos, China a...
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Humanitarian Crisis: Thailand help sought by UNHCR
Bangkok, March 25: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has approached Thailand about providing humanitarian assistance in Iraq, Foreign Ministry spokesman Sihasak Puangketkaew said yesterday. Thailand has been asked to provide medical assistance to Iraqis, most likely when US...
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Aziz says Saddam in full control of Iraq
Baghdad, March 24 (Xinhuanet): Iraqi President Saddam Hussein isin full control of the country, people, army, party and natural resources, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz told reporters on Monday. Speaking at a press conference, Aziz said all members of the Iraqi leadership are "in good sha...
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Iraqi embassy in Thailand closed down
Bangkok, March 24 (Xinhuanet) Iraqi embassy in Thailand was closed down on Monday for unknown reasons, said Thailand's foreign spokesman Sihasak Phuangketkeaw. "We didn't have the reason of the closure," said Sihasak, "the Iraqi embassy didn't formally tell us the decision." One diplomat and one a...
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Saddam wealth seen unwelcome in Switzerland
By Karen Iley Geneva, (Reuters), March 24: Switzerland said on Monday it was still mulling a U.S. request to freeze any bank accounts held by the Iraqi leadership but insisted it was unlikely illicit Iraqi funds would be found in the alpine state. Jacques de Watteville, head of the financial and...
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Myanmarese journo-turned-hijacker says he wants to face trial
Kolkata, (PTI), March 24: Soe Myint, the Myanmarese jounalist facing trial here for hijacking a Thai aircraft to the metropolis in 1990, today expressed his determination to fight his case, even though his supporters have appealed to the Centre and West Bengal government for its withdrawal. "I h...
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Saddam Rallies Troops; US Forces Close In on Baghdad
By Naseer Al-Nahr, Arab News War Correspondent Baghdad, March 25:A defiant Saddam Hussein yesterday vowed that he would win the war as US-led forces were caught up in fierce battles for the strategic southern Iraqi cities of Nassiriyah and Basra. “Victory is near,” the Iraqi president told his peo...
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Sea Tigers quizzed by SLMM over sinking of Chinese trawler
by Kesara Abeywardena The Island - March 25: The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission on Sunday questioned the Sea Tigers at a meeting in Kilinochchi about the sinking of a Chinese fishing trawler off the Mallaitivu coast last Friday. SLMM spokesman Teitur Torkelson told "The Island" yesterday that SLMM...
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Crimes endured by universities relocated in the distant regions in Burma.
The State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) has scattered university students by planting university institutions such as the Eastern University (Tawa), the Western University (Htantabin) and Dagon University in distant, desolate and barren regions. These locations are riddled with unlicensed...
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TULF President talks tough with LTTE
By N. Parameswaran Daily Mirror - March 25:TULF President V. Anandasangaree yesterday threatened to dissolve the party rather than bowing to the dictates of the LTTE. Addressing a meeting at the Jaffna party office, Mr. Anandasangaree said the party had initially agreed to support the government...
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Arabs call for US withdrawal
Cairo, March 25: Arab foreign ministers last night condemned the "aggression" against Iraq and called for the "immediate withdrawal" of US and British forces from the country, at the end of a meeting in Egypt's capital. A final resolution issued after the meeting "condemns the US-British aggressio...
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Baghdad battle looms, U.S. Marines cross Euphrates
By Sean Maguire Nassiriya, Iraq (Reuters), March 25: U.S. forces attacked elite Republican Guards defending the approaches to Baghdad on Tuesday, while American Marines further south finally punched a path through stubborn Iraqi resistance in Nassiriya. U.S. ground forces probed Republican Guard...
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