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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1492

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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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Arab ambassadors call for emergency Security Council meeting
United Nations, (PTI), March 25: Arab Ambassadors at the United Nations have demanded an urgent meeting of the Security Council to call for an "immediate end to aggression" against Iraq launched by the United States and Britain. The demand came shortly after the Arab foreign ministers meeting in Ca...
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Gemstones and jewellery record sparkling growth rate
Bangkok, Mar 23 (TNA): The gemstone and jewellery industry is flying in the face of global unrest and recording continuing growth, with leading jewellery manufacturers so confident of 10 percent industry-wide growth this year that they are ploughing investment into boosting their production costs....
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Thai workers want to stay
Bangkok, March 24: More than 1,000 Thai labourers in Kuwait wish to remain in that country with their employers despite the war, a senior official said yesterday. Praphas Limphaphan, assistant labour minister, said in a press release after returning from Kuwait that the remaining 1,003 Thai labour...
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Southern Muslims call on govt to take a stand
By - Pares Lohason & Pravit Rojanaphruk Bangkok, March 24: The Islamic Committees of the five southernmost provinces yesterday passed a resolution calling the government to take a clear stance against the US-led war in Iraq. The resolution, which also asked the government to explain why it ha...
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Some US soldiers captured by Iraqis: Pentagon
Washington, March 23 (Xinhuanet): US President George W. Bush said Sunday he hoped that the US POWs will be treated humanly by Iraq. "We do know that we expect them to be treated humanely just like we are treating the prisoners of theirs that we capture humanely," Bush told reporters after return...
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Athens supports non-Burmans
Bangkok, March 23: Greece is very supportive of Burma's ethnic position, according to Shan and Karen representatives who just returned from their lobbying trip yesterday (22 March). "The peculiar thing about (Mrs Dorathea Tsimboukeli-Douvos, Director-General of Asia-Oceania and Minister Plenipoten...
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Top Hizbul leader Abdul Majid Dar shot dead
Srinagar, (PTI), March 23: Signalling intra-group rivalry, two militants today shot dead Abdul Majid Dar, former Hizbul Mujahideen Chief Commander who shot into prominence after announcing a unilateral ceasefire in 2000, at his house in North Kashmir. His mother and daughter were injured in the a...
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Four journalists killed while covering Iraq war
Dubai, (PTI), March 23: Three journalists working for British television company ITN were feared dead after coming under fire near Basra while an Australian journalist was killed in a car bombing in northern Iraq that Kurdish officials blamed on a militant group. Three ITN journalists were found...
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Bodies of four Chinese boat crew wash ashore in northern Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka: The bodies of four crew members of a Chinese fishing vessel sunk by suspected Tamil Tiger rebels washed ashore along Sri Lanka's northern coast, a navy spokesman said Sunday. "The bodies were found this morning in Point Pedro and we have informed the Chinese Embassy about it,"...
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Three US missiles land in Iran
Tehran, March 24: Three missiles fired by US jets taking part in attacks in Iraq landed over the border in southwestern Iran, Iran’s official IRNA news agency said on Saturday. Citing an unnamed military commander, IRNA also said that US and British military jets violated Iranian airspace several...
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UN envoy finds hidden microphone in Myanmar prisoner interview: sources
Yangon, (AFP), March 23: A United Nations (news - web sites) human rights envoy to Myanmar has complained of finding bugging equipment in a room where he was conducting private interviews of political prisoners, official sources said. Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, in the midst of a week-long visit to...
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US troops find chemical weapons factory in Iraq: US media
Washington, March 23 (Xinhua): US forces pushing deeper into Iraq have found a "huge" suspected chemical weapons facility near the city of Najaf, about 100 miles (160 km) south of Baghdad, Fox News reported Sunday. The facility in Najaf, south of Baghdad, was uncovered by the Third Infantry Divisi...
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Saddam to give speech soon - Iraqi television
Baghdad (Reuters), March 24: Iraqi President Saddam Hussein will address the nation soon in an "historic speech", Iraqi state television said on Monday. "Oh, Iraqi people, our heroic Iraqi fighters and people of the Arab world, our valiant leader Saddam Hussein will soon deliver an historic and i...
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24 Kashmiri Pandits gunned down in Pulawama in Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar, (PTI), March 24: In a first major strike after Mufti Mohammed Sayeed government came to power, about 15 heavily armed militants gunned down 24 Kashmiri pandits, including 11 women and two children, in a village in Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir in wee hours today. The militants...
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India, Russia express concern over US-led war on Iraq
Moscow,(PTI), March 24: Russia and India have expressed their deep concern at the US-led military action against Iraq and devastating bombardment of the country. In their telephonic conversation Sunday Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov and External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha "agreed tha...
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