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New legislation in Bahrain allows impunity for human rights offences
Amnesty International has shown concern over the new legislation in Bahrain which allows impunity for human rights offences. The human rights watch dog organization, Amnesty International has written to Shaikh Hamad bin 'Issa Al Khalifa the Monarch of Bahrain, requesting information about the a...
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An Arab man in Oman has no political rights
By K.T.Rajasingham Oman is yet another Gulf Country situated in the Asian continent, which does not allow its Arab citizens any political rights. Oman is one of the oil-rich countries in the Gulf and hereditary monarch runs the country.Unfortunately, an ordinary Arab Man in this country is deni...
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Burma Military Junta released only 60 Prisoners and not 115 as claimed - NLD
Bangkok, Nov. 29: According to National League for Democracy, (NLD) Burmese Junta had released only 60 political prisoners were released on 21 November and not 115, as declared by the Burma’s Military regime. According to NLD media spokesman Zin Lin, earlier Col.Hla Min, spokesperson of Burma'...
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Thai PM family is poorer: NCCC
Bangkok, Nov 28 (TNA): - Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's family has a total asset of over Bt12.3 billion, a decline of about Bt2.3 billion, according to the Office of the National Commission of Counter Corruption (NCCC). NCCC on Thursday revealed updated assets and liabilities of cabinet me...
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Burmese Government in exile renews pledge on the National Day, to work for Burmese Freedom.
Today is the 82nd anniversary of National Day of Burma. On this day, entire international community and the Burmese organizations for democracy inside and outside Burma urge for a genuine political talks to be held between the SPDC and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the peoples’ leader. According to the...
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An Arab man in Kuwait has no political rights.
By K.T.Rajasingham Kuwait is one of the Gulf Countries situated in the Asian continent, which does not allow its Arab citizens any political rights. Kuwait is one of the richest countries in the Gulf and hereditary monarch runs the country. Like Bahrain, Kuwait is also an Arab country run by...
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UNHCR applauds court quashing deportation order for Sri Lankan refugee
By Min Lee, Associated Press Writer Yahoo News - Hong Kong , Nov. 29: The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees on Thursday praised a Hong Kong High Court decision to rescind an order to deport a Sri Lankan refugee who said he had been tortured by Sri Lankan police and military and feared returni...
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Sri Lankan government begins campaign for more autonomy in Tamil areas to end war
By Dilip Ganguly, Associated Press Writer Yahoo News: Colombo, Sri Lanka, Nov. 29 - The government on Friday started a campaign to persuade Sri Lanka's politicians and people that the only way to permanently end the country's 19-year civil war is to grant greater autonomy to areas where the ethn...
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Third meeting of the Sri Lanka Peace Talks will be held in Oslo.
By K.T.Rajasingham Third meeting of the first session of the peace talks between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is scheduled to start in Oslo from 02 to o5 December in Oslo, Norway. The meeting is to take place at the Radisson SAS Plaza Hotel in Oslo....
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PM briefs President and the editors
Daily Mirror:Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday briefed President Chandrika Kumaratunga on the progress the government had made so far in the peace process and the talks with the LTTE. Addressing newspaper editors at Temple Trees, the Prime Minister said the confrontation in the batt...
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Ranil to Visit Japan.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, will be visiting Japan from 3 - 7 December. According to the press release issued by the Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during their stay in Japan, the sri Lankan Prime Minister and his wife would be accorded audience with the Emperor of Japan....
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Iraqi opposition conference in London on January 13
Officials in the main opposition Iraqi groups said that the plenary conference for the Iraqi opposition will be held in London on January 13 through 15 after the completion of preliminary meetings in Washington and the last of these meetings will be held on January 2md and 3rd. The foreign relation...
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Sok Yoeun must not be extradited to Cambodia– Amnesty International
Bangkok, Nov. 28: Amnesty International, the human right watchdog organization from London has expressed its grave concern over the decision by the Criminal Ccourt in Thailand to extradite Sok Yoeum back to Cambodia, to face charges of allegation regarding the alleged attempt on the life of Hun Sen...
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Austrian Airline Offers Service to Military-Ruled Burma
Bangkok, Nov. 27: Bangkok-based regional human rights organizations strongly criticized Lauda Air's opening of a new service between Vienna and Rangoon today, dismissing Austrian claims that 'engaging' Burma by opening the service would assist the troubled country. Somchai Homlaor, Secretary-Genera...
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Committee to Develop Commercial Publications for Academic Purposes
President Chandrika Kumaratunga is to appoint a Committee to develop Commercial Publications for Academic Purposes. The Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) will head the committee, while the Vice Chancellors of the University of Colombo, the University of Peradeniya and the Open Univ...
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The Story of Tongdaeng - becomes the best seller book
Bangkok, Nov 27 (TNA): - His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's bilingual book, the Story of Tongdaeng, has become the best seller book, as its first publication of 150,000 copies were all sold out in one day, according to T.V. news reports. "The Story of Tongdaeng", which went on sale nationwide...
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Government is able to repay debts with IMF ahead of time, says PM
Bangkok, Nov 28 (TNA): – Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday reiterated the government was in a position to repay debts with the International Monetary Fund ahead of schedule. He said the country had now enjoyed the political stability and considerable international reserve while its forei...
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A New publication warns of severe hardship for millions.
Bangkok, Nov. 28: New publication by United Nations Economic and Social Council for Asia and Pacific (UN ESCAP) warns of severe hardship for millions. The report warns that another financial crisis - or sudden economic downturn - could result in more severe hardship for millions of people across...
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Stopping LTTE courts, police stations in N-E: President wants immediate action
by Anura Balasuriya - The Island The Island: President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has directed the government to take immediate steps against LTTE courts and police stations in the north and east which violate the constitution of the country. The President has asked the government to take...
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LTTE storms police station in Delft
The Island: A group of LTTE cadres yesterday stormed a police station in the Delft Island, Tamil political sources said. Two policemen were wounded in the incident. The LTTE targeted the police station after police tried to prevent the group from forcing traders to close their shops as a part of t...
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