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Bush Troubled by Canadian Drug Exports to U.S.
By Arshad Mohammed Washington (Reuters), Jan. 31: - President Bush on Friday said he was concerned that Canada had become a increasing source of potent marijuana as well as an ingredient to the illegal drug methamphetamine for the United States. A State Department spokesman said flows of the ingr...
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Cambodia to send Foreign Minister to Thailand to mend rift: PM
Bangkok, Feb 1 (TNA): – The Cambodian government has offered to send its foreign minister here in a bid to mend rift between the two neighboring countries which were shattering by anti-Thai riots in Phnom Penh this week, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said here Saturday. Relations between the...
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43 charged for inciting anti-Thai riots
Phnom Penh, Feb. 01: — A Cambodian court on Saturday charged 43 people including the publisher of a Cambodian newspaper with inciting Wednesday's riots in which the Thai Embassy and Thai-owned businesses in the capital were destroyed. In Chansivutha, publisher of Rasmei Angkor, was charged with s...
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India disappointed over US patronage to Pak: Advani
Bangkok, (PTI), Feb. 01: Expressing disappointment over the US not putting enough pressure on Pakistan to stop cross-border terrorism, Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani today said India expected countries sworn to fight terrorism not to help any State which patronised the scourge financialy or...
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UNICEF pressures Tamil tigers to give up child soldiers
Colombo, (PTI), Feb. 01: The United Nations Children's Fund Saturday called for stepped up pressure on Tamil tiger rebels to give up recruiting child soldiers and announced plans to help demobilise underage combatants. UNICEF executive director Carol Bellamy wrapped up a three-day visit to Sr...
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Cambodia reassures tourists
Phnom Penh, Jan. 31: — Cambodian minister of tourism Veng Sereivudh said Thursday he does not expect the anti-Thai rioting in Phnom Penh would affect the inflow of foreign tourists to Cambodia. "This kind of event will not affect tourism. It is just an unfortunate incident," Veng Sereivudh told re...
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Inside Burma: Two NLD members imprisoned after exparte hearing.
The Rangoon North District Court sentenced Ma San San Maw and Ma Aye Ye Htay, Youth Wing members of the National League for Democracy (NLD) of Hlaingthaya Township for two years imprisonment. According to available report, about five months ago, Ma San San Maw and Ma Aye Ye Htay were standing in th...
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U.N. Spotlights Child Soldiers in Burma, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Colombia and other countries.
New York, January 30: Governments and armed groups using child soldiers are under new scrutiny by the U.N. Security Council and must take immediate action to end child recruitment, Human Rights Watch said today. Following a full-day debate on children and armed conflict on January 14, the Security...
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Al-Watan: Al-Quseini: War against Iraq will retard development in Saudi Arabia, neighboring states
Saudi Arabia's minister of planning Khaled al-Quseini expressed his fear that an American war against Iraq will affect the march and objective of the development process in his country and other countries of the region. In statements issued yesterday by the Saudi daily al-Watan, al- Quseibi stresse...
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It is not correct to say I wanted only Law Ministry: Jana
New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 30: Former Law Minister K Jana Krishnamurthy today said it was not correct to say that he insisted on retaining Law Ministry before resigning yesterday but he would not disclose the reasons why he did not accept Prime Minister's offer of some other portfolio. "It is not c...
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What Vajpayee did when - Police opened the fire!
New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 30: Taking a break from mundane politics, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee today took a trip down memory lane recalling the days of journalism in the absence of Hindi news agencies. Reminiscing about his stint with the journal 'Crisis', Vajpayee said in the absence of a H...
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Not marrying not a big deal, says Vajpayee
New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 30: Albeit in a jocular vein, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee today said chronic bachelorhood was not something to be highlighted even as he expressed displeasure over being referred to as "India's Prime Minister" within the country. Speaking at a function founder Bales...
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Tigers to free child soldiers
Colombo, (PTI), Jan. 30: Sri Lanka's Tamil rebels today agreed to release conscripted child soldiers and sought human rights education for its own members, foreign truce monitors announced today. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) agreed to free the child soldiers during a ceasefire vi...
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UNICEF chief in Sri Lanka for talks on child soldiers
Colombo,(PTI), Jan. 30: The executive director of UNICEF, Carol Bellamy, today met around 1000 children affected by the island's decades-old ethnic conflict ahead of her talks with the LTTE on the issue of child soldiers, UN officials said. Bellamy, who arrived here today, will hold talks with...
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Lanka warns agnst premature peace euphoria; praises India
Colombo,(PTI), Jan. 30: Asserting that the Sri Lankan government had a "strong backing" from India in resolving its decades old ethnic conflict, Colombo today warned against "premature euphoria" over the Norwegian-led peace bid and said the 11-month-old truce with the LTTE was not enough to heal...
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Shattered Ties: King calls for common sense
Bangkok, Thailand, Jan. 31: His Majesty the King intervened yesterday to help quell an angry protest in Bangkok after relations between Thailand and Cambodia soured further following the Kingdom’s decision to down?grade diplomatic relations with Phnom Penh. The government’s action was a protest in...
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PM praised for decisive action in protecting Thais in Cambodia
Bangkok, Jan 31 (TNA): Many public figures have praised Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his government for the decisive action in coping with the precarious situation arisen from Wednesday’s arson attacks on the Royal Thai Embassy and business interests in Cambodia, and threats to Thai people...
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Burmese Army: SHRF Report - cataloguing acts of Violence – an Elegy
Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF’s) in its January 2003 monthly report conscientiously catalogued the acts of violence unleashed by the armed forces, as well as the sufferings undergone by the people in the Shan ethnic state in Burma. It is a can of woe, a sort of an elegy over the catastrophes a...
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Sri Lanka makes Middle East evacuation plans in case of Iraq war
Colombo, Sri Lanka, Jan. 30: Sri Lanka said Thursday it was preparing to pull out thousands of its nationals from the Middle East in the event war breaks out in Iraq. Nearly one million Sri Lankans work in the Middle East. They send home millions of dollars and are a main source of foreign exchange...
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Visiting British minister says decommissioning LTTE suicide cadres a must
by Harischandra Gunaratne The Island: British Foreign Office Minister Mike O’Brien on Wednesday said that decommissioning of LTTE fighting cadres, at least its suicide cadres was an important factor but declined to comment further in view of the ongoing peace process. Responding to a question subs...
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