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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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Day of Setbacks for US
By - Naseer Al-Nahr, Arab News War Correspondent Baghdad, 24 March: Iraqi troops and paramilitary fighters loyal to President Saddam Hussein held up a US advance toward Baghdad yesterday, inflicting casualties and taking American prisoners on the fourth day of war. Pockets of resistance in southe...
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India growing producer of illicit heroin: U.S. body
Washington, (IANS) March 24: India is becoming a growing producer of illicit heroin even as it is the world's largest producer of legal opium, says a U.S. report. The International Narcotics Control Strategy Report for 2002, prepared by the U.S. Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforceme...
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Saddam Vows to Crush Allied Forces
Baghdad, Iraq, March 24: - With U.S.-led forces closing in on Baghdad, a composed Saddam Hussein (news- web sites) tried to rally his people and his troops with a stirring address Monday in which he vowed that allied forces would be crushed and "victory will be ours soon." U.S. officials said Amer...
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Shock And Awe : In the Iraq War-Font
Baghdad, March 23: The US unleashed its full military might against Iraq Friday with waves of air strikes that turned much of Baghdad into an inferno as Washington declared President Saddam Hussein was ‘finished’. Huge explosions rocked the ancient city of five million people, sending balls of f...
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Improving Cambodian-Thai relations are in well progress
Bangkok, Mar 22 (TNA): Efforts to restore bilateral relations between Cambodian and Thailand are bearing good fruits, with Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra saying today that the improving relations are believed to be in well progress. In his weekly radio programme, "Premier Thaksin talks with th...
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War is "depressing"
Bangkok, March 23: Thais say the war in Iraq has made them lead a more austere life and that they feel depressed and sorry for the Iraqi people. A total of 2,186 people across the country were surveyed from Thursday to yesterday about the impact that the war in Iraq is having on them. Of the total...
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ASEAN official warns against radicalizing the region moderate Moslems
Singapore, March 22 (Xinhuanet): ASEAN Secretary-General Ong Keng Yong Saturday warned that the ASEAN must guard against extremists exploiting public anger over the US-led war against Iraq to instigate anti-US/UK feelings and to radicalize the region's moderate Moslems. In his lecture given at th...
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