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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1590

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PM: Virus sows seeds of regional mistrust
Bangkok, April 09: The deadly SARS virus is undermining regional cooperation and sowing mistrust among Asian countries, many of whom are still on the road to recovery from the 1997 economic crisis, several political leaders and analysts said yesterday. Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who came i...
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Sri Lankan President rejects truce monitor ruling on Chinese trawler attack
Colombo, April 08, (Xinhuanet): Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga has rejected as bias the final report presented by the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission(SLMM) on the sinking of a Chinese trawler in the northeastern seas off Mullaitivu last month, her office said on Tuesday. In a letter to bot...
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Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar junta just are not talking, say analysts
Yangon,(AFP), April 08: Nearly a year after the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, the hopes of seeing the opposition leader begin a political dialogue with Myanmar's military junta appear dashed. The pro-democracy campaigner and the generals are just not talking to each other, analysts and diplomats sa...
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Exclusive: The Evil of Cluster Bombs
By - Essam Al-Ghalib - Arab News War Correspondent Najaf, April 09: Six days after the “liberation” of Najaf, Iraqis of all ages continue to pack the corridors of Saddam Hussein General Hospital. They are mostly victims of unexploded munitions that are strewn throughout various residential neig...
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Saddam may have survived bombing: reports
Bulletin Posted: Wednesday April 9 2003 2:01pm AEST US forces tried to extend their hold in Baghdad as new reports threw cold water on Washington's hopes that a mighty air strike had killed Saddam Hussein. After another night with US troops and tanks holding chunks of his capital, intelligence sou...
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U.S. Forces Should Stay in Iraq for at Least Two Years: Chalabi
Tehran, April 09: A member of the leadership council of the National Congress of Iraq, Ahmad Chalabi, expressed his view on Monday that following the overthrow of Saddam U.S. forces should stay in the country for at least two years, IRNA reported. The Elaph Internet site yesterday quoted Chalabi a...
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Proposed ‘Peace Bill’ referendum ‘a joke’ — Amunugama
by Kesara Abeywardena The Island - April 09:The opposition People’s Alliance yesterday termed the proposed Peace Bill referendum of the government as a "lunatic act" and said that it was useless to ask the people whether they like peace or not when even the government does not know what the fina...
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LTTE agrees to stop night travel
By Sunimalee Dias Daily Mirror - April 09:The LTTE has agreed to suspend the movements of its members in the night through the government-controlled areas until April 21, a Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission spokesman said. Spokesman Bekka Vihervas said the LTTE gave the assurance during a meeting the...
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Peace would prevail with the strong facilitator: Bradman
Daily Mirror - April 09: The peace process now in progress is bound to succeed, because of the presence of a strong facilitator in Norway, unlike in the past attempts, said Mr. Bradman Weerakoon, secretary to the Prime Minister. Mr. Weerakoon was addressing a luncheon felicitation held at the Gall...
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Jaya orders enquiry into allegation made by Dinakar.
Chennai, (PTI), April 09: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today said she had ordered an enquiry into former Karnataka DGP P Dinakar's allegation in his book that money was paid at the residence of then Chief Minister M Karunanidhi to secure the release of Rajkumar, who was kidnapped by fo...
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Launch postponed after anomaly noticed in spacecraft
Bangalore, (PTI) April 09: The launch of India's advanced multi-purpose satellite INSAT-3A was called off early today following an anomaly in the spacecraft in the final hours of the countdown at the spaceport of Kourou in French Guyana. Indian space agency ISRO said the launch was called off aft...
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Maldivian, Thai leaders to visit Colombo over peace process
Colombo, April 09, (IANS): Maldivian and Thai leaders will be here next month to express their support for the peace process in Sri Lanka and strengthen bilateral ties. Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom will arrive in Sri Lanka on May 6, said a foreign ministry spokesman. The Maldives is...
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Jordan Times reporter Tareq Ayyoub killed in US missile attack in Baghdad
Amman (JT), April 09: Jordan Times staff reporter Tareq Ayyoub, also a correspondent for Al Jazeera satellite television station, was killed by a US missile strike on the station's Baghdad offices early Tuesday morning. Ayyoub, who worked with The Jordan Times since 1994, had been seriously injure...
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European Burma network impels Thailand to officially invite SPDC and Burmese ethnic groups for talks
Oslo, April 09: The European Burma network , which met recently in Brussels, resolved to commend Thaksin Shinawatra, for offering to mediate between the Government of Myanmar and the ethnic nationality armies on the Thai – Burma border, with the view to bring peace to the people who have suffered...
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Iraqi leadership no longer controls Baghdad, U.S. says
Baghdad, April 09, (Kyodo News): The U.S.-led coalition declared Wednesday that President Saddam Hussein's regime has lost control over Baghdad, where citizens have taken to the streets in jubilation in some parts of the capital despite continuing fighting elsewhere there. ''The regime is in disar...
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Looting and celebrations begin in Baghdad
Baghdad, April 09: Uniformed soldiers and police have completely disappeared from some areas of Baghdad leading to an outbreak of looting, as US forces continue their advance into the city. Journalists watched young men and boys sack the United Nations headquarters in the Canal Hotel to the east...
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Celebrations, looting as US tanks roll into Baghdad
Baghdad, April 09:US tanks rolled into the heart of Baghdad, ready to take full control of the Iraqi capital amid scenes of jubilation after three weeks of war. Iraqi gunmen offered only sporadic resistance during the morning to American troops, after 48 hours of fighting on the west bank of the...
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Reporters Without Borders accuses US military of deliberately firing at journalists
Iraq, April 08: Reporters Without Borders called today on US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld to provide evidence that the offices of the pan-Arab TV station Al-Jazeera and the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad were not deliberately fired at by US forces earlier in the day in attacks that killed three j...
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U.S. Plans for Iraq Tribunals “A Mistake”: International Tribunal Needed
New York, April 07: Iraqis responsible for past crimes should be prosecuted before an international tribunal, not the U.S.-sponsored, Iraqi-led judicial process outlined at the Pentagon today, Human Rights Watch said. A tribunal composed of Iraqi jurists selected by the United States would not have...
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Blair asks Bush for UN role; Invasion tanks incurred in Baghdad test defenses
In the 19th day of the invasion of Iraq, the American invasion forces made a "show of muscles" in the downtown of Baghdad by reaching the extent of breaking into a presidential complex, saying it was a " strong message " to the regime of Saddam Hussein which seemed yesterday for the first time as n...
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