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US, Japanese interest drives peace bid
by Amal Jayasinghe The Island: Oslo, (AFP) — Heightened US and Japanese interest in Sri Lanka’s fledgling peace bid has boosted prospects of ending Asia’s bloodiest ethnic conflict, a Norwegian peace broker said. Norway’s Deputy Foreign Minister Vidar Helgesen, a key figure in bringing Sri L...
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CBK discounts fears of threat to her life
The Island: President Chandrika Kumaratunga has turned down appeals by party loyalists to minimise public appearances due to a perceived threat to her life at the hands of the LTTE, Western Province Governor Alavi Moulana said yesterday. Moulana said the president who had a full programme at K...
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Talks in Europe for first time
by Amal Jayasinghe The Island: Oslo (AFP) — Warring parties in Sri Lanka will have their first round of peace talks in a western capital tomorrow when they hold crucial negotiations, diplomats said. The Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have had two round...
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Liberation: Barazani and the war against Iraq
The chairman of the Kurdistani Democratic party, Masoud al-Barazani, announced that the war against Iraq is very possible because the Americans have commited a lot into this direction, and that toppling attempts and conspiracies failed to topple the Iraqi president. In a statement to the French...
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Thailand to host Rubber Corporation Dialogue
Bangkok, (TNA) - Thailand will host a meeting of rubber plantation leaders in the region, called Rubber Corporation Dialogue (RCD), for the first time next month, according to a senior official. Phongpen Summaphan, Director-General of the Office of the Rubber Replanting Aid Fund (ORRAP), told...
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PM:Govt is ready to evacuate Thai workers from Israel
Bangkok, Dec 1 (TNA): The government is ready to evacuate Thai workers from Israel and Gaza Stripe if tension between Israel and Palestine escalates, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Thaksin told TNA on Saturday that he was informed of a shooting in Gaza Stripe in which two Thai...
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Indian foreign secretary returned from Myanmar
India’s Foreign Secretary Mr Kanwal Sibal returned to New Delhi after a five-day visit to Myanmar (Burma). Mr Sibal was in Myanmar for a regular Foreign Office Consultative Meeting with his Burmese counterparts. During his stay in the impoverished military reigned country, the Indian Foreign Se...
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Sonia should apologise for statement in UK university: BJP
New Delhi,Saturday, November 30, 2002: BJP today took strong exception to the veiled attack on it by Congress President Sonia Gandhi in her lecture at Centre for Islamic Studies in Oxford where she had reportedly said that certain political parties in India were for only majority community....
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PM invites Thai people to extend best wishes to HM
Bangkok, Dec 1 (TNA) - Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Saturday invited all Thai people to extend their best wishes to His Majesty the King on the occasion of his 75th birthday anniversary, which falls on on December 5. In his weekly radio programme, "Premier Thaksin Talks with the Public...
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Resuming job, UN sites inspections uncovered lies of Blair.
Baghdad INA, Dec. 01:UN arms inspectors examined a military industrial complex and a suspected missile site on Saturday as they resumed work after a one-day break. In a third day of inspections, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts spent three hours at the military complex run by...
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Tamil Tiger top guns in Oslo for Sri Lanka peace talks
Yahoo News: Oslo (AFP), Nov. 30 - Top Tamil Tiger rebel leaders arrived here for the first round of Norwegian-brokered Sri Lanka peace talks to be held in a European capital. The head of the political wing of the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), S. P. Thamilselvan, and the group'...
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Sri Lankan PM says corner turned in peace bid
By Scott McDonald Yahoo News, Colombo (Reuters) - Sri Lanka has turned a major corner on its road to ending a civil war that has killed 64,000 people and shattered the island's economy, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Friday (29 Nov.). In a speech to parliament, Wickremesinghe sai...
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Norways secret agents for peace finding success in Sri Lanka
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Yahoo News: Oslo, Norway - Like secret agents for peace, Norwegians crept through Sri Lanka's jungles and stealthily entered its government offices seeking an end to the south Asian nation's 19-year civil war. Now, four years later, the secret is...
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Four foreign professors share 2002 Prince Mahidol Award
Bangkok, Nov 29 (TNA): – Four foreign professors, two Americans, one Briton and one Finnish, have become co-winners of the 2002 Prince Mahidol Award in the field of medicine and public health. Rathakit Manathat, director-general of the Information Department, said the winners in the medici...
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Dalai Lama wants self-rule for Tibet, not independence
I wish to take issue with the so-called "experts on Tibetan affairs" who visited Bangkok this week supposedly to create understanding of Chinese policy towards Tibet. What a disappointment to hear them trot out the same old inflexible and narrow views on Tibet and their ritual denunciation of...
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Police arrest Reporters Sans Frontières correspondent, and obstruct justice in earlier arrests
Bangladesh: Nov. 29 - Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today strongly condemned the pre-dawn arrest of its correspondent, Saleem Samad, for having assisted two journalists working for British television's Channel-4, themselves arrested on 25 November. There has been no...
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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon
Bangkok Nov. 29 : Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in Rangoon last night at 11 o'clock from her 15-day trip to the Shan State. She took a short rest and attended a farewell party for an ambassador last night with the NLD spokesman U Lwin. According to him, the Shan State is the biggest area of...
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List of Political Prisoners released by the Burmese Junta on 21 November.
The names of all those Burmese political prisoners released is now given in this report. Out of those released on 21 November - 7 of them were females and all the others males. Yesterday, Asian Tribune reported that only 60 political prisoners were released on 21 November and not 115, as decla...
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Make war not love, Indian rebels told
Agartala, India (Reuters), Nov. 29: A separatist tribal guerrilla group in India's revolt-racked northeast has stopped recruiting women because too many male rebels were falling in love with them and eloping, police say. The National Liberation Front of Tripura, fighting for a separate homel...
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Indias presence in SAARC can help remove mistrust with Pak
New Delhi,Friday, (PTI) November 29, 2002: Senior Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah today said India's participation in the SAARC summit in Islamabad could help open a "window of opportunity" to resolve all outstanding disputes with Pakistan and clear the atmosphere of "mistrust". "H...
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