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PM:Govt prepares sufficient measures to cope with impacts of war
Bangkok, Mar 22 (TNA): People should not be worried about impacts of the current Gulf war, as the government has prepared sufficient measures to cope with its impacts on Thailand, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. In his weekly radio programme, "Premier Thaksin talks with the public"...
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All seven crewmen aboard British helicopters dead-- military spokesman
Cairo, March 22 (Xinhuanet) All seven crewmen aboard two British naval helicopters that collided over international waters in the Gulf on Friday are dead, BBC Television reported, quoting a British military spokesman. The report quoted Royal Air Force Group Captain Al Lockwood as saying at Camp A...
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British soldiers surrender in town near Nasiriyadh: Iraqi minister
Baghdad, March 22 (Xinhuanet): An unspecified number of British soldiers have surrendered in a small town near Nasiriyadh in southern Iraq, Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf said on Saturday. He told a press conference that the media accounts by the US-led coalition were "misleadin...
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13 articles found during excavation in Ayodhya
Ayodhya, (PTI), March 21: Thirteen articles, including four small pieces of terracotta, one foot-mark on a black marble block, one small human head on stone and one-and-a-half inch long copper piece, were found during the excavation at the acquired land in Ayodhya by the ASI team today. According...
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War Progressing Well: Bush
Washington, (PTI), March 22: US President George W Bush Friday said the US led forces were making "progress" in its armed campaign in Iraq and that it will stay on till the objectives like ridding Iraq of the weapons of mass destruction are achieved The objectives also include freeing the Iraqi...
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Saddam believed to have been in bombed bunker
Washington, March 22: U.S. intelligence struggled with fragmentary evidence on the fate of Saddam Hussein Friday, though agreeing that he and not a look-alike had appeared in a video recording aired after an attack on his compound. Some circumstantial, uncorroborated reports suggested the Iraqi pr...
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U.S. says Nassiriya in southern Iraq captured
As Sayliya Camp, Qatar (Reuters), March 22: - U.S.-led forces have captured the southern Iraqi town of Nassiriya, U.S. military spokesman Stuart Upton told Reuters on Saturday. "Nassiriya has fallen," he said from the U.S. Central Command headquarters in Qatar. He declined to give further details....
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No Reports of Sri Lankans Being affected – Sri Lanka Red Cross Society.
Colombo, March 22:Sri Lanka Red Cross Society in a press release has stated that they have not received any reports of any Sri Lankan affected due to in the war-ravaged region Iraq and from the countries around Iraq. The statement further said, “There have been no reports yet of any Sri Lankans di...
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UN Rights Expert To Exam Administration Of Justice, Civil Liberties In Myanmar
A United Nations human rights expert is headed to Myanmar for a week-long follow up investigation into the Government's efforts to ensure the genuine exercise of civil liberties and overall developments in the administration of justice in the country. Mbr> Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, the Special Rapport...
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War has undermined UN, says India
New Delhi, March 21: India on Thursday expressed grave concern at the "unjustified and avoidable" war by the United States on Iraq and warned of an impending humanitarian crisis as demonstrators took to the streets in Kashmir, Bhopal and the national capital. US President George Bush briefed Prime...
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US, British troops invade Iraq
Baghdad, March 21 :US and British troops crossed into southern Iraq Thursday, capturing the main sea port, and cruise missiles rained down on Baghdad as the war to topple President Saddam Hussein gained momentum. US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told Saddam his days were numbered and warned Ira...
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World leaders condemn attack
Paris, March 21: World leaders on Thursday condemned the launch of a US-led war against Iraq, calling for the bombing to stop and fearing the campaign could also trigger a devastating backlash. President Jacques Chirac said in a televised speech that France regretted the start of war and saw seri...
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Sri Lankan peace talks close amid fears of Iraqi fallout
By Amal Jayasinghe Hakone, March 21: Sri Lanka’s peace negotiators wrapped up talks in this Japanese spa resort Thursday amid fears that war in Iraq could overshadow their fledgling peace bid and divert much-needed foreign cash, officials said. The Japanese-hosted talks between the Sri Lankan go...
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Coke and Pepsi poured on ground as southern Muslims denounce Bush
Bangkok, Mar. 20, (Regional News Desk - TNA): Young Muslims today poured Coca-Cola and Pepsi on to the ground in front of Yala Central Mosque, while Islamic committees across the south drew up battle plans to denounce the United States and its war on Iraq. In Songkhla, the provincial Islamic comm...
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Thailand Position: PM refuses to get down off the fence
Bangkok, Mar 21: Kingdom opposes conflict but will honour its treaty obligations. Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday remained ambiguous over whether the government would support the US-led war against Iraq. But he indicated that whatever assistance the country gave to the American military...
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Iraq complains to U.N. about legality of war
By Evelyn Leopold United Nations, (Reuters), March 21: - Iraq's ambassador to the United Nations said on Thursday he wrote a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan maintaining that the U.S.-led attack against his country was a violation of international law. The letter, Ambassador Mohammed A...
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Bush talks to Vajpayee on Iraq situation
New Delhi, (PTI), March 20: U S President George W Bush spoke to Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee this evening and discussed the evolving situation in Iraq. The telephonic conversation comes hours after Bush ordered military strikes on Iraq with President Saddam Hussein rejecting his ultimatum...
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Annan flays US attack on Iraq, urges safety of the civilians,
United Nations, (PTI), March 20: United Nations Secretary- General Kofi Annan today criticised the US-led war on Iraq without explicit sanction of the world body, saying Baghdad could have been disarmed peacefully if they had persevered for a little longer, and urged all parties to ensure the sa...
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Sri Lanka says it is greatly disturbed by war on Iraq
Colombo, Sri Lanka(AP), March 20: Sri Lanka said Thursday it was deeply concerned by the U.S.-led attack on Iraq (news - web sites) and urged a rapid end to the conflict ensuring Iraq's sovereignty and safety for its people. "Sri Lanka ... is gravely concerned about the massive political, economic,...
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Bangladesh PM Visit to Myanmar: Senior General Than Shwe discusses with Begum Khaleda Zia
Yangon, 19 March: Chairman of State Peace and Development Council Prime Minister Senior General Than Shwe and Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh Begum Khaleda Zia met at the hall of Pyithu Hluttaw Building here at 5 pm today.
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