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There's a Burmese army camp on Thai soil
I read often in the Thai media about the government's firm stance on protecting territorial sovereignty. So can anyone tell me why there is a Burmese military base operating inside Thailand at Mei Pee Ya, near Baw Klung Hot Springs, Suan Phung, in Ratchaburi province? The Thai 9th Infantry Division...
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Envoy: Japan committed to playing economic role in Sri Lanka peace
By Grant Peck, Associated Press Writer Bangkok, Thailand, (AP) Jan. 12: Japan, the biggest aid donor to Sri Lanka, is committed to playing a major political and economic role in bringing peace to that country, ravaged by nearly 20 years of civil war, a senior Japanese envoy said Sunday. "Sri Lank...
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Talibani calls for international conference to change Iraqi regime
The chairman of the Kurdistani National Federation in Iraq, Jalal al-Talibani, has called for convening an international conference in order to change the regime in Iraq, noting that the current regime constitutes a danger on the security and stability in the region, even if it hands over mass dest...
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Thailand to host fifth round of Sri Lankan peace talks next month
Bangkok, Jan 11 (TNA): - Thailand will continue to host historic peace talks between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation of Tigers of Tamil Eelem (LTTE), with the next round to be held next month. The fifth round of the Sri Lankan peace talks would be held in the central Nakhon Pathom prov...
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Manmar head of state visits China's Yunnan province
Than Shwe, Chairman of Myanmar's State Peace and Development Council, arrived here Friday, beginning his visit to this southwestern Yunnan Province, which shares a 1,997-kilometer border with Myanmar. Right after his arrival, Than Shwe, who just concluded his visit to neighboring Sichuan Province,...
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Grenade attack on Tamilnet journalist's house
Sri Lanka, Jan. 09: Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières) today strongly condemned a grenade attack on the house of journalist Senathirajah Jeyanandanmoorthy on 7 January and called on the interior minister John Amaratunga to immediately investigate. It stressed the importan...
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Burmese Opposition welcome Third Party Mediation.
By K.T.Rajasingham Burmese democratic group has indicated its willingness to have a facilitator, or in other word, a country as a third party mediator, to bring about sustained peace and reconciliation in the country, which is under the Military rule since 1962. In a written interview with this wr...
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Assembly elections in Himachal, three NE states on Feb 26
New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 11: Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh and the three northeastern states of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura will be held on a single day on February 26, the Election Commission announced today. Barring the three snow-bound Assembly constituencies of Himachal Pradesh - L...
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Tamil refugees upbeat, eager to go home
Chennai Jan. 11: "The mood is upbeat among Sri Lankan refugees in various Tamil Nadu camps and they are all eager to return home'', the Union Minister of State for Home, CH. Vidyasagar Rao, said here today. The Minister, who visited some of the camps, said the on-going peace talks between the Sri...
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Norwegian PM parries Ambassador Westborg controversy
Sunday Times: Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Bondevik has sent a short one-page response to President Chandrika Kumaratunga's complaint on the recent conduct of Oslo's Ambassador in Sri Lanka in the recent controversy over the import of equipment for the LTTE radio station Voice of Tigers (VoT), w...
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PM:Thailand is a safe haven
Bangkok, Jan. 12, (TNA): Thailand's success in hosting the 20th World Scout Conference and in organizing New Year celebrations recently, in which a large number of people gathered in certain places, shows that Thailand is a safe haven for international tourists, according to Prime Minister Thaksin...
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There's a Burmese army camp on Thai soil
I read often in the Thai media about the government's firm stance on protecting territorial sovereignty. So can anyone tell me why there is a Burmese military base operating inside Thailand at Mei Pee Ya, near Baw Klung Hot Springs, Suan Phung, in Ratchaburi province? The Thai 9th Infantry Division...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
  Read More Here
Envoy: Japan committed to playing economic role in Sri Lanka peace
By Grant Peck, Associated Press Writer Bangkok, Thailand, (AP) Jan. 12: Japan, the biggest aid donor to Sri Lanka, is committed to playing a major political and economic role in bringing peace to that country, ravaged by nearly 20 years of civil war, a senior Japanese envoy said Sunday. "Sri Lank...
09.09.2009 - 13:44
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UN inspectors: No smoking gun regarding Iraqi weapons
The top United Nations weapons inspectors yesterday said there were still many unanswered questions in Iraq's arms declaration although investigations on the ground so far have not uncovered any "smoking guns." Speaking to reporters after briefing the Security Council, Hans Blix, Executive Chairman...
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Constructive Role For Opposition And Civil Society Needed.
Colombo, Jan. 11: National Peace Council of Sri Lanka appeals for a more inclusive peace process in which parties in the opposition toocan be constructive participants. National Peace Council of Sri Lanka in a statement issued after the conclusion of the fourth session of peace talks in Nakhom Pa...
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Unemployment likely to reach 1 million this year: TFRC
Bangkok, Jan 10 (TNA): The number of jobless is likely to reach one million this year, which could impede the country’s economic growth, according to Thai Farmers Research Center. The leading think tank said five sectors in which there are a large number of unemployed include agriculture, manufact...
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Lankan politics endanger peace talks
By -Supalak Ganjanakhundee Bangkok, Jan 11: Peace negotiations between the Sri Lankan government and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are being jeopardised by the rift within the Colombo administration, the Norwegian deputy foreign minister brokering the talks said yesterday. Vida...
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Early aid: The Foreign Ministry hopes to establish peace in Sri Lanka_and protect its ODA program.
Colombo: Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi views a mine-infested field near the site of bloody clashes between rebels and government forces. Servicemen in fatigues surround Kawaguchi in what was once a strategic target of a feared rebel group. An estimated 600,000 land mines remain littered in the...
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Tibetans to propagate cause at Kalchakra festival
By Imran Khan, Indo-Asian News Service Patna, Jan 11 (IANS): More than the religious aspect, Tibetans plan to utilise the annual Kalchakra festival here to propagate their cause and expose the "real" face of China to the world. The Tibetan government in exile headed by the Dalai Lama plans to highl...
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Tibetans Due in Chinese Court Over Death Sentences
Bejing, (Reuters), Jan. 10: A Chinese court was expected to hold a hearing Friday into the case of two Tibetans sentenced to death for a series of bomb attacks and promoting independence, overseas rights groups said. The New York-based Students for a Free Tibet said the court in the Tibetan-popu...
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