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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1166

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Lebanon proposes Arab summit concerning Iraq, Moussa finds hope to avoid war
In its capacity as the chair of the rotating Arab summit, Lebanon has proposed to convene an Arab ministerial meeting in mid February in order to discuss the Iraqi crisis. In a press conference held yesterday in Beirut, the Lebanese foreign minister Mahmoud Hammoud said that he had conveyed this pr...
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Burmese Democratic Activists want an end of HR trainings for junta by Australia.
26 civil society organizations and groupings from Burma have today urged Australia to end its support for human rights trainings in Burma that had begun more than two years ago. In their open letter to Alexander Downer, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the groups, among which are Students and Youth Co...
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Woman discusses civilian peace force
By Bill Echlin - Record-Eagle staff writer Traverse City, Jan. 31: The idea of unarmed people standing between opposing forces isn't new - think of the man standing in front of a tank to shield protesters in Tiananmen Square in 1989, or the anti-war "human shields" now headed to Baghdad. But a cor...
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Peace process checking infiltration from Lanka: Coast Guard
New Delhi, (PTI), Jan. 31: The ongoing Sri Lankan peace process alongwith patrolling has brought down infiltration and transactions across the country's southern maritime boundary even as the Indian Coast Guard is all set to take over from the Navy 'Operation Swan'along Maharashtra and Gujarat co...
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Three NSCN (I-M) activists shot dead by rival faction
Kohima, (PTI). Jan. 31: At least three NSCN (I-M) activists were shot dead by rival NSCN (K) functionaries in Nagaland's Zunheboto district, police said here today. Police said three bodies were recovered from Lumuthsami village under Akuloto police station limits yesterday. They said the inciden...
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India, Thailand to conclude extradition treaty
Bangkok, (PTI), Jan. 31: India today received full backing from Thailand in countering terrorism with the two countries deciding to conclude an extradition treaty and to share information about terrorists through an institutional mechanism. At the conclusion of discussions Deputy Prime Minister...
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Amnesty Meets Suu Kyi in First Myanmar Visit
Yangon (Reuters), Jan. 31: - Representatives from human rights watchdog Amnesty International, allowed entry for the first time to military-ruled Myanmar, met Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday, her opposition party said. "The meeting lasted about two hours and took place at Suu Kyi's resid...
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How close we came to war with Cambodia
Bangkok, Feb. 01: From the moment Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra told reporters on Wednesday night that he would send Army commando units into Cambodia, Thailand was ready to go to war. A few minutes after the PM made his statement, eight F-16 fighter planes and two Chinook helicopters were on...
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Cambodia arrests newspaper publisher for inciting riots
Phnom Penh, Feb. 01: The Cambodian police on Friday arrested In Sivutha, publisher and editor of Rasmei Angkor, the Cambodian newspaper which ran a story accusing a Thai actress of making derogatory remarks on Cambodia and triggered massive anti-Thai riots. On Jan 18, the Rasmei Angkor published a...
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LTTE agrees to take up with leadership fate of detained soldier
The Island:The Muslim factor, provocative actions and child recruitment were the matters discussed at a meeting on recorded complaints and violations of the ceasefire agreement, held between representatives of the Government of Sri Lanka, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and Sri Lanka Monitoring M...
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CBK will use powers to prevent violations by LTTE — Anura
by Kesara Abeywardena The Island: SLFP stalwart Anura Bandaranaiake declared in parliament yesterday that President Chandrika Kumaratunga would use her full powers as the executive President and Commander of the armed forces to direct the forces to prevent the LTTE from violating the ceasefire in...
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Bush Troubled by Canadian Drug Exports to U.S.
By Arshad Mohammed Washington (Reuters), Jan. 31: - President Bush on Friday said he was concerned that Canada had become a increasing source of potent marijuana as well as an ingredient to the illegal drug methamphetamine for the United States. A State Department spokesman said flows of the ingr...
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Cambodia to send Foreign Minister to Thailand to mend rift: PM
Bangkok, Feb 1 (TNA): – The Cambodian government has offered to send its foreign minister here in a bid to mend rift between the two neighboring countries which were shattering by anti-Thai riots in Phnom Penh this week, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said here Saturday. Relations between the...
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43 charged for inciting anti-Thai riots
Phnom Penh, Feb. 01: — A Cambodian court on Saturday charged 43 people including the publisher of a Cambodian newspaper with inciting Wednesday's riots in which the Thai Embassy and Thai-owned businesses in the capital were destroyed. In Chansivutha, publisher of Rasmei Angkor, was charged with s...
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India disappointed over US patronage to Pak: Advani
Bangkok, (PTI), Feb. 01: Expressing disappointment over the US not putting enough pressure on Pakistan to stop cross-border terrorism, Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani today said India expected countries sworn to fight terrorism not to help any State which patronised the scourge financialy or...
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UNICEF pressures Tamil tigers to give up child soldiers
Colombo, (PTI), Feb. 01: The United Nations Children's Fund Saturday called for stepped up pressure on Tamil tiger rebels to give up recruiting child soldiers and announced plans to help demobilise underage combatants. UNICEF executive director Carol Bellamy wrapped up a three-day visit to Sr...
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Cambodia reassures tourists
Phnom Penh, Jan. 31: — Cambodian minister of tourism Veng Sereivudh said Thursday he does not expect the anti-Thai rioting in Phnom Penh would affect the inflow of foreign tourists to Cambodia. "This kind of event will not affect tourism. It is just an unfortunate incident," Veng Sereivudh told re...
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Inside Burma: Two NLD members imprisoned after exparte hearing.
The Rangoon North District Court sentenced Ma San San Maw and Ma Aye Ye Htay, Youth Wing members of the National League for Democracy (NLD) of Hlaingthaya Township for two years imprisonment. According to available report, about five months ago, Ma San San Maw and Ma Aye Ye Htay were standing in th...
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U.N. Spotlights Child Soldiers in Burma, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Colombia and other countries.
New York, January 30: Governments and armed groups using child soldiers are under new scrutiny by the U.N. Security Council and must take immediate action to end child recruitment, Human Rights Watch said today. Following a full-day debate on children and armed conflict on January 14, the Security...
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Al-Watan: Al-Quseini: War against Iraq will retard development in Saudi Arabia, neighboring states
Saudi Arabia's minister of planning Khaled al-Quseini expressed his fear that an American war against Iraq will affect the march and objective of the development process in his country and other countries of the region. In statements issued yesterday by the Saudi daily al-Watan, al- Quseibi stresse...
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