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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1163

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Iraq: Secretary General Amnesty International questions Powell
London, Jan. 26: How does the threat which Iraq poses today weigh against the threat that American military action poses for human rights and innocent lives in the Middle East?, Amnesty International's Secretary General asked Colin Powell today. Listening to the US Secretary of State address the W...
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Shan rebels deny Friday clash with the Burmese troops.
It was not the Shan State Army (SSA) that fought the Burmese troops last Friday, Jan. 17. Shan Division commander not only denied the news report but also suggested that it was Wa group that fought the battle with the Burmese. Shan State Army's ((SSA) Kengtung Front commander, denies the report pu...
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Myanmar Foreign Affairs Minister arrives back from India
YANGON, 25 Jan : — Minister for Foreign Affairs U Win Aung arrived back here by air yesterday evening after paying an official visit to the Republic of India at the invitation of Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India Mr Yaswant Sinha. The minister was welcomed at Yangon Internationa...
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Israeli caught with ecstasy worth Bt1 million
Bangkok, Jan. 26, (TNA): Customs officers at Don Muang airport yesterday seized an Israeli man carrying over 1,000 ecstasy tablets, after receiving a tip-off that a foreigner involved in the narcotics trade was on his way to Koh Samui. Mr Engel Nissan, aged 44, was arrested prior to boarding a Ba...
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Burma Army uses civilians as enslaved porters
A shocking revelation of the conscription of the civilians to carry supplies as porters is hereby revealed. Burma Army conscript civilians as porters for its dry-season offensive against ethnic insurgent groups. On 14th of this month, Infantry Battalion, 60 column led by Commander Myo Thein forcib...
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Karenni splinter group brutally gunned down a family
Threat of death looms on Kerenni dissenters. Mercilessly dissenters are put to death by the Kerenni splinter militant group. The group demands total submission from the innocent Kerenni people, failure would end up with the killing. Karenni National United Organization, a Karenni splinter group l...
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Lankan President wooing Marxists: Sources
Colombo, (PTI), Jan. 26: Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga is wooing the country's main Marxist party in a bid to enter into a possible electoral pact to help her party return to power, political sources said on Sunday. Kumaratunga, who ten days ago threatened to sack the government of P...
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Lanka awaits Report from Nambiar on Jaffna security
Colombo, (PTI) Jan. 26:: Sri Lanka is awaiting a detailed report on reducing military camps in the island's embattled Jaffna Peninsula from a retired Indian general who would be an advisor to the government, Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe said. Lt General (Retd) Satish Nambiar "is expected to submit...
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LTTE must lay down arms before political agreement — GL
The Island: Minister G. L. Peiris yesterday assured the military that the LTTE would be asked to lay down arms before entering an agreement on political solutions. He added that the government would also not cut down the strength of the armed forces. The government will not act in a manner to brin...
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Aid not because of UNF donor countries have recognised LTTE, says JVP MP
The Island: The world’s donor countries recognised the LTTE and has promised financial aid for rehabilitation work in Sri Lanka and not due to the influence or efforts of Premier Ranil Wickremasinghe or the UNF government. Foreign countries had much regard for Anton Balasingham and Karuna, which...
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Why are we quiet about child abductions and recruitment?: Child protection chief lashes out inaction
by Namini Wijedasa The Island: The head of the country’s national child protection body last week lashed out at the international and local community for clamping shut on the LTTE’s recruitment of child soldiers, saying that anyone drafting children to the armed forces could not be for peace. "M...
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Pakistan will be erased from World map if it nukes India:Fernandes
London, (PTI), Jan. 27: In a stern warning, India has told Pakistan that it would be "erased from the World map", if it uses nuclear weapons against India. We have been saying all through, that the person who heads Pakistan today, who is also the whole and sole in-charge of that country, has bee...
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India says conflict with China not inevitable as both compete on global front
By Laurinda Keys, Associated Press Writer New Delhi, India, (AP), Jan. 27: As China and India compete to become major world powers, military conflict is unlikely between the Asian giants, New Delhi declared Monday in a rare outline of its policies toward Beijing. “India's policies will not be ba...
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Accelerated Resettlement program take shape in the Jaffna district.
Colombo, Jan. 27: The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Colombo in press release announced that the Phase One of the action plan for accelerated resettlement programme in Jaffna district begins: Government, LTTE and UNHCR teams start work. The full text of the Press re...
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Burmese border remains closed asTasang dam project gets underway
The border connecting Burma's Shan State with Chiangmai's Chiangdao Dditrict remained sealed on the day road-building materials were be transported to the Tasang dam project site, 160 km away further interior, reported Hawkeye, Shan Herald Agency for News (SHAN) reporter from Ban Arunothai, opposi...
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PM chairs brainstorming forum on national development
Chiang Mai, Jan. 27 (TNA): Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Monday chaired a brainstorming forum on sustainable national development, held in this northern resort province of Chiang Mai, according to a radio news report. The forum was aimed to seek ways to efficiently enhance the country’...
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Spiraling Inflation Continues to Dog Burma
Rangoon, jan. 27: Condemned by Western governments for its poor human-rights record, shunned by foreign investors and international financial institutions, military-ruled Burma and its improvised people are now suffering from spiraling inflation. The price of rice has nearly doubled over the past...
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Internet traffic broadly affected by electronic attack
By - Ted Bridis, Associated Press Writer Washington, Jan. 25:Traffic on the many parts of the Internet slowed dramatically for hours early Saturday, the apparent effects of a fast-spreading, virus-like infection that overwhelmed the world's digital pipelines and interfered with Web browsing and de...
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Washington warns against attacks by Islamist cells in Kuwait
Kuwait, Jan. 25: The US warned yesterday that the Islamist cells have been active in Kuwait and might launch new attacks as an apparent al-Qaida network sympathizer was arrested. This US warning, however, was expressed in Kuwait with the announcement made by the Kuwaiti Sami al-Mateiri ( 25 year o...
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PM:Thailand to be first country to set up FTA with China
Bangkok, Jan 25 (TNA): - The government is accelerating steps and procedures so that Thailand will become the first country to set up free trade area with China, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Thaksin told TNA on Friday after meeting with visiting Chinese Deputy Prime Minister Li...
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