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U.S. targets Iraqi TV, pounds Saddam troops
By Khaled Yacoub Oweis Baghdad (Reuters), March 26: U.S. warplanes and missiles targeted Iraq's state television station and satellite communications in Baghdad on Wednesday and pounded positions held by Republican Guards defending the approaches to the city. But Reuters correspondents in the Iraq...
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Former Gujarat Home Minister Haren Pandiya shot at, wounded
Ahmedabad, (PTI), March 26: Former Gujarat Home Minister Haren Pandiya was shot at and wounded near his house here early this morning. Pandiya has been admitted to V S hospital where doctors said he has received multiple bullet injuries and his condition was "critical".
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UNSC schedules emergency session to discuss Iraq war
United Nations, (PTI), March 26: The UN Security Council has scheduled an emergency meeting to discuss the war in Iraq in response to demands by Arab nations and the Non-Aligned Movement. The meeting will begin at 3.00 pm today (0130 IST Wednesday) and is likely to spill over till the next day as...
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Bugged U.N. Envoy Urges Myanmar to Free Prisoners
By Dominic Whiting Bangkok (Reuters), March 26: A U.N. rights envoy to Myanmar, angry his meetings with prisoners in Yangon were bugged and frustrated at political stalemate in the country, on Wednesday urged the junta to free all political prisoners to restore trust. Brazilian ( news - web site...
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U.N. envoy says Myanmar making excuses to keep political prisoners
By VIJAY JOSHI, Associated Press Writer Bangkok, Thailand, (AP) March 26 - A U.N. human rights envoy on Wednesday accused Myanmar's military junta of making "absurd" excuses to keep political opponents in prisons. The envoy, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, reiterated a U.N. demand that the junta immediatel...
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War unlikely to push tourism growth below 6%:Minister
Bangkok, Mar 26 (TNA): Tourism and Sports Minister Sontaya Kunplome yesterday played down speculation that the war in Iraq combined with fears over Asia’s new killer pneumonia and terrorist attacks would have a devastating effect on the Thai tourism industry, predicting growth of no less than six...
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Coalition responsible for post-war humanitarian aid :Annan
United Nations, (PTI), March 26: UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has firmly told the US that the coalition partners are responsible for providing humanitarian aid to Iraqis "gravely affected" by their military action till the conditions stabilised. "United Nations is prepared to do all it could...
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List of casualties in Iraq war
London,(Reuters), March 26 Following are the announced casualties to date in the Iraq war. Total: U.S. AND British Causalities: 22 U.S. killed and two missing. 20 British killed and two missing. Iraqi Causalities: Iraqi military - no reliable figures. -- Iraqi civilians (Iraqi estimates) - At...
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Iraq: Fear of war crimes by both sides - Amnesty International
London, March 26: There are reports giving rise to concerns that war crimes may have been committed by both sides in the recent fighting, Amnesty International said today. Coalition forces have confirmed attacking the main Iraqi television station early on Wednesday. According to reports from the...
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U.N. Aide in Myanmar Finds Bugging Device
By Aye Aye Win - Associated Press Writer Yangon, Myanmar (AP), March 24: A visiting U.N. human rights envoy on Monday suspended his mission to Myanmar and left the country after finding a bugging device while conducting confidential interviews with political prisoners. The envoy, Paulo Sergio Pi...
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UN human rights official cuts short Myanmar visit over bugging
Yangon, March, 24: The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar cut short his fact finding mission there today after discovering a listening device under the table during interviews with prison inmates. Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, who was scheduled to end this fifth visit to Myanmar...
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U.N.: Special Sitting Urged on Iraq: Human Rights Commission Should Monitor Abuses
Geneva, March 24: The United Nations Commission on Human Rights should convene a special sitting to monitor human rights during the conflict in Iraq, Human Rights Watch urged in a letter to the Commission chair today. The Commission, which is the United Nations’ major human rights forum, began it...
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Withdraw the Case against Soe Myint – the former Burmese student political activist.
Oslo, March 25: Burma Support Groups in the Scandinavian countries have appealed to the Indian Prime Minister for the withdrawal of the case against Soe Myint, the former Burmese student political activist turned journalist. In an letter address to the Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, the B...
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Iraqi minister slips out of Baghdad to rally support from Arab nations
By Andrew Gumbel London, March 24: Iraq’s Foreign Minister slipped quietly out of Baghdad over the weekend for a diplomatic trip to Syria and Egypt aimed at rallying Arab governments against “the American, British and Zionist aggression”. That Naji Sabri managed to leave Baghdad under heavy bomba...
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Thailand prepares for four-nation drugs summit
Bangkok, Mar 24 (TNA): Thailand is preparing for a regional summit in which four countries will thrash out solutions to Asia’s drugs crisis, Interior Minister Wan Muhamad Noor Matha announced today. The minister said that the meeting, to be attended by national leaders from Thailand, Laos, China a...
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Humanitarian Crisis: Thailand help sought by UNHCR
Bangkok, March 25: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has approached Thailand about providing humanitarian assistance in Iraq, Foreign Ministry spokesman Sihasak Puangketkaew said yesterday. Thailand has been asked to provide medical assistance to Iraqis, most likely when US...
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Aziz says Saddam in full control of Iraq
Baghdad, March 24 (Xinhuanet): Iraqi President Saddam Hussein isin full control of the country, people, army, party and natural resources, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz told reporters on Monday. Speaking at a press conference, Aziz said all members of the Iraqi leadership are "in good sha...
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Iraqi embassy in Thailand closed down
Bangkok, March 24 (Xinhuanet) Iraqi embassy in Thailand was closed down on Monday for unknown reasons, said Thailand's foreign spokesman Sihasak Phuangketkeaw. "We didn't have the reason of the closure," said Sihasak, "the Iraqi embassy didn't formally tell us the decision." One diplomat and one a...
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Saddam wealth seen unwelcome in Switzerland
By Karen Iley Geneva, (Reuters), March 24: Switzerland said on Monday it was still mulling a U.S. request to freeze any bank accounts held by the Iraqi leadership but insisted it was unlikely illicit Iraqi funds would be found in the alpine state. Jacques de Watteville, head of the financial and...
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Myanmarese journo-turned-hijacker says he wants to face trial
Kolkata, (PTI), March 24: Soe Myint, the Myanmarese jounalist facing trial here for hijacking a Thai aircraft to the metropolis in 1990, today expressed his determination to fight his case, even though his supporters have appealed to the Centre and West Bengal government for its withdrawal. "I h...
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