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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1559

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British tabloid hires sacked NBC correspondent Arnett.
New York, (PTI), April 01: Veteran war correspondent Peter Arnett, fired by America's NBC TV network after he said the US war plans in Iraq had failed, has been hired by a British tabloid. The British newspaper 'Daily Mirror' said it was hiring Arnett so that he can continue to tell truth about t...
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U.N.: Key Human Rights Resolutions May Fail
Geneva, April 01: Several important resolutions censuring repressive governments may fail at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights this month, Human Rights Watch warned today. The U.N. body, now holding its annual six-week session in Geneva, will begin today (1 April) to debate the human...
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Saddam issues written statement calling for jihad
By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Alan Elsner Baghdad / Washington (Reuters), April 02: President Saddam Hussein in a written statement on Tuesday urged Iraqis to wage a holy war against invaders, as the United States made clear that only an unconditional Iraqi surrender would end the war. In a statemen...
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Exclusive: "Liberated’" by US Bombs
By -Naseer Al-Nahr - Arab News War Correspondent Hilla, Iraq, April 02: Reports of US/UK forces killing dozens of Iraqi civilians yesterday stoked growing international anger at the US-led war, already high after seven women and children were shot dead at a US checkpoint in central Iraq. Thirty...
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Arnett says US does not want credible reporting from Iraq
By Khalid Hasan Washington, April 02: Peter Arnett, the celebrated foreign correspondent who was fired by National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) for appearing on Iraqi television, has said that the US government is very sensitive to reports coming out of Iraq. “They don’t want credible news org...
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Thailand-Germany agree on export inspection standard
Bangkok, Apr 02 (TNA) Thailand and Germany have agreed on a deal that will pave the way for a single standard of food export inspections for both nations, Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Newin Chidchob announced yesterday. Mr. Newin said after meeting with Mr Olaf Schaffer from German...
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Chinese delegation here for funerals of ill-fated vessel crew
The Island - April 02: A delegation from the provincial administration of the Fujian Province in China led by the Deputy Director General for Oceanic Fisheries of the Fujian Province met Foreign Minister Tyronne Fernando at the Foreign Ministry on Monday (31). The delegation which includes the Dep...
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Navy sure Tigers attacked Lanka Muditha
by Shamindra Ferdinando The Island - April 02: The navy is convinced that the Sea Tigers were responsible for Monday night’s firing at the Ceylon Shipping Corporation (CSC) vessel Lanka Muditha off Trincomalee. The incident occurred approximately 14 nautical miles North of Foul Point. "We have no...
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US Human Rights report castigates LTTE
By Bandula Jayasekara The Island - April 02: The Country Report on the Practice of Human Rights released by the US Department of State yesterday states that the LTTE has implemented its court system through threat of force and expanded the operations of its court system into areas previously unde...
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Amnesty joins U.N. envoy in asking for Myanmar to release prisoners
Bangkok, Thailand (AP), April 01: The human rights group Amnesty International on Tuesday renewed its call for Myanmar's military government to release political prisoners, which it said number more than 1,200. The London-based group's call came a day after a similar plea from the special U.N. en...
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Airports alerted to screen pneumonia infected passengers
New Delhi, (PTI), April 02: Government has alerted all airports in the country to screen passengers coming into the country from the places where the incidence of mysterious pneumonia have been reported. "Authorities have been asked to keep a close watch on passengers coming from 15 countries whe...
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Negotiations only for Iraq surrender: Rumsfeld
Washington, (PTI), April 02: US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has denied reports that Washington was engaged in negotiations for ending the war in Iraq, saying the only "negotiations" with Saddam Hussein will be for "unconditional surrender" by Iraq. "The only thing the coalition will discuss w...
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Suspected SARS victims face 14-day quarantine in houses
Bangkok, Apr 02 (TNA): In an effort to contain the possible epidemic of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), the cabinet yesterday acknowledged the Public Health Ministry’s move to put people suspected of contracting the disease in quarantine in their houses. Public Health Minister Sudarat Ke...
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Day 13 of the War
* Eight Iraqi civilians shot to death at US checkpoints, stoking Arab anger; US says not changing engagement rules. * US strike kills at least 15 civilians, mostly children, near Hilla in central Iraq. * President Saddam, in message read on state TV, tells Iraqis to fight invaders "everywhere," say...
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U.S. forces launch major ground offensive near Karbala
Washington, April 02, (Kyodo): U.S. forces launched a major ground offensive on Iraqi Republican Guard units in Karbala, a key southern city on the way to Baghdad, early Wednesday, after Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urged Iraqis to fight a ''jihad'' (holy war) against the United States. The assa...
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Fate of Saddam Still a Mystery
Washington, April 02: The White House said Tuesday that Saddam Hussein's failure to deliver a threatening televised speech personally raises "interesting questions" about whether the Iraqi leader is dead or alive. Iraqi state-run television had trumpeted Saddam's pending address, only to broadcast...
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Sri Lanka arrests illegal immigrants to Italy
Colombo, (Reuters), April 02: Sri Lankan police have arrested 21 Pakistanis alleged to have been planning to enter Italy illegally in fishing trawlers, an official said on Wednesday. The arrests were made at a Colombo hotel following a tip, Senior Superintendent of Police D.S.Y. Samaratunge told R...
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Ambassador visits Kiwi held on drugs charges in Thailand
Bangkok, April 01: New Zealand Ambassador in Thailand Alan Williams said an embassy staff member visited New Zealander Fabio Jouliani, 35, at a Bangkok police station cell where he is being held. Jouliani, along with Suresh Gurang of Nepal, and Reza Mohammed of Iran, was arrested in a Bangkok apar...
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Sri Lanka navy sinks Tamil Tiger boat in clash
By Shimali Senanayake - Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka (AP) The Sri Lankan navy sank a rebel Tamil Tiger vessel in a clash at sea Monday, military officials said. Three Sri Lankan soldiers were wounded. The rebels attacked a navy vessel carrying about 1,200 troops close to eastern T...
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Thailand to send army medical staff to Iraq if requested:MOD
Bangkok, Mar 31 (TNA): Thailand is prepared to send army medical staff to assist the Iraqi population as soon as the United Nations gives the word, Defence Minister Gen. Thamarak Isarangura announced today. But Gen. Thammarak stressed that Thailand had no plans to send combat troops, describing T...
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