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Khaleda to seek balanced bilateral trade with Myanmar
Dhaka, March 19: Prime Minister Khaleda Zia will leave on a three-day visit to Myanmar on Wednesday for talks on broadening the cooperation between the two neighbours in the fields of trade, commerce and communication. She is visiting on the invitation of Myanmar’s State Peace and Development Cou...
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Timeline on uneasy peace bid of Sri Lanka.
Hakone, March 19: Sri Lanka’s warring parties opened a fresh round of peace negotiations in Japan Tuesday amid mounting tension at home over repeated violations of their fragile truce. The talks here underscore Japan’s increased political role in Sri Lanka, a small south Asian island of 18.66 mil...
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Shipping links tops PM Myanmar agenda
Dhaka, March 19: Coastal shipping links between Bangladesh and Myanmar will top the agenda when Prime Minister Khaleda Zia holds talks with her Myanmar counterpart today at Yangon. A coastal shipping deal is likely to be signed linking Chittagong, Cox's Bazar and Teknaf to the Myanmar ports of Yan...
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Blair wins parliamentary backing for war
By Mike Peacock and Katherine Baldwin London (Reuters), March 19: - Britain's parliament gave Prime Minister Tony Blair a green light on Tuesday to wage war on Iraq, despite a massive revolt within his own party, rejecting a motion which said the case for action had not been made. Members of par...
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Bangladesh leader to visit Myanmar to bolster trade, transport links
Dhaka, Bangladesh, (AP), March 18: Bangladesh's prime minister will seek to improve trade and diplomatic ties with neighboring Myanmar during a three-day visit starting Wednesday, the government said. Prime Minister Khaleda Zia is expected to discuss creation of a road link between the two capit...
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Party general secretary meets Myanmar leader
Hanoi, Vietnam, March 18: Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh has said he is very delighted with the growing multi-faceted co-operation between Vietnam and Myanmar. Talking with Than Shwe, chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of Myanmar, in Hanoi on March 17, Mr Manh said the two...
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Joint Vietnam-Myanmar communique
Hanoi, Vietnam, March 18: A joint Vietnam-Myanmar communique was issued in Hanoi on March 17 at the end of a three-day official visit to Vietnam by Senior General Than Shwe, chairman of the State Peace and Development Council. The communique says: "During the visit, Chairman Senior General Than Sh...
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Sea Clash Dominates Sri Lankan Talks
Hakone, Japan, (AP), March 18: Peace negotiators on Tuesday settled a dispute over a deadly clash at sea that threatened to derail efforts to end Sri Lanka's 19-year civil war, a government official said. ,br> Negotiators meeting in this town in the foothills of Mount Fuji spent nearly four hours...
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Sea clash sunk: Talks get going on warm note
By Amal Jayasinghe Daily Mirror - March 19: Hakone, Japan, Tuesday (AFP): Sri Lankan negotiators salvaged their formal peace talks in this Japanese spa resort today thanks to Norwegian diplomacy and the prospect of Japanese cash, diplomats and officials said. Sri Lanka's chief negotiator G. L. P...
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Tigers warn of new course if UNF falls
By - Thushara Gunaratne Daily Mirror - March 19: Hakone, Japan Tuesday: As the sixth session of peace talks began here today, the LTTE warned it would be compelled to look for an alternative to the peace process in the event of a sudden ouster or a collapse of the UNF government. LTTE Chief nego...
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Senior General Than Shwe and Daw Kyaing Kyaing arrive back from Vietnam
Yangon, March 17: Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing arrived back here this evening after paying a state visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam at the invitation of President of the SRV Mr Tran Duc Lu...
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U.S.-led force ready, Iraq defiant on brink of war
By Dominic Evans Baghdad, (Reuters), March 19: With Iraq defiant, a U.S.-led invasion force made final preparations on Wednesday to launch a war to oust President Saddam Hussein that could be less than a day away. President George W. Bush, accusing Saddam of hiding chemical and biological weapo...
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Myanmar opposition criticises visiting U.N. envoy
By Aung Hla Tun Yangon, (Reuters), March 19: Myanmar's pro-democracy opposition has criticised a U.N. rights envoy, due to arrive in the country on Wednesday, saying he has strayed from his mandate by urging the world to stop isolating the junta. The National League for Democracy (NLD), led by...
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India says US ultimatum to Iraq will harm the entire world
New Delhi, (PTI), March 19: In a veiled attack on the US for its move to launch an attack on Iraq ignoring the UN, India today said that unilateralism would not only harm the Security Council but the entire world. "Unilateralism will not only harm the (UN) Security Council but in future it will...
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LTTE recruits child soldiers amid peace talks: rights group
Colombo, (PTI), March 19: A human rights organisation in Sri Lanka has accused Tamil Tiger rebels of recruiting child soldiers despite ongoing peace talks and pledges given to international envoys. The independent University Teachers for Human Rights (UTHR) said in a report today that the guerril...
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US forces take positions, Saddam defiant
Dubai, (PTI), March 19: With barely hours left for the American deadline to Saddam Hussein and his sons to leave the country, US-led coalition forces in the Gulf today took up battle positions but the defiant Iraqi president told countrymen to be ready for the "last battle" against the US. Thous...
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Sri Lanka peace negotiators concerned that Iraq war may distract donors
By Beth Duff-Brown - Associated Press Writer Hakone, Japan (AP), March 19: Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger peace negotiators worried Wednesday that the looming U.S.-led war against Iraq ( news - web sites) could distract international donors, who have pledged millions to help rebuild Sri...
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Thailand expels three Iraqi diplomats
Bangkok, (Reuters):Thailand said on Wednesday it had expelled three low-ranking Iraqi diplomats for security reasons ahead of an expected attack by U.S.-led forces on Iraq. Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said the expulsions followed cooperation between Thai and U.S. intelligence agencies. ''T...
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Mistrust Clouds Sri Lankan Peace Talks
Champika Liyanaarachchi - OneWorld South Asia Colombo, March 17 (OneWorld): Last week's sinking of a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ship by the Sri Lankan Navy, which took the lives of eleven rebels, looms large over the sixth round of peace talks between the Sri Lankan government and LT...
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The new Cabinet of China at a glance
Beijing, (AP), March 18: China put the final touches on its new Government yesterday, installing a new cabinet, including the first ever Commerce Minister, to help to keep the country's economy moving, fight poverty and modernise the sluggish Communist system. A former Ambassador to United States...
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