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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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War is "depressing"
Bangkok, March 23: Thais say the war in Iraq has made them lead a more austere life and that they feel depressed and sorry for the Iraqi people. A total of 2,186 people across the country were surveyed from Thursday to yesterday about the impact that the war in Iraq is having on them. Of the total...
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ASEAN official warns against radicalizing the region moderate Moslems
Singapore, March 22 (Xinhuanet): ASEAN Secretary-General Ong Keng Yong Saturday warned that the ASEAN must guard against extremists exploiting public anger over the US-led war against Iraq to instigate anti-US/UK feelings and to radicalize the region's moderate Moslems. In his lecture given at th...
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US, British forces moved halfway to Baghdad: Pentagon
Washington, March 22 (Xinhuanet) US and British forces were "making considerable progress" as they have moved 150 miles (240 kilometers) into Iraq from Kuwait, halfway to Baghdad, the Pentagon said Saturday. "The oil fields in the south are being saved to benefit the Iraqi people. Coalition force...
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Khun Sa cronies look for new patrons
Released from American jails but still stranded in the host country's immigration holding center, six of the former Shan warlord's associates are hopefully looking for sponsors who would help deliver them from the agony of waiting, said a former inmate now back in Thailand. "Chalee (Yangwiriyakul a...
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Declaration of our attitude in regard to the Iraq War, by NLD - the Burmese Opposition Party
Rangoon, March 22: The National League for Democracy, the opposition political party in Burma led by Noble Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi in a written statement released from Rangoon on war in Iraq alleged that the present war unleashed by America and its coalition partners are due to the “dictatorship...
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Grenade attack wounds 13 U.S. troops in Kuwait
Kuwait (Reuters), March 23: A grenade attack wounded 13 American soldiers in a command tent in Kuwait early on Sunday, the U.S. military said, and broadcast reports said another U.S. soldier was being questioned about the incident. U.S. Central Command, which is running the war on Iraq, said in a...
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All party meet to discuss Iraq fails to agree on joint resolution
New Delhi, (PTI), March 22: An all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee here today to discuss the Iraq crisis failed to agree on a joint resolution even as the Government rejected the Opposition charge that it was hesitating to directly condemn the US for the military act...
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The Yangon visit
Editorial: The just-concluded official visit of Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia to Myanmar has opened new opportunities to further expand areas of cooperation between the two countries. The signing of three MoUs on building a Friendship Road; on Account Trade and establishment of Joint Trade Comm...
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War threatens humanity: Pope
Pope John Paul, in his first public comment on the outbreak of hostilities in Iraq, said on Saturday the war threatened the whole of humanity, and that weapons could never solve mankind's problems. "When war, like the one now in Iraq, threatens the fate of humanity, it is even more urgent for us to...
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Myanma Gems Emporium fetches over US$ 18.2m
Yangon,March 21: - Gem merchants bought 51 jade lots for US$ 3,059,638 through competitive bidding yesterday evening at 40th Myanma Gems Emporium. Altogether 78 jade lots were sold for US$ 5,915,120 yesterday. Gem merchants bought 446 jade lots for US$ 14,227,093 up to 20 March. Altogether 24 ge...
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U.N. investigator interviews political prisoners in Myanmar
Yangon, Myanmar, (AP), March 23: A United Nations (news - web sites) investigator who is assessing the human rights situation in Myanmar interviewed political prisoners in Yangon's main Insein prison on Saturday, U.N. officials said. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, declined t...
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Sri Lanka negotiators leave Japan with little progress
Tokyo, (AFP), March 22: The last of the Sri Lankan peace negotiators were leaving Japan after four-days of talks, hoping that Tokyo would drum up millions of dollars in foreign aid for reconstruction, diplomats said. The Sri Lankan government delegation left Friday, shortly after the talks ended...
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No request for Lankan base
by Shamindra Ferdinando The Island - March 23: Contrary to expectations, a US request to use Sri Lankan facilities to refuel warships and aircraft and to secure related facilities in the event of an attack on Iraq, was not made, a ministerial source told the Sunday Island. US Ambassador Ashley Wil...
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Hakeem-Balasingham meeting in Wanni soon
by Franklin. R. Satyapalan The Island - March 23: The LTTE’s Anton Balasingham has agreed to meet a Muslim delegation led by SLMC leader Rauff Hakeem in the Vanni very shortly, a SLMC spokesman said yesterday. Balasingham has given this assurance when he, together with S.P. Thamilselvam, the LTTE...
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Chinese trawler sailors missing, feared dead
by Namini Wijedasa The Island- March 23: Rescuers working off the Mullaitivu coast to locate eighteen missing sailors from a sunken Chinese fishing trawler did not find survivors or dead bodies yesterday, a navy spokesman said. Sixteen Chinese and two Sri Lankan crew members of the fishing trawle...
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Iraq war takes toll on Lanka
By Nilika Kasturisinghe The Sunday Times - March 23: The crunch of the three-day-old US led military campaign against Iraq is beginning to affect Sri Lanka's economy as a Bill just passed last week by parliament to curb escalating consumer prices is yet to become law. Worst hit are tea exports to...
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China protests to Tyronne
By Chris Kamalendran The Sunday Times - March 23: China yesterday strongly protested to the government over the Mullaitivu incident where suspected LTTE cadres attacked a trawler, killing 15 Chinese nationals and three Sri Lankans. Chinese Embassy Counsellor Zhang Weiguo fired out a protest to Fo...
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CBK’s 2001 Referendum was invalid: Supreme Court
By Laila Nasry The Sunday Times - March 23: In a judgment delivered this week the Supreme Court held that the proclamation made by President Chandrika Kumaratunga declaring a referendum in August 2001, to determine whether the country needs a new constitution, was invalid It held that the questio...
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LTTE must renounce violence before ban is lifted:US
The Sunday Times- March 23: U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Ms. Christina Rocca has declared that although the LTTE has renounced their concept of a "Tamil Ealam" they should also "renounce violence in word and deed" in order to be removed from the US list of proscribed terrorist organizations....
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20 killed in gas explosion in northern China
Beijing, (PTI), March 23: At least 20 miners were killed and 52 still trapped underground in a major gas explosion in a coal mine in north China's Shanxi province, the state media reported today. Some 75 miners were working underground in the Mengnanzhuang coal mine in Xiaoyi city Saturday noon w...
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