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Fourth Forum on Regional Economic Cooperation Among Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar opened
Yangon, 19 March: The opening of the Fourth Forum on Regional Economic Cooperation Among Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar took place at the Hotel Nikko Royal Lake Ballroom I on Natmauk Street here at 8.30 am today, with an address by Minister for Commerce Brig-Gen Pyi Sone. In his address, Min...
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Iraq: military action could trigger civilian and human rights catastrophe
London, March 20: With the onset of military action against Iraq, Amnesty International demands assurances from all parties - USA its allies and Iraq - that they will respect fully the laws of war, protect civilians and ensure their access to humanitarian assistance. "Those who have launched the m...
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Correction: Extremists Incite Violence Against Christians at Anti-War Rallies in Pakistan
The anti-war rally in Lahore which could again see extremists calling for violence against Christians, will be held on Sunday MARCH 23, not Saturday March 23 as stated in the second paragraph of the previous press release. Also Read: Extremists Incite Violence Against Christians at Anti-War Ral...
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Negotiators begin final day of Sri Lanka peace talks in Japan
Hakone, March 21: Negotiators for the Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger rebels began Friday the final session of their latest round of peace negotiations in the hot-spa resort of Hakone near Tokyo. The four-day peace negotiations between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of T...
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Security ring for coalition missions in Colombo
By Sunil Jayasiri Daily Mirro: March 21. With big anti-war demonstrations being planned in Colombo, a tight security cordon was yesterday thrown around the diplomatic missions of the United States, Britain and other coalition forces. Interior Minister John Amaratunga said that at a meeting with o...
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Despite war, US keeps focus on Lanka
Daily Mirror: March 21 -Hakone, Japan,: The United States yesterday reassured Sri Lanka that despite the launching of a war against Iraq, it would give priority to the peace process and rebuilding of Sri Lanka. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage in a letter to the Sri Lankan delegation to...
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Bala talk betrays real objective says SLFP media release
Daily Mirror: March 21: "State and certain private media have highlighted the statement made by LTTE theoretician, Anton Balasingham on Wednesday (19) in the course of peace talks in Hakone, Japan that they would take an alternative course of action if the government was toppled down", a press rel...
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Tigers want President to sign agreement
From Thushara Gunaratne Daily Mirror: March 21 -Hakone (Japan): LTTE chief negotiator Anton Balasingham has requested the UNF government and peace facilitator Norway to obtain President Chandrika Kumaratunga's signature to the ceasefire agreement signed between the government and the LTTE. Mr. Ba...
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Ample scope for expanding bilateral trade: Khaleda opens Bangladesh Trade Fair in Yangon
Yangon, Mar 20: Prime Minister Khaleda Zia today inaugurated a 4-day trade fair here for showcasing Bangladesh’s products in the context of the two countries’ comprehensive efforts to boost bilateral trade. "Both Bangladesh and Myanmar have tremendous economic potential… There is, indeed, ample s...
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Dhaka-Yangon sign communique on cross-border road
Yangon, Mar 20: Dhaka and Yangon today signed a communiqué’ agreeing to construct a cross-border road "immediately" between Gundom in Bangladesh and Buthidaung on the Myanmar side for direct road communication between the two countries. Bangladesh Communications Minister Barrister Nazmul Huda and...
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As terrible madness unfolds in Iraq, we are all at war - Asian Human Rights Commission.
Hong Kong, March 21: This war is a mindless act of the United States of America. This war is sheer colonialism. It is a war against our civilization and against all of us. By this war America has not only challenged the United Nations and it’s Security Council, but also over fifty years of human e...
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Suspected Tamil Tiger boats sink vessel carrying Chinese in Sri Lanka, 17 dead
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), March 21: - A suspected Tamil Tiger rebel fleet attacked and sank a vessel carrying Chinese workers fishing off Sri Lanka's eastern coast, killing 17 people, a navy official said Friday. Eight Chinese and one Sri Lankan wer...
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Sri Lanka talks end with no deals
Hakone, Japan (AFP), March 21: Sri Lanka's peace negotiators officially ended four days of talks here without agreement on key human rights issues and amid reports of fresh violence at home, officials said. Representatives of the Sri Lankan government and the rebel Tamil Tigers at the Japanese-ho...
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Indian activists denounce U.S. war on Iraq
New Delhi, Mar 21 (IANS): Screaming slogans denouncing U.S. President George W. Bush, nearly 100 protestors held a noisy demonstration in the heart of the Indian capital demanding an immediate end to the war on Iraq. The demonstrators, ranging from Maoists to women activists, walked from the Jant...
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US asks Saddam to flee; urges Iraqi troops not to fight
Washington, (PTI), March 21: Renewing its call to President Saddam Husein to leave his country, the United States has asked the Iraqi troops not to fight American soldiers during the US-led attack. The call was made by White House spokesman Ari Fleischer who also said Thursday that the Ameri...
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Marines raise U.S. flag over Iraqi port
Umm Qasr, Iraq (Reuters), March 21: - U.S. Marines lowered the Iraqi flag over the new port area of Umm Qasr in southern Iraq on Friday and hoisted the Stars and Stripes in its place, Reuters correspondent Adrian Croft reported. ,br> Croft, who is travelling with the Marines, said the U.S. wanted...
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China eyes up Salawin: A Thailand - Myanmar electricity scheme
Bangkok, Mar. 19, (TNA): A Chinese company is interested in investing in a Thai project to build an electricity generating station on the Salawin dam, the energy minister revealed yesterday. Speaking after meeting Mr Ren Hongbin, president of China National Machinery Equipment, Dr Pornmin Lertsuri...
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Thailand supports UN role in upholding security, says FM
Bangkok, Mar 20 (TNA): Thailand shared a common view with other ASEAN members that the United Nations still had a significant role in supporting and maintaining the global security at present and in the future, said Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai. He made the remarks upon the return from t...
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Security Jitters: 11 Iraqis to be expelled
Bangkok, March 20: Eight Iraqi nationals, most of whom have been accused of spying or being engaged in terrorism, will be expelled from Thailand, together with three low-ranking Iraqi diplomats, because their presence poses a threat to national security, a high-ranking security source said yesterd...
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Sri Lanka to join Thailand for Visakha Bucha
Bangkok, March 20: The Sri Lankan government is to join Thailand in the celebration of Visakha Bucha Day in the middle of May, said the director-general of the Religion Department, Kla Somtrakool yesterday. Kla said the Thai and Sri Lankan governments would commemorate the 250th anni-versary of Th...
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