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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1528

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Bush announces request for war funding
Washington, March 25 (Xinhuanet): President George W. Bush on Tuesday asked US Congress for 74.7 billion US dollars to fund the ongoing war with Iraq and the global war against terror. "Today I'm sending the Congress a wartime supplemental appropriations request of 74.7 billion dollars to fund nee...
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Saud Floats Iraq Peace Initiative
By - Javid Hassan, Arab News Staff Riyadh, March 26: The Kingdom has submitted a peace proposal to the US as part of its attempt to end the war in Iraq, according to Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal. Prince Saud was addressing a crowded press conference in the Foreign Ministry yesterday o...
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YellowTimes Shut Down for Telling the Truth
Firas Al-Atraqchi, Special to Arab News Somebody doesn’t like hearing the truth. Okay, for a second, lets scratch that and choose a slightly less politically charged term. Someone doesn’t like to be disputed with alternative views, counterclaims, research and fact. Someone wants you, the reading p...
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Pentagon says 300 Iraqis may be dead after battle
Washington, (Reuters), March 26: Up to 300 Iraqis may have been killed on Tuesday when they attacked the U.S. Seventh Calvary near the town of Najaf, about 160 km south of Baghdad, the Pentagon said. "There was a ground engagement with the Seventh Cav. near An Najaf," a Pentagon official told rep...
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Sri Lanka says it is investigating attack on Chinese fishing boat
Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), March 25: Sri Lankan authorities were talking to survivors of an attack on a Chinese fishing boat on Friday that left 17 people dead to find out if suspected Tamil Tiger rebels sank the vessel. A European mission monitoring the current cease-fire between the government...
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Burma: Failure to fill rice quota sends farmers to the can
More than 30 farmers who had fled from a township near Taunggyi told some 50 people from their own village had recently been imprisoned due to their failure to fulfill their quota of rice to be sold to the official procurement agencies. "Every household, whether or not it made a living by growing...
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No TULF nod for LTTE hegemony
The Island- March 26: The President of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF), V. Anandasangaree, has stated that his party does not accept the hegemony of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). He told a meeting in Jaffna over the weekend "The TULF had accepted the sole representative pos...
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US hopeful of positive outcome at Lanka donors meeting
The Island - March 26: US Deputy Director of State Richard Armitage praised the Sri Lankan peace process and said that he looked forward to a very positive outcome of the donors’ conference scheduled to be held in Tokyo in June, the industry ministry stated yesterday. Negotiated political settleme...
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Jordan steps up efforts to stop war
By Francesca Sawalha Amman, March 26: Jordan on Tuesday stepped up efforts to resuscitate diplomacy, with His Majesty King Abdullah working the phones to explore possibilities to end the war and avert the suffering of more Iraqi people.
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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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