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Sri Lanka ‘needs space’ to heal war wounds

By Wed, Sep 29, 2010 12:56PM UTC

  One year after the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war, the Minister of External Affairs said a multifaceted approach to reconstruction is necessary to ensure a lasting peace. Speaking with Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl at Asia Society’s New York headquarters, Gamini Lakshman Peiris spoke of a need for

China pressures Norway over Nobel nomination

By Wed, Sep 29, 2010 12:37PM UTC

China tells Norway what to do. And what not to. Don’t award the Nobel Peace Prize to a Chinese dissident, for instance, reports Asia Sentinel’s John Berthelsen The announcement Monday by the head of the Nobel Institute that China is warning against awarding the Peace Prize to a Chinese dissident

Gun attack kills five in Thailand’s south

By Wed, Sep 29, 2010 12:09PM UTC

Suspected Islamic insurgents killed five people and seriously wounded another three, including two young children, in a roadside gun attack in the Thai south, police said Wednesday. Five militants, dressed like police, stopped their pick-up truck early on Tuesday evening by a fruit stall in Pattani province and opened fire

China’s Hu sends congratulations to NKorea leader

By Wed, Sep 29, 2010 10:43AM UTC

The president of China, North Korea’s main ally, has congratulated Kim Jong-Il on the success of a party conference that saw the ailing leader’s son given senior posts, state media said Wednesday. The Worker’s Party of Korea on Tuesday held its highest-level gathering for 30 years to elect a new

Must read articles

By Wed, Sep 29, 2010 10:00AM UTC

So little time so will just post the links now in case you haven’t read these articles. First, Crispin in Asia Times on possible behind-the-scenes negotiation (BP: seems unlikely to be successful), possible timing of the next election, whether the military will allow a new election (BP: would only say

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