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Amnesty Says in Its Annual Report
'Pockets of repression' mar rights progress in Asia
Amnesty International said Wedne-sday Asia had recorded some progress on human rights but warned that "pockets of repression" remained, with many abuses committed in the name of the "war on terror".
 
Move for Long-Term US Military Presence
Bush, Karzzai ink strategic partnership pact
US President George W. Bush and Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai signed a "strategic partnership" Monday enabling long-term US involvement in Afghanistan's security as well as reconstruction.
 
Israeli, Palestinians fail to reach accord
Palestinian leadership battles to shore up truce
Palestinian Interior Minister Nasr Yussuf and Israeli Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz failed to reach an agreement on Israel's pullout from the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian official said late Monday, as the
 
Japan-China ties nosedive again
An outraged Japan said yesterday that China needed to learn better manners after it stood up Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, as relations between the Asian powers worsened over memories of World War
 
'Syria severs military ties with US'
Syria has severed military and intelligence cooperation with the United States, its ambassador to Washingt-on told The New York Times in an interview published on its Web site on Monday.
 
India to allow Hurriyat leaders' Pak trip
India will allow leaders of Kashmir's main separatist political alliance to visit Pakistan for talks on the disputed region's future, Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf said in an interview published
 
Manmohan drums up support to save tigers
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday promised to save endangered Royal Bengal tigers in India after he sighted one for the first time in his life in a national park under threat from poachers.
 

 
   
 
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