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Updated: April 29, 2005 05:32 PM

 
Viet Nam initiates conference for Asian and African leaders - strategic partnership is declared
Leaders from Asian and African countries in a declaration on the New Asia-African Strategic Partnership endorsed in Jakarta on April 23 hailed Viet Nam's initiative to hold a forum to connect the two continents...more>>>
 
Muslim rebels kidnap Christian restaurant owner in Jolo, Philipines
Four suspected members of the al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf Muslim extremist group kidnapped a Christian restaurant owner in the southern island of Jolo on Sunday, police said. The victimís wife, Annie, said she did not think her husband had any enemies, adding that there had been no ransom demand yet. The victim is a first cousin of Sr. Supt. Mario Yanga, police chief of the nearby southern city of Zamboanga...more>>>
 
Two dead and 15 injured in Thailand bomb attacks
Bombs exploded Sunday at an airport, department store and hotel in a region of southern Thailand gripped by an Islamic insurgency, killing at least two people and injuring more than a dozen, officials and media reports said...more>>>
 
Australian missionaryís widow receives award from India
The widow of an Australian Christian missionary burned alive, along with his two young sons, by Hindu zealots six years ago, has received one of Indiaís top civilian awards for her work with lepers, a newspaper reported....more>>>
 
Hindu fundamentalists attack Christian preachers in Rajasthan
A Christian meeting in the village of Koida, in Alwar district, was interrupted on Sunday when a group of Hindu militants threatened those in attendance. The attackers beat up the eight Protestant clergymen who had gathered to pray...more>>>
 
One killed and six  wounded as gunmen attack Pakistan Church
Armed gunmen attacked Christian worshippers in Pakistan as they emerged from Easter services in the village of Khamba near Lahore....more>>>
 
Islamic rebels ambush train in southern Thailand
Among the 19 injured were 10 police officers. It is the latest in a string of attacks which have killed as many as 600 people in southern Thailand in the past year....more>>>
 
Muslim actress kisses Hindu, sparks anger and death threats
Some conservative Islamists have expressed outrage at a Muslim woman kissing a Hindu. Some have called for Meera to apologize; while others have filed a lawsuit demanding she be censured for the "immoral scene." A few outraged citizens have even issued death threats, Meera said....more>>>
 
Malaysia to curb powers of Islamic vice squads
Liberal activists are questioning the right of Islamic vice squads to pry into the lives of Malaysian Muslims, who make up more than half of the country's 25 million people. And the government announced this week that it would curtail raids on bars and nightclubs by the religious affairs department and stop the practice of "snooping" by Muslim vigilante groups on unmarried Muslim couples...more>>>
 
Buddhist monk and three soldiers hurt in bomb blast in Thailand
There have been almost daily shootings and frequent bomb attacks in the southernmost provinces of Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani, the only Muslim-majority areas in Thailand. The violence has claimed more than 700 lives since January last year...more>>>
 
Easter bombing plot foiled in Manila
The Philippine military has arrested a suspected Muslim militant and found explosives believed to have been stored away for attacks on Manila over Easter...more>>>
 
China passes law, authorizes force against Taiwan, military budget up 12.6% for 2005
BEIJING - China's parliament enacted a law Monday authorizing force to stop rival Taiwan from pursuing formal independence, sparking outrage on the self-governing island and warnings that the measure would fuel regional tensions...more>>>
 
Bangladesh charges fifteen Muslim leaders with sedition
February 28, 2005, DHAKA - Court officials said the men were accused of carrying out bomb attacks on rallies and buildings in attempts to destabilize the country... more>>>
 
Thai Prime Minister says there are no government funds for villages sympathetic to Muslim militants
February 21, 2005,
BANGKOK - The 1,500 villages of the three provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat would be categorised as troubled, or red, semi-cooperative, or yellow, and peaceful, or green. more>>>
 
New York Times claims Bangladesh is the Next Islamic Revolution
January 26, 2005, DHAKA - yesterday dismissed a report published in the New York Times as one-sided, baseless and politically motivated...
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