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Britain denies it received asylum applications from two daughters of Saddam

London has not received asylum applications from two daughters of Saddam Hussein, the government said Monday following a press report that the women hope to move to the UK.

Arabs to Stand by Arafat Despite His Absence at Summit

By Abdullatif Mannawi & Asharq Al-Awsat

Arab leaders will stand by Yasser Arafat as the “legitimate” Palestinian leader despite his absence at a summit here with US President George W. Bush, Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher said here yesterday.

Heat wave claims more than 1,000 in India

The death toll from a scorching heat wave in India's southern Andhra Pradesh state has risen to 1,020, with high summer temperatures killing 136 people in the previous 24 hours, an official said.

Suu Kyi seriously hurt: report

Burma's Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi suffered a serious head injury in violent clashes between her supporters and a government-run organisation in a northern Burmese province over the weekend, an opposition group said.

Sect blamed for attacks in the South

The Internal Security Operation Command (Isoc) yesterday blamed a Muslim sect for the recent spate of terrorist attacks in three southern Muslim-dominated provinces.

Canadian Friends of Burma Denounces the Arrest of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Canadian Friends of Burma (CFOB) in a statement issued to the press had stated that they categorically denounce the recent arrest of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other members of the National League for Democracy as well as all acts of violence against the pro-democracy movement in Burma perpetrated by the military regime.