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AseanPlus News 01 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Iraq invites inspectors to return

B>BAGHDAD:/BFacing the growing prospect of a US-led invasion, Iraq invited the two chief UN weapons inspectors to return to Baghdad for a fresh round of talks on Iraqi disarmament amid diminishing hopes for a diplomatic solution to the crisis.

AseanPlus News 29 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

S. Korean delegation fails to meet Kim Jong Il in Korea

A South Korean delegation on a mission to North Korea to defuse nuclear tensions was not allowed to meet the North's leader Kim Jong Il as it had expected and was returning home Wednesday, South Korean officials said.

AseanPlus News 28 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Asia unhappy with US stance on Baghdad

B>TOKYO:/BAsian countries criticised the United States yesterday for saying it may act alone against Iraq. Despite being one of Washington#8217;s staunchest allies, Australia called on President George W. Bush to work through the United Nations to avert war.

AseanPlus News 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

US, N. Korea to talk 'when time is right'

B>SEOUL/B>: US Secretary of State Colin Powell said yesterday the United States expects to hold talks with communist North Korea when the time is right and omitted to cite Washington#8217;s usual preconditions for a meeting.

Nation 25 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Malaysian students fingerprinted in US

Malaysian students arriving in the United States this month for the spring intake of universities and colleges were interviewed, fingerprinted and photographed by US Immigration and Naturalisation Service (INS) officers before being allowed into the country.

Nation 24 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Dr M: More people sympathetic to plight of Muslims

B>DAVOS (Switzerland):/BPrime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad arrived here yesterday to attend the 33rd annual meeting of the World Economic Forum which aims to lay the groundwork for worldwide sustained growth and development.

AseanPlus News 20 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

North Korea says ‘no’ to UN as crisis broker

B>SEOUL:/BNorth Korea rejected yesterday moves to resolve the nuclear crisis through the United Nations, saying the dispute could only be resolved through direct negotiations with the United States.