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Thailand delays reopening of border

B>ARANYAPRATHET (Thailand): /B>Hundreds of Thai and Cambodian traders waiting for the reopening of a key border checkpoint were turned away yesterday after Thailand delayed the move until the weekend.

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Women can play key role

It is time for women to influence decisions that cause war, the conduct of war and in post-conflict situations as they and children are the most directly affected by the horrors of war, Datin Seri Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali said.

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Rebels in Aceh begin disarming

B>BANDA ACEH:/BRebels in strife-torn Aceh province said yesterday that they have begun laying down their weapons, raising hopes that a peace deal brokered by Swiss-based mediators could end the 27-year separatist war here that has killed more than 12,000 people.

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Sri Lanka’s Tigers vow to stop recruiting child soldiers

B>BERLIN:/BSri Lanka's Tamil Tigers pledged on Saturday to stop recruiting child soldiers, one of the biggest obstacles to the rebels' hopes of being seen as a legitimate political party.

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Hun Sen's guards for Thai envoys

B>PHNOM PENH:/BThailand#8217;s envoys were guarded by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen#8217;s personal security team when they arrived here yesterday to take up their diplomatic mission after the two countries downgraded bilateral ties due to anti-Thai riots there.

Nation

Oil-for-food exchange with Iraq to remain unchanged

Malaysia will continue to send food and other products to Iraq under the oil-for-food programme regardless of the situation there.

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Malaysian wife of Bali blast suspect held

Indonesian police have arrested the Malaysian wife of Muchlas @ Ali Ghuffron, who is one of the three Indonesian terrorists facing charges of being involved in the Bali bombings that killed over 200 people.

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Aziz: Some SARs lied to get more govt funds

Some private-run community religious schools (SARs) falsely declared their enrolment to get government funds, the Education Ministry said.

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Myanmar faces US sanctions

B>WASHINGTON:/BThe United States said it was highly sceptical that Myanmar's military was serious about reform, and warned it was considering further sanctions against the junta as its patience wears thin.

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Under-20 tournament to be postponed if Americans attack Iraq

Even as FIFA president Sepp Blatter accepted an award for peace, he was preparing for war.