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AseanPlus News 18 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Avoid travel to US, says Indonesia

B>JAKARTA: /B>Indonesia advised its citizens yesterday to defer non-essential travel to the United States, to #8220;avoid unwanted difficulties#8221; from a new requirement that men from Indonesia and other predominantly-Muslim countries register with immigration authorities.

AseanPlus News 23 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Dalai Lama says China will 'sooner or later' give autonomy to Tibet

The Dalai Lama said Thursday that international pressure and rapid changes within China will eventually force Beijing to grant autonomy to Tibet.

Nation 31 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Volunteers sought to aid Iraqis

Malaysian Medical Relief Society (Mercy Malaysia) is looking for 100 volunteers to prepare for a mission to Iraq should war occur there.

AseanPlus News 04 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Iraqi Kurds want aid to prevent refugee crisis

B>ARBIL (Iraq):/BIraq#8217;s breakaway Kurds appealed on Saturday for aid to prevent a repeat of the 1991 exodus of refugees across the mountains during which thousands died from cold, starvation, or government forces#8217; gunfire.

AseanPlus News 18 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Australian population nears 20 million

Australia, one of the world's most sparsely populated nations, has gotten a little more crowded.

Nation 21 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Iran hopes war can be prevented

Iran hopes that the NAM summit can help prevent war in Iraq because conflict would damage stability and security in the Middle East.

Nation 22 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Africa’s biggest problems take a back seat

SEVERAL African states have expressed their reluctance to use the 13th Non-Aligned Movement Summit here as a platform to present two of the biggest problems currently plaguing the continent - AIDS and famine - preferring instead to allow the impending war on Iraq and the Palestinian crisis to take precedence.

Nation 06 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Summit expresses solidarity with Iraqi people

B>DOHA:/B>The Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) Wednesday rejected any military action against Iraq, according to a communiqué released at the end of its one-day emergency summit Doha.

Nation 11 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Volunteers just want to help people of Iraq

K.V. Kumar#8217;s wife has asked that he make sure all his insurance policies are in order before he heads off to Iraq to serve as a volunteer in the Mercy Malaysia mission.